eczematic (1306) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
yuk. bright orange, fizzley head - could be detergent at pub though. heavy, sweet, toffee + coriander + ripe banana. sweet, cloying, and verging on undrinkable.
neilrichards (191) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerGod (4909) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2006 Not quite as spicy or as floral as the Quadruppel. Little less carbonated too. Great beer, but prefer the the Quadruppel. Brownish blond; or is it blondish brown? Some spice or fruit - maybe coriander and orange with some cinnamon or apple as well. Recommended to all. (8, 4, 9, 4, 17)
***Re-rate 750mL bottle - corked and caged. Burnt blond body. Small white head on this as well. Nose is malty and sweet with lots of floral notes, candy, light yeast notes, spices, and ripened fruits. Taste is much the same with sweet malts, light alcohol, ripened fruits, candyish notes, light spices and light Belgian yeast. Body is lighter than I recall with a mild carbonation feel. Finishes pretty much the same but this seems lacking to what I recall.
skortila (4178) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely (dubbel-like) tripel, quite good for a supermarket-tripel. Sweet, lasting taste.
Panzuriel (1225) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very good belgian ale. Extremely wonderful aroma. Great texture. Un describable taste. Floral and wine-like. Very very good beer.
IslandHaole (1086) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - AUG 31, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice copper hue with a big thick head of fine bubbles. Scent of lawn clippings and fruit cocktail. As it warms the 8% alcohol becomes evident. A bit too effervescent. I can’t quite pin it down but there just seems to be something lacking in this beer that keeps it from being great.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Odd almost spoiled sweet taste, had a very weak almost nonexistant aroma. Much much stronger taste than aroma. My impression was ... eh.
Citellus (28) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2002
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2002
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
dark and heavy. a lot of flavor, but not good flavor. Tried to finish quickly so i could move to the next beer....
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one is way more like a dubbel than a tripel. Amber color with minimal whiteish head. Aroma is very dubbel-like as well with some fruity (apples and pears mostly) and a nice amount of spiciness. Sweet upfront with a little bitterness in the finish. A pretty decently balanced beer overall. Still not what I think of as a typical ’tripel’ though.