Panzerfaust (576) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - NOV 27, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drunk to celebrate my second year on Ratebeer. Bottle bought at Jumbo Bilbao
Pours a slightly hazy light amber with a medium white fluffy head that diminishes quickly. It leaves a fair lacing
Aroma is malty/yeasty. fruity with notes of oranges, pineapples, banana, vanilla, spices like coriander, sugary hints of cotton candy and a liquory touch of cognac. Absolutely fantastic cross between a Hefe and a Tripel. You can detect every note so clearly, itís outstanding.
Flavor is strong, intense, sweet with fruity touches of oranges, tangerines, tequila margarita, spices (coriander, pepper & cardamom) and grains... you can feel the wheat & oats. The finish is so huge, spicy and sweet citrusy.
Body is medium, ultra-smooth texture (thanks to the Oats), creamy. High carbonation.... maybe the only letdown of this beauty. The finish explodes with a strong alcoholic touch. The aftertaste remains for a while with a nice cereally taste. A fantastic triple, maybe the best Iíve ever tried.
glennmastrange (2368) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Moderate smells of straw, lime, perfume, soap, mustiness and light notes of white wine apple, alcohol and and slight hint of clove. Head is frothy, white, mostly diminishing and has fair lacing. Color is clear golden. Flavor starts lightly acidic and a little sour, then finishes moderately acidic and lightly bitter. Palate is watery, light to medium, has a fizzy carbonation and finshes a little alcoholic. Nice refreshing smells lead to a crisp taste and mouthfeel in this Tripel.
Laegraid (37) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted 22. Nov -07. A very good aroma. I found some flowers, apples and maye some pineapples. Poured nicely into the glass. its fruity with some kind of reed berries in the flavor profile. Its slightly dry, but warming and with a long aftertaste.
downender (6635) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sainsburys. Deep gold colour with a decent, rocky white head and moderate carbonation. Aromas of yeast, coriander, mace, tropical fruit and grain. Flavour had plenty of sweet malt with more spice, honey and some herbs. The finish was pretty dry. very good.
kseecs16 (1209) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden with a massive off-white bubbling head. Effervescent. A sour fruit scent with a hidden sweetness. Tastes sweetly fruity with a sour body and hints of spice. Extremely foamy, maybe a bit too much with a full body.
BossHossBikes (148) - California, USA - NOV 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Muenster. Blind tripel tasting with Allagash Tripel Reserve, Westmalle Tripel, and Chimay Cinq Cents with NachlamSie and Muenster. The pour is a semi-cloudy golden with a pale white head. The aroma is very spicy and smells of fresh green leaves with slight citrus to it. The flavour starts off with a caramel sweetness with some fruits, a combination of a pear, orange, and a little bit of lemon. Spices start to become a little more apparent as the brew passes. Caramel sweetness slowly creeps in the finish along with a nice mixture of a pearís light citrus. This is really good. This tasting has proven to be difficult to rate next to each other. Iíll have to say I like this one as a close third in the tasting.
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 17, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In a blind tripel tasting with NachlamSie and BossHossBikes. Pours hazy gold with a foamy white head. Aroma is full of awesome spicy notes, and some sweet juicy fruits. Flavor is very much the same, a very nice spicy/fruit dance leads to a finish that is only mildly warm, but mostly dry. Tripels are amazing.
adrian910ss (2387) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Zenoís. Pours a clear light honey golden yellow with a medium white head. Perfumy aroma with banananotes. Taste is fruity with hints of cotton candy, candied malts and banana. Slight perfumy aftertaste.
Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2007
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A fantastic example of the Tripel style. Iím intrigued by the 17th-century recipe making use of oats, barley and wheat.
It pours a beautiful golden color thatís fun to look at, and is *quite* bubbly besides. The nose is incredibly rich: apricot, wheat, snow peas, coriander, Chinese 5-spice powder, and a wee bit of banana.
The taste brings on a touch of toasted sesame, and the spicy bubbliness keeps on coming.
Not an every-day beer, definitely a special-occasion, rich, rich beer. Thick, even. It would go well with Vietnamese cuisine (think light, but spicy, noodle-bowls with peanut sauce), but it loves it some balsamic peaches, and also is very happy with romano, ricotta, and a good whitefish like skate. I think this has become my favorite Tripel. An amazing beer.
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2008 1PT 9.4oz bottle. This sucker poured the most incredible head i have ever seen. So much head that the enticing amber body with bits of debris had trouble escaping. Nose is spicy and floral with faint notes of sweet apple. 8.1% practically unnoticeable. Bubbly acidic mouthful with a banana spice grassy finish. Balanced and fantastic, one of my favorites.