rauchbier (3553) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle conditioned, from Sainsburys. Gold, excellent lasting fluffy white head and soft but insistent condition. Big spicy aroma with hints of corriander, pepper, grain, floral honey and faint butterscotch. Soft and spritzy in the mouth with a solid sweet honeyed graininess, hints of bread and a gently spiced note, although less like the corriander I got in the nose and some warming pepper and alcohol notes. Finish is sweet and slightly spicy, with a gentle perfumed note, some breadiness and a slight dry bitterness. Up there with Gouden Carolus Triple as one of the best Tripels IMHO.
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 24, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Citrusy (lemon / orange) and spicy (pepper - coriander…) and earthy (hops - floral) all balance beautifully. Velvety mouthfeel. Wamring and soothing to drink. Exceptionally enjoyable!
bmxutos (161) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - SEP 20, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 33cl. Fabulous this one! Golden colour. It has a strong effervescence and a huge and beautiful white head, with a nice lacing. The aroma is fruity, with notes of spices and malt. Flavour is smooth and a little sweet, everything very well balanced. Alcohol noticeable but not overwhelming, all completed with a dry finish. Superb!
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2009 Bottle 33cl. Brown and not the version that can be seen on the photo. Huge white head and hazy golden color. Fruit aromas and flavour, mostly citric. I don’t have a good tripel experience but this one is the best so far.
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at the maproom in its own glass. taste was sweeter than other tripels i have had. this is a very fruity and alcoholic beer, but is still quite smooth. not a dry enough finish for my tastes, but still excellent.
brigg (485) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 9, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful cloudy, golden color. Medium white head. Rich aroma: fruit (peach?), floral, and yeast. Great combination of malty, sweet and dry flavor with fruit and spice. Really outstanding tripel.
fordest (1961) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Classic Tripel. 330 ml brown bottle. Aromas of citrus fruit and more lemon. Flavors were similar. Very dry. Beautiful hazy golden color with a huge foamy head. I am not a tripel fan, but this was pretty good.
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2005 Pours a brilliantly clear, incredibly well carbonated, full gold color with a frothy, rocky, light tan head. The aroma is spicy with notes of sharp ginger, vanilla, clove, tart pear, plus earthy spices like coriander and grains of paradise. The aroma is quite enticing and zippy. The taste is sweet up front and actually get a bit sweeter as the beer moves across my tongue. The high carbonation levels cause it to dance across my tongue and helps to offset the sweetness. The spicy, herbal, astringent character of this beer also helps to offset the sweetness. This beer has notes of orange peel, ginger, pepper, and a bit of cardamom and clove. This beer is quite tasty, but would be that much better if it was not quite so sweet.
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SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from local liquor store. Pours hazy dark golden with a huge fluffy white head that diminishes slowly. Aroma is nice and citrus fruity orange and lemon along with yeast and a nice coriander spice. Flavor is wow, complex, again lots of citrus notes, pineapple, sourdough breadiness with hints of hearty grains and a pleasant hop bite in the finish. Medium body and assertive carbonation.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 4, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a perfect golden honey hue. Lasting, pillowy off whitish head. The aroma here is quite interesting. Sweet grain, oat, strawberry, apricot/peach, cream of wheat, leather, citrus, pepper, mint, floral, mango/pineapple, tomato...I dont know, maybe im overdoing it...Its just amazing. Anyways...Soft, balanced palate. Great light fruit, very peach, firm malt. Perfect mouthfeel, steady carbonation, perfect balance. Im quite impressed. Finishing with a subtle dryness and great finesse. There are some great possibilities for food with this one...It unfortunate this was my first time trying this!