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 (2517) - 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.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 14, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2004 750 ML Bottle: Big bubbly head, hazy golden/orange color. Big fruity aroma. The finish was hard to take, as it was too acidic and had a metallic taste.
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - APR 6, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
very complicated tripel.
yeloow colour with some sedimentatin and a big head with ample lacing.
zesty , citric aroma.
has a great bubbly mouthfeel with the ideal amount of carbonation.
taeste has a nice malt sweetness balanced with some floral hops and a light zesty flavor from the yeast.
hides the alcohol very well.
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 (2158) - 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.