shadey (1996) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gold pour with a big rocky white head. Aroma is mild and slightly malty with some spice. Flavor has some spice and alcohol with a sweet finish. Palate has too much alcohol burn. Trippels have been turning me off lately. The style seems overwhelmed with alcohol except for a few wonderful exceptions.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5513) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2006 I am not very familiar with this brewer as they are not available in my state, fortunately my wife was able to bring me a couple of bottles from a trip out west. I love Abby Tripels in general so I was excited to try this one. Sampled from an attractive 12 oz bottle this beer poured a cloudy bright golden color with a huge yellow-white head that lingers for quite some time and leaves lots of lacing. The aroma is sweet with a strong yeasty presence and a hint of pear. The flavor is sweet and fruity with pear and apricot elements undertoned with a yeasty presence. The finish is tangy and fruity. I wish I could get some more of this one.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Surprisingly light in color with a tight, lively head. Salt cured meat dominates the doughy aroma. Prickly mouthfeel doesn’t fit the style for me - I want my Trippels creamy and smooth. More bacon, overripe banana, bourbon and plums in the body. Good, but thin throughout.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Detected a bread doughy aroma. I guess that would be simular toa moldy floral aroma maybe. Dark golden color with small white head. Somewhat of a sour citrus lime flavor to this beer. Little harsh on the palate but drinkable.
BigNasty (55) - South Lyon, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted several times at brewery. Clear golden color and off-white head. Citrusy/banana/clove flavor to go with the slightly floral aroma. One of the better offerings from NBB.
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - AUG 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear light golden with a medium head that fades to a thin layer. Aroma is mild and of slight grainy malt, floral honey. Flavor is grainy malt, honey, mild citrus, and a slightly floral. Medium body, slightly sticky/oily palate. Decent beer, well crafted but theres not much special about it.
mjg74 (2824) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours a medium golden color. Light yeasty flavor with a hint of alcohol. Flavor is somewhat creamy and malty with a little bit of graininess in there as well. Alcohol is well hidden.
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2006 Medium body with semi-high carbonation. Citrus taste with spicy and bitter notes. Very smooth and flowing and drinkable. The medium mouthfeel coats the buds well and the flavor really comes out better as it warms a bit. To me it tastes pretty much like what it is, an American version of a Tripel. But it is good, just a different taste than the true thing.
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle: Cloudy orange in color with a somewhat lasting white pillowy head. Nose was light for the style I thought, with oranges and yeast, slight sourness as well. Flavor was also light I thought, I missed the heavy yeast and sweetness, seemed just a little over watered. Finishes with a citrus sour kick.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2005 7/22/05 Bottle from brad. Pours hazy golden orange w/ small white head. nose is light sour fruit, almost acidic feeling. Taste is bitter with light citrus and astringent feeling to it. Actually has quite a bit of water to it.
rerate 12/3/05 Pours a hazy yellow color with a white foamy head. Nose is grassy, citrusy, yeasty, light orange/lime zingy notes. Taste is lots of yeast, dry and lightly chalky, but at the same time shows some signs of citrus fruit juice. numbers reflect rerate.