DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nose of summer fruits - apples and pears with caramel, sugar and yeast hints. Pours a golden yellow beer slightly opaque. Head is off-white and firm. Taste is malty with sweetness dominating the palate and a nice balance of hops. A vinuous aftertaste lingers. Great.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Gollem, Amsterdam. Deep golden orange color. Little head. Sweet aroma with almost wine like characteristics. Sweetness in just right. Could use a little more of that tripel spiciness. Good creamy mouthfeel. Well done.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
orange amber color seems a litle dark for a tripel. head is almost non-existant, which is a big disappointment. Aroma is moderate with sugar, yeast, citrus, sweat and a strance acidity that riminds me of stomach acid. Not the most pleasing. Body is nice and full, with perfect light carbonation that melts around your tongue. taste is very sugary sweet with belgian style yeastiness, and alcohol finish. Thereís also another off factor that I canít pin down. Lacking overall. Easy to drink, but has several flaws, especially for the style.
BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle : A dark amber color, kinda hazey, with a good amount of carbonation. A big foamy white head. Smell is sweet and fruity, kinda weak. A nice sweet taste, that is very smooth. A nice medium body, feels good on the palate.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazed amber brown with a tan head. Nose is the typical Belgian yeast with a touch of sweetness, but seems to be pretty weak. Flavor is smooth with a sweet start. On the end I got a bit of a metallic edge, which I canít say I appreciated too much. Feel is standard. Typical stuff. Itís definitely drinkable. I consider this more of the type of brew that neither tries to stand out far ahead of the crowd or is too immature to be crap. Smooth and even. Itís a balanced brew. It wonít blow your socks off, but it is even enough to keep you satisfied.
Jerre (3166) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2008 Re-rate 10.08.’08 as Dominus tripel.
Bottle, 75 cl.
Amber color, with a white head. Aroma fruity, malts, yeast. Medium body.
Taste = nice, very little spice, sweet, bit hopbitterness.
Russo (2011) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - SEP 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330ml. Dark Ambar color, nice tan foamy, aroma is sweety and flavor is refreshing and a little sweety and notes of hops in there. Mouthfeel is sweety.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Name: La Trappe Tripel
Date: May 19, 1998
Source: Taco Mac, Sandy Springs
Appearance: golden yellow, thin white head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with essence of fruit
Flavor: light malt flavor, slightly fruity, touch of spicy hops, low bitter finish
Name: Koenigshoeven Tripel
Date: April 13, 2005
Appearance: amber with a slight haze, scant head
Aroma: sweet fruity alcoholic aroma
Flavor: simple malty flavor, needs some complexity or spices or something
Name: La Trappe Tripel
Date: August 10, 2006
Source: Wild Wing, Marietta
Score: ii to iii
Appearance: dark hazy yellow, big creamy off white head
Aroma: sweet aroma with candy sweetness and a touch of spice
Flavor: big sweet malt flavor with a lot of fruity sweetness, light bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Name: Koenigshoeven Tripel
Date: January 02, 2009
Appearance: cloudy dark yellow, frothy white head
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma, touch of candy caramel, nice light spices
Flavor: sweet candy malt flavor, lots of balancing spicyness, touch of fruity tartness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark amber, with a decent white head. The aroma is a candy sugar, sour fruit, and yeast. The taste is pretty much the same as it smells.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle, no date. Clear orange amber with a 1 1/2 finger yellowish white head that fades to a film fairly quickly. Candy sugar, fruity yeast consisting of pear and apple, a bit of spicy pepper and some stale herbal hops. Hints of plastic are also present. Flavor is much the same with some definite alcohol presence, though nothing crazy. Some light ripened bananas add to the candy sugar sweetness, but the hops do a good job of keeping things balanced (not too sweet), barely earthy, and herbal. There is something in here I canít put my finger on that Iíve had in many beers, so weíll come back to it if I remember throughout this bottle--update--is it brown sugar and/or juicy raisins? Semi-dry peppery finish. Moderate carbonation with a medium to full body--seems to be a bit flatter than most tripels Iíve had. A solid beer, though nothing phenomenal.