robbier (12) - noordwijkerhout, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An o.k. tripel, cloves and fruits in the taste, but that is a bit hidden behind the alcohol.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured yellowish orange with thin white head...smelled fruity with pears and apples then a little tart as it warmed (citrus)...tasted at was horrified at first...horrible abrasive sweetness with and equally abrasive alcohol finish...so shocked was I by this Tripel that I set it down and walked off...I actually forgot about it for about 30 minutes...definately at room temp now more than ever, I tasted again...beer is cool...all of the nasty aggressiveness was gone...smooth pears and lemons, then pepper, then a little sweetness from the alcohol...dry finish...this is definately a 55-60 degree drinker...less than that makes this beer a 2.8...
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bright, candy-toned orangish hue, hazy and highly carbonated, with a head that starts big and tall, but pops and explodes into million crystalline bubbles before disappearing for good.
Aroma: a bit vacant, and Iím surprised, can this be so? Fruity, sweet, but laying inordinately low, with quiet hops and a pervading flatness in the feel, altogether. Humph.
Taste: thick fruit personality on the palate, citrus, orange,pineapples, tasty, tangy, but lacking a certain zing, from hops, from anything. Full of malt and yeast, lacking a lightness I find in better tripels, thatís always matched by abundant spicy, fruity kick. Feels sticky, leaden, thick, does not dance delightfully upon the tongue, no matter how strongly I wish that it would.
No, this isnít working, and I canít figure out whatís wrong with it, for I was so anticipating happiness in this glass.
Toward the end, Iím not as disappointed as I was at the start, but itís still such a departure from what Iíd expect from a tripel. Maybe itís the 10% creeping in?
Still, I canít believe itís not better than what Iím tasting...if anyone has a better bottle, call me up and Iíll come right on over!
steview (1035) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 25, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2004 thanks kevin! / bomber (my bottle is nothing like the bottle in the pic as of this date) duvel tulip glass / big white airy then marshmallowy head. seemingly thick body, golden straw colour. the flavor is vinous, florally, and bittersweet. the palate is a bit sharp for me. reminds me of an abbey in its champagne spritziness and exotic beer-like bittering and malts, but thereís something lacking. itís a good beer, though. from memory, i think i prefer corsendonk. on a second, and delayed, thought, i prefer--in some sense-- two brothers bare tree weiss wine 2003. hmm.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy golden color, light sweet alcoholic aroma and taste, full body, light sweet dry alcoholic finish.
IndianaRed (2725) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Pours a medium amber with a large foamy off-white head. Nice sturdy lacing too. Aroma is nice spicy and sweet. Cloves, apples. Flavor is a complex combo of the above, and yeast, wood. Feel is quite thick and smooth and the trailer is a a woody, slightly yeast hint. A nice tripel.
davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity, citrusy, slightly sweet aroma. Hazy golden orange color, with lots of floaties in it, despite trying to decant on the pour. Went ahead and just dumped the whole bottle in the glass, lots of yeast chunks at the bottom. Good carbonation and big fluffy white head. Tart, dry flavor. Citrusy. Big alcohol flavor, almost too big. If the fruityness could be turned up and the alcohol turned down, this would be one downright refreshing beer!
legion242 (2312) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite nice. Orange color. Sweet aroma. nice spiciness on the tongue. nice strong alcohol as well. buzzy buzzy.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle boguht in Belgium. Pours bright gold with a fluffy white head. Malty, alcoholic aroma with spice. Flavour is powerful, heavy on the alcohol sweet and malty with a little spice. Itís a really nice beer.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden and cloudy color, big white head. Fruity, pretty mild aroma for 10%. Flavor is also fruity with some apple in there, alcohol comes up somehow. Strong alcohol makes body to be full. Little bit of too alcoholic for my taste. Nice lace.