hallinghansen (1722) - Odense S, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle brought home by my parents in law. Hazy golden with a large white head. Aroma is perfume, yeast, spice, acetone. Flavor is yeast, perfume, alcohol, spices. Im not a tripel fan, but this is quite nice.
seymour (1307) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled on tap at the 2012 Schlafly Hop In The City festival. It poured a slightly cloudy golden color with weak white foam, no lace. Unimpressive aromas of husky grain, light earthy/citrusy hops, very light Belgian yeast esters and phenols. Flavors were weak, too, with none of the complexity you’d hope for in a classic Belgian Tripel. It wasn’t nearly as harsh as a 10% ABV malt liquor, but it wasn’t particularly well-concealed either. Overall, just not very smooth and enjoyable. I sure hope the expensive bomber bottles taste better than this. Perhaps this was just a stale batch and/or didn’t benefit from festival cold-crash ice boxes.
kdm1984 (586) - Missouri, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Incredible thick head that lasts and lasts. Very good lacing. Aroma somewhat faint, but some fruity phenols, acid, and spices. Golden appearance. Tastes very boozy (alcohol poorly hidden), astringent, tart apples, lemon zest. Alky burn strong. Ten percenter in ABV that tastes like twelve or more. Some good flavors in spite of that, but there are more balanced tripels for sure.
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750 ml. Clear golden body with a fizzy white head, rapidly diminishing. Aroma of spice, grain, sugar. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. Overly sweet plus overly spiced plus hot alcohol. Lacking balance and finesse. Basically a sugary, alcoholic mess.
jkwood04 (3258) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle in a Trappist glass. Pours deep golden/amber with a lacy,cream-colored head. Aroma of spicy yeast, caramel and a little bit of toasted malts, some light fruit, and floral hops. Average texture. Pretty good beer of the style.
gregwilsonstl (922) - Missouri, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Roasty, high alcohol,minimal thin white head, oak flavor. Floral. Solid beer...would be good in cask.
MadIndian (2284) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Yellow pour with a earth , fruit and bread aroma.
The flavors were interesting. Fruit , dough, spice. I liked this one.
Beerdedone (2465) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden straw color with a creamy white head. Aroma was quite sweet with fruity esters, yeast, candi sugar and honey. Flavor was lightly sweet with golden fruit, banana, caramel, yeast, honey and alcohol with a drying finish.
5000 (5984) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Bright straw originally, hazy, but near the bottom the bottle it becomes a bit dirtier with the sediment.   Ends up looking like an unfiltered American Hefe.   Huge frothy off-white head, very sticky lacing, strong carbonation.   Has a strong fruity grape juice sort of aroma, slight floral, fairly sweet.   Its like pineapple and grape juice, plus a little bit of alcohol.   Interesting.   Fruity on the tongue, both white and regular grape juice, a little tropical, fairly sweet, a bit yeasty.   Not too heavy, which is nice given its sweetness.   Finish has a lot of linger white grape juice.   Seems a little bizarre.   Not as mealy/sticky as most Americans, but also not as floral.   Entertaining at least, and very different.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy golden orange color with a 1.5 finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a thin lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.
Slightly earthy, spicy aroma with lots of estery fruit notes. Subtle barnyard earthiness with grass and hay hints along with peppery spice, especially corriander. Decent malt presence along with sweet booze and light fruit.
Medium bodied but on the fuller end with lots of tight carbonation up front. Slightly earthy with subtle grassy hops which compliment the dry spiciness. Peppery with some coriander maybe grains of paradise. Very dominant overpowering the other notes and lingering into a boozy, dry finish. Decent malt backbone adds fullness to palate. As it warms sweeter fruit notes emerge with hints of orange peel, tangerine, apple and light berries. The Abv is decently masked with a decent amount of booze-heat in the finish but not too overpowering. Decent but way too heavy in the spices for my liking and not all that complex.