leaparsons (8085) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. hazy gold with an off-white head. Aromas are thin lemon, pepper and alcohol. Flavours are lemon, apricot, honey and yeast. Dry and bitter on the finish. Thinner in character than I expected.
kevnic2008 (8065) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow color. Flavour has alcohol, floral and some pear. Alcohol is really apparent.
Rune (8047) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle bought at Luvians in St Andrews when I could not find more Scottish beers to drink. Very lively when open – only half of the content found its way to the glass. When it finally settled the body colour could be described as hazy golden with a thin, white head. Aroma of spicy malts and late fruits. Tangerine fruits in flavour, joined by yeasty hops and liquorice sweetness. Medium bodied. Sweet, bit still decent drinkability [09.11.2008].
JorisPPattyn (7910) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden colour, white, good head. Nose made up by pale malts, grain, chaff. Very dry impression, alcohol, slightly perfumed and peppery. There is a slight sweetness underlying. Aftertaste is sweet. A good triple - but I estimate the old name, Cuvée St. Amand, was more colourful.
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer was delicious. Hazy gold pour with 2 to 3-finger, foamy white head. Nice aroma of spicy floral citric notes, along with some tart fruit and barnyard essences. The mouthfeel was bold and complex, with tastes of floral dry citrus, hops, and acrid malts. Nice balance and complexity. This one is a great trippel.
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gouden Tripel. 750ml with a glass to match. Explosive opening, huge foamy white head (as pictured), with great lacing over a clear yellow body. Aroma is sweet, and slightly spiced, real bready, dried pear, with some aged champagne notes. Taste is sweet, a bit musky, vinegar, pear, cobwebs, tangerine, and bread. Lively bubbles, dry mouthfeel.
gnoff (7844) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33 cl bottle as "Petrus Gouden Tripel", on April 25, 2009 at Bredaryds Wärdshus
Hazy pale golden color, fluffy white head. Acidic and some apple scent. Acidic, yeasty, alcohol taste. Spritzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2004 2nd bottle: Better than the first but still kind of bizarre. Hmmm... 1st bottle: lightly hazy yellow with a very nice billowy white head. Getting some really strange flavours out of this one. That don’t taste like the flavours that would indicate it is off but are not entirely pleasant. I have a second bottle so hopefully it will be more up to snuff.
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
This unusual, light Tripel’s combination of whispering tart fruitiness and simple bready yeast was initially unsettling, yet the appropriate mouthfeel and high drinkability factor eased it into the realm of enjoyment after a few sips. This one does not aim for mind-expanding complexity.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-Ample foam dwindles into the lightly hazy blond.
-The fluffy carbonation and decent maltiness create a efficient, pleasurable mouthfeel.
-White pepper spiciness decorates the fruity esters.
-A dusty, chalky, sulphuric note bothers the overall flavor profile.
Bottle; no date.
Meilby (7611) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear golden with a white head, Aroma has notes of malt, yeast, sugar and dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.