kraddel (3545) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at gollem . pours rathef clear blonde . Good to small white head .
Smell is a bit sweet , some grainy aspects , some honey .
Taste is malty , sweet , some honey , some sugar .
saintjulien (154) - - OCT 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bread, cereal, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, full body, long finish, lively, alcohol
UXO (340) - CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear gold with one finger of dense white head diminishing gradually to a thick cap, minimal lacing. Nose is pale malt and dark fruit, candy sugar, Belgian yeast. Taste is moderate candi sugar and fruit sweetness, mild bitter. Medium body, moderate sustained carbonation, with an off-dry moderate bitter boozy finish.
On the one had, my kind of tripel - balanced slightly more to the bitter, yet with enough pale malt/candi sugar sweetness to keep it easy-drinking despite the double digit ABV. But on the other, hints of characteristic Belgian yeast flavours - bubblegum, bananas, cloves - layered behind what basically amounts to a light fruitcake, means the flavour basically bridges the gap between tripel and quadrupel. It’s definitely fruitier than your normal tripel, but much lighter than a quad, so I see why they call it a Tripel Abt. It hurts my OCD when things defy easy characterization, but I guess I can’t really blame the beer for my own shortcomings, can I?
DutchMark (183) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice typical Belgian . I would call this strong blond a triple. It is not boozy but the 10% is part of the flavor. The smell is quite alcoholic. Texture and carbonation is pleasant. The flavor is less sweet than I expected with lots of yeast malts and a good amount of bitter hops. Easy to drink.
Trappis**d (20) - Dorset, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A beautiful cloudy amber, froth clears pretty quickly, sticky sweet deep autumnal flavours, woody, earthy, with a bitter back taste, one to drink under a large oak tree on a warm September day!
langeveld12 (249) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
App: Large frothy off-white head, mostly diminishing. Body hazy yellow orange.
Ar: Moderate malts (cookie, straw, caramel), light hops (flowers, citrus fruits), light yeast (barnyard), banana, graope, apple, pineapple, butter, brown sugar and spices.
Flav: light acidic, light acidic and light bitter, light bitter and sweet, bitter.
Pal: medium to full, creamy texture, soft carbonation.
sdmmb (947) - USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought at Belgium beer tasting club. Enjoyable triple ale.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
AgentAle (741) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is fairly pale but there is some nice dark fruit aromas here. Faint hints of Belgian sugar candy and yeast. Taste is a pleasant sweet malt body with very nice fruity sweetness. Finishes smoothly for a 10% beer. Appearance is a cloudy orange/gold with a poorly retained head.
kingstoni (1546) - FINLAND - AUG 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy golden color with a medium sized foamy off-white head. Aroma of apricot, yeast and wheat. Sour and bitter with a medium bitter finish.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Alengrin (2331) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Classic abbey-style beer in existence since 1964 but clearly not an ’abt’ if this term has to cover dark, sweet, heavy Belgian ales: this is in fact a tripel, with a hazy, orange blonde colour and moussy head; yeasty and sweet malts, fruity, soft with smooth and delicate mouthfeel, mildly hoppy with warming alcohol in the finish.