DougShoemaker (3148) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrus, yeast and alcohol greet the nose. Amber colour, fluffy head. Bitter with golden raisins taste. Very breadish. Has the high carb/alcohol zing of a triple. Complex, quite good.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 16, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
There is a grassy aroma with a suggestion of hay. The mouthfeel is light to medium. I noticed a rather strong lemongrassy aftertaste. The beer was not as complex as I would have liked. Not signicantly hoppy or alcoholic to taste.
omhper (17466) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale golden coloured, very lively. Spicy, grassy. Subtle but comlex flavours. Medium bodied, rather sweet. Low bitterness.
carlitos99 (184) - The Big Apple, USA - JAN 23, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2005 great beer!
NJBeerman013 (1032) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the first Belgian that I’ve had so I can’t really compare it to others. However, I did like this a lot. Very good taste with quite a bit of flavor to hide the alcohol. Like the description says, it is very complex yet clean. Very noticable malt with a smooth slightly fruity finish.
fiulijn (12179) - Malmö, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blond ale. Nice hop aroma. Really dry, gets smoother as it gets warmer. Heavy body, but it lacks of flavours, just hop character. Good final, medium aromatic. Good but not distinctive.
joet (1919) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 5, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Wow, perfect glowing color and mousse. Beautiful. Something ’asian’ about the aroma and I can’t figure it out. The aroma is thin but I can also get some light barnyard stink. Citrus and alcohol heat in a heavier medium body with a creamy feel and bitter stops. Some lemon and mild cookie flavors. The characteristics seem to be wild pitches with this one and not any part of a strong, cohesive plan. One good thing about it: it belches excellently.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2001
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light bodied. Dry lemony finish. Not a true triple, but a very good trappist ale. A less expensive Orval.
Ernest (5623) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2001
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Faint aromas (even after a swirl) of bubble gum and cookie dough malt, yeast, lemons, and grain/straw (somewhat dryly hoppy, like a pilsner), with hints of ginger. Nice thick head that never fully diminishes on a clear yellow liquid. Medium body, slightly dry, barely sweet, slightly acidic, finish is both dry and lemony-acidic. Somewhat thin flavors; yeast, lemons, dry grain/straw, with some bready malt. Not bad, but rather drab and uninteresting for the style, could use more malt character and a touch more sweetness to offset the acidity.
fraternie (777) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2001
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very disappointing interpretation of a Belgian tripel. Virtually no malt flavor, except for the unenjoyable hay/grass/straw taste. Faily well balanced but tasted more like a pilsner than a Belgian. Way too much to pay for what tasted like an average German lager.