TeamTrappist (831) - jericho, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, poured a clear blonde with little to no head. Nice carbonated and dry with some nice spice notes. Finish was also dry with lingering spice flavor and slightly bitter.
Borresteijn (6039) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark golden with a big fluffy white head. Looks fantastic in its own glass. Aroma is malty sweet, fruity, a little yeast. Flavour is malty, sweet and fruity, alcohol warmth. Slight sour finish, lots of carbonation. Very soft mouthfeel. Excellent tripel. Not nearly as good from tap though, which is way too sweet.
charlotte (5077) - rødovre, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden colour with medium head.Aroma is sweet with taste of Mandarin and apricots.Has a high carbonation but still and nice mild finish.
mikalooch (224) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2008
4.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours out a brilliant golden orange. Sweet aroma, almost like candy and ripe fruits, apricots maybe. Very sweet flavor topped off by lemony zing. Very balanced and enjoyable, very drinkable due to being very thin in the mouth. Very good Tripel, definitely tasty.
Quinten (1056) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At an gall & gall, hazy golden, medium no lasting head, full fizzi fruity one, with sharp boddem, very nice tripel.
DandyWolfFloyd (977) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is full of yeast and sweet malts, and some dark fruits. It’s appearance is golden color, with a light head. It’s flavor is full of medium-dark malts, some sweetness, and sweet fruit. It’s a bit to sweet, but otherwise a fine brew.
Pinball (11785) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
very nice aroma, sweet fruity bitterness from alcohol takes my rating down, but it’s a great brew.
acearl (465) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden hue, sweet yeasty and somewhat thin, sweet = carmel characteristics, above average.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2013 This is another tripel I’ve always felt was slightly overrated, mostly because it continues to strike me as too thin and too sweet. Certainly the latter is probably what some folks dig about it. But for a beer of this strength, I want more balance instead of one characteristic dominating. Not bad by any stretch, and certainly it is an attractive beer in some ways. Just not my cup of tripel.
Update: 10/1/2011. On tap at Milltown, sampled on the recommendation of emacgee, I was really pleasantly surprised by the balance and complexity I didn’t find in the bottled version. YUM.
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Forlæns&Baglæns, Aarhus, DK.
Golden with large head. Aroma yeasty. Flavor of malt, spices and a hint of caramel. Medium bitterness and high carbonation