kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
hazy golden with thick white head dissipates quickly. little lacing. aroma is earthy, fruity and malty. taste is apricot and spice. another great beer from st. bernardus.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - APR 24, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle this pours a nice golden color, very clear with a fizzy white head. Very crisp and sharp tripel with a nice bitter finish. This didn’t have the malt up front i was expecting, but a very dry tripel throughout with a very nice crisp snap to it. The spicing in the finish really made the fruit in the malts stand out.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 20, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
My first Trippel (thanks Jeff) - Creamy mountains of foam and loads of carbonation as well in the pour. The prickly mouthfeel quickly expands and decompresses to become smooth and creamy. Body is like banana cream pie in a glass. The drinkability of this is just ridiculous.
TBone (11750) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 20, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (BBE 2004)
Hazy honey-orange color, good off-white color. Lots of floating yeast particles. Aroma starts metallic, then fruity- apricot, yeast, smoke, chestnut and anise - when it warms licorice.. Sweetish fruity: pear, typical St. Bernardus yeasty licorice flavor. Bitterish long aftertaste. Complex and rich abbey triplel.
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy pale yellow. Thick white (vanishing) head. Thick mouthfeel, full bodied. Sweet, fruity nose. Bitter flavour with segments of bananas. Very small hints of sweet liqorice. Slight citric.
nick76 (4140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is a nice mixture of butter, cheese, herbal hops and alcohol. It looks as good as nay I have had. It is a hazy but rich golden color. It has the nicest head a beer could have. It resembles a huge cream froth on a latte. The taste is everything you expect in a beer from Belgium. First you get a sour maltiness followed by sweet fruit, and some butter. Just a hint of spiciness that lingers into the aftertaste along with a return of the malt taste. Only moderately complex but perfectly balanced. Great beer!
SayNoToCoors (65) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! This beer is GREAT! This brew is nice, creamy and is silky smooth across the palate. Has good fruity flavors mixed in with some candy like goodness. I am pretty amazed that this beer doesn’t have a better score! (although 3.79 as of this review is respectable)
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - APR 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2005 Foamy snow white head, muddy orange body. Sharp fruity aroma, orange and citrus, with notes of cookie and yeast. Rather tame malt and fruit flavor with marzipan hints. Rather low on CO2. Alcoholic finish. OK, but not the most interesting tripel.
BrianG (44) - Big Stone Gap, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a cloudy gold. Nice large head that lasts pretty well. There was some lacing down the sides of the glass as the beer was drunk. Some particulate matter in the beer, but that just added to its character. Smooth beer with a great taste. The finish was ever so slightly bitter. Great beer.
BBB63 (5701) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden hue that was topped by a big fizzy and frothy white head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of candi sugar, caramelized malts, pear, apricot, floral and heather, star anise, white pepper, and a touch of wood. The taste starts malty and sweet with a dose of fruity twang. The finish is mildly spicy and a hint of alcohol. The feel is somewhat sticky on the lips but fizzy but the tongue. Nice brew, quite quaffable.