beerdad (396) - Kansas, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours golden yellow with a moderate white head. Smells of floral hops with cereal and spruce. A medium sweet light bodied smooth with long citus and piney/spruce flavors. I am a fan.
Mr_Vogel (54) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours pale golden with big white head. Poor retention. Final pour adds the yeast remains, making the beer hazy. Strong carbonation, a bit too much to be honest. Smell of alcohol and sugar, maybe corn. Taste: sugar, alcohol, corn. Hint of bitter, but mostly a sweet finish. Feels as if the unnecessary high alcohol kills the hoppy, floral and fruity notes, leaving the beer somewhat thin and simple. It lacks complexity and the high alcohol and large amount of sugar deny the beer character. After an unfortunate clash with the Donker, I had hoped that with this tripel Kasteel would redeem itself. Alas, it did not.
ShivanDragon (482) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
gouden/geel helder met minimale witte kraag
aroma: mout, citrus, alcohol, mais
smaken: medium zoet, licht bitter, stevig, normaal gemout
medium body, dun, hoog van co2, afdronk wat droog door de mais
sinte (240) - UDINE, ITALY - MAY 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep golden body with a medium-large, creamy, white head, mostly lasting with a nice lacing.
Fruity aroma (white fruits) with evident notes of spices and alcohol; some malty character is also present.
Flavour is mainly sweet and spicey.
Medium body with an oiuly texture; soft carbonation; evident alcoholic warming in the finish.
jschoofs (14) - BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Goldish amber clear pour, little foam, sweet tasty caramel, bit burnt, strong alcohol, works well with my salty popcorn
caralkaline87 (433) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours blonde with a quick white head; nose is fruity with a touch of booze but not particularly deep. Flavor is also disappointing in its simplicity and reliance on alcohol for flavor; this is too high for tripel, and simply too boring. Overall it’s a decent brew, but I expect a lot more for a legit belgian tripel and for the price tag.
Bamaboy1975 (78) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured in a chalice. Mild carbonation gives way to a bit of lacing. Color is comparable to somewhat cloudy bourbon. Pleasant, with a nasal-passage opening hint of ethanol from this 11% ABV trippel. Not a seasoned reviewer yet and I am having difficulty detecting specific notes. There is a decent alcoholic bite to this brew, but a mild bitterness gives way to a refreshing sweetness. Thin, light with little carbonation once it hits your tongue.
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csaso (935) - Missouri, USA - MAY 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - not much head, light gold color, very high alcohol aroma and flavor, some citrusy hop notes, sweet malt - overall kind of disappointing, I love triples but this one misses the mark a little
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vikingguy (620) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright crystal clear golden color with small foamy white head. Aroma is floral, fruity and bubblegum. Taste is also fruity and floral. Also belgian yeast, rich belgian malt, hint of banana and clove. Sweet but not cloying. Packs a punch with 11%. One of the better tripels I’ve had. Very nice.
Beergeek23322 (419) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 33 cl. bottle. Poured clear straw yellow with a small white head. A little bit on the lighter side in terms of complexity, but still a nice tripel that I would drink again.
FriarHop (111) - Long Beach, New York, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a bad triple. Standard triple appearance with fluffy head and clear straw color. Good spicy palate and close to dry finish, a bit of a muddled flavor at the end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone