stevoj (3771) - 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 (4770) - 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 (4468) - 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 (1905) - 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 (6460) - 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.
eManu (531) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 33cl bottle, pours a pale amber body with a white head that did not stay long. Aroma of light malts and vanilla. Flavors again of malts, vanilla, and spices. Alcohol is very present and persistent in the taste. Very sweet from the alcohol, a bit too much for me. This ale is not very well balanced, to strong sweetness from the alcohol. The finish is granny and candy like.
Finn (6147) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske 330ml fra Vinmonopolet Tromsø Sentrum. Drukket i Skibotn 25 Sep 15. Lys gyldenbrun. Lavt kritthvitt skum som raskt blir til film. Svakt uklar. Søt & god alkoholaroma. Smaken litt mandler. Litt syrlig etter hvert. Tørr avslutning.
tandembrauer (1059) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2016 On tap at What?s Brewing Beer Festival 2015, Stavanger. Pours clear light amber. Aroma of bubble gum, fruits, some caramel. Some sweetness, but still well balanced. Re-rated: Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy golden with white head. Aroma of bread, bubble gum. Tastes sweet. Medium bodied, highly carbonated. Dry to tart finish.
tmongoose (2150) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
bomber shared amongst friends. poured a light to medium golden orange with thin wispy white head. slight aroma of the Belgian yeast. for me not what I normally would think in a tripel style ale. the flavor was short and crisp but quickly disappears. just kind of average for me.