MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 29, 2001
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2009 Cotton white cap over a crystal clear, golden body. Earthy hops in the nose and their propriety yeast strain. While a little weak for a tripel, this smooth, estery example is enjoyable. Toasted, bready and yeasty, this beer finishes with a faint dryness.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick, white head, golden color, fresh and yeasty nose. Spicy and sharp, with a sour finish. Heavy mouthfeel and very intensely flavored. Quite strong. Quite good too.
PhillyBeer2112 (2473) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2001
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2008 Spicy banana and orange peel aroma. Yeasty, spicy finish with soft sweetness and a dry finish. A bit too much bitterness but overall very good. Orange-gold color. One of NBís better beers.
Drew Blood (151) - Mt.Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2001
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very nice rendition of this style. Much care has been taken to make this as authentic as possible. Second only to Fin Du Monde on this contenent in my book.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 23, 2001
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beatiful blonde colour, nice mellow well rounded flavour. Chris likens the flavour to a Baby Ruth. I however, taste bannana and hints of orange and a sweet lingering candy-like finish. Very nice triple!
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 24, 2001
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer really didnít do anything for me. Donít get me wrong, it was still better than Westmalle, but it seems so water and and unmelded. The ingredients seem to float around instead of blend together as a gestalt whole. Why drink this when the abbey double is so damn good?
Indra (2530) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - APR 16, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2003 Rather sweet, flowery Tripel style ale. Surprisingly inexpensive, which cannt be discounted as a selling point alone. Nicely bottle-conditioned, malty with notes of orange citrus and warming. What I would really like a lot is to be able to try about a 2 or 3 year old vintage of this stuff, just for curiosity's sake.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2000
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2003 Exceptional example. Very flowery aroma and palate. These guys have used some of the world's best malt to get flavours like this, and have mashed it well.
bigred7 (44) - Sarcoxie, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2000
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very fruity nose, smooth well balanced palate. Donít drink this cold, youíll miss all the subtle characteristics. Chilled (about 50 degrees) in a room temp glass is the way to go.