Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle poured into stemmed glass. Sparkling golden color with a thick, creamy white head and a tiny but steady stream of rapidly ascending carbonation. Medium intensity Belgian yeast aroma with notes of bubblegum, grass, pear and cheese. Flavor follows suit with some subtle banana notes and a slightly tart finish with some coriander spiciness. Palate is pleasantly dry, as a Tripel should be.
rxeight (1310) - Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s a belgiany Belgian full if belgianness. Golden Belgian ale. Pretty standard stuff.
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - JAN 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pastel yellow. A soft golden color like sunshine with a bit of an orange hue when held to the light in the room but with a much brighter lemon color when held to the natural light. A fingers worth of perfect white foam that falls fast but then stays with a ring and film on top.
Nose is bright with fruit. Tropical fruity twang that hints at pineapple, a soft stone fruit sweetness of apricot and a bright citrus zest. Earthy yeast on the nose give it depth and the malt is a rumor of bread. Mild spice and pepper.
The taste is elegant and reserved. It is smooth and creamy but has plenty of bubbles to tickle your tongue and enliven the palate to all the flavors. It drinks like a charm. A bit thin and not too sweet with a touch of dryness and a bit of tartness from the fruit. The grain is light in the body of the beer as it warms and adds a supple quality to the drink. There is a touch of alcohol that enhances the fruit sweetness. The aftertaste is long and dry and this has a mild spice and pepper finish that is simply wonderful.
wesyates (55) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clove/Banana tones in the first sips that last throughout. A little too gassy that allows the alcohol to seep onto the tongue. Caramel finishes off towards the end. Doesn’t have too much of a sweet cloying presence but is heavy at first. A little bitter but that doesn’t last too long. Definitely a Tripel.
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 (796) - 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 (1076) - 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 (5045) - 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 (2456) - 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.