TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Ortinos Northside. Pours a hazy golden orange with a smaller white head that left minimal lacing. Aroma of spices, orange and yeast. Flavor of yeast, citrus, clove, banana, peppery and various other spices.
Quevillon (2644) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Post-mondial Tasting. Belle blonde, bon collet qui dure. Arome d’épice sucré plaisant. Goût trop faible pour un triple.
beerbiere (101) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear golden brew. Nice head, lots of laces. Strong aroma of orange, some pepper in the nose as well as an herb I cannot identifiy (coriander?). Extremely well balanced. To my opinion, its main interest is you can never tell wether it is more sweet or bitter. Flavor is of citrus and powdered sugar (sucre en poudre) and a bitterness of orange peels. Round mouthfeel, easildy drinkable. Very nice tripel.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2009 In short: A tasty and crisp tripel with an intense dry noble hopping. One of the best tripel out there. Underrated.
How: Bottle 750ml/330 many times. This re-write for a fresh (about 6 months) 750ml bottle.
The look: Partly cloudy golden body topped by medium white head leaving good lacing
In long: Nose is fruity, grassy and spicy. A rather complex taste. Main attractions are the fruity yeast (not focussing on any particular fruit), nice mix of spices (again with a lot more than just the usual coriander) and a whole lot of dry noble hops. Just citrusy enough to give it a pleasant refreshing tartness. Body feels full rich and crisp at the same time. Finish is very sharp (almost aggressive) and dry. With some age on it the finish becomes less sharp/dry and the fruity flavours take more room. I prefer fresh. 9% abv very well hidden. One of the best Tripel out there. I buy these this beer in large quanitities. Even bought a full 24 not so long ago. And when it’s all gone it leaves a hole in my heart almost as big as the one in my wallet.
DruncanVeasey (7633) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy gold, heavy and resiny. Finishes quite bitterly. Smells like a tree. Girlfriend couldn’t finish it. Run-of- the-mill elephant tranquilizer.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
No date. Clear gold with a modest, fizzy white head. A single side of the glass is filled with bubbles moving very quickly from bottom to top, the rest of the glass is clear. Nose is rich, sweet, malty. Light fruits, hops, and yeast also. Same flavors, a bit of musty funk, yeast adds some spicy and doughy notes, herbs and alcohol in there, also. Full, balanced body. Great tripel.
TaktikMTL (6401) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 330 ml ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur fruité (Poires entre autre). Apparence: La couleur est blonde orangée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un énorme col mousseux sculpté et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel et d’épices. Courte durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Forte effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de caramel et d’alcool en arrière goût. (Rating #473)
HogTownHarry (6200) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2008 Draught. At Cole’s, Buffalo NY. Poured pale clear slightly bubbly gold (got hazier as it warmed) with a smallish white creamy head. Pleasant fruit/spice/alcohol/yeast light bitter hops aroma, the taste was quite similar although very smooth with a surprisingly spicy bitter lemon zest medium-long finish. Average body, quite sticky, decently carbonated, subtle and nicely complex - a very good and easy-drinking tripel which I think I might rate higher from the bottle - just a guess. ** Original rating 7/3/8/4/15 --- re-rated April 18 2008 - much, much better, complex, tasty, smelled great.
Beerdedone (2933) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours golden/orange with a fat white head, very smooth tasting with a little bite upfront, smooth like silk on the way down. great sweet taste, i loved this beer, very drinkable.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold blond colour, average white head. Malty and fruity aroma. Full body, rather bitter finish with a light fruity ending.