FROTHINGSLOSH (4472) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2007 This is my favorite style of beer. Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured a hazy orange-gold with a very large yellow-white head. The aroma was a very pleasant mix of sweet, fruity spicy and yeasty elements. The mouthfeel was thick and substantive. The flavor was sweet, spicy, fruity, and tangy. There was a light peppery element towards the finish. The finish was long, sweet and tangy. Very very nice.
obxdude10 (1964) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Exceptional beer, golden in color, one glass the head was retained all the way down to the bottom, but the next glass the head disappated very quickly (kinda weird), lacy white head, another beer with that nice warming effect from the high alcohol content, very strong aromas, smelled of alcohol, spices, grapes, very strong flavors as well, including grapes & different spices, very smooth aftertaste, a very drinkable beer, a lot of its charactertists were similar more to a barleywine than a Belgian ale, all-round very excellent beer
egajdzis (5169) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2006 Draft, Batch 1, brewed 7-24-02... Poured a clear gold color with a small white head and sticky white lacing on the glass. Aroma of spicy cloves, banana, citrus fruits, and cardamom. Taste was fruity, some tart citrus, light yeast, candy sugar, and a light alcohol finish. Rather juicy, with a creamy mouthfeel. At 3.5 yrs old, this is an awesome tripel!
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was the ’02 aged vintage edition that was special on tap on 2/3/06...
Appears a hazy light gold with a a small white head that slowly fades. Tiny bubbles slowly crawl to the top of the glass. Spotty lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of warm vanilla, peach, apricot, and fresh bread. Perhaps a touch of spiciness and banana way in the background. Very mellowed out though compared to the newer batches.
Taste is also of the aromas. Nice little yeastyness touch to it that picks up that Belgian breadiness that makes this a winner.
Mouthfeel is sweet, warming, yeasty, fruity, and slightly prickery.
TheBeerGod (5007) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged - courtesy of hopdog! Pours an effervescent gold with a billowing foamy white head that keeps on building like a summer storm cloud. Eventually, it dies leaving a sticky, delicate lacing around the edge of my Allagash glass. Aroma is sweet with big fruit notes (pear, tangerine and tropical fruits), Belgian yeast, candi sugar, sweet malts, soft spice and light flowery notes. Taste is equally delicious! Lots of fruity flavors (pear, tangerine and mango, perhaps), along with more Belgian yeast notes, sweet malts, fresh cut flowers, soft spices and candyish notes. Body is medium with lots of carbonation. Sticky in spots as well. Finishes with more sweet malts, ripe fruits, soft spice, Belgian yeast, candi sugar and some doughy bread-like flavors. I didn’t notice the 10.3% at all! Delicious beer! I’ll have another!
ShKincaid (9) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2008 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light color with sweet light malt taste. Very smooth with a slight spice aftertaste. Perfect beer for a cold winter night.
BBB63 (5701) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks John for the bringing the bottle to the gathering: A clean honey hue with a small frothy head. The nose detected cardamom, clove, pepper, candi sugar, honey, biscuity malts, and a touch phenolic. The flavor profile starts with a nice fruity twang and a big sweet sugary background. There is a moderate amount of spice before the grassy bitter finish. The feel is oily and lush, sticky and warming. This is really good and I didn’t find it cloy as others did.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml Bottle from Dunmore Deli, Dunmore, PA for $8. Like the last rater mentioned: "juicy fruit" flavor is prevalent! My initial sip was unpleasant because it seemed overly sweet but it grew on me. A sugar cookie-like malt honey flavor coincides with a soft comfortable texture which seems to have perfect carbonation. I also detect fruit flavors of lemons, candy apples, and strawberries. The aftertaste reminds me almost of what strawberries and bourbon would taste like as the alcohol starts to make itself known. This is an enjoyable beer but would rock my socks if they toned down the sweetness. Granted, I usually don’t find too many triples as complex or as entertaining as this one.
thirdeye11 (5380) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml bottle thanks to exiled) hazy golden with a lasting fine white bubbles and excellent lacing. Nose of tart cherry, leather, Belgian yeast, sweet peppers and honey. Taste of tart black cherry, currant, puckering, Belgian yeast, lightly spicy, leather, tangerine. Very nice carbonation, great linger. This was excellent, and in my opinion would stand up to almost any Belgian of the style!
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of kramer. Golden/orange, minimal white head, fades to film, ring. Tons of candi sugar/candied fruits up front, apple, pear, banana. Faint alcohol. Flavor on par. Pear comes through the most, still candied apples, banana, light warming alcohol. Sticky sweet on the palate. Probably too sweet for most, but in triples I dig it.