Bloemart (257) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty good, but drank it around the end of a ferm beer drinking session, so I didnít write anything down on this one, so I must retry in a better state of mind
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2005
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden color with a thick white head that went away quickly. Gorgeous beer. Spice, alcohol, and some fruit in the aroma. Flavor is loaded with apple and apricot with a spice and a malt finish. Smooth mouthfeel. Great beer.
GregClow (2881) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden colour with a big foamy white head. Complex aroma with lots of fruit (citrus & apricot) & spice (clove & anise), and some rye bread as well. Carbonation is lower than some other reviews here suggest - maybe it varies from batch to batch. Nice rouch flavour, with apricot, almond, malt, and bitter licorice in the finish. The finish is short at first, but once it warms up, it starts to linger. The first half of the glass didnít impress me that much, but it got better, and Iím really liking it now as I get to the bottom of the glass. Thanks to Andicus for this one.
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 didnít 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 (12544) - 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 (4213) - 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 doesnít have a better score! (although 3.79 as of this review is respectable)