ALLOVATE (2548) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
At cellar temperature and into a chalice. Sandy gold with fine carbonation and misted by the bottle conditioning. A short-lived fluff resides atop. Toffee, pale caramel, banana, vanilla icecream, predominant creaming soda and a touch of guava hit the nose; sweet and intriguing. Creamy mouthfeel. Warming, slightly plastic finish. Lots of that creaming soda comes through, a touch of vanillin and toffee brittle. Lemon zest and a little guava gives it a tang. Light, bounding malt profile; straw-like, dry and gritty which keeps it level. Yeasty and bready with a faint vinous note in the swallow. Fruity bitterness on the edge lingers. Over all a refreshing Tripel. Lacking in some regards but above many I have tried. (37,5cL, BB 04/10/15, Dan Murphy’s, Balcatta)
sulawang (698) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Visual: Pours cloudy pale golden orange with suspended floaties, disappointingly no head upon popping the cork, almost no activity, and very thin ringed retention
Nose: very faint chamomile malts, with just a hint of fishiness (lvl-2)-pungency
Attack: almost flat, incoming sourness
Mid-palate: (lvl-7)-fruity citrusy sweetness, champagne vinegar medium sourness, (MAIN) lemon citrus malts, hints of florals + grapefruit
Finish: curd-like residual sweetness, subtle soft mild bitter hopped finish.
Summary: The flavour profile is quite unique and good for a Belgian-style tripel - Balanced citrus with subtle florals and a spot-on sweetness. It’s a shame that it’s vastly undercarbonated - it drinks almost flat with zero crispness.
Jado (632) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 500 ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden amber with a tightly packed white head and fine but vigorous carbonation. Aroma was initially grassy noble hops but as it warmed more tripel characters of candy sugar, orange, banana and coriander. The taste has gentle apple and pear at the front end before a spicy kick comes through. There’s lemon peel, banana and some ’hot’ alcohol. Great smooth, creamy mouth feel but the alcohol isn’t all that well incorporated. Pretty good really.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Beer Run. Pours a hazy orange color with a medium sized fizzy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of citrus, yeast, butterscotch, spice. The taste is butterscotch, caramel, herbal hops, citrus and yeast. Medium bodied, slight heat, a bit cloying.
exeter (447) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2014 Sweet at the start then you are left with the hot spiciness. There is a bit of sourness left over but then you get the slight alcohol burn to wipe anything you felt before. Edit, was given it again by a friend, tasted better, a .5 bump. The Belgians still do it better, but if they weren’t available, this would be great.
HIGHB4LL (823) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12.7 oz. bottle. Appearance: two fingers of white head, orange golden color, cloudy, Aroma: grape, light malty sweetness, fruit, very light floral. Palate: medium body, alcohol texture, average carbonation, slightly bitter finish. Taste: fruity and yeasty sweet, slight bitter finish. Overall, very strong tastes, unique, alcoholic, and worth trying.
ComradeK (1064) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle. Pours a hazy medium gold, with a small white head, which lasts fairly well but does not leave much lacing. Spicy Belgian yeast, fruit characteristics and a touch of smoke make up the aroma. Mild citrus and spice hops up front give way to light pear notes and a little caramel in the mid-palate. Belgian yeast spiciness comes into the finish. This is a quite nice and very reasonably priced tripel.
samsmith33 (524) - - MAR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma Is fruit, yeast, grains. Dark gold color. No head. Taste is bitter fruit, lemon. A good beer to warm into; gets better with each sip. (
skortila (4798) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Moa, Blenheim. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma is citric, light dusty yeasty, bit spicy. Hazy, yellow coloured beer with a white, rocky head. The taste is sweet, citric, spicy, has orange peel, bit dusty yeast tones. Finish more bitter and dry. Light carbonation. Great triple.
two7offsuit (332) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours gold with a thin white head. Spicy aroma. Flavors of citrus and spice. Spice lingers a bit.