AleRider78 (177) - - JUN 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one poured a slightly hazy light golden colour with a foamy and bubbly white head. Good lacing. Nice smooth medium bodied mouthfeel. Some bitterness. Aromas of cereals, notes of citrus and floral hops. A bit yeasty. Flavours are of malts, honey, spices, yeast. A bit of alcohol is apparent but not overpowering. Overall, very good stuff, fairly easy drinking, just a bit pricey for quantity, but as they say, quality over quantity!
cfrancis (2699) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy golden with a white frothy top. Aroma is sweet honey and biscuit malt. Taste is sweet honey and a little corriander. Biscuit malt and grapefruit hops.
neongolden (758) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(600mL bottle from LCBO, 2011) Pours a clear-to-hazy (depending on fraction of bottle) pale gold with a mid-sized and short lived white head, no lace. Aroma has a bit of yeast on top of herbal hoppy notes, candied/honeyed lemon zest and light cereals, bit of spice. Flavour starts with a mix of honey, light cereal malts, lemon and becomes grassy, peppery and with persistent lemon, finishing on the dry side with pepper and hops. Body is medium and slick, carb light but on the prickly side, booze hidden. Not bready like many tripels but good integration of ingredients, spicy and dry enough to balance the honey and good lemon expression. Tasty and refreshing, off-beat tripel.
Crockett (1032) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice big yeasty nose with honey, grass, booze and lemon-grass? Very good. Looks a little heavy. Lacy off white head over top of not so busy looking clear gold pour. Very belgian inspired. I’ll throw it under the category of Belgian Strong ale rather than Tripel. Not nearly enough bread. Carbonation not pronounced enough. It’s a super beer. Went into it blind had some sips, finally read the label. Tastes exactly like what the ingredients say. Finish is enjoyable, lemony and clean. Good beer. Not a tripel.
kevinsenn (1468) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aroma and taste were both quite fruity, specifically white grape flavours. Good body and carbonation.
Brandman (2417) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Semi hazy yellow body, white head. Aroma has malt, orange and belgian yeast. Flavour continues the same line. Quite ok, but not my kind of trippel.
shaynsawchuk (663) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
600 mL bottle. Does not say 2010 on the label, also has an alcohol content of only 9%. Pours a hazy straw color with lots of fizz, thick, lasting, fluffy white head, lots of lacing. Aromas of yeast, banana, lemon zest and coriander. Sweet and cereal on the attack, leading way to a clean citrus hop flavor, a slightly bitter and sour finish. Really pick up the wheat and lemon in this one. Smooth on the palate, coating with a long finish. Complex and tasty, a great sipper.
Hammy78 (870) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle picked up at the University Plaza LCBO. Pours a amber colour, tons of carbonation, huge fluffy white head, piles of lacing. Smells, sweet Belgian yeast, sugar. Tastes sweet, a little malt, Belgian yeast. Crisp and smooth.
Spab (2802) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
600 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a lightly hazy golden yellow with large, lasting white head. Aroma is spicy, lemon zest, tropical fruit. Flavour is quite peppery and quite lemony with some other more subtle fruit notes and grassiness. Alcohol is very well hidden. Fine carbonation. Quite nice.
czar (5704) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a very nice hazy pale golden with a creamy white head, very good retention and lacing. nose is fairly simple: cereals, citrus, and herbal notes. taste is more complex: bready, citrusy, earthy, doughy, herbal. lively, medium body, very nice tart tingling grapefruity finish.