Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle into chalice, bottled 3/15/2010. Pours hazy golden orange color with a nice 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some nice spotty lacing on the glass, with a decent amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of lemon, apricot, pepper, herbal, pear, candi sugar, coriander, bread, and yeast spice. Very nice and balanced aromas; with good strength and complexity. Taste of big lemon, pepper, pear, apricot, biscuit, coriander, herbal, grape, candi sugar, tart grain, and yeast spices. Lightly tart spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, apricot, pear, pepper, coriander, and yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Great balance of fruity sweetness and spiciness; with no cloying sweetness at all. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a nice fairly creamy and slick mouthfeel as expected for the style. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly an warming present after the finish. Very smooth to drink, but is still a bit of a sipper. Overall this is a highly excellent Tripel! A lot of great flavor; with nice spicy flavor balance and very smooth to drink. Ommegang needs to make a Tripel year round.
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DenverLogan (770) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap last April at a private party at Great Divide brewery with homebrew club KROC. pours apricot with big head and lace. Aroma of grassy hops, orange zest, sweet malts, subtle banana. Moderate carbonation and penetrating mouthfeel. Flavors of amber malts, minerals, light powder sugar, subtle chamomile, white grapefruit. Overall relatively smooth and easy drinking with some complexity.
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy yellow golden body with a big foamy white head. Nose is sweet spice, bready, belgian yeast. smooth body that is a bit zesty, funky, orange/lemon, sweet Belgian yeast.
olr1984 (1036) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at gabf. From my notes. pours an copper orange with a large white head. orange and lemon zest with a spice finish
kermis (4752) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at GABF 2013. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Mark a of Belgian yeast, citrus and wheat. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
MrHangover (2449) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample @ GABF 13. Hazy golden pour with a white, small head on top. Aroma is Belgian yeast, bready and touches of fresh apples. Flavour is again yeasty, buttery and typical Belgian. Slight alcoholic kick in the very end. Decent tripel, had better examples.
Iphonephan (3020) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the GABF in 2013. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Banana dominates the aroma and flavor. Smooth finish.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a thin frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of dry citrus, spice, bready malts, mild nuttiness. The taste is sweet bready malts, tart fruits, yeast, heavy spice, mild hops. Medium bodied, lingering spice. Solid tripel.
DiarmaidBHK (3347) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Wegman’s Sterling. Pours light brown with an inch of foam. Not much of anything on the nose. Very yeasty and bready. Lots of sediment at the bottom. Finishes clean. Solid but not spectacular.
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a cloudy orange with a medium size off-white head, and good lacing.
smell is of pear, peach, apricot, malt, a touch of caramel, some spice, and yeast.
taste is creamy, sweet fruits, malt, yeast, some hop in the back, and a touch of caramel. ends on the dry side.