IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very standard triple. Yeasty, light spice, some alcohol, light pale malts. Lots of carbonation, not prickly but not far off from it. Medium bodied, alcohol lets you know it’s there, but isn’t overwhelming by any means.
jerohen (1959) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this one in Bastogne. Cloudy golden coloured, thick head. Fruity aroma with wheat. Smooth flavour, very refreshing. I wouldn’t have guessed the 8.4% ABV, not during drinking it at least...
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden body with a small fluffy white head and excellent lacing. Sweet slightly alcoholic aroma. Flavour is nice, dry and sweet at different times. Bit light on the body. Worth a re-rate with a larger glass to myself. Thanks TimDoug.
rudolf (2310) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to whoever brought this to the Toronto Christmas Party ’04. This is the point where I pretty much lost the ability to write. I do seem to have noted something about a goat but I’m not quite sure what that means...
caesar (4629) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy golden color, thick orange golden head. Aroma of banana, wheat, spices. Spicy taste, some alcohol, bit wheat. More fruity and creamy triple, nicely balanced.
heemer77 (5079) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A 750 mL bottle, not sure of the vintage. A very deep lighter gold coloring with a huge white head. Just like most tripels. Aroma is peach brandy, with some notes of bananas and herbs. Taste has peaches and a nice spicy note in the finish. Some nutmeg with citrus and black pepper. A nice creamy and rather syrupy mouthfeel. A solid, but slightly thin tripel.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Cloudy goldy body topped by large rocky off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, honey, pepper, lemon, herbal. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/lemon, some herbal, pepper, light banana. Finishes with medium alcohol warming. Creamy medium-full body.
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - DEC 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. green champagne bottle. No freshness date seen. Capped, but not corked. Poured out a hazy, light orange / caramel color. It had a huge frothy, white, meringue like head that held on for dear life. It left a more than generous lacing down the sides of my Chimay chalice. (What else do you serve a Belgian in?) Aromas are of orange creme candies, hint of citrus, fresh cut Timothy grass, slight fruitiness as well.
No typical Belgian funk, and that is a welcome relief. Tastes are of citrus, malts, some vanilla and caramels, definite melon flavors as well. No pepper, no banana, and no cloves make this the cleanest tasting triple I’ve had so far. Carbonation level is high, but correct for the style. Not much in the hops dept. Subdued hop aromas & flavors. Thick, rich mouthfeel. Creamy & smooth in texture. Finishes very well balanced. A top notch triple.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared big bottle at Monks in Philly. Nice triple. This was rather smooth for a triple. Good malt bite to it.
Dorwart (2333) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin, creamy foam on top. Great carbonation that keeps the thin head the duration. Slightly spicey (pepper) and fruity aroma with a hint of roasted corn. Color is a cloudy light orange. Slightly fizzy in the mouth. Bit more pepper and spices. Some yeast and light malt. Little hops with a slightly tart aftertaste. A decent triple but not a great example of the style. Very smooth and drinkable though.