OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2002
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy medium gold under yellowish beige, medium size, short lasting head. Startlingly big bubblegum, fruity and and honey aromatic hit fading quickly to a bready dough yeast and faint wood alcohol. Honey, fruit and sweet caramel malt balanced by plenty of bitter to make things interesting. End and finish are slightly soft and sweetish. Alcohol well masked but not all that memorable.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice hint of citrus in the aroma. Citrus comes through in the body and balances the alcohol well. Finishes a little dry. Each sip leaves you feeling like the show is over, but nothing got concluded.
boto (1844) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUL 24, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Must have gotten a bad bottle. Powerful alcohol after taste, more sediment that I would normally expect. I’ll have to try this again, after reading some of the other ratings.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 20, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Definately liked the dubbel better. Nice citrusy,spice aroma and taste.Good carbonation makes it dance on the tongue.
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice fruity aroma and cloudy in color. Kind of lite tasting. Very good Tripel.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2002
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Yuck! Light citrus and yeasty aroma. Pale orange, white frothy head, fair lace. Very soapy and alcohol bitterness. Long bitter finish.
PhillyBeer2112 (2522) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent tripel. Cloudy gold color with a med, fizzy white head. Strong aroma: malty, fruity, yeasty. Some hints at peach and pear. Flavor is strong and sweet, with plenty of yeast. Its fruity, with pungent spicy notes of clove. Full alcohol presence. Outstandingly quaffable - I drank the whole big bottle in one quick sitting.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 19, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Hazy amber/yellow with some sediment. Thin and sticky white head. Light carbonation. Quite the plethora of aromas. Notes of grapes, plums, pineapples, Granny Smith apples, musty yeast, star anise and nutmeg. Uh..OK. Initially light on the tongue with a spicy introduction. Light body. Soft yet spicy. Fruity/spicy alcohol bite and doughy sweet maltiness. Anise flavor builds in the aftertaste for a brief moment, alongside a yeasty flair. Light carob sweetness, almost yogurt like. Finishes a bit drier and spicier. This is a complex Trippel that requires your attention throughout.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Powerful aroma - very nice! Spices, coriander, pepper: they’re all there in the flavor in spades. It’s a very peppery beer, I’d say. Though I’m not wild about it, this is a good, creative example of the Tripel style. Sourness (?) hinted at in the finish.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Signature tripel aroma of spice (pepper, coriander) and yeast. Hazy golden to copper color with a diminutive chalk white head. Malty, acidic and yeasty with a mild bitter and dry finish. Full flavored, acceptable body and a good tripel.