Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange with quite a few floaties. Nice carbonation level. Appealing nose, with notes of apple and pear. Rich malts (yeasty dough) with a subtle sweetness (vanilla, cookie). Some bandaid phenols. Mild bitterness and some spiciness in the finish. Pleasant tasting and enjoyable.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle conditioned at room temp from the Beer Bar in Glasgow. Good off-white head, golden orange colour. Citrus/yeast/hop/flower/honey aroma. Full mouthfeel, long hoppy finish. Good ’un.
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear yellow with a white lasting head. The aroma is very characteristic of a Triple; full and enticing. Well balanced sweetness with some spice and herbal hop flavors. A bit thinner body than what I would expect, but still enjoyable nonetheless.
Eirikur (351) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - OCT 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one like all the Bernardus beers really need to age.there is no perticular flav in that brew, it is just missing something.
zach8270 (3047) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2008 [33 cl. bottle] Hazy orange/amber color with a creamy head that lasts for a long time. Complex and potent aroma of fruits, yeast, slight spice and alcohol. Well balanced flavor that begins with a sweet yeasty flavor and has a nice spicy backbone and a nice peppery and citrus zing at the end. Good carbonation and very creamy.
mreeves (274) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice, hazy golden color, with lots of carbonation and a head that lasts forever. Yeasty and fruity. Very drinkable, hides the strong alcohol content very well. A very well-made and delicious tripel.
guzzler67 (1456) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber orange appearance with flocculation. Fairly large head had sparce lacing. Yeasty aroma with spicy overtones. A subdued sweetness lurks behind the well carbonated, medium-bodied flavor. Fruity/citrus finish. Not at all bad, just had higher expectations from this brewery.
Metalhead (615) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2005 BB date just a few mos away. Hazy golden color. Initially very fizzy but faded away in minutes. Sweet,yeasty and slight malty aroma,big citrus notes. Flavor is sweet and lightly malty with hints of spices,some kind of fleshy fruit I couldn’t pinpoint with some natural honey flavor in the finish. Have not had a tripel like this before. VERY good. And damn if half the bottle didn’t disappear with this rating.
4-01-05 Just tasted one that was a month past the BB date. HOLY crap. The best trippel I’ve ever had. My 2nd ever 5.
HopsformyHips (113) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy golden pour with a big long lasting white head, yet with little lacing. Aroma is yeasty and nice light citrusy hops. Same with taste yet nice sturdy malty backbone. Nice.
Pailhead (4236) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Aroma is strong with citrus. Reminds me a little of a hefe. A little malty too but mostly dominated by the citrus. Pours a hazy orangish-brown with lots of sediment. Nice white head and good retention. Flavor is citrus and slight alcohol. A little banana sneaks in, but not as much as the Pater 6. Finishes with a nice malty flavor with some citrus. Only a slight tad of bitterness in the finish. Has the alcohol warming effect as it goes down, but the alcohol flavor is not overpowering which I like.