DavoleBomb (1744) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a snifter.
4.0 A: Clear orange until I got to the yeast, then moderately hazed orange amber color. Yeast particulates at bottom of glass. Just one finger of frothy off-white head. Retention is lacking, but a good sized ring of lacing is left.
4.5 S: Wonderfully spicy with white pepper, clove, and hints of corriander. Mildly yeasty. Flowery hops with a touch of herbalness in there as well. Somewhat sugary with peach, pear, and apple fruitiness. Very well done.
4.0 T: Tastes like the nose, but perhaps a bit less impressive. Peppery with lesser clove and corriander from the yeast with a moderate yeastiness. Flowery and sugary with hay like earthiness joining the scene. Peach, pear, and apple fruitiness again. Booze well in check.
3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good carbonation level and while it is somewhat spritzy, it isn’t spritzy enough. Good creaminess though.
4.0 D: Tasty beer. I only wonder if I’m rating this higher than I should since I haven’t had a decent tripel in ages.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-10-2012 02:52:44
Chudwick (2610) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle - pours clear bronze with thin off-white head. Nose is alcohol, pear and caramel malts. Flavor adds desert fruit and more alcohol. Taste is sweet, real sweet. Dry finish that will make me snore all night. It almost tastes like soap in a weird way, but keeps me wanting more. Clive Barker couldn’t have made a better beer if he tried.
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small beige head. Yeasty and fruity aroma with some herbal notes. Nice yeast flavor with soft fruit (very little banana) and earthy herbal notes. Not overly sweet and the alcohol is well hidden.
alobar (3286) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange yellow with no head. Aroma of orange,clove, banana, bubble gum, and yeast. Flavor is fruity-orange and banana with clove, bubble gum and yeast. Decent lacing. Good beer.
Alex5 (7) - USA - MAR 18, 2012 does not count
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good tripel. It seems like it has more yeast than others. And it’s way sweeter than any other tripel I had. Worth a try.
GRM (3500) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown bottle, 12 ounces, purchased at Beers of the world (trip to Chicago with Louise) on August 2 2011, savoured March 9 2012; eye: golden with an orangey hue, almost clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of off-white head, no lacing; nose: yeast, light orange, light alcohol, light malt, light pepper; mouth: yeast, light orange, alcohol, light malt, light Cayenne pepper, finale in alcohol with fruity presence, medium body, below-average carbonation, lightly sweet, a bit thin; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, 12 onces, achetée chez Beers of the world (voyage à Chicago avec Louise) le 2 aout 2011, savourée le 9 mars 2012; œil : dorée avec une teinte orangée, presque limpide, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse blanc cassé, pas de dentelle; nez : levure, léger orange, léger alcool, léger malt, léger poivre; bouche : levure, léger orange, alcool, léger malt, léger poivre de Cayenne, finale en alcool avec présence fruitée, corps moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, légèrement sucrée, un peu mince; en résumé : bien
williamherbert (1423) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is peppery as hell; estery, flowery hop. Orange rind. Touch of dry white wine. Spicy, musty.
Looks cloudy, yellow-orange. Ring of pure white head, crown of lace. Sediment and tiny bubbles.
The flavor is orange peel, champagne notes. Peppery malts, touch of spicy peppercorns. Some definite horseblanket flavors.
The palate is dry, fizzy, a little sandpapery. Very bubbly. It’s like a strong mimosa: not really my style but pretty good.
BBB63 (6507) - 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 (337) - 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.