Holdwine (1065) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
God bless the citrus. Actually, he, or she, probably did. nice allaround tripel. Pours an initial thick head. Other than the fruitfest, this will leave you a little chalky at the end. Not the best aftertaste.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy, orangish golden color with a big, white, lingering head. The aroma is strongly malty sweet with a touch of alcohol. Full body with little carbonation, the flavor is thick and malty sweet with hints of alcohol, yeast, and nuts. Finish is mildly hoppy and spicy. Very nice.
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky orange with very little head. Aroma is fruity and citric. It has a lingering sour taste and is somewhat dry. Not a bad beer by any means. Worth a shot.
JMerritt (1734) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy orange-amber, thick & healthy white head. Aroma is mildly citric (orange), green grape, and ripe fruit. Rather flat, uninteresting flavor: starts mildly fruity (grapes coming out, mostly), gains moderate carbonation in the middle, and finishes yeasty and a tad chalky. Lingering aftertaste is slightly sour and doughy, kind of like morning mouth. The carbonation that appears in the middle is too distracting, in my opinion. Hold it in your mouth for a minute: the carbonation will increase until it reaches near a burning sensation.
LarsHolmer (112) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not the best Abbey Triple, not even near a real Trappist ( as they write on the label) But compared to many other beers quite an experience.
mwesth (279) - Skovlunde, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark golden with rather weak head. Fruity and a bit cidery. A bit dissapinting for a triple..
TAR (2401) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light copper. Unimpressive foam retention. Aroma of sponge cake and over-ripe peaches. Very uncharacteristic triple tinges. Other notes of candy sugar, rubber, toffee, cardboard, and a soft dash of vanilla. Starts very sweet with soft, gritty carbonation. Fruitcake and peach flavors. Afternotes of coconut, yams, light perfume, and light toffee hints. Finishes simultaneously dry and sweet. Strange acidity. Overly mushy. If I detected any hop presence, they are probably something similar to Fuggles, which do not sit well with me in a Triple. Overall rather clean and interesting. Still, a shameful 'Trappist' production which left me wanting more.
JFGrind (1799) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My last beer of the 2K3 blizzard. Small head, golden copper color, banana aroma and (yeast) flavor. Nice beer to have after shovelling 20" of snow for an hour and a half.
sloth (2382) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small off white head, dissapates quickly.Hazzy orange color. Fruity nose with some apricots.Thin bodied, cidery tasting, some winey flavors.Carbonation is low.Thin non interesting finish.Some sourness in the finish also.A real boring brew.
karsten (240) - odense, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden colur. Fruity aroma. Dry, citric and slightly spicy sweet mouth. Medium-bodied. Smooth finish.