fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear light to medium amber orange color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, fruity, orange, moderate to heavy yeasty, alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, peppery. Body is medium, texture is oily - syrupy, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. 
kramer (4892) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2009
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark gold body with a one finger foamy white head. The nose is perfume-like and spicy with a bit of acetone and pale malt. Minimal yeast noticeable. Very sweet and heavy pale malt flavor with a little too much alcohol. This is quite a boring Triple. Too heavy, thick, and cloying with light fizzy carbonation. No yeast character at all to this beer. I want a softer, more yeasty Triple. This just didn’t do it for me.
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from COOP in Davis. This Tripel was rather sweet, but I tend to like that. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t quite the normal Belgian, but it’s a refreshing California Belgian. Good drinkable beer on a warm day.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2009
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dilute iced tea color, small amounts of coarse head. Aroma of lilies, light cigarette ash, light doughiness, cloviness. Very sweet, doughy flavor, lots of instant tea notes. Light bitterness doesn’t do nearly enough to offset the extreme sweetness. Boring and overbearingly sweet.
yemenmocha (658) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a luminous golden color, translucent, with modest white head. Nose reminds me of a white wine with some light fruits, perhaps honey, but also alcohol & phenols. A lot of sweetness is present on the palate, again with fruit, and quite a bit of alcohol warmth on the finish. Not a great example of a tripel.
yngwie (13345) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 65cl, shared by Papsoe. It’s a clear, golden beer, completely flat and without head. There’s alcohol, some spicyness, phenols and tropical fruits in the aroma. The flavor is a bit too much on the alcohol and phenolic side, with a nice addition of tropical fruits and some spices. Full-bodied, dry and sweetish. A bitter, sweet, spiced and very warm flavor finishes the whole thing. A decent one, but way too focused on alcohol. 090821
drjay44 (2605) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pitcher pour at 2009 GABF. Pours a thin head, over a clear pale yellow (SRM 3) body.....nose has some spice (clove, coriander) toffee....taste is dominated by sweetness, with a hot finish....mouth feel is light, as is carbonation. This unfortunately was completely unbalanced and dominated by the sweetness. Interestingly, the volunteer doing the serving said "you’ll like the barrel aged better". Tasting on 9/26/09.
JohnnyJ (4305) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep orange color, with frothy off-white head. Lots of banana in this one, sweet malt, caramel, and some spice. I didnt get as much of the alchohol as some other people did apparently.
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - SEP 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Co-op in Davis, CA. Poured a copper color with a small white head. Smelled of fruit and spices. I could definately taste the alcohol in it. Reminded me almost more of a barleywine. More sweet than bitter.
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 65 cl. Clear pale amber with a small, rough off-white head. Aroma of fruit, yeast and distinct alcohol. Medium body, fruit, yeast and a burning alcohol finish. I love powerful beers, but this really, really needs some more body to sustain the massive alcohol. 210809