HisBoyElroy (389) - Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good tripel. Have been sitting on this one for a while. Finally cracked it and was not let down.
mansquito (3025) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Sampler, Brooklyn 750ml ($15): Pours slightly hazy golden with a large white head. Aroma is nice yeast, loads of fruitiness, some spice, but I certainly didnít get the particular aroma of Thai Basil on my nose. Taste is really not all that different from a normal tripel. It is, perhaps, less sweet, but it doesnít feel more Southeast Asian to me. This is not to say that I didnít enjoy every sip of the beer, it is just to say that I enjoyed it more conventionally. Complex and well-balanced.
keanex (1225) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
No bottling information.
Appearance: The body is perfectly clear with a massive amount of carbonation present in the amber body, champagne level. The head erupts on the pour forming a tall, dense, and persistent white foamy head. Great looking beer.
Aroma: The aroma is clean and mild. I get some herbs with mild lemon, honeysuckle and a very delicate candy like sweetness. This smells nice, but it needs more umph.
Taste: The flavor is interesting, mildly herbal with a prominent sweetness throughout with hints of spices throughout and a dash of floral perfume. This drinks very nicely, the balance is great. The finish is semi-sweet with a light lingering of the sweetness and mild spice.
Palate: Full-bodied and highly carbonated.
Overall: I have passed this up many times but itís a very enjoyable beer. I like the balance through the beer and I like the subtle nuances. This is likely pretty old, itís not a quick moving beer, so Iím guessing that itís held onto its age nicely.
merc7186 (1647) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Amber/Mild Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Some Lacing
S: Basil, Rice, Mild Yeast
T: Rice, Basil, Mildly Yeasty
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Malty
Overall, actually this beer has gotten better with some age, the rice and basil are more forward
Arve_Christian (2665) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On bittle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Golden color, lots of foam. Aromas of citrus, good fruitiness, some honey, grass. Secondary aromas of caramel Medium/full body & complexity. Some immediate sweetness, well balanced by good bitterness. Very enjoyable
Fatehunter (1059) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a thin head on a hazy medium straw colored body.
The aroma is unique and good. The rice and basil come through, as well as candy and ripe apricots.
The taste is a nice fruit mixture of apple, pear, plum and lemon.
The texture has a good fizz to it.
ClubGonzo (3434) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a dark-hued golden body with a huge creamy white head, of considerable durability. Nose is marzipan, floral tones, white sugar, generic chewing gum and hints of sweet herbs. Taste is white sugar-like tones, pale malts, floral herb notes and hints of banana and alcohol. Medium to full body, high carbonation. Nice and rather refreshing tripel, but I wish for the Thai Basil to be visible at all (or maybe it is, but I sure canít detect it).
esp0r (1706) - NORWAY - NOV 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Orange hazy, big beige head. Smells of dark sweet fruits, yeast esters, spices, also hints of flowers and perfume. Medium sweet, spicy, fruity flavors, nice malts, exotic flavors from the thai basil. Medium bitter, spicy hops. Very nice "tripel". Quite far away from a belgian one but that sure isnít a negative thing. Once again an awsome beer from the Bruery
Butters (3658) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on draft at screensnsuds 5.. golden yellow pour with decent nearwhite head. Very pleasant classic aromas and flavors. Pretty much spot on for style. Very nice.
AndyW68 (761) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy yellow orange with thick white head. Aroma is sour Apple must. Taste is a candied version of the smell.