mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at the Map Room in Chicago. Golden yellow color with big frothy white head. Nice aroma of sweet sugar and citrus and spices. Sweet taste with floral accents. Fizzy, sticky mouthfeel, very smooth. A great tripel!
BOLTZ7555 (3004) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap...lemony yellow pour with a natural sweetness and citrusy aroma. Flavor has a decent level of spice...slight banana and yeast. Palate is right down the middle...not thick or thin. A good beer that I wouldn’t mind having again.
CH-303 (1879) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Golden. Lots of head. Very fizzy/bubbly. Slightly cloudy.
Aroma: Grain/wheat. Bit of fruit. Banana.
Taste: Hopsy. Ripe fruit. Bit of malt. Bitter.
Info: 330ml bottle, 31/7-2006, 139/300, 73/500
JaPe (69) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2008
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
(reviewed by my wife) I can’t describe the aroma... smooth refreshing crisp. pours like liquid gold with colors shimmering in the light like prisms in the sunlight. Flavor smooth and rewarding and lind lingering like a lovers long kiss.
I’ll add: Spicy and fruity.Very drinkable not too yeasty and not too much acohol flavour like some tripels.
amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
cloudy scent is of fruit and citrus with some spices as well. there is a hit of correander. alcohol is pretty well hidden. finish is of citrus and spice. Very nice beer. I will buy this again.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - JUN 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Toronado in San Diego. Aromas of funky sweaty socks. Yeasty flavors common of a trippel but a little more mellow then I expected. Still nice.
mcr (3) - Altadena, California, USA - JUN 22, 2008 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice golden color out of the bottle with a finger-width head that is maintained by heavy carbonation. Quite a sweet, flowery aroma with a bit of honey. The flavor continues with honey along with alcohol and sour maltiness. Not a bad beer but won’t make my top 10.
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a beaut this is. About a full hand’s worth of head in my slightly wet tulip glass. Pale, slightly hazy straw colour. Some pepper, honey and malt scents, matching the taste with some citrus and yeasty dryness in the finish. Incredibly full, rich, pilllowy body, despite the fact that so much of it had transmogrified into head. Tastes like tradition in a glass -- a comfort beer. Marvelous.
OFlan (14) - USA - JUN 19, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tarwe, Gerst, Haver
Golden yellow, clear, big fluffy head LOTS of bubbles
Sour apple, bright fruity yeast
Bit of alcohol on the back of the tongue, a fruity sour... doesn’t seem a bacteria sour though, definitely esters from high fermentation temps. A solid bitterness, very sharp and clear.
Extremely carbed: per style, crisp and dry.
An excellent example of the classic belgian pilsner. Very strong in flavor and evolves well as it warms.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
75cl bottle from Willow Bend Liquors (Tampa, FL). Pours a golden yellow with one-finger white, foamy head. Reasonable head retention. Aroma is sweet, syrupy, candy sugar, yeast, and malt. An interesting grain aroma is present as well. Flavor is candy sugar, grain, syrup, and a slight spiciness at times. Very carbonated. One of the best tripel style ales we have experienced.