Damico (2213) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from ’09 as a very generous extra. This pours golden orange with a big off white creamy head. The aroma is amazing - like a fresh spring morning or moist jungle in the nose with hints of Belgian yeast. The flavor is sweet and malty on top of a full body with rich flavors of fruit, but nothing specific as described
tastybeer (1490) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours golden with a nice head. Aroma of candy sugar, apple/banana, and belgo yeast. Flavor is very sweet with some banana/clove shining through the booze. Full body.
Leighton (8751) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Funky 6. Pours vibrant yellow-gold with a sturdy, white head. Plenty of spices, Belgian yeast and sugary fruits on the nose. Some nice coriander, clove, candi, malt, alcohol and banana. Full bodied with strong carbonation. Sweet, warming finish with lingering Belgian character and spice. Very nice.
Braudog (5376) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (a nice one at that). Textbook pour -- bright yellow and active, with a bountiful fruity aroma. Rich with an earthy, yeasty undertow, this beer hides its 10% fangs well, drinking with a nice, light fruit-salad appeal. Kick-butt "light" beer -- introduce your non-beer-drinking friends to this one. (#4012, 11/7/2010)
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml Bottle: GUSHER! Aroma of Belgian yeast, malt, fruit, coriander, light spice, light clove, and slight citrus. Poured yellow/gold in color with a large, creamy, dense, white head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Very sparkling. Full of tiny, small, medium, large, and huge-sized particles throughout. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, Belgian yeast, alcohol, light coriander, light clove, and a hint of hops. Medium body. Average texture. Average to lively carbonation. Belgian yeast, coriander, alcohol, clove, and malt finish is lightly dry. 10%ABV is present and hot in the flavor.
unclemattie (3914) - Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle, Yellow Cap. Golden amber color. Heavenly Tripel Aroma. Honey, rubbing alcohol, green banana, and lots of fruity esters. Flavor of distant coriander, candi sugar, fresh banana, fruity esters, some alcohol. High ABV. Kinda too strong for me today, maybe more for a personal occasion. Very nice. A top notch Abbey Tripel.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl bottle. Large off-white head atop murky yeast-filled amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, banana, straw, some clove, light bubblegum. Taste is moderately sweet, banana, some boozy, straw, light clove. Sticky medium-full body.
marcus (5639) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours cloudy golden with a thin white head and a toffee and fruit aroma. There is a sweet and sour pale malt flavor with some interesting spice and a fruity bitter finish. A unique version of Belgian-style tripel that is very tasty.
bhensonb (9863) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 from Randall’s Wines and Spirits. Pours dark hazy gold with a foamy 4 finger off-white head. Aromas of yeast, peachy stone fruit and kandi. Near full bodied with frothy carbonation. It is very fruity in a slightly cooked way. The yeast/spice seems mildly peppery. With time the pepper seems to build in the mouth. Not a lot going on here, but the flavor is fairly intense and keeps the attention. Very good.
mensch (226) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy pale golden colored. Yeasty, lemony sour aroma. Light and fizzy on the tongue. Bright and dry malt flavors-apricots and sherry. Incredibly well disguised 10% abv. After putting all this work and all that malt into this beer, I would like to have some more assertive flavor and aroma knocking on my noggin. I suspect too much sugar and an overreliance on a venerable yeast strain. Still, a very pleasing quaff.