jmohno (1197) - Iowa, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a peachy orange gold. Some soapy head. Aromas of sweet buttery caramel fruit bannanna and mixed fruit juicy, pepper, anise. marshmello spice. Same in taste, banana cream, bigger on peppery clovy(but not reall clovy) spice , some clove anise or licorice like, rich malt but smooth, buttery, a little more on the sweet side, 10.5% bottle by the way, not real boozy, orange, citrus, some grassiness and some dryness in finish. Pretty good. Pretty pleasant, not much to not like about this and Im not mostly real big on American Interpretation of Belgian style. I would say this is up there with some of the good authentic Belgian beer.
wlajwl (4343) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is mildly spicy/Belgian yeast and pale malts. The flavor is Belgian yeast, fruit, spices, vegetables and a mildly tart/sour/increasingly warming finish.
rondphoto (2653) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Hazy dark amber color, full ivory head cover, bands of lace. Aroma of malt, hops and bread. Taste is semi-sweet malt that shows alcohol and floral hops early before allowing the malt to reappear in a long finish that becomes warmer and warmer. Big, filling, strong.
bobaidan (523) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - APR 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber with a small head. Aroma is very champagne like. Medium in body with good carbonation. Flavor is very good with nice fruity overtones and a bit of alcohol, though not as much as the abv would predict. Very nice.
fidelis83 (2130) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy gold pour with an amber core, a one finger, creamy, soapy bright white head. Aroma is big on berry, tree fruit and banana esters, some toast, cereal, fruity floral notes, a hint of pepper, a hint of clove and light candi sugar-like sweetness. Flavor is cereal, starchy grain, doughy bread, sweet apple, sweet apricot, hay, caramel, fruity floral notes, alcohol, over ripe banana and a hint of citrusy spice. Medium body, syrupy, but slightly chalky and slick entry, light, somewhat blanketing and fairly sharp carbonation and dry, slightly boozy and warm finish. Good stuff, very estery, without being a complete booze bomb, like many of the more flavorful Tripels (especially American) seem to be..
maekchu (2561) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Big fruity nose, estery, berries, spice, and alcohol fumes. Hazy dark straw color. Sugary fruit, more berries, the fruit floats around but doesn’t develop into much. Medium body. Full of fruit. Tasty. Nice approximation, but still not a black tulip.
kdm1984 (780) - Missouri, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of yeast, tart fruits, and some spice. Taste follows suit. Apple type flavors hit particularly in the finish. Decent tripel. Vintage 2014 has 10.5% ABV; extraordinarily well-hidden. I didn’t think this tasted "boozy" at all.
Stuu666 (5660) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden amber, nose is yeasty, caramel, taste is similar, light fruit, sweet.
benfergy (230) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma evokes bread-like yeast. As I sip, I also taste caramel malt, and light hop note. Predominant tastes are sweet and sour. The aftertaste is of alcohol, but also smooth. Not too typical of a triple, but still pretty good.
Bif (1624) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark copper color with a small head and some lacing. Aroma is floral, fruity, some spice and hint of booze. Taste of fruits, malt sweetness, banana and spice. Mild bitterness and the finish is a bit sticky. Moderate body, smooth with a bit of a boozy feel. Nice beer but it is a bit short of magical.