Marko (3723) - Split, CROATIA - JUL 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank at this great little pub in Zagreb called Tolkienís from a Tripel Karmeliet tulip. Enormous and thick white head that dissipated at a medium pace. Orange/deep gold colour, and a bit misty. The aroma is stunning, orange, spices (wonít elaborate because I donít know their exact english names), dust, yeast, got just a tad unpleasant later, but that didnít detract much from the sheer greatness. The taste was spicy, complex, yeasty. Didnít care for it as much as I thought I would, but I respect it. Hops ? Bitter aftertaste. Alcohol very well hidden. Very, very interesting.
joergen (18846) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear yellow coloured with an off white head.
Aroma of spices (especially juniper) and fruits.
Powerfull sweet flavour with lots of fruits and spices.
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I didnít have a notepad with me so Iím not going to comment on it from memory. Iíll have to rerate this later.
damienv10 (108) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750: Light hazy golden straw. Subtle yeasty nose with a hint of peach and orange. Mid palate is orange and apricot which blossoms into clove and banana in the finish with a tiny touch of hops. Also slightly creamy. Interesting brew. Not my favorite tripel, but this would go very well with banana pudding/foster.
Jayb0 (959) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
white, incredibly dense, lasting and appetizing head, careful with the pour or youíll get overwhelmed with foam. Under the layer of foam is a nice golden brew. Very soft, pleasing palate, mildly spicy and fruity up front turning bready and satisfying. O really nice surprise as I hadnít even heard of this brew before yesterday. Thanks Ann.
Saarlander (1677) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a huge head out of a 330ml bottle, fruity, spicy, sweet, all very well balanced, easy drinking, no alcohol burn. Very, Very nice brew!
Sofajoern (146) - DENMARK - JUN 27, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
My choice for the summer (although it is a bit strong). Extremely smooth tripel which nice discreete spicyness and full bodied flavour. The flavour is a bit heavy on the sweetness though.
weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pleasent suprise. Ive had this in the cabinet for a month and was afraid it was below expectations. The bottle is underestimate of the flavor within. Strong caramel and banana flavor. An incredibly poweful head, takes a while to pour a glass. Aroma is incredible. Taste is slighlty sweet with the caramel flavor pouring through. EXCELLENT
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - JUN 23, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best tripels Iíve had. Excellent blending of spices and sweet cake flavors. Hints of banana and some caramel come through as well. I had passed by this beer several times in the store without picking it up. It looked sort of pale and thin through the green bottle. But I am converted! A really great beer.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a sim rate:
This oneís an old favourite. The pour is spectacular (highlighted by the glass, of course) and although the head dissapates quickly, it makes for an impressive display! The taste is quite beery but with yeasty, oaty, hopsy, all sorts of this-is-hella-good-for-you flavours... like some sort of healthy breakfast cereal. Nice and tart in the finish. Absolutely lovely!