GenDV138 (3210) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle at the DC Local Tasting. Hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of light funk, yeast. Tastes of citrus, herbs, spices. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
nimbleprop (5788) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours a hazy gold with some cloudy, white head. Nose has rotting tropical fruit, spice, yeast, candy, a little peachy. Flavor is creamy, peach, apricot, tropical fruit, candy, mild spice. Fairly creamy finish.
closey22 (1175) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Dark gold with lasting foamy lacy beige head; aroma is lightly malty sweet and Belgian yeasty; Flava is rich- a blend Belgian yeast sugar malt and hops; feels hick chewy foamy luscious; finishes dry yet malty tangy
alexsdad06 (6876) - Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle revisited since I didn’t rate this in the past. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, ample fruity character, pear, some citrus, spices, with some alcohol heat. Decent enough.
Darkmagus82 (1976) - - MAY 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From BA review on 1-29-12 -
Had on tap served in tulip shaped glass
Appearance – Pours a haze orange/golden color with a nice white head. The head fades slowly giving away to the very slightest bit of lacing.
Smell – Yeasty and sweet are the first detected; yeast cake and sweet fruits of orange and a bit of tropical mango and some banana are present. Then a bit of bready maltiness works its way through the aroma, with the whole aroma rounded out by a light alcohol/boozy aroma.
Taste – The taste is very similar to the smell only in a different order. As opposed to the aroma, the first taste detected was a bit more breadiness with some biscuit flavor. The yeasty flavor, present throughout, stays while the bread flavor fades giving way to a sweeter taste profile of mango, orange and banana. Like the smell however the whole taste experience finishes with a nice mild alcohol flavor rounding it all out.
Mouthfeel – A nice creamy body with a good level of carbonation. A good slow drinking/sipping beer; perfectly matched to its alcohol content.
Overall – While not the best Belgian triple I have ever had, very enjoyable none the less. Nothing stands out, but nothing brings it down; overall moderately balanced.
stevoj (2814) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not overly impressed with this one, head was on the weak side, light aroma and taste. I compare all tripels to Karmaliet, so it’s in some tough company. Decent but not outstanding.
bbbeer (592) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden yellow-orange with small white head. Aroma yeast, citrus, malt. Medium full body, lightly carbonated, minimal alcohol. Flavor yeasty bread, grass, faint orange/lemon. Not sure this is the best example of a tripel but as a beer works pretty well anyway.
boxofrane (2384) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from craft ale house. Pours clear orange with a medium sized white head that dissipates rather quickly. The aroma has banana, bready notes. The taste is fairly dry, banana, clove.
radagast83 (5606) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a clear golden orange color with a small slightly foamy white head. Aroma is nice light hops, some malts, and alcohol with some sweet sugar character here. Flavor was alcohol, booze, sweet cereal notes - yeast. Enjoyable.
Fritz123 (1285) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from my friend Gail. Thanks!! 12oz bottle poured into my tulip. Nice hazy golden light brown pour. One finger fizzy head. Some lacing throughout. Aroma of Belgian yeasts, bread, cereal, spices such as cloves and fruits. Taste is similar. You get the Belgian style yeasts, cloves, some light fruits, cereal and bread basket. A rather dry, bitter finish of hops. Lingering tingle on the tongue. Refreshing. Medium light body, medium heavy carbonation. Overall a very nice triple.