phantomtwister (19) - BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Grood fruity beer. Itís a beer i drink oneís in a week. Try the bigger bottles, they are so much better. In my country they have 1,5l bottles, and they evalutated better because of the bottle.
A good triple, but if you let me choose, iíll take the westmalle triple!
Cryotek (206) - Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruity fresh, flowery scent. Nice golden color, with disappearing white head. Lively soda-like carbination. Malty, spice, citrus-lemony yeast, sweet. Tingles tonge, but i think its from the carbonation not the alc%. A nice tripel.
AmEricanbrew (6181) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
75 cl bottle. Has a champagne like pop of the cork.Pours a clear blond hue with a huge fizzy head. Reeks of sweet , freshly cut alderwood mixed with spices. Nice medium body with a lively, tickley tongue feel. Taste is a fairly sweet, spicey, earthy wood flavor. A very mild hop bitterness to finish. 2003
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the first to start my love affair with tripelís. Iíve found better over time in my opinion but this has a that nostalgic taste for me. Sweet, candy sugar like. A regular drink for me, good beer.
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear golden with large lasting head. Yeasty and malty aroma with peach, flowers and orange peel. Sweet flavor with flowers, peach, oranges with a mild dry and bitter finish. Fantastic!
holdenn (2088) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2008
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sampled blind at "Better Know a Style: Abbey Tripel". (From a smaller bottle) Pours clear orange with an off white head. Piney citrussy aroma. Charred toffee, caramel, and phenols all over the place. Phenols dominate the flavor. Malts, alcohol, lemon, and that damn hair spray. Spritzy carbonation. Weird one. This is our second to worse one out of the 26.
mmmbeer (1287) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 oz bottle poured into tulip- poured transparent tan-yellow, an off white head formed and quietly bubbled away, some lacing. Aroma of yeast and various sweet fruit. Hits the mouth with a medium body, carbonation noticed, somewhat acidic, fruit notes are present but mild, finish with hops kicking in.
ba2008 (25) - USA - JAN 2, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours bright golden. Very clear until the yeast comes in. Nice head that dies out kind of quickly. Smell is deliciously complex. Very fruity smelling, yeast, pears, honey, melon, candy sugar, apples, bananas, clove, other spices. Glorious!!!
Taste is also pretty impressive. More fruity ala pears, melons, banana, etc....clove, coriander, candied sugar, honey, very quaint alcohol detected when I try to find it. Only 8% abv, which is low for a tripel, but very well hidden nonetheless. The low alcohol content makes this one even more drinkable than it already is due to the flavor and aroma alone. Mouthfeel is above-medium body, definitely has some body to it. Very refreshing. Finish is semi-dry.
bonfunck (149) - Waasmunster, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2008 the beer has a great smell, Complex flavours of the 3grains and yeast, hops.
the color is orage gold en the head is white
drewbeerme (3891) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2008 sampled blind at "Better Know a Style: Abbey Tripel". pours clear golden with white head. nose of green apple, yeasty, windex. flavor sweet awful sprite like taste. lemony, yeasty, awful. iíll have to re-rate this because perhaps this bottle didnít hold up to the year of age it had on it. hated at the tasting.1.9.
8/12/08, finally a re-rate! on tap at maproom. pours clear golden with foamy white head. nose is perfumy and cloves. flavor is perfume, sweet honey and biscuit, a spicy and estery yeast finish. i can’t stand this style but i must admit this just screams quality brewing techniques.3.7.