Holmen2 (2645) - NORWAY - FEB 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 15.02.15. Almost clear pale golden. White head. Fine aroma of green banana, candy sugar, dried fruits and fermented tropical fruits. Similar taste.
gunnar (7516) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours almost clear Golden with a small creamy white head. Aroma is malty, with marzipan and dried fruits. Taste is light sweet, with a harsh bitterness, high carbonated, lingering ripe fruits.
Bontus (741) - Flanders, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botlle, tasting glass (blind tasting). Golden, frothy white head. Bubblegum yeasty nose, slightly metallic head flavor. Bread aroma’s, biscuit. Medium carbonation. Bitter, balanced. Some koriander?
slowrunner77 (9226) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 1, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big head and carbonation in this one. Fruity and yeasty, with a bit of sharpness to it, and a little more musty/dusty than I care for. One timer.
stevoj (3612) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 31, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Boise Co-op. Nice pour, with huge fluffy head, cloudy golden body. Earthy, musty aroma, bready, medium weight. Taste is more of the same aroma characteristics, mild spicy bite. Not one of the best Belgian tripels, but body is right on, a flaw I’ve found with a lot of American tripels.
nearbeer (4675) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 14, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml. Mostly clear amber with a sticky cobweb of foam on top. Nose is earthy honey with the beeswax, menthol, lemongrass and toasted maize. Tastes of mild tea with lemon and a touch of honey, booze, and toasted maize. Light medium body has low-medium carbonation and a nice balance. Seems like a Lithuanian style Tripel.
superspak (4309) - Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2015 750 ml bottle into chalice, best before 5/2017. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Great dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big lemon, apricot, melon, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, honey, cracker, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, apricot, melon, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, honey, cracker, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Moderate amount of herbal/peppery yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, apricot, melon, pear, apple, grape, pepper, honey, cracker, biscuit, and herbal/floral/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from carbonation and yeast spiciness as well. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and lightly grainy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Tripel style. All around great complexity, robustness ,and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
RW80 (1839) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle, pours a pale amber body with a white head. Not so great retention. Aroma: light malts and vanilla.
Taste: moderate sweet , malts, vanilla, and spices and boozy alcohol, grainy finish.
Average body , average carbonation. .
A bozy triple.
Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Klar lys gyllen farve med lyst kremet skum. Lukt av karamell, honning, malt og banan. Smak av karamell, honning, malt, banan og krydder. Søt avslutning. Vinmonopolet.
Sigmund (6287) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 9.5%. Golden colour, nearly clear. Huge white head. Aroma of stale jam, Belgian ale yeast and mild spices. Fairly sweet and mildly spicy flavour. Nice enough to drink, but cannot compete with the best tripels like Westmalle and Karmeliet.