zathrus13 (1703) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yellow/gold color, with a rather large, white head. Aromas include hops, a little fruit, and flowers. Flavor is also flowery, with some malt. Ends is a little bitter. Palate id just right. Not top of the heap, but pretty good.
harvey (40) - Milano, ITALY - OCT 20, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden and opalescent, with a white foamy head of long persistence, compact and adherent. Very hoppy aroma with hits of wild flowers. Flavour is sweet and spicy, medium bodied with a dry hoppy finish.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shiny clear gold. Head big and puffy, but fades rather quickly. Nose perfumed and flowery, bit sweet. Flavor starts spicy and peppery, blends to some melon fruitiness, quite dry at the end, rather yeasty.
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color, Heavy yeasty spicy aroma and sweet taste, medium body, Light sweet spicy finish.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle bought up in Belgium. As pale as Fosters Lager. However this isnít carried through into the aroma or taste, as itís full of flavour, spicy and hoppy, yeasty and peppery. Excellent Tripel
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Harsh lemon and yeast in the aroma, slight hint of it being stale. The palate was softer than the nost was suggesting. In many ways a typical triple, yeasty, peppery, appley(and also pears), with some lemony acidity, slightly dusty, spicy mouthfeel, with a little alcohol in the finish, reasonably bitter, felt a bit stale though, yet it was within the use-by date, didnít like it as much as their others.
Krasulak (88) - Wapadrand, Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stubby 330 ml Duvellike bottle. Light golden with huge white head. Strong lacing. Powerful aroma of fruit, nectar rich flowers, green apple peel, fresh rising yeast. Intense and quite complex flavour: fruity, especially grapefruit, a bit sour but also sweet and bitter, goodly touch of ripe melon.
Lively carbonation- watch for those beer burps! Alcohol (not too shabby at 8.5 %) nicely tucked away. An absolutely delightful triple. Positively a threat to my sobriety.
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice Belgian Triple. Huge white head and a very lively mouthfeel. Good stuff!
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2004 Very powerful flower-hoppy, peppery-yeasty aroma even at a cold temperature. Interesting "conventional" light golden color - from a distance could pass for a light pale ale. Thick head with lacing so strong the lip marks actually stay on the glass! Flavor somewhat bland but with some intense fruity gushes, and a sweet-and-sour complexity going down. Like so many excellent Belgians the afterglow is the highlight of the brew - intensely bitter with grapefruit and slight raisin tinges ... and needless to say enough intense beerburp carbonation to cure even the worst indigestion. [Slight revision 09/11/2004: subtracted 1 point in Overall because the yeast element is slightly overprominent in the carbonation.]
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear golden hue, and a towering, fantastic, huge white head. Aroma is gorgeous and spicy, with citrus and honey notes. So far, itís a perfect profile for a tripel without even taking a taste.
And, that taste? Divine! Utterly lovely, light, buouyant, with a dazzling hop prominence at first, and a good touch of graininess in the texture. Sweet, light, and scrumptious, and the sugar starts to take prominence here in the middle.
An utterly unreproachable tripel, and a complete delight. Top-notch tripel, beautiful beer.