Hugh (164) - Zillebeke, BELGIUM - JUN 15, 2006
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Watery, thin, vague banana smell. And that is all. Possiblty the weediest tripel in the world, and to show their contempt for the drinker, itís filtered as well. For a brewery aspiring to the Trappist tradition, this is a disgrace. Unfortunately for them, this bottle was from a "Proefpaket" of their four "Trappist" beers, and this one wasnít the worst. Iíll review the rest when I regain my composure. Totally gutless, both the beer and the brewers.
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. slight amber gold color. carpy grassy and caramelly. alcohollic on the tounge but not after. a bit annomynus.
highlandlad (1434) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The coldest day of the year Down Under called for a beer with a bit of heat in it. This was just the ticket. In the glass, this is a clear copper colour with a loose 2cms of lacing foam. The aroma was wonderfully rounded and inviting. It had a nice sugar-cane sweetness, some Bazooka Joe bubblegum, caramel and faint Christmas spice - cloves with a pinch of nutmeg. Itís damn near perfect. The Belgians make this sort of quality seem effortless. First sip and ahhhhh... lovely. Itís medium bodied and softly carbonated with notes of caramel pudding, bubblegum, raisins, muscat and a warming peppery finish that takes the edge off the chill in this under-heated room. Itís a smooth customer but bares some teeth in the finish, where the 8% abv is evident. A first-class tripel. (30cl bottle; IBS Perth; best by Dec 07)
reebtogi (4746) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 20, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A truly fine Abbey ale ale as are most. A golden ale with a hint of red. Very malty flavour with a strong yeast note and a hint of fruit.
SHIG (3915) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark golden amber with a foamy white head. Nice fruit blend of berries. Sour citrus intial taste that left to a floral finish.
hokiebeerguy (21) - USA - MAY 17, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is very different from most triples. Much more of an amber color than the typical golden color. Also much more caramel sweet notes with this beer, and less citrusy than normal. I think it is wonderfully clean and refreshing, yet has some characteristics of their dubbel. If youíre a true triple lover, this may not be your favorite though. However, if you love dubbels, give this a try...youíll love it.
SSSteve (3934) - - MAY 13, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
cloudy orange with a citrus fruit aroma. very dark for a tripel. small head. not as yeasty and sugary as many tripels. some darker fruits and marshmallows in flavor. actually tastes and looks more like a dubbel to me. not a fan of this brewery.
shrubber85 (8836) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Spicy (nutmeg, pepper, anise) dried fruit aroma. Peach-amber color with moderate head and effervescence. Sour corn malt flavor primarily with raisin, peach and pepper notes and a light bitter finish. Has quite a bit of lager characteristics in the flavor - sort of like I spiiled some MGD into a decent tripel - very strange for a Belgian style beer. Okay taste but man I donít really get the lager flavor and had to knock off some points for that.
guzzler67 (1560) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark copper appearance with a medium size tan head. Sweet smelling, yeasty, fruity aroma. Taste was malty, spicy peppery and modestly sweet. Well carbonated, medium to full bodied mouthfeel leading to a long lasting, dry, fruity finish.
Dedollewaitor (14539) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 10, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good tripel. Fine aroma, great filling taste. fruits. I was impressed with this one. Not too abstract- easy to enjoy! Long finish.