egajdzis (5116) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a cloudy golden color with a medium head that left nice lacing. In the aroma I detected some orange, wheat, yeast and some slight coriander. Taste started off with fruits such as orange, lemon, starfruit... at that point it became carbonated and there was a dry, woody taste. Very little alcohol was noticible.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2010 Corked 75cl bottle. The cork on this one as with the Abt12 bottle I had recently, shot out like a rocket after I removed the wire cage. I tried not to disturb the thick layer of sediment as I poured the first couple glasses. Fairly clear golden ale with an orange hue. Sizable white head settles down to a creamy layer of foam. Aroma is sweet and fruity and like most Tripels I’ve had. Flavor has a distinct citrus character, lemon and orange come to mind. Has a nice creamy mouthfeel that goes down real smooth. Alcohol is well hidden. The last glass I poured inevitably contained some yeast sediment. This glass was really cloudy and the overall flavor was less enjoyable. I’d recommend trying to leave the sediment in the bottle. This is a great Tripel that seems to be widely available.
TheBeerGod (4903) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clouded, dirty blond with a nice off-white head. Nose is full of spice and malt but also has some earthiness to it as well. The taste expands on these aromatic characteristics and makes this a wonderful beer. Finishes with a slightly smooth but spicy aftertaste. Good stuff!
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium bodied sweet triple. Loads of orange zest and caramel. Gets the job done.
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2004 [This rating is for the old 9% version] Hints of yeast in the aroma. A very dark beer that has a filling taste with hints of yeast and fruit. [The 7.5% version] An unclear orange beer with a fine head. The aroma is very sweet with an undistiguable powerful spice note and a weak note of black peber. The flavor is strond but flat yet the alcohol prickles even though it is just 7.5% ABV. In the middle it reminds me of flat wheat with notes of oranges and other fruits. It ends on a dry wheat note. The flavor is somewhat strange. It is definatly not as good as the Triple 9. This is not my beer. [6/4/5/4/11]
rickgordon (3828) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2004 Bottled.
Hazy pale yellow. Rich head. Fresh, dewy, ozon-like aroma with notes of green banana and canned pineapple. Sweet malty, smooth flavour with notes of fruits. Marshmallow-like palate.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 1, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange gold color, slightly cloudy. Large creamy head. Aroma is fruity, touches of banana, peaches and oranges, and yeasts.A medium bodied Belgian. It really doesn’t taste like a tripel, but it has all the other Belgian characteristics to it. Malts are fruity and sweet. Banana and cloves and spices are very evident. Nice bright yeasts. Very smooth taste. It’s a very nice beer. Nice soft mouthfeel. Lively carbonation. Mouthfeel is full and soft. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2005 Nice, but doesn’t strike me as particularly "tripel-ish". Lovely peachy gold. Nose is very yeasty, not too spicy. Light fruitiness and yeastiness continue in the flavor, very mild spiciness. A bit raisiny, some sugary sweetness. Creamy and smooth.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bernardus Tripel has all the classic flavour notes of a tripel, but is a little lighter both in alcohol and flavour.
LINKBREW (101) - Santee, California, USA - JUL 24, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful orangish gold color with nice white head. Spicy sweet aroma. Crisp, clean malty body, with some sweetness and fruit.