baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2002
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I’m a Belgian virgin, so I can’t honestly say how this conforms to the style or whether it matches the actual Belgian Belgians. No matter. This is my new favorite beer. Awesome drinking. I had my second bottle of a four-pack tonight and I looked forward to it all day. (I notice that this is the highest rating I’ve given since Sprecher Black Bavarian. Obviously this brewer is doing something right.)
julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very complex and medium bodied beer. It changes flavor as you taste it. The balance of malt and oats and hops is perfect without being overwhelming in either categories. Definitely a favorite.
Drew Blood (151) - Mt.Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2001
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is great beer. Similar to the Abbey Tripple offered by the New Belgium Brewing Company, but it is not bottle conditioned. If you are in the midwest, look at those neck rings in the Specher sections and give this a try.
soulrefugee (46) - Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Anytime I find a nice high alchohol ale made in the U.S. that is low priced compared to its european counterparts (belgian ales, in this case) and competes on taste, I rate it highly. Plus, this is the best Sprecher beer I've tried. It has a nice rich flavor. Also, I've tried the real Belgian ales, and yes they do taste more distinguished, but not in proportion to how much higher their price tag is. I'm just saying for the price, this ale really is great. I wish more american breweries made this kind of brew. I really recommend it. Its got a nice rich, subtly sweet taste.
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 26, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is a domestic version of a classic Abbey Triple brewed with an authentic Belgian strain, imported pale barley, malted wheat, and oats. East Kent Golding hops give the finish of this beer a nice dry/bitter balance to the malty and fruity flavors of this beer. Coming in at 8% abv, it is a soothing, relaxing brew, the perfect beer to unwind with, and a great beer to match up with a number of hearty dishes. This beer is aged for 5 months before it is released, giving it time to round out, and become one polished and classy beer.
Sprecher Abbey Triple pours to a beautiful, deep golden color with a tall and rocky white head that eventually fades and a lively carbonation. The nose on this beer is fantastic with some spicy yeasty aroma paired with some sweet malty aroma and fruity esters. The palate is slick and candied on the tongue with nice pale malt flavors, malted wheat flavor, "Belgian yeasty" flavors, paired with estery fruit. Abbey Triple finishes with all of those big flavors up front, then ends with a dry hop bitterness paired with a soothing bite of peppery alcohol.
benpickens (442) - Camarillo, California, USA - JUL 28, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours clear god with a light white head. Yeasty aromas of bubble gum and stone fruits. Sweet up front with an off dry finish. Despite the cumulative rating its garnered, its one of my favorite beers.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 27, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ok, so I read the commercial description on here after I opened this, so I had to let it warm up a bit before drinking it. Damn, that means I had to have my Black Baverian while I waited. Things that don't suck. Needless to say, it was worth the wait. This is a damn good beer! Props to my boys at Sprecher.
bpreo (2067) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
When it comes to Abbey Trippel beers, this one from Sprechers might be as good as they come.
nsvorp (23) - Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Better on tap than in a bottle. Decent flavor of fruits and a hint of caramel, but not the most complex in this style. Easy to drink and enjoyable!
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 31, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark orange with a semi-clear body that leaves a thin trace of white lace. The aroma is orange, candy, grass, wheat, "orange drink" with a spicy herbal nature in the nose. The taste starts malty with orange peel bitterness, followed by a pale wheat twang, with a cordial alcohal feel on the palate that is heightend by a bitter hop feel. This is a rough version of a tripel, with the high presence of alcohal it seems they had a tough time taming this brew. This is one that will def mellow with age.