kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml corked bottle: Hazy light amber w/a lasting off white head. Woody, musty "cork" aroma at first. A light sugary sweet & dried apricot fruit aroma as it warms...cork aroma still there. Some bready malt and yeasty aromas beyond that. Hints of spicy yeast, herbal hop, & leather as well. Flavor is well balanced, but to the sweet side. Musty, earthy flavor, light hop bitterness @ the finish. Toasted malt w/ some green caramel apple flavors as well. Aftertaste is toasted malt, lightly sugary, and a little dried apricot fruit. Higher carbonation, medium body, and well hidden alchol although there is a little warmth; smooth. A very interesting beer. Not a great "tripel" but it’s got some nice complexities that make it enjoyable, but IMHO not a true classic even devoid of any style parameters.
HenrikSoegaard (10980) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Meget flot mørkebrun og intens samensat smagspaletl, flot farve og kraftig skum.
Garrat (1303) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2005
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a small bottle.Dark brown,little head.Old wine and north african fruits,strong malt.Computer says no.
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
More fruits. more like wine and currants on this one. Taste-wise it was very bitter. notes of honey, light, light fruits, and herbs are all over. very bitter spice flavor.
heemer77 (5129) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 2, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very thin white head with a slightly murky dark gold body. The aroma is bananas, cognac and caramel. The taste is malty with bread and cherries. Also some vanilla and caramel come out as it warms. The body is thin. Unimpressive for the style.
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange-brown with a little creamy white head and a bit of lacing. Fruity and malty aroma. Nice malty flavor with banana and sweet caramel. Similar to the dubbel but with a little heavier body, and a touch more bitterness at the finish. The flavors are a little deeper and stronger as well. Tasty and enjoyable. Not an Allagash, but I like it.
jimhilt (2436) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 25, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a three-finger head that leaves a good lace. Cloudy amber color. Light-medium carbonation. Medium bodied. Nose is alcohol, starts with some harshness of alcohol, finish is on the sour side not what I was expecting with a triple, their dubbel and quadrupel are better. 750ml bottle for $6.99 from Hoosick St. Discount Bev, Troy, NY.
thegreenrooster (3341) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a deep dark almost tan. Nice size white head foams after the pour. Aroma is nice an musty almost like a dry wine. Flavor is sweet,fruity and a dash of honey. Nothing really overpowers though and this one is quite bland. I will still try the dubbel and quad though. The good thing about this brew is the price. Probably the cheapest trappist out there.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. An amber coloured tripel with a reasonable white head. The aroma and taste are very sweet with notes of banana, bubblegum and candy sweets. The yeasty alcohol also comes through. Drinkable but really too sweet to be great.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich orangey-brown with a thin but lasting creamy tan head. Nice aroma of sweet malts and orange-citrus and alcohol and bananas with some spice. Too carbonated on the tongue to begin but I like the malts in the flavour. A little thin in the mouthfeel but lingers nicely.