Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a nice slightly hazy gold with a decetn head and lace. Aroma is more spicy and phenolic compared to some other tripels at the tasting (Dulle Teve, Westmalle, Alllagash, St Bernardus, Golden Monkey & Karmeliet). Flavor is moderately sweet, but balanced out with a good amount of earthy and spicy hops along with the phenolics and spices. Finishes a little light and dry, but overall pretty smooth.
Hugh (197) - Zillebeke, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good, but a disappointment given all the praise I’ve heard for this beer. Aromaless, with malty herbal flavour. I’d like to compare this side by side with Guldenberg. The Rulles Blond seemed to me to be a greater achievement than this.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Eulogy Belgian Tavern. Pale yellow with a thin head and good lace. Relatively low carbonation. Light candi sugar and caramel aroma with some alcohol. Flowery, caramel flavor. A bit thin in body. Some noticable hops and bitterness. Alcohol apparent.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 25, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml green bottle with no cork just a cap. Pours a deep hazy bright golden orange with a huge white frothy lasting head that leaves a sticky lace in my glass. Fruity and spicy cardboard aromas. Fruity buttery lemon and spicy yeasty flavors. Full bodied with lively carbonation and a crisp mouthfeel, finishes spicy and kind of sweet, alcohol is hardly noticed, a great triple
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Orange cloudy. Fruity citrus nose. Sweet yeasty finish. Banana flavour. An average tripel.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - JUN 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at the Spuyten Duyvil, Brooklyn NYC. this one was on the house because I bought a box of their namesake lambic. color is yellow gold, clear. head is white and creamy, lasts long. aroma is candi sugar, honey, lemongrass, white rum. flavor is juicy like golden raisins, estery malt, tart wheat, and a little dry spicy hop. some white rum hints are in the flavor, but this finishes clean. biere always tastes better when it’s free!
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Classy stuff. Very warming and smooth. Sweet, wheaty estery fruit, with some light bretty characters, some orangey yeastyness. Sweetish and full bodied, with a very round mouthfeel. Some warming alcohol in the finish, but it helps balance the beer.
ClarkVV (4603) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 20, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Redbones, June 2005. Very hazy gold and light copper toned beer, with fine bubbles rising and a medium-sized white head, lightly creamy, well-retained with ample lacing. Aroma is very spicy! Rustic, farmy, hay-like hops add a zesty, pleasant spiciness, while light honey and grains make their way in. Dry apricot and nectarine notes, some brief hints of tangerine and a dry, dusty yeastiness. Flavor is moderately sweet, with good malt-extraction, plenty of spicy hops, though not terribly bitter. Light hints of sour wheat on the end, coriander, delicious yeastiness and a full-on grass flavor lingering. Mouthfeel was spot on in my sample, miniscule bubbles provide an invigorating, yet low carbonation, while the malt provides ample body, with no thinning. Alcohol is not noted. Baked wheat bread, honey and light nectarines/tangerines linger, with some dry herbs.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy gold with a beige head. Brilliant farmyardy grainy aroma. Some slight funk too. Sweet grainy start with some wheaty notes. Alcohol very well disguised. Nice stuff
WabashMan (1023) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUN 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a nice tripel, but not extraordinary, by any means. Flavor was bready and yeasty with some fruit notes. Nice color and head, but a somewhat thin nose.