aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 8, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good basic tripel that is not very tripel like. Much closer to a Golden. Some light fruit grapish in quality with candy sugar and slight sour notes.
eleusis (70) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’m really surprised the ratings are so low. I think it’s really fantastic... acid, dry, bitter, and sweet somewhat like candy flavor. mmmmmm
TBone (14902) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 17, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 25cl (BB 07/2006)
Hazy golden color with thick foamy white head, lace. Mild nose has citrus and some fruity sweetness. Crisp carbonation. Attacking citric flavor with some bitterness and alcoholic warming in the aftertaste. I can trace some sweet notes also underlying there. Quite basic Belgium, drinkable but not very complex.
Dogbrick (10434) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer kind of strikes me as a "beginner’s Belgian". Pours a cloudy dark yellow color with a thick and foamy white head. Decent lacing. Champagne-like aroma with some fruit and yeast. Medium-bodied with a pleasantly fruity flavor, along with some yeast, pepper and light hops. The finish is citrusy and lightly spiced. The beer is well done, and despite not being very complex it is a pretty tasty brew.
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy yellow color with lots of white head. Citrusy, spicy aroma. Very dry flavor, lots of carbonation. Reminded me of a dry champagne. Not my favorite Tripel, but decent.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Assertively spicy aroma features plenty of coriander and bitter orange and a very pleasant sugary sweetness. Hazy golden blonde body with plenty of fine bubbles is topped by an immense, fluffy, white head that recedes very slowly with excellent lacing (just like in the picture)! Tropical fruit and pear flavour with some woody tones and a lasting sweetness. Soft and effervescent carbonation was pleasant on the tongue while texture was fairly smooth though perhaps just a touch oily. Bottle.
asheft (2825) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy gold with a cream sponge that lasts for the entire drink. Terrific aroma: strong spiciness mingling with orange, higher alcohols, some sour grape, and a bit of corriander. Flavour has some bitterness up front that lasts, higher alcohols are prominent before a woody, buttery taste. I find the flavour a disappointment after such a great aroma. Feels a bit warm and has a blast of carbonation. Unfortunately, this beer had an obvious astringency that lingered annoyingly. I probably won’t have this one again unless it’s on tap somewhere (I had this one from the bottle).
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wow, what an explosive head. Pours a huge and active frothy white head that doesn’t want to seem to go away. The head also has that nice chunking effect......
Aroma is pears, sweet and hoppy. Notes of fruit, caramel, and hops are present in the taste. Alcohol is present in the finish, but just slightly.
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
97 version. Pours hazy, dirty yellow. Minimal tan head. Nose has fruity yet estery aroma. Citrus notes and corriander. Flavor is of malt, candi sugar and apricots. Alcohol presence lingers in the finish.
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy golden color with a huge, frothy, diminishing white head. Very spicy (coriander) and yeasty aroma. Flavor of earthy yeast and citrus, bitter finish. Full body, oily and watery texture. A very standard tripel, does nothing special for me.