airen99 (20) - Bellevue, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mmm... slurp, slurp. So it looks like mud, but so does every other tripel out there. Great aroma, very bubbly, almost champagne like with a nice and short aftertaste. And you can’t really taste the 9% alcohol in here. Perfectly balanced beer to be drunk in large amounts.
garv (24) - dalton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
’Every bit as good as the top authentic Belgians. I did a side by side taste test with Duinen Tripel, and while subtly different; no worse, no better.’ this is what i said about Allegash’s tripel. I give this one point less than the Allegash only because it is authentic Belgian and should be a touch better than an American copy...
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2002
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Honey color; Effervescent head that will not stick to the glass; Heavy honey in the nose. Almost Mead-like. Lots of musk and honey. Way too sweet. Obviuos alcohol. No balance- just sweet nastiness.
Indra (2527) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 28, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Citrusy, spicy aroma. Dark, semi-opaque golden color. Some white wine-like notes, some honey and citrus, mixed with the malts that make this a tripel to begin with. Lively finish, semi-dry. Quite a nice beer.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 28, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
orange colour, big creamy head, yeasty, spicy and citrusy aroma, smooth, nice long bitterness - a beautiful tripel
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 23, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Definitely not as good as their double. Too spritzy and astringent for me, but then again tripels aren’t really one of my favourites (save New Belgium’s).
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 14, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
classic belgina. filled with yeast and spice on the nose. you see the sediment floating around. another gentle beer with an acidic hop taste. somewhat grainy with mellow notes of spice. This beer is so cloudy that despite Utah’s current high pressure system i once again am thinking of 36’ dumps and face shots.
Ernest (5868) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially average sized, creamy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is murky from lots of large particles (note: I like this type of appearance), dark yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is heavily yeasty (dough, earth/mold/cobwebs, faint horse blanket), moderately hoppy (citrus - grapefruit and lemon, perfume), lightly malty (light bread), with a strong alcohol scent, some ginger and bubble gum, apple, white wine. Flavor is heavily acidic, moderately sweet, moderately bitter. Finish is moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, dry and syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately astringent, chalky, heavy alcohol. The flaws, IMHO: alcohol sticks out like a sore thumb in aroma and finish, aroma is not bright (overpowered by yeast), too much acidity.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2001
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A slightly cloudy golden. Lovely creamy head and lace. Nose is full of fruit and grainy malt. Out of this world aroma! My good lord this is fantatic.Big malt profile with essences of fruits and spices and citric qualities. Sooo soft,smooth and intricate. Very lush and livley mouthfeel, the beer actually dances in your mouth. Disgustingly drinkable for such a strong beer. Flawless and the best tripel (will have to drink gmonkey again) I have had to this point. I love this. Only if I can find it cheap like some of you guys. ($5 a bottle)
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 28, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, this is truly an extraordinary beer. The complexity is simply amazing. Plenty of malt hints in the aroma and a very sweet taste. The alcohol is beautifully hidden. World class by any means.