OlJuntan64 (1266) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Faint hazy amber with fluffly fine foaming lasting head. Big complex aroma dominated by malt but also includes bananas, spices, boiled lollies, antiseptic and bread dough yeast. Medium body with a decent but short bitter hit first up followed by a longer malty sweet middle and yeasty flavours. Finish is a bit weak for such a big beer. A pretty nice brew all the same and definitely worth trying.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
The only Dutch Trappist brewery! If youíre only gonna have one such brewery, itís a good thing they do such a damn good job! This Tripel is quite tasty. Starts off sweet, then some hops hit you. Itís a very malty brew, as it should be. One of my favorite Tripels. Go seek this one out. Downside: the alcohol is not totally hidden.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hints of caramel in the aroma. Alcohol it present in the taste. Actually prefer the double to this.
Suttree (4734) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 30, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Spicy, but still has a characteristic Belgian (yeah, I know itís actually Dutch) musty, malty swetness. Nicely balanced.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very interesting tripel with aromas of citrus, pepper, coriander and yeast. Slightly acidic with a nice dry finish. Nice heavy malt presence to balance. Very intriguing cloudy orange color with a large, frothy head. Quite enjoyable, and Iím going back for more.
ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - MAY 15, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice tripel. amber color , frothy head with lacing
bottle conditioned and very hazy, yeasty stuff here. has a big citrus nose and a grapefruit quality tartness.
very pleasant drinking from a underappreciated trappist brewery.
bierkoning (9554) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2011 Hoppy and malty aroma and taste. Sweetish with caramel and alcohol present in the taste.
Bottle, best until 5/09, tasted april 2011. Chunks of yeast, amber color. Surprisingly lacking in aroma. Sherry and tangerine in the sweet flavor. Apple. This beer doesnít age too well IMO.
Kodos (200) - USA - MAY 7, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My favorite La Trappe. Was a bit on the acidic side tho.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 6, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich and fruit,esters and malt body are apparent,hops are nice ans spicey.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big yeast smell. Warm peach colour, with some floaties. Big head at first. Great first taste, that certain tongue tingle. Malt, bread, citrus. Nice mouthfeel, complex, finishes well. Terrific!