BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAR 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber body, minimal head formation. Sweet berry, jammy aroma. Smooth creamy palate, vanilla and blackcurrant. Good bitterness to the finish.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer poured a reddish gold color and formed a bubbly white head that left circular lace as it subsided. A good deal of carbonation is present. An aroma of apple, pear and banna with some malt present, with a slight medicinal quality. A flavor of malt and fruit, mostly elements present in the aroma. A warming aspect of the alcohol is present. A bit sudsy in finish. Not a bad triple, worth a try but there are better ones out there.
Suttree (6013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I like a triple to be fairly dry. This seemed to me like a pale doulbe, I guess. Big malty nose, sweet flavors at the front, finishes sweet. Not to my taste.
Beerhound (16) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I first sampled Duinen Tripel at the Great Tucson Beer Festival in October 2002. I was less than impressed with that tasting, and described it as "a Hefeweizen gone bad, with some vodka or rubbing alcohol tossed in." Since it's Belgian, and I really like Belgian beers, I figured I should give it a second chance. The color was light gold and very clear, almost like a glass of pilsner, and there was a fair amount of head. Initially I detected very little aroma, maybe a bit of fruit and bandaid/phenol, and there was a slightly sweet malt taste. As the beer warmed up, the taste and aroma developed nicely and reminded me somewhat of Paulaner Hefeweizen. The alcohol was quite evident, but thankfully the vodka/rubbing alcohol taste I noticed at the beer festival was absent. All in all I'd have to say this beer is much better that I originally thought, but it's not the best tripel I've had. Would I drink it again? Yes, but I'd pass it up for a bottle of Grimbergen or Duval.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet fruity nose, medium straw color, medium head. Lots of rising carbonation; a few pieces of hanging black sediment. Fairly thick mouthfeel; pronounced alcohol presence. Sweet finish. Not great.
jefyou (39) - Menlo Park, California, USA - JAN 15, 2003
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Swwet raisin flavor, no head, syrupy, Good not great triple.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mild apple,pear,banana aroma.Dark blond appearance with white slimey particles you can feel on your tongue.Flavors of apricots, apples and gummi bears.Mild bitter aftertaste.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not bad nothing special rather have other tripels. Some hop flavor a little sweet and spicy.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 1, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
i´m not much of a huyghe fan but this is probably the best of theirs that i have tried. dried apricot aroma. taste of golden syrup and nutri grain. would be better without nagging huyghe hospital taste
goz (358) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden pour, white head dimishes quickly. Aroma is soft, with some fruitiness. Flavor is very fruity - apple, pear, banana, peach. As it warms, it gets more vinous and the alcohol starts to show. The tiny bubbled carbonation dances on your tongue on it’s way through.