fizzban (27) - whitehouse, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was verry good for a gluten free beer. Nice Fruity taste. Bananaish with a hint of chery. Pours a pale orange. Slite spice on the finish. Nice hint of alcouhaul.
unclemike (2074) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 20, 2009
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
dark gold with a pinkish hue and a frothy white head. fruity, sour, wine aroma. tart, fruity(cherry), wine-like flavors. highly carbonated. biscuity flavors in finish. rough.
BritAlesRule (211) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Oily gold color. Not much head retention. Swear it smells like itís gonna have tannin on the tongue. First swallow Iím like "Is this a cider?, a Mead?" So the fruits come through, but so does most of the alcohol. Thereís a decent malt in there somewhere, but this is just weird.
File under íIt comes from Belgium but so does Stellaí
BillyMidnight (41) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Well, itís probably one of the best rice beers Iíve tried, but thatís not saying a hell of a lot.
Belgians usually donít let me down, but hippies often do. This one was gonna be a tossup. First off, it doesnít taste much like a Trippel, but it doesnít taste all that bad either. It ends finishes sour rather than dry. Not objectionable, but not a good Belgian tripel at all. There was something in the nose I had trouble placing, but now I realize it has the faint smell of one of those citronella candles you light to keep mosquitos away. Now I have the song Patio Lanterns by Kim Mitchell in my head, and it wonít go away. Damn.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml Bottle: Aroma of yeast, apple juice, white grapes and fruit sugars. Poured golden/yellow in color with a medium-sized, rocky, thin, white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of white grapes, slight alcohol, grains, fruit sugars, fruit, and scotch tape. Light to medium body. Thin, dry texture. Average carbonation. Sweet, apple and yeast finish is dry. Not great, but not too bad either.
TurtlePiano (7) - phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2009 does not count
1.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
I would like to thank this beer for showing me just how important the presense of wheat and barley is to make a decent beer. This beer does have potential for something but They should stop classifying it as an Abby Tripel and start selling it as an organic beer to get college girls drunk cause it taistes like a wine cooler. I had to dump this one out and nothing pains me more than dumping out a beer!
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Sample Date: 1/31/2009 Source:Other) 1/2L bottle from River City Cellars. Honey with light sugar character and spices. Mostly clear golden with small white head. Sweet slightly winy and a touch cardboard, touch cider like. Finish is sweet with some spicy resins. Medium fizzy body and mouthfeel. Very cider like. Gluten free.
swanmann (524) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 25, 2009
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
It poured pale golden orange with sticky carbonated off white head. It smells fruity, green apple, yeasty with a bit of booze and damp grain.Tastes sweet and sour, almost like wine cooler, with apples, a hint of caramel, and that yeast. If I were blind tested I would not guess tripel. At $6.59 for the bottle I suggest try something else. Not what I expected.
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from River City Cellars on 01/31/2009. Best before 19.11.09. Slightly hazy golden body with a large fluffy white head. Sweet fruity aroma, hints of apple, almost cidery, with some caramel and light spice. Sweet apple, some cider and fruit flavor with light caramel and some alcohol notes. Medium body with moderately high carbonation and a bit of alcohol warming.
astrofrk (340) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 22, 2009
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Light Golden. Long, creamy head. Looks nice. Aroma: Rotten Apple, malt, alcahol. Flavor: Rotten fruit, syrup, sour, putrid! Sour finish. Sucks! Perhaps it would rank better as a "Sour Ale" as it reminds me of such in the worst possible way. OVER-RATED!
This is one of two beers that I could not finish without slamming it down and chasing with water. For getting drunk, one might be better off french kissing a bum while he throws up in your mouth!
It is blasphemy to call this swill a Abbey Tripel!