travita (4778) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy pale yellow straw color with a decent head. Nice head, nice smell, nice taste. Somewhat yeasty. Strong typical belgian smell and taste. Malty with strong alcohlic flavors.
zamco17 (134) - Corpus Christi, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pale yellow, high rate of carbonation, very very traditional Belgian. aroma kind of offensive, not a fan really
krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 pours a thickly hazed deep dark orange shade. tall, frothy, white head lasts long and leaves lots of heavy lacing. great aroma of sweet apricots, bananas, mild perfume and esters. this is a very full bodied tripel for sure. the heavy oil mouthfeel is fuller than most i’ve tried. very creamy and round through the finish. quite crisp with a thick butterscotch and toffee sweetness. dry bready finish has only the slightest hint of alcohol. excellent.
naivepegasus (361) - USA - OCT 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky orange with a light, soapy, rapidly dissipating head. Slightly sour, citrus aroma. Very spicy, citrusy taste. An interesting beer, but not entirely what I expected from a Bernardus.
brianbuntz (49) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 10, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a light amber with frothy head. Smell of tropical fruit, honey, and spice. Nice, thick mouthfeel. Wouldn’t have guessed that this has an alcohol content of 8%--it’s well hidden.
DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - OCT 10, 2007
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2008 A thick and meaty Belgian tripel - probably the densest tripel I ever tasted. Usually tasty bitterness with flowery banana type flavors - well done....I would recommend this for those who especially enjoy triples,not for novices.
b33r (830) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold color with giant white head and thick lacing. Big sweet, fruity aroma. Flavor was very sweet and fruity with light alcohol burn. Some citric notes. Great
downender (7752) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Burnished gold colour with a big, off-white head. Aroma of sweet malt, honey and spice. Flavour also started sweet with some spice, before a dry, bitter finish. very good.
probstblueribbon (3652) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle from Bieropholie, served cool in a tulip glass.
App.: Golden with infrequent yeast flecks, large white froth.
Aroma: Sickly sweet floral honey, some citrus and coriander/other spice, light pear/apple, apricots/peaches, saccharine sweetness...blech.
Palate: Medium body, smooth, soft carbonation, a touch syrupy.
Flav.: Plenty sweet, floral honey, some citrus notes, a little bite (alcohol?), some very fruity/bubblegum-like esters; quite sweet, a little tart and bitter enough for balance.
I guess, for me, Belgians are an even-numbered experience. Dubbels and Quadrupels are wonderful. Belgian ales and Tripels...not so much.
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours clear golden with fair white head, lots of sediment in the bottle still. Aroma is pretty yeasty with bready maltiness behind. Kinda flat carbonation-wise but with a nice mouthfeel. Flavor has good maltiness with a slight spiciness and mild fruitiness. Not really any outstanding flavors in this, it’s well balanced I guess, yeasty like it should be, and quite good overall. Finish is fairly dry and it has a decent bitterness to it. If it’s truly 8% abv, I would say it is well disguised. I’ll have another to decide.