wilkie (1209) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very frothy with white head. Slightly darker than I expected. Looks and smells more like a dubbel. Light yeasty aroma. Very light flavor. Spicey, bitter finish. Dissapointed. Overall, flavor is thin and off tasting--with a sour astringent taste in malt flavor. Grass in aftertaste. Not gonna buy this overpriced beer--shoulda got the westy instead that I was eyeing. Damn! Too bad I have to pay for the beer.
JMerritt (1676) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yellow, very murky with many suspended particles. Head is medium and white, mostly diminishing. Looks yummy! Very honeyish aroma, similar to mead, with hints of peach, but otherwise a bit weaker than what I would expect from a tripel. Malty and yeasty flavor, sweet of honey and clover, with an alcoholic and metallic finish. Very full and chewey, as if I was eating a chunk of honeycomb.
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad. Good size soapy head. Nice opaque creamy-yellow color, similar to other tripels I've sampled. Very nice banana malt-dominated flavor. Well balanced, smooth. Thanks lipskin!
hotstuff (3340) - Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A large sized foamy white head that contained fine-small sized bubbles that mostly diminished. The body was quite hazy and there was a considerable amount of lively carbonation observed. The hue of this beer was yellow-gold. The nose was malty, sweet, spicy, and some banana notes. The flavor of this beer was malty, spicy, fruity, and citrus. The mouthfeel was quite smooth and somewhat dry. The lacing was very sparse. I recommend this Abbey Tripel to those who enjoy this beer style.
thedm (4773) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 24, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Finally a decent brew after rating about 5 swill beers in a row. This bottled brew poured a very large head of foamy white colored finely sized white colored bubbles that left behind a poor lace and a hazy yellow brown colored body with some chocoate colored yeast swirling around in it. The aroma was floral wheaty malty and a little fruity while the mouthfeel was tingly smooth from star to finish and quite nice. The flavors were evident right from the start with notes of vinuous alcohol, malt, hops wheat and some spice.
jerohen (1865) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2009 Hazy, golden coloured, thick lasting head, absolutely beautiful. Aroma of citrus, some spices and yeast. Spicy flavor, citrus again. Not overly complex, but very easy drinking. Nice tripel
skortila (4166) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicy and yeasty nose; sweet. Hazy, yellow/golden coloured with a nice lasting head. Taste is quite sublime. Well balanced taste between fruits, spices and yeast. Dry mouthfeel.
jsquire (2957) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Murky yellow out of the 11.2 oz. bottle. Lasting white head with nice Belgian lace. Crisp nose of spice and yeast. Nice flavors of corriander, lemon, banana, and yeast. Dry finish. I love this style and this is a good example of it.
Kinz (2971) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep gold, lots of floaties, great pillow head. Aroma strikingly similar to the Pater 6, focused bread, not what I would expect from a Tripel. More whole wheat exerts itself on the palate, a faint fruitiness emerges as the beer hits room temperature. Tasty, but not what I was expecting at all. Give me some more funk!
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear light amber body topped by a large white head. Sweet yeasty citrus aroma. Some definite malt aromas come through. The flavor is kind of boring, malt with some banana and spice. Heavily carbonated mouth-feel. A bit disappointing.