Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle, exp. 11/10/07: Deep golden hue. Frothy whitish head.Steady bead. Grassy sweetish grainy nose, apple, faintly hoppy, floral suggestions, perfumey, spicey/peppery. Lively body, smooth mouthfeel. Caramel, apple, peach, sweet fruit, mango, pineapple, melon, herbal, sticky bitter finish. Very nice. Pleasantly hopped.
argo0 (11094) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle, expires 10/11/07) Hazy apple juice body with big white head, Aroma is moderately sweet, herbal. Taste is medium sweet, herbal, some peach, light pineapple. Alcohol dryness in the finish. Medium body, some stickiness.
ElGaucho (2117) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Beer on the Pier brought by Shelton Bros. Citrus, somewhat tart aroma. Hazy, dark gold body with a good-sized, creamy/frothy white head and excellent lace. Higher alcohol profile. Rich, clearly Belgian, pretty carbonated, malty. A solid brew, although perhaps a little too dry, which is a bit of a surprise given the 8.1% ABV.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pour was cloudy amber, big fizzy white head. Yeasty was predominate, with some hops. Alcohol was right up front too.
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml. bottle. Hazy orange/amber color with a large white head. Yeasty, spicy aroma with some fresh cut grass and a bit of citrus. Fairly dry, grassy flavor with a bit of coriander and a very dry, bitter finish. Not bad, but would not go out of my way to buy this again.
jimhilt (2340) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 23, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a three finger, thick white head that slowly fades leaving a good lace. Cloudy amber color, with chunky bits. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Alcohol/herbal nose. Starts semi-sweet, nice balance of hops/malts, finish is alcohol with some yeast in the background. $10.05 for a 750ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Full-bodied nose - filled with coriander and mild spices. Slightly yeasty and bright: highly citrus and orange-peels galore. Dry finish, somewhat ashy. Mildly cloudy body - slighly orange-coloured. Pretty average overall.
notalush (4460) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Seems more like a strong saison than a tripel, but tasty none-the-less - very grassy, herbal aroma, wth loads of belgian sugars and a tangy yeastiness - kind of a dry mineral quality in the flavor, which is odd, but not unpleasant - floral, medium-sweet - apples and pears - lingering apricot - not great, but certainly under-rated.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - APR 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at the 2006 Pizza Port Belgian Fest. This Belgian Triple pours an orange gold color from a 750ml bottle. Small sized head. Aroma is fruity, sweet with lots of peach and apricot. A medium bodied Tripel. Malts are fruity and sweet, lots of apricot and peach flavors. Bright yeasts. Nice smooth taste. Lively carbonation. Nice fruity sweet throughout. Nice solid beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet.
TomDecapolis (4337) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On the house at Union Jacks in Boyertown (thanks Tom). Pours a hazy golden amber with a foamy off white head. Aroma was fruity, light spices, some yeast and banana. Flavors of the same. Both the aroma and flavor was a little lighter than some Tripels. But still very nice and smooth.