decaturstevo (5487) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 5, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A deep golden pour with a large white head. An aroma of dusty belgian yeast and a hint of fruit. An almost apply flavor comes to the front. A light hint of abv is there as well. Carbonation is as expected the palate is very solid a rich creamy texture to match the flavor. A very special beer.
bboeckl (142) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Golden, thick white head. Aroma is fruity, yeasty. Not a moldy damp basement-type aroma but rather that of a dusty chalkboard. Let’s take attendance: Carmel--present, Fruit--present, balance--present, complexity--present. But, life is too short to spend in a chalky classroom learning lessons... For all the technical brew-master pencil pushing proficiency that was put into making this fermented malt beverage, there is something more. This beer speaks of bright sunny days, cheerful green meadows, freedom, childhood, friends, and yes, love. I would buy this beer again and again and again. Unfortunately, I would have to keep flying to Belgian so this bottle I am drinking now maybe the only bottle I ever have. For those of you who have just uncapped a fresh one. Savor the moment because nothing last forever!
RSRIZZO (1900) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is a sweet fruity yeast scent. Color is a hazy golden yellow with very good carbonation and a very big, very thick, tight, white head. Taste sweet and fruity. Starting with a medium body it goes down with a foamy feel. Finish comes in with a mild malt flavor that is backed by a sweet fruity yeast taste. There is a mellow bitterness on the end and the yeast flavor lingers a bit with a faint alcohol feel. This is a great Belgian Ale.
LinusStick (3016) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice tripel. Aroma of yeast and sweet malt. Pour was a medium gold with a lot of bubbles and a nice 3 finger white head. Taste was sweet and fruity with hints of stale malt and a strong pepper element. Burns the mouth and throat as it goes down. In the top tier of tripels.
undsioux7 (858) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light golden with a medium white head. Yeasty fruity aroma with just a bit of skunk coming thorugh. Not a fault of the beer but the green bottle and place I bought it from. Suprisingly the beer overcomes the skunk with its profile. As usual with this style, too much carbonation for my taste.
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2011 Golden-orange body. Little hazy. Bubbly big head. Aroma got banana, hops and grass. Also little peppery. A strong powerful palate. Nice malty sweetness in the flavor. Also fruity.
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloves and dates in the nose. A rich burnt brown colour with some carbonaton. A toasty and nutty taste with raisins and cherries evident. A lovely medium body and a refined bitterness in the aftertaste. A great beer.
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a nice golden colour, head is large and white. Aroma is fruity with strong smell of banana coming through. My only gripe with this beer is that it’s far too sweet, becomes cloying after about half a bottle. Although its not bad, I’d advise trying some other tripels before this one.
jackson220 (136) - new lenox, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Galway Tribes, Like WoW...Light golden, very hazy, with a massive white head that is fluffy and long lasting. Banana and clove aroma with a touch of bubble gum and wheat. Yes malty, with over-ripened banana esters very prevalent. Velvety and soft mouthfeel - smooooth robust...X balance, quite excellent tripel.
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - SEP 24, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent Tripel! Upon opening the cork exploded out and the beer poured like Cristal Champagne. Flavors of fruit, especially berries - finished by a pleasant sweet hoppy flavor.