liinis (1315) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
amber slightly hazy with a white head. quite sweet and sticky. Rich in flavor and very pleasant aroma. very nice
tastybeer (1312) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours golden with a big foamy white head. Taste is candy sugar, berries, spice. Solid tripel.
cirtap (25) - Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours a light brown with small head. Aroma of spices, hops and some light fruit. Taste was sweet, fruity, spicy, and light hops. Medium body made it very drinkable. Not as good as other tripels but still a good beer.
piscator34 (1793) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled sample via lubiere. Pale copper in colour with strong and spritzy carbonation. Aromas are of dried apricot, pilsner malts, preserved wood and a bit of peat smoke(?). In the mouth the malts are soft and semi-sweet and complimented by spicy Belgian yeast, more dried apricot, and rock candy. Very mellow mouthfeel without any harsh alcohol heat or over the top spicing. Consumed past itís drink-by date, but this has aged in a unique (ie: the somewhat bizzare smoke aroma) yet tasty way.
sound67 (223) - Offenbach, GERMANY - NOV 17, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl bottle, with label as shown (fairly futuristic for a Belgian beer, donít you think?).
Bottle-conditioned tripel pours a familiar, slightly hazy yellow with a big, very frothy off-white head that has little staying power but leaves generous lacing.
Aroma of yeast, grapefruit and alcohol, some .- mildly - spicy herbs - no surprises there either.
Light- to medium-bodied beer with a smooth, but earthy mouth feel. Moderate carbonation.
Thereís more than a hint of aniseed in the taste, again, not uncommon in a tripel. Yeasty, of course, and the fruit in there appears to me as pear. Fairly sweet in the beginning. Medium-bitter finish and lingering sour, alcoholic after taste.
The sweet start puts me off a bit, I donít like my beers to be sweet. But the brew makes up for it in the finish, so the score is even, or, in other words, the result is: so-so.
Jukkabro (3486) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark orange colored with hazy appearance. Medium sized yellow head. Hopped and lemony aroma with yeast, some sweet sugary notes also here. Medium bodied. Flavor is also sugary with some cardboardy note, aftertaste turns to hopped, grainy and lemony with sweetness still.
wouterpulinx (27) - BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl. bottle, pours dark yellow, almost golden. Medium head, fades away rather quick. Good taste, some citrus hints, nice ending. Good beer!
Wim (2329) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2011 gold blond coloured sparkling body with a white head a spicy yeasty fruity aroma a spicy yeasty fruity sweet taste with a sweet spicy bitter finish
Yves (1787) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear goldblond coloured beer wih medium diminishing white head and lots of carbonation. Bit sour yeasty and fruity aroma mixed with some spices. Full palate bit sparkling and creamy. Finish is spicy ending bitter and rather dry.
harrisoni (10909) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl bottle from Dranken Geers. Gold/orange slight haze, thinnish beige head. Slightly perfumed on aroma. Some decent citrus orange/satsuma/tangerine flavours in the mouth, some hop too on the finish. Kind of a sub Karmeliet type tripel. Bit over carbonated. Itís ok, but not great.