Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a thin but lasting head, light glowing orange, mostly clear. Aroma has a dry, musty funkiness. Slight citrus with just hints of oak, pretty nice nose. Taste starts with some wheaty grains, subdued fruitiness with just a touch of bitter hops. Bready. Balanced, hidden alcohol. Mild candi sugar. Very smooth palate, incredibly easy to drink. Impressive for a style I don’t like that much.
larsniclas (6661) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Delirium Cafe, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Orange, firm white head.
Grassy aroma with pomerance.
Yeasty and sweet flavour. A bit thin and metallic.
rlgk (18115) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Somewhat hazy golden, nice white head. Yeasty wheat aroma, some hay, citrus and maybe some banana. Yeasty wheat flavor, grassy and rather hoppy with fruity notes.
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Sampled at Delirum Café, Göteborg.
Golden style colour, big creamy head. Citrusy, pale malty nose, is it Maris Otter malt? Fairly big mouthfeel. Refreshing, pleasantly laid-back sweetish and light bitter. Good beer.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - NOV 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours murky light copper in color with a big white head that fades leaving a thick lacing on the glass. Aromas of bananas, clove, yeast, pears, paper and dust (?). Flavors seems a bit watery and astringent (it coats my tongue). HOWEVER. The underlying flavors hint at what this bottle may have been or it could have possibly been. Fruitiness galore with a bit of sourness. Alcohol is barely perceivable. I hope to retry this and rerate soon.
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle. Lovely aroma. Very fruity and malty with hints of summer fruits such as bananas, apricots, peaches, and pineapple. Lots of yeast in the flavor that contradicts the fruitiness. This is very good and sort of strange for a tripel in that it has some peppery spices and a strange aftertaste. The tropical fruitiness of this beer really does it for me though. Tripels are becoming one of my favorite styles.
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poperinge had a bottle open on his flight back from Belgium so we had to drink as soon as it was unpacked. Obviously somewhat unsettled. Cloudy orange. Light but lasting head. Smells like a very good wheat with banana and yeast. Full flavour of orange, banana and yeast.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Mes rate:
A very high quality tripel. Quite dark for a tripel. Rather cloudy with a decent thin head that lasted very well. Apricot and slight malt in the nose. Flavour is similar but with some peach in there too. Peach? I dont even like peach! Sweet and tangy. This is damn fine stuff. Finish is long, starting with marzipan and gradually going bitter. I am not the biggest fan of tripels but I reckon this is top drawer stuff.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 75 cl) Hazy amber colour with a small, creamy head. Aroma is malty with notes of yeast. Flavour comes with sweet malt and typical ale notes of fruit. Dry, lightly bitter finish. A pleasant drink. 160905
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
When your best girl friend is puking int he bathroom after her bachlorette party you have to drink something to pass the early morning hours--the Rulles was much to grand for this calling but a welcome respite from the american canned beers and shots of the night’s activities. Seemed to have more alcohol than posted, full of flavor, warm bodied, sweet finish, a relished treasured drinkable friend with an inviting label that I think I spoke to.