Slipstream (1861) - USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Simple Ommegang label. Butterscotch colored pour without much head. Enjoyably sharp, tangy, yeasty aroma. This is a fairly sweet tripel - a little brett, some fruit compote - this has a dessert quality to it. It is not Ommegang’s best, but it is a very nice tripel.
JDBaker11058 (1061) - Maryland, USA - AUG 13, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: hazy, orangey gold with a short, fizzy white head shrinking to a thick collar, with shimmering lace. Aroma: spicy/yeasty, with notes of clove, citrus, champagne, and lightly toasted wheat bread. Taste: orange zest, white grapes, honey, clove, white pepper, crackers. Finish: smooth, tingly, a little dry, a little sweet, a little herbal. Notes: Wonderful tripel. Alcohol almost nonexistent. Extremely easy drinking and nicely balanced flavors. Paired perfectly with salad of greens, tart plums, candied nuts, craisins and goat cheese with balsamic vinegar.
drseusszb200 (688) - Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured orange with nice head smelled very weknowdogs tasted great with a little booze aftertaste really good golden ale
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large format in snifter. Nice tripple with good straw clear appearence. Moderatly hopped with a slight citrus. A little peppery spice and maybe clove? Nice white lacing after the finger high head worn down. Moderate carbonation. Alcohol was not noticed.
jmm635 (805) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a dark golden color with a thick white head. Aromas of bananas, cloves, yeast. Really boozy flavor. Distractingly alcoholic and very heavy.
adnielsen (7557) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Slightly hazy, yellow orange appearance with a fairly large white head. Bready, citrusy Belgian, yeasty nose. Bready, quite Belgian yeasty, citrusy, light malty flavor. Yeasty, slightly citrusy aftertaste.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Red’s. Poured a lovely hazy medium neon orange color. The head was white with good retention and lacing. Nice smells from this one...mango, subdued clove and white pepper, some pineapple, and a whiff of anise. Medium bodied and sweet. Orange, mango, citrus zest, and white pepper flavors. Delicious.
Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
THOUGHTS: I met the guy whose recipe this probably is. Very nice. My compliments to Wes. Better than most American attempts. It really seemed like it came from Belgium. Hid alcohol fairly well. I only really noticed it in the finish, and even that was only slight.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a light golden with a large, off-white head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma had moderate to heavy pale malt and cookie; moderate to heavy spicy yeast; honey and flowers. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and slightly acidic; while the finish was moderately sweet with an average duration. There was pale malt, candi sugar, light caramel, light bread, spicy yeast, ever so slight toast and more yeast. The medium body was a little syrupy and then a bit dry with slightly fizzy, cut rather tingly carbonation and a lightly dry and slightly alcoholic finish.
beerbill (3177) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle that I received as a gift from my friend Paul and was surprised to find that I had not gotten around to rating yet. Pours a hazy pale gold with a large linen white head that survived to mid-glass and left a layer of foam behind with each successive sip. Pleasant aroma of citrus, candi sugar, apples and mild spice. The flavor is similar to the aroma with the same citrus, candi sugar, apples, and mild spice. Medium bodied and quite effervescent. I have to admit that Tripel is not my favorite style, but I liked this one better than most.
Silphium (3111) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Crunchy’s, East Lansing. Translucent medium orange body, thin off-white ring of carbonation. Sweet nose with circus peanuts, pear, white grape, and clove. Body drier than anticipated, dominated by spicy esters (primarily clove, also pepper), with light fruits and circus peanuts. Spicy, bitter finish. Warming. Well-balanced and quite good.