RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JUN 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours yellow, white head, bubbling profusely, cloudy. Some malt, hops, flowers, bramley apples. Some off-sour smell there too. Taste iis slightly bitter, some apples, gassy, slightly dry aftertaste. No taste of alcohol at all. Easy drinking, smooth, if too carbonated.
stouby (3728) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Novotel, Gent.
Yellow with a large white head, mostly lasting, good lacings. Aroma moderate/heavy malty (apples), light hoppy. Flavor moderate/heavy sweet, light bitter. Medium body, soft carbonated.
eaglefan538 (2893) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 4, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wowsers, this one gives Chimay Cinq (my favorite tripel) a run for its money! Poured a clear and crisp golden yellow with a head that was pillowy and long lasting (and certainly not ridiculous - I actually poured the whole thing into my Chimay glass in one pour). The lacing was outstanding. The aroma was mostly light fruits with a touch of spice. The flavor was just great: rich but not too thick in mouthfeel, with a definite candy sugar sweetness supporting a citrus (orange) tongue that finished with great hoppiness. Yeast flavors were subdued and less prominent than in other tripels. Mouthfeel was pretty heavily carbonated, but the body thinner than most tripels (ie. more drinkable and very pleasant). I will put this side by side a Cinq someday, but prefer it over any of the other tripels I’ve had.
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2007 Bottle, 33 cl. Clear golden colour with a large white head. Aroma is a bit spicy and smells of resin and bubble gum. Flavour is sweet, fruity with a nice portion of hops. Malty biscuit-finish.
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden yellow with a huge head that stays around for a while. A light floral / citrus aroma. A real nice beer.
jefcon (1391) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lavender, rosemary, dough and nectarine aromas dominate a rich floral and herbal profile. The beer is bright golden and opaque in the glass. Flavors are as rich and deep as the aromas -- with the addition of caramel and sweet oats. Complex palate and long finish. Alcohol is entirely hidden. A great, rich and savory tripel.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Golden yellow with thick white head. Sweet raison-like aroma. Taste is smooth raison-caramel with a subtle wheaty finish.
patrick767 (3571) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 oz bottle - Pours golden with a big, lasting head. There’s a pleasant aroma with citrus and spice notes. The taste is sweet and well balanced with excellent citrus flavors. It’s full bodied, yet smooth and very drinkable. Very nice!
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slighty cloudy straw colour, lovely white fluffy head. Aroma is citrussy and sweet, kind of clovey like a belgian wit. The flavour is also quite citrussy and spicy, with a not so pronounced malt flavour too it. The alcohol is well hidden, and the finish is a little sour. Good, but I couldn’t really get into it that much.
Bart (2940) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear yellow colour, with a lot of carbonation resulting in a huge white head. Loveley sweet hoppy aroma, herby, fruity (some citrus, green appel) and some grainy-malty hints. Full palate, some agressive mouthfeel. Finish is sweet-bitter, some alcoholic touches, beautifull balanced. This is a top beer!