duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Once again from new Belgium a beer with a distinct lack of guts, especially for a trippel, having said that, i guess its pretty soft and a approachable, and in general theres nothing wrong with it, its just not very interesting.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold color with almost a surprisingly tiny head. Has a yeasty and spicy aroma. Taste is first sweet bananas followed with mellow cloves. A bit dissapointed, as I have been holding out drinking what I thought would be NBís best beer, but still good. I would have liked a bit more carbonation and a bit less sweetness. At least itís 8.5, which doesnít make it coat my tongue.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAY 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2005 Fairly accurate representation of the abbey trippel style; hazy gold in color, fruity aroma, high carbonation. Nice and yeasty. Tastes similar to Lucifer, other Belgian golds. Nice. Far better than New Belgiumís attempt at the Abbey dubbel.
thegreenrooster (3432) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy see through yellow. Nice head that stays around for awhile. Flavor is a doughy citrus with hints of bananas and cloves. Nice beer in so many ways, excellent flavor and appearence. Bravo for New Belgium for making a excellent tripple here in the states.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful light orange color, with bountiful yeasty, flaral aroma. Full bodied emi-sweet flavor. Smooth and delicious to the end. A nice all around beer.
Rastacouere (6155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden hue with a foamy white film and medium carbonation. Aroma is undoubtedly tripelish, very yeasty with a little alcohol heat after a few sniffs. Dried banana complements the grassy saaz with mild floral properties. Notes of hay and citrus. Palate is dry with a certain fruitiness approaching a mix of pears, lemon, peachs and grapefruit. Acidity remains at a very low level though. Itís a well structured example of the style altogether with a cream and bubbly mouthfeel, this could be from Belgium. I donít seem to find any standout qualities though, itís a balanced, straightforward tripel, but there are many more interesting examples whose appeal is not rewarded with such high marks imo.
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - MAY 11, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful golden Belgian ale. The head is doughy and thick. The flavor smacks of wheat and citrus, a wonderful beer...please share with others
mockerboy (52) - Kansas, USA - MAY 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The color, a foggy golden orange color, the head minimal, off white, the lace vaporous. The bouquet, ambosial, bubble gummy, hints of citrus, and even over ripe pineapple. Th taste is of friut wiht an initial sharp bitterness. Alchohol is noticable. It was probably a little to cold when I started drinking it. I should have let it warm up first. Mildly strong brew that sits on the palate nicely. Good warming effect.
Beaver (1413) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Trippel poured golden yellow. It had a good sized, fluffy, white head that displayed good retention and some lacing.
Its aroma was complex - spicy, yeasty, and earthy, with strong tones of corriander, flowery hops, and some hints of bananas.
The taste was some sweetness initially followed by spicy cloves, yeasty bitterness and some slight fruity notes. It was very smooth and medium bodied.
Overall, a very nice, complex, yet well balanced brew. It was very easy drinking - I didnít notice the alcohol at all.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer looks very nice off of the pour. A cloudy orangish body with a big white head and very nice lacing. The aroma has a nice combination of yeast, spice, bananna and a hint of hops. The taste is tart and sour, and the spice and citrus bitterness are quite nice. Itís a very full feeling beer, very smooth with a sweet fruity feel.