motelpogo (7646) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 19, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottled. i thought this was really boring. generic belgian yeast aroma, light body, lots of candi sugar, lightly tangy finish
jsquire (3797) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep yellow color out of the bottle with a whispy white head and a sweet, spicey nose. Lighter palate than I associate with abbey tripels. Nice coriander, belgian candi sugar flavors. finish has some wood and yeast notes to it. Pleasant tripel.
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The hops give the game away... this isnít Belgian. Average trippel otherwise, with little to distinguish it.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
In the bottle at a campground near Seattle-Tacoma (DashPoint). A baby trippel? Sure, some coriander, some orange, some floral notes, but really minor league compared with "mainstream" tripels like Golden Monkey.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer goes great with cheese. But as far as the beer is concerned its really decent. This beer doesnít have a single attribute that stands out about it, but thats what I like about it. Nice and well balanced. Flavor and complexity may be a bit lacking, I always expect a little more out of a trippel. But very easy to drink and would definitely have again.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 7, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear yelowish appearance, moderate head formation, fine carbonation. Coriander jumps out in the aroma, mild peppery spice, malty, herbal. Well spiced coriander malt palate, tangerine fruit. Malty but well balanced by the spice and evident alcohol content. Very dry, mildly citrussy but not particularly bitter in the finish. Nice complexity but Iíve been on the look out for this for a while and expected it to be world class. Maybe I should have bought the big bottle instead of the 12 oz.
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was good...but not all it was cracked up to be. Looks gorgeous. Nose is nice and hoppy. Notes of popcorn, bubblegum and caramel. Strange. Flavors reflect this with a slight overcarbonation.
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - AUG 4, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a very nice golden color which I think hints that this beer has more to offer than one would initially expect. Good off white head on top about a half inch with thick lacing that lasts. well carbonated but not too much, the bubbles are quite nice looking through the glass. A stardard belgian aroma with a full bodied taste and a nice hop presence making for a moderately bitter finish. good stuff.
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden body w/ a lasting white head. Initial aroma is of corn sugar. Once it warms becomes grainy malt, some sugary sweetness, hints of floral hop, some bready malt, and some peppery yeast aromas. Plum fruitiness as it gets warmer. Flavor is well balanced, but has a little bitterness into the finish & aftertaste along with a little hop flavor, very very subdued. flavor is also lightly toasted bready yeast, and spicy. Lightly clovey, very lightly, and very fruity. Almost like chewing a piece of Juicy Fruit gum. M/f is fuller medium bodied, highly carbonated, with extremely well hidden alcohol. A little on the dry side for my liking, but itís well within a tripel to be this way. One of the best versions of a Belgian style Iíve seen from and American Micro yet. Although with a Belgian brewer on staff, and a name like New Belgium, I would hope that would be the case. I wish I had more access to this beer here in Ohio, but Thank you to Kinz and BrooklynBoy for this one!!!!
IndianaRed (3042) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Pours a common looking slightly hazy, light amber. A modest fizzy that dissapated after a moment leaving a little lacing. Aroma is swet, fruity, a bit of spice. Busy. Flavor is a medley of tastes. Cloves, floral, a bit sweet, a little malty and hops. The after taste is slightly darker and woody. Finish is smooth a heavy. In a good way. Abbey Tripels are a good thing.