chimaybier (70) - California, USA - AUG 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1 pint / 6 Fl. Oz. bottle purchased at Raja Liquors in Livermore, CA.
The pour: (served at 50 F in a open mouthed goblet) It is deep golden, almost orangish in color. Head collapses quickly, brussels lace is thin. Bouquet: definite yeastiness, banana, honey, breadiness. Palate: As most tripels hit at the front of the tongue, this hits on the sides and back. Perhaps its me, but I don’t taste the "sweetness" that everyone is complaining about. I taste more hoppiness first, maltiness in the finish. I’ve had sweeter tripels (Brother David’s from Anderson Valley comes to mind) that are of the California "Belgian style" tripels. I tried a second pour with the classic Belgian "type" pour- lifting and creating a thin bead at the end to accentuate a good head, but it still collapses too quickly. It’s an OK tripel, but not a grat one yet. The brewmasters can work on this one...
Damico (2214) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Tripel pours thicker orange golden with a bigger creamy sandy head. The aroma brings some raw dough yeast flavors dominating with some fruity undertones. The flavor brings some citrus fruity thicker malts, any spice that was present has faded over the years. The body is not too thick, but just full enough.
hotstuff (3579) - Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backlog rating 2-94-2009 (Bottle) When poured, this beer has a small fizzy ivory head that was mostly lasting, fizzy carbonation, hazy body, good amount of lacing, and the hue of the body is golden. The Aroma is fruity, sweet, spicy, some hint of banana, and yeasty. The Taste is sweet, spicy, fruity, hoppy, and has a dry finish. The Palate is medium and this is a medium bodied beer. I enjoyed the way the flavors of this beer come together and it has a nice warming sensation to it. This is a good beer to drink on a cold snowy day. It is worth trying and not only would I drink it again, but also recommend it.
jkwalking05 (3073) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted in 2009 (backlog). Copper in color with an average off-white head. Aroma is of citrus, banana, yeast and tropical fruits. Taste is of grain, yeast, spices and citrus.
PhillyCraft (2595) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bought at Monster Beverage, Pours a cloudy orange with thin lacing and not much head. Aromas and taste of apples, white pepper, clove and other spice. Smaller notes of pear, and light caramel malts in the close. Pretty good beer made for the 40th anniversary of the album. 3.6
deanso (4183) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2012
1.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
66cl bottle from my beer cellar, 4 years old.
Thin white head. Cloudy amber pour. fruity aftretaste. nice brew.
kermis (3756) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared. Pours hazy amber with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, candy, orange, apricot, sweet malt, biscuit. Flavour is medium to heavy sweet, light bitter, very malty. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle poured into two Tripel Karmeliet glasses. Clean copper in color. Head leaves a touch of lacing on the glass. Not a bad beer, but I probably wouldn’t get it again. There are many tripel style beers I prefer to this one. Lacks the complexity and lingering fruity aftertaste that I am used to from St. Bernadus, Tripel Karmeliet, Allagash, etc. Smooth tasting and easy to drink. Overall, not bad, but doesn’t measure up to the elite tripels.
madmitch76 (12241) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
31st August 2009
Tasting at Mes and Sims flat. Hazy amber beer. Softish dry palate. Rich malt. German style it feels like, definitely a bit Marzen.
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Decicco Ardsley NY. Nice golden pour with a thick head. Dry grassy (in a good way) hoppy with no hints if anything! Nice homage to Frank!
superspak (1930) - Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle into chalice, I hope this has held up over 4 years. Pours slightly cloudy golden orange color with a small 1 finger dense off white head with good retention that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Some decent spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of big grape, orange, pear, apricot, biscuit, candi sugar, clove, honey, and yeast spices. Some fairly nice aromas, with good balance and complexity. Taste of orange, apricot, pear, grape, honey, biscuit, pepper, clove, candi sugar, toasted grain, and yeast spices. Lingering notes of grape, pear, apricot, pepper, candi sugar, and biscuit on the finish for a good bit. Good flavor balance and decent complexity. Much more sweetness than spiciness; but is minimally cloying. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly creamy and slick mouthfeel. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming after the finish present. Overall this is a nice and enjoyable Tripel. Good complexity and balance; and quite smooth to sip on.