uncleben113 (10) - - JUL 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle bought at Binny’s in Chicago. Pours a light golden color with a thick, white, head that dissipates quickly into a light haze. Aroma of Belgian yeast, rich malt, fruit, caramel sweetness, mandarin oranges, cloves, and banana. Flavor is moderate caramel sweetness right up front with a faint hop flavor and low hop bitterness that both last throughout the taste. Belgian yeast funk is apparent and there is a mineral-like character to it on the back end. I also get a lingering raisin flavor on the end. Low but apparent alcohol. Medium bodied with a slick mouthfeel. I was hoping it would be bigger but it was still a very tasty beer and I would absolutely buy it again.
bigkitty (1) - - JUL 19, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good easy drinking trippel with good flavor. Hints of spice and citrus. Pairs well with most bar foods.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
joepa66 (10) - New Philadelphia, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is nice yellow gold with plenty of carbonation and a thin but lasting lacey head. Nose is slightly yeasty with coriander abut the taste is mild and lingers with a nice ending. Mild for a Belgium-style beer that has a slightly sweet and spicy aftertaste.
LiMuBai (180) - - JUL 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bright golden color with a full spicy aroma. Lot’s of carbonation and effervescence. The flavor has hints of spice/coriander and a lightly bitter finish.
Bookseeb (116) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance holds a golden yellow color supporting a thin dissipating head leaving fair lace. Smell of Belgian spice from the yeast and light coriander. Taste has the same as aroma having a strong malt backbone and warming from the alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation.
Evolutionary (285) - Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Ty. Nose is appropriate and spicy. Fairly full bodied and smooth up front until spice hits you. Mild though and not too bad but not amazing. Would settle for if I'm craving this style otherwise would move on.
---Rated via my mouth
CPH2200 (291) - DENMARK - JUL 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle 7.8% abv. Pale golden colour with foamy head. Spicy malty taste, does not resemble your typical belgium trippel. A bit boozy, a little dissapointing imho.
brigg (517) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Clear amber body with a big stiff white head. Aroma of banana and spice is strong; some bubblegum, wheat. Medium body; kind of flat. Flavor of clove, banana, wheat; a little muted; very sweet; alcohol is noticeable I’m the finish.
carolinamtnman (2) - - JUN 29, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice trippel, considering it was purchased at a relatively lower end grocery store and one of the nicest beers they sale. I come back often to this beer for that reason, and the alcohol, though 7.8 % is not overpowering. Actually, I like this beer a lot. It is a favorite when at that store. New Belgium is a nice brewery with overall above average examples. I find the appearance and taste of this trippel a bit underwhelming, but it remains a nice example none-the-less.
kansascityCW (109) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big coriander in the aroma. Typical "Belgian" flavor. Not an amazing tripel but well made and very drinkable for almost 8% abv.