DocLock (8240) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from an anonymous benefactor courtesy of the Pennsylvania Underground Beer Network (PUB’N). The pour is golden dark straw colored, turbid, with a fluffy, white head. Aroma has spicy florals, yeasty funky notes, citrus, and honey. Initially, the flavor is citric, yeasty, and floral, but as it warms, a definite honey and fruity presence is noticed, and this honey fruity element remains throughout,. nicely coupled with the florals and the spicy yeasty funk notes. This is a very unique and quaffable tripel.
phantomtwister (19) - BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The christmas beer from struise. He’s quite familiar with "stille nacht" from the dolle brouwers.
It’s a complex sweet tasting beer, sweet and lot’s of fruit.
Not my type of beer, but maybe it for someone else.
Gorbalev (2980) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry and Blankboy, Harry’s bottle from his Fall 2007 England trip. Really hazy yellow, good sized white head. Nice floral, perfume aroma, yet also lots of dry yeast, fruit sweetness, and banana as well - interesting and nice! Good taste - intense perfumy malt, a hint of sourness and lots of alcohol. Complex. A very nice and unique Tripel.
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (330ml). Shared with blankboy and tupalev, my bottle from England. Slightly hazy amber-gold with a decent white head. Wonderful aroma - possibly the nicest smelling tripel I’ve yet had - Belgian yeast, candi sugar, floral hops and fairly deep caramel malt - smells thick, if that’s possible. The taste has quite an alcohol component, sharply yeast, and quite pungently bitter - floral and grassy. Sugary, decently thick body, a nice bit of acidity and yeast - complex and satisfying.
holdenn (2086) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled blind at "Better Know a Style: Abbey Tripel". (thanks to a trade with ygtbsm for this extra) Pours a cloudy orange with an off-white head. Aroma is earthy caramel, citrus malts. Flavors are sprite like lemon/limes. With light caramels and really fruity. Slightly hoppy. Decent beer.
drewbeerme (3886) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sampled blind at "Better Know a Style: Abbey Tripel". pours dense golden with creamy off white head. nose of mint, toffee. flavor mint leaves, citrusy, apples, lemon, lime, yeast. creamy body. lively carbonation. interesting stuff.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Body-hazy yellow/light orange, medium ring of bubble. Nose-burnt caramel, corn sugar, smells very sweet, cigarette smoke, candy corn, light body odor. Taste-light metal, radishes, apple skins, saccharine on the back end (very sweet), very light almost hidden funk, watered down malt vinegar, light apple cider (like DuPont Reserve), some clay/earth, clove like spice, brown sugar, light cherry, low alcohol. All in all a little too sweet (without being sticky), very complex, estery, nice.
thewolf (11313) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Pours a light hazy orange-yellow with a small creamy lightly off white head. Good lacing on my glass. Aroma is absolutely fantastic! Caramel, clementines, apricot, apples, nutmeg, ginger and lots of toffee. Great mouthfeel. Flavour is lightly fruity tart with oranges, clementines, coriander, nutmeg, toffee. There is a clear vinious edge to it as well as a clear, bright bitterness. Wonderfully complex tripel - I should certainly buy a few for cellaring!
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, BB 10/11) Pours a cloudy orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of tangerine, citrus, ginger, coriander, pepper, and some vegetable. Flavor of citrus peel, breadiness, banana peel, and light floral.
fiulijn (15714) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2009 2009-02-07, draught at Plan B, Copenhagen, as Jesus, 6-2-7-3-13=31
Poorly served, with no head in a half pint glass; cloudy light amber color. Simple aroma; quite strong body; sweet malt flavor, with a touch of sweet liquorice and Belgian yeast; warming alcohol. Maybe too strong, a bit boozy, and not enough exciting.
2007-08-05, bottle, 6-4-6-3-12=31
Hazy copper color; big frothy head; high carbonation. Light aroma, with some caramel, fudge, very light sweet spices. Good body structure, with quite a lot of sweetness, but the flavor reminds me apricot jam, over all; there is also a light sourness. The bitterness is low; at the end there is also some alcohol perception. It actually tastes as if it’s a wrong bottle.