MoritzF (8676) - Bochum, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[33cl bottle] Hazy, golden colour with a medium-sized foamy white head. Dusty and sweet malty nose with ripe peaches and oranges. Sweet flavour, full bodied, calm on carbon. Solid malty and grainy, moderately yeasty and fruity taste with rather delicate spicy notes. Medium-dry, bitter-sweet malty and slightly grainy finish with subtle fruity notes and a light herbal hoppy touch. Good [10.I.09].
piscator34 (2036) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled sample via lubiere. Dark gold in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas of under ripe apricot, yeast, doughy malts, and herbs. Dry and fruity in the mouth, with notes of citrus fruit, black pepper, metal, and a bit of booze. Slick mouthfeel upfront, followed by a drying bitter finish. A fairly good tripel.
leaparsons (8641) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy orange gold with a white foam. Aromas are caramel malts with yeast. Some spiced oranges. Flavours are soft citrus with yeast. Dry and yeasty with spicy hops. Decent.
thewolf (11338) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bought @ Estate Wine, Holstebro.
Pours muddy orange-yellow with a small, fizzy, frothy, white head. Settles as a thin film. Aroma is very powerfully fruity. Oranges dominate, but there are apple, melons, grapes and apricot. Good yeast and maltiness as well. Medium carbonation, nice creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is pleasant, rather fruity tart, some dustiness, some honey and a dry apricot finish. A bit weird for a tripel, but it is still very refreshing.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex, balanced, cloudy, rocky head, good brew
Marko (4168) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of and shared with heavy (thanks!). Different, old looking label (three dogs? with beers)... probably 2004
Opaque apricot juice body, small slightly off white head that went away at a medium pace. Pungent malty nose, oranges covered by an overly thick layer of dust. Soft, qzute sweet taste, chocolate hm. Dust, light orange, as with the Abdis we’ve had earlier, no real Tripel characteristics. Somewhat stale apricot juice. Bit chalky, some honey. Expected better. Will rerate if I find it fresher.
heavy (2248) - Split, CROATIA - JUL 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.33 l bottle from belgianshop.com, produced in 2004. It poured very murky orange body with medium head that went down soon. Big amount of yeast left in the bottle no matter of swirling it. Beer had yeasty spiced and orange aroma, mild rounded and quite nicely cloying. Flavor is bittersweet, fruity, with sugar candy, caramel beside other, herbal spices. Not so complex as it might seem from my description, rather simple. Alcohol is very well hidden in its medium thick body. Quite long bittersweet candy and fruity finish. Pretty good, typical tripel, although I’ve seen better for sure.
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazy orange colored beer, with a small white head. The aroma is floral, with coriander and lychee. In the taste are notes of citrus, banana and apricote. Also tones of overripe fruit. There is yeast with a light bitterness. This is getting stronger in the aftertaste. There is some sweet too. A good lovely tripel.
yespr (33727) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RB2008# 2000: 33 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a huge creamy and white head slowly diminishing and leaving a nice lacing on the glass. Mild fruity and yeasty aroma with a mild acidic to citric touch, mild spiced too. Smooth caramel malt mixed with a nice mellow yeasty note. A mild set of spices lurking through. Mix of caramel, yeast and spices into the finish with a light bite from alcohol and yeast spice notes. Nice one.
mjs (5043) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle at Cambrinus, Brugge, on 2008-05-19, rated from memory) Golden and bit hazy. Decent head. Yeast and some malts in nose. Quite dry. Malty and bitter taste,