JMerritt (1915) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear gold in color with a small, bright white head. Lots of bubbles stream up the glass. Aroma of honey, graham cracker, and cloves with just a hint of alcohol near the tail end. Moderately sweet caramelized banana flavor, though I get just a bit of wet cardboard underneath the clean vanilla malt. Lightly yet sharply carbonated, very nice for the style.
BillKismet (3660) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange body with swirls of tiny carbonation bubbles feeding a lush head. Zesty, lemon-kissed yeast aroma segues intoa smooth bodied Tripel apportioned iwth a clean yeast profile that is mildly complex and makes for an incredibly drinkable brew. Mild evergreen essence, spicy hops, and estery inklings. Enjoyable Belgian malt backdrop, well-balanced.and absent any off-flavors. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a golden body with a white head. Fruity esters, fruit warming with a pear and honey tone. Sweet pine and a modest warming. A decent ale, not a great tripel.
bhensonb (13233) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light orange gold with a decent foamy white head. Aromas of pale fruits and Belgian yeast/spice. Near full body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is quite fruity, spicey and not very sweet. It tends to develop a fresh fruitiness with time. Excellent.
tlind2 (1437) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle (marked as 8,7%). Golden color, frothy off-white head. Spicy aroma. Spicy flavor with lemon peel and hops and a dry finish. Medium-full body, high carbonation. Similar to their blonde beer, but better.
hopscotch (10427) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle … Clear, light golden ale with a small, dense, white head. Great retention. The bouquet offers banana, clove, coriander and gentle tinges of mint and smoke. Medium-bodied with a raspy mouthfeel and prickly carbonation. The flavor is sweet toffee, candy sugar and spicy clove up front; moderate to medium metallic bitterness follows. The finish provides lingering honey and toffee sweetness.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This wasn’t the big spice bomb that I usually associate with the tripel style, which made it unique and a touch novel. This beer is far maltier than any other tripels, and still has enough spice to keep things interesting. A little different than my previous experiences with tripels, but still good.
Appearance was a golden color with a pretty minor amount of head for a tripel. Aroma was very faintly spicey - clove and all-spice. Flavor was a bit puckery and full of fruity overtones, with a sweet spice finish. Booze is evident in the flavor, but not unpleasant. Mouthfeel was dry and clean. Pretty good, and recommendable.
I had this on-tap at the BXL Belgian cafe in midtown Manhattan.
Stefano (1924) - Thisted, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden colour with a huge white head. Aroma is malt and heavy alcohol. Flavor is very spicy, too much for a tripel. Dry aftertaste, not the best tripel.
marcus (8305) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This clear golden ale poured with a generous off-white head and a sweet fruity aroma. It has a typical Belgian tripel flavor, which is yeasty, carbonated and spice-laden, with some banana ester. However, there is a harsh element, perhaps from the spices, that makes this brew a bit less pleasant than the top beers of this style.
malrubius (2324) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 31, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at pilsnerpeter’s. Thanks to everybody for their generosity. Hazy orange with head. Very clovey spicy yeasty grassy aroma. Spicy orangy honey sweet vanilla. Sweet. Pretty ok.