marcus (7296) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by oRos. Pours cloudy blonde with a modest white head and an acetone-tinged fruit aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt and candi sugar flavor with a chocolate aftertaste. Less fruity than a typical Belgian tripel, yet pretty tasty.
tombutlin (71) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 17, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Very disappointing. I guess I’m not the target market, being a hop-head, but this was barely drinkable. Sickly sweet and caramel flavours with dominant alcohol. Tasted like Lion Red spiked with a double shot of cheap vodka. Looked great, but that’s all.
waiake (365) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle poured cloudy yellow with a busy fruity spicy aroma tastes tangy fruit yeast malt a bit sweet a bit sour very nice
sinfull (1011) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden with thin head. Floral , malty aroma with notes of grape, alcohol and bubblegum. Yeast , spices , fruits ... Looks like a good taste , but sweetness is overwhelming as for tripel.
Muzzahops (1) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 13, 2015 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose banana, bubblegum, floral. colour pale, golden, minimal head. heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, slick feel, lively,
TedE (397) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle into small tulip glass. Basic hop nose. Cloudy amber with lasting white head. Champagne carbonation. Smooth caramel taste. Finish is smoky/sour with alcohol notes. Raisins present. Not really my thing.
k0mpsa (1583) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy golden color, white head. Aroma is yeasty, sweet notes, raisins. Balanced sweet taste, very belgian, yeasty, sweet fruits.
Pumpkin87 (99) - - FEB 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy orange-gold with small white that leaves nice lacing and skim.
Aroma is tangy orange, wood, candy, spice. Taste follows with peppery clove notes bursting through the sweet fruit. There’s a bit of heat, but good brewing technique makes it seem organic from spices rather than a function of the alcohol.
It’s a long way from Belgium, but this is a nice homage to the tripel style.
mcberko (8691) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
375mL bottle, pours a cloudy dirty orange with a small beige head. Nose brings out Belgian spices, Belgian yeast, and some light fruity esters. Flavour is on the sweeter side, with candied sugar, Belgian yeast, and smoky phenols. Not the most complex tripel, but certainly not bad. Decent.
closey22 (1112) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold little rimming head ; aroma is sweet mild malty hit of medicine; Flava is sweet malt with cardboard woody notes and sharp tangy hints of alcohol; feels medium yet crisp sligt fizz; finishes dry but tangy and sweet malty notes
GlassBrass440 (246) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy gold with bright white, semi-long lasting head. Aroma is all phenols and citrus. Starts with cloves then anise and finally orange zest. Flavor is of an intense phenolic yeastiness common to Belgian yeast strains. In the back is alcohol and more citrus along with some malty sweetness. Finishing almost candy sweet, it doesn’t beg you to take another sip. My sample is quite fresh. Id give this one a year in the bottle for the flavors to meld and soften around the edges.