IPFreely (1471) - Sanborn, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden color, thin white head. Aroma was yeasty with citrus, banana, bubblegum, and a bit of spice. Similar flavor, the citrus and spice were a bit more pronounced. Sharp and slightly acidic mouthfeel with a touch of alcohol. Nice example of the style.
sayravai (4655) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 24, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2005 (Bottled) Hazy golden-orange color with a smallish, but lasting and creamy head. Quite strong aroma or red currant and yeast, with caramel syrup and some Poperinge hops. Quite bitter-hoppy, neutral and slightly papery flavor with crisp hops in the dry finish. The flavor is balanced, but not very complex. Medium-bodied, smooth-carbonated palate. Yeast brings lots of fruitiness, and makes the flavor very smooth, as well as hides most hops until the finish. A very well-made, well-hopped and balanced tripel, but maybe lacks the "edge".
(On 11/24/2003 it was 7-3-7-4-15=3.6) Cloudy with very little head. Fruity, hoppy, alcohol-like taste. Quite bitter, not as drinkable as Chimay triple. Fruity, even biting aftertaste. Has some sweetness in it.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very cloudy brew with a large creamy head. Nice citrus aroma. Slightly sweet with a bit of alcohol coming through. Quite a good example.
BückDich (5467) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 18, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy pale golden color with a light sticky head and lacing strung out like the Philippine islands. The aroma has all the tradtioninal notes of a tripel; banana esters, yeast, bubblegum, citrus. The flavor is lightly acidic with a mellow finish and an alcohol bite at the end. This is a very good belgian tripel with all that needs to be but isn't very complex which is why it won't be too highly rated.
Sham (1846) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy gold, with thin frothy head leaving behind a pretty good layer of lace. Banana aromas with some citrus lying about. Clove and more citrus in the flavors. Sharp and tangy palate with a finish of alcohol.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Translucent, straw colored. Mad headz, sparkling cream. Aroma was banana pudding, yeast, bubble gum, citric. Peppery on the tongue. Had all of the characteristics of a well made tripel. I like the way the beer seemed to settle on the tongue throughout the finish with different flavors....clove, yeast, bread, berries. Alcohol throughout, not overbearing. Well done.
BrianO (138) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice yellow color with small head, some yeasty floaties evident. Aroma is of Belgium malts with hints of citrus and the flavor shadows those characteristics. Palate is nice - soft with a crisp finish.
A little spicy. Good Tripel.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful orange-honey color. Aroma is of sweet citrus and bountiful bananas. Has some spiciness attributed to it also. Initial taste is sweet with a zesty citrus flavor. Very clean yet lively on the palate. Aftertaste leaves an impression of alcohol yet is not overbearing. A very good well rounded tripel.
ToadMan (558) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 31, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber color, big frothy head with lots of lace. Citrusy malt aroma. Flavor is sweet and malty with a fair amount of citrusy fruit. Fairly dry.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well, this was a slight let down, being a big fan of the Trippel. I had this on tap, and the aroma was great, big yeast and malts. The color was cloudy orange. The head decent for a Tripel, but it seems the higher the ABV the less head. The flavor is where the let down began. It was sharp at first but then after the first swallow became quite watery with no real after taste. This beer was served to me too cold at first, so I waited for it to come around a bit, but alas, it did not seems to improve. Not a good sign for a Belgian Tripel.