spatocks (1) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2009 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at Delirium cafe in Brussels, Belgium. Drinken from Karmeliet glass whose tulip shape seemed to hold on to the head for longer than expected and result in moderate to heavy lacing.
Beer had a beautiful golden brown color and gave up hints of wheat and barley. Upon tasting, the most noticeable characteristic is the sweetness, which is quite strong for a tripel, but pleasant nonetheless. The beer tastes of light honey, minor nut, and some vanilla.
The beer lingers for quite some time and leaves a sweet coating on the tongue and light floral or clove tastes in the back of the throat.
An overall very good beer, probably best drinken on the colder side to prevent unintended similarities with weaker meads.
Alphadelic (2103) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale and hazed with no head.
Banana, yeast, melon, petrol and booze aromas.
Orange, carrot, melon, mango and other tropical fruits with sweet malts and slightly sour/bitter finish.
Smooth and easy.
Deep and complex for its colour.
I drank this alongside a Gruyere and Parmesan souffle. It was lovely with the rich cheesiness and itís caramel flavours and sour notes played well with and slightly bitter cheeses.
Parket (581) - Bruges, BELGIUM - MAR 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2011 bottle, the head fades away in less than one minute, golden colour, hazy, complex palate,grainy, sweet, loyal, subtile, fruity, soft acid. Great smell. But by far too sweet. May be a bit overrated?
linc33 (184) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2009
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had it on tap at Rattle n Hum in NYC. Strikes me as "tripel light" - I am surprised to read other RBersí ratings! Probably the most "reserved", lightly flavoured tripel Iíve ever had.. which is not a good thing in my opinion. Would definitely drink again, but wish there was just more there.
jameswolfe (160) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank at JK Odonells. Absolutely delicious with a bold finsih if smooth yeast and hops.
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - MAR 20, 2009
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours blonde with an overflowing head. Aroma was a let-down; very dull and vague. Flavor is quite tasty, of apricot, bread, and a lot of spice, coriander. Overall, very good, although perhaps a little overrated.
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle from a trade with hobbersr. pours clear golden with a steady white head. aromas of floral fruit, hops, light yeat notes. the flavour onthis one is so layered and subtle. its very well put together and almost perfect for the style. more hops and a bigger nose would make this my fav triple. top notch stuff, thx Riley!!
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Lemony yellow, firm foamy head leaving tight lacing. Nicely wheaty aroma, soapiness, interesing minty spices and citric fruits. Smooth wheaty flavor, spices, grainy malts, white pepper and hint of alcohol. Strongly carbonated, refreshing lively palate. Probably my favourite Tripel so far, love those witbier notes.
IPAGargoyleGuy (140) - Troy, NY, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful, clean and dry finish. The flavor is subtle, but there is a lot going on here. Sets a new standard for belgian tripels.
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 10, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great Tripel. Nice fruity aroma of berry and yeast. Flavor is slightly acidic, with notes of berry and citrus to provide a great balance. Also some subtle hints of hops. Quite carbonated in the mouthfeel.