gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted with the 8 and 12 which were much preferred. Nice flavor, but lite finish.
Inbreak (2194) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Old rating rerated 22.10.2014, 0,33l bottle shared with a colleague @ hotel room in Ulsteinvik:
Big slightly fizzy mediumlasting head. Aroma is mild fruity, flowers, yeast, hay, sugar, banana, citrus peel, leafs, sugar bread. Taste is slightly sweet grassy, sugar, weeds, grass, flowers, yeast, hay, bark, old leafs, paper, light malts, dried fruits. Medium bitterness, slightly dry and harsh mouthfeel. Nice enough.
sjorsvdg (76) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Een volle, ronde smaak, die zich onderscheidt van de meeste tripels. Hierdoor heeft het een eigen karakter.
mjik83 (169) - - OCT 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl flesje via Jumbo, Maastricht
Alcoholpercentage van 8%
Uitgeschonken in La Trappe glas
Uiterlijk: goudoranje kleurig met dikke witte, luchtige schuimkraag
Aroma en smaak: zoet kandijsuiker, fruitig beetje abrikoosachtig, Belgisch gist
Conclusie: bekend abdijbier, weinig op aan te merken
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
rockana (257) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 21, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33 bottle from Vrutak. Pours hazy pale orange color with medium white head. High carbonaton. Aroma of yeast, fruity, a bit bready. Bitterish with hints of sour. Good, but not my kind.
Valgreen (681) - DENMARK - OCT 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Home. Clear straw yellow, medium white head that last, good lacing. Aroma, malty, yeast, fruity, caramel, grass. Similar taste. Dry mouth feel. High carbonation. Warming alcohol. Nice bitterness. Aftertaste of malt, yeast, bitter hops, grass.
bursprak (664) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Delirium. Hazy light amber pour with a generous head. Yeast, estery, some herbal notes and toasted grains.
SarkyNorthener (2125) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Cotteridge wines. Golden beer with medium head and patchy lacing. Aroma of yeast, citrus and bready malts. Taste is citrus, bready, spice, cloves, a little banana and yeast. Fizzy on the tongue. Excellent beer, one I have I wanted to try for a few years now.
Scopey (7094) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Wallington Beer Fest 2014. It pours lightly hazy gold with a thick white heads. The nose is soft, doughy, toasty grain, cereal, boiled sweets and mild spice. The taste is bitter, toasty, cereal, bread, spice, warming alcohol, grain, stone fruits and boiled sweets with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Thankfully not too sweet. Balance works quite nicely. Top echelon tripel.
Alengrin (2124) - BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2014 The tripel in this series, if I am not mistaken this was the first beer with which they deviated from the Westvleteren staple, which they are historically allied with, as we all know. Medium thick, off-white, irregular head, opening after a while; colour a deep ochre blonde, slightly hazy at first, cloudy with deposit. Estery and malty aroma with hints of icing sugar, mango, brown bread, pepper, apricot jelly, cloves, bananas, apple sauce, calvados, raw potatoes, cinnamon, coriander, marzipan, freshly grated ginger, sweet white grapes, butterscotch, earth, dough. Taste begins with a pleasant fruitiness, citrus freshness but in a subtle way, quite strong and minerally carbonation, smooth but full, mellow mouthfeel, sweetish bready malts, yeasty, a bit starch-like with a dry, medium long finish bearing herbal and somewhat peppery hop bitterness along with the lasting yeastiness and booze, in the form of warming, agreeable, gin-like alcohol. Now here’s a good tripel: sweeter, more gentle and more bready than ’mother’ Westmalle, but on a par with this great archetype of the style, with a very good balance between sweet and dry. That being said, I don’t expect anything less from this trappist-related brewery. One of the top ten tripels from Belgium for me.
ForlornHope (69) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle at home. Aroma is yeasty, bready and slight resin. Pours a nice golden colour with some haze (my bad pouring) and a large white head. Taste is sweet with some balancing bitterness. Rich mouthfeel and a dry bitter finish. Overall, very good. A great brewery and a terrific example of a tripel.