MartinT (7760) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich and hot mouthfeel, dominated by alcohol, yeast and caramel...Fluffy orange zest and peaches contribute to the vague fruitiness found in the sweet malt...A countryish feel can be found in its lack of flavor organization yet there’s an ostentatiousness to it, probably to its alcoholic girth...If you are an unconditional Belgian Strong Ale lover like I am, you will still enjoy this quite a bit, although it is certainly not near world-class...
Ernest (6164) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy dark yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately malty (bread, cookie), lightly hoppy (herbs), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with a note of alcohol. Flavor is heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, heavily alcoholic.
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Creamy head, honey color. Malty aroma with a hint of honey. Malty flavor, hops are present, but the alcohol dominates. Just a hint of licorice. Maybe a bit sharp, there is some resemblance to a Kapittel Abt. I like this beer!
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 4, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange color; giant creamy head. Dry, Tripel aroma; pine needels. Well structured, quite malty, some cork; strongly bitter, far over the average. Traditional, good one; my favorite by Van Eecke.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light lemon and orange aroma. Golden color, large white head, good lace. Bitter, sparkling, hoppy, orange, lemon. Sweet and round finish with the alcohol well present.
motelpogo (6309) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 6, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
lots of bits of renovations in the bottle. smells of the wonderful game of cricket. orange peel. smooth enough. better than lingens blond and not as embarrassing to order
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gets maximum appearance points for the coolest label ever, featuring some confused looking 85 year old man with a moustache and top hat. Beer-wise it’s orange-tan colour with huge amounts of nice chewy organisms swimming around in it. strong, doughy, orange peel aromas. quite thick on roof of mouth - peanutbutterish. smooth and a bit salty, and you don’t really notice the alcohol until after you finish and you try to stand up.
Bov (9371) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 8, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a very nice tripel for which I, unfortunately, lost my notes ...