11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - FEB 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy light amber color. Maybe not really hazy, just tons of tiny little floaties in there. Nice white head, some lacing. Aroma is spicey, a little yeasty. Drying qualities. A touch of pepper in taste with a bit of bananna esters. Pretty nice. Thanks Eric!
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brew courtesy of csbosox.Pours a golden honey color with no foam.nose is not as intense as most Belgians but the tell tale yeast strain is obvious..Mild malts and almost a straw aroma comes off this.Soft fruity taste with a musty tone.This is a brew i would like to have as regular in my fridge.Thanks Chris.
DocLock (8532) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to fly for this. Pours turbid dark straw, with huge white head. Aroma of malt, hopcit, candi sugar. Tastes very hopcity, malty, with solid candi sugar presence. Smooth palate, and not as "densely funky" as many Belgian tripples Iíve had. I could drink this all night, which would probably get me hammered by 8 PM on most nights. New Belgium Brewing Company is the Belgium of America. Make no mistake about it; this a great beer in any country.
TheReptilian (13) - Burley, Idaho, USA - JAN 31, 2005
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the absolute best beer that you can get at this price range. One of the beers that I purchase more than any other on value alone. If I cannot afford something pricey, I seem to always go with Trippel, and always end the night very satisfied. Very good price.
Tejas (928) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2005
1.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Smells & looks like apple juice. Gold in color with almost zero head. Spicy & dry to the palate. Has that typical New Belgium metallic taste to it. Pitiful.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is cloudy orange with a nice fluffy and dense off white head...smell is a little disappointing...straw, yeast, a little cookie dough...not overwhelming...fantastically easy to drink, I think because there wasnít a whole lot going on....a little watery with a fizzy rather flavorless mouthfeel...sweetness, orange rind, clove, maybe some pepper...sticky sweet finish...
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden and slightly hazy. Thin white head that disappears quickly. Belgian biscuit aroma. Moderately carbonated, maybe a bit too much. Nice balance, maybe a bit thin on the malt though. Bitterness in the aftertaste. Overall a pretty decent Trippel.
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 24, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
picked this one up in san fran.spilled the trippel into a chimay glass.it foamed up a wonderful white head that coated the trappist glass and gave off a yellow swampy head as well.when i brought the glass up to my nose i recieved a gift of straw,belgian yeast,and that signature bisket like aroma that new belgium in known for.i then dipped the glass to get my first sip of this already impressive abbey.i was stunned....i took in a nice blend of hay,belgian yeast,malts,and that lovely new belgium bisket flavor.this could very well be the best trippel i have ever laid my palate on.
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
very impressive. itís available at almost every store. Beautiful aroma with a better taste. on sale for $5.99...what a deal.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
If certain steps could be taken to improve my happiness, and that of doubtless others, I can assure you that one would be to get more of this fantastic brew around and about us, in unfailing supply!
Appearance: a slightly hazy, bright golden hue, and a large, luscious creamy white head, that remains for a spell, then dwindles.
Aroma: an explosion of fruit and spice, a gorgeous blend, a veritable fruit salad up in the nose! Tropical fruits, mango, banana, peach, apricot, citrus: yup, all that! A heavenly delight, swimming in sparkling sweetness!
On the tongue, a burst, no a blizzard of hoppiness, a dervish dance on the tongue, flooding the senses! Excellent, generous texture. Rich, sweet malt, though never to the point of cloying. Candied, honeyed sweetness and spice abounds in this happy ale, and the flavor lasts and lasts, every portion of the experience compounding itís overall effect.
One of my favorite American beers. Now why doesnít Trippel have the cult status of Fat Tire, thatís the next topic for the Armchair Philosophers Club...