jzzbassman (1456) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - SEP 5, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2005 Re-rate 4/18/05
I still like this one, but it just seems like it had to have changed. Too sugary, less fruit, and simply not as compex. The last 2 6’ers I’ve bought, while good, are just not worthy of my original rate.
I just love this one. Since I can’t afford the Chimay Tripel on a regular basis, this is a good (and FRESH) sub. Little less sugary than the Chimay; a good thing.
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice colorado belgium,golden with a fruity feel,very cloudy and just plain fun!!
Aurelius (3844) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yeasty, doughy, somewhat milky aroma. Golden brew, poofy head, decent label, light sediment. Good Belgian character, a little musty, dryish (moderate sweetness,) lightly bitter. Very good mouthfeel and trailing bitterness. Well done.
weisinator (67) - USA - AUG 26, 2003
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Big floral aroma with large pepper hints. A little bit of banana and grapefruit make their way into the beer's flavor profile. A real treat, to say the least.
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful blond color with large white head. Earthy, yeast and citrus aromas. Awesome balance of yeast, fruit and spice flavors. Couldn't get enough of this one.
mreeves (274) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a really a high quality Belgian trippel and is extremely reasonable in price, especially at Trader Joe's. A very accessible, tasty beer. I would highly recommend this to those wanting to try a Belgian trippel on a budget. Nice blond color, plenty of body and a good Belgian flavor. Excellent!
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 19, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Spicy hoppy yeasty aroma.Hazy blond appearance with a firm rocky head.Fruity spiced banana and yeasty flavours.Nice hop bite at the finish.Excellent value at $7.99 a 6/pk.
jgb9348 (4437) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly hazy golden colour with orange highlights and a medium-sized head with very large bubbles. Smells of yeast, bananas and cloves. Coriander seed might be used as well, as the clean/fresh aroma is noticeable. Full-bodied; sweet taste full of great characteristics: bananas, cloves and honey are all very prominent. The alcohol is almost unnoticeable in the taste...which is a great factor! Aftertaste has great sweet characteristics such as caramel and fresh pineapple. Overall, a better than average Tripel, definately one of the best I've ever had.! It gives Ally Tripel Reserve a run for it's money! Pick one up if you've never had it and it's available! This bottle was good until: 12-june-2004, which probably means it was bottled one year prior. I bought this 12 ounce beer at Liqour Mart in Boulder, Colorado.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden-orange in colour. Aroma is dominated by yeast, along with citrus and hops. The flavour is spicy, slight hops, quite yeasty, floral and wonderfully balanced. It finishes peppery and creamy. Thanks PhillyBeer.
stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A nice version of a trippel that is made here in the US. Taste of vanilla and apricot are evident. The phenolics are present and even a white pepper note comes through. Nice Belgian lace that lingers on the sides of the glass. There seems to be a slight sour/acidic taste that is present in the back ground. A nice after dinner sipper with some homemade cheese cake.