BBB63 (5701) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle and served in my gold rimmed Ommegang tulip to match the golden foil on the bottle ;-) Pours a medium golden hue with some floaties with a small but lasting fizzy head, spotty lace. The aroma has notes of pale golden grains, some caramel and biscuit, a surprising pear and kiwi fruitiness, a kiss of sugar and honey, along with a touch of woody esters. Not as yeasty nor as boozy on the nose as most Abbey Tripels. The taste is more sweeter and malt forward than the nose with some fruity and earthy tones. A bit of spicy hops and even a bit of sea salt character on the very edges of the tongue. Interesting to say the least, not quite like any Tripel I have had before, a good thing and a bad thing. Sort of got boring after half the bottle. The mouth feel is a tad tepid and chalky, good job of hiding the alcohol IMO. Overall a good beer but methinks it is something I will not buy again. Better Abbey Tripels on the market I would rather enjoy.
libertine (176) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a cloudy amber with sediment floating and a very thin white head that dissapates almost immediately.appearance is beautiful.aromas of orange,banana,clove,caramel and quite boozey.flavour is straight up with the aromas with a slick feel on the tongue.medium carbonation with a full body.has a boozey astringent finish that i enjoy.probably the third or fourth four pack ive bought and this is the first time ive rated this.dont see how it can be rated 88.very very nice
Kco (50) - USA - FEB 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice amber color, cloudy, with a light tan head. Aroma of citrus and yeast. A very good balance of hops and citrus hop. Slightly bitter on the tongue, but very good.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of herbs, plastic, yeast, caramel, and florals. Flavor of florals, grass, yeast, earth, and baby powder.
pet3rman (310) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden Pour. Nose of alcohol and fermented fruit. Taste pretty straightforward - Consistent with the aroma. Average Trippel. Nothing that I would purchase again.
jimhilt (2372) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a three finger cream head that fades very slowly to a thin layer, leaving a good lace. Hazy amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Sweet fruity nose and flavor is sweet light fruit and spice. Higher ABV is hidden. $3.50 for a 12oz bottle from Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me.
Ratman197 (8865) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a hazy gold with a small lasting creamy white head. Aromas of pear, pineapple, bread and light spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bread, pear, light pineapple and light spice with a smooth lingering fruity finish.
douglas88 (5480) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle with gold foil. Pours a cloudy orange color with a large white head. The aroma is sweet dusty bananas, some yeast. A nice brew; sweet but not overly so, light spices, banana and some berries, very dry and dusty as if its aged a bit. Enjoyable, triples are often hard to love for me but this was good.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Date: July 30, 2010
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear gold, fine white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet spicy aroma
Overall: sweet candy malt aroma, light spicyness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
mcberko (5228) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours a cloudy golden orange with minimal white head. Aroma of sweet apples, bubblegum dental floss, candied sugar, subtle Belgian yeast, and cotton candy - un-classic tripel, more on the sweeter side. Flavour of sweetened apples and pears, bubblegum, some cotton candy, phenols and a bit of booze. Sweeter and less dry / yeast than I like my tripels, but it’s well-executed for what it is.