Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - DEC 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge lumpy cap of off white foam, pale gold. A rustic aroma. Baguette, dry earth. Dry tasting up front, bright carbonation. Pepper, melon. Alcohol lends a bit of creaminess. Alcohol presence grows as the glass progresses, getting a bit overbearing. Overall, I did still enjoy this beer, but it wasn’t as nuanced as I hoped.
Stine (1634) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Barley John’s. Blonde golden color with a foamy white head. Spicy aromas with lemons and banana. White pepper, dry leaves, white grapes and a pleasant wheaty flavor on the tongue. Perfectly lovely mouthfeel that is both acidic and dry, light and full-bodied. Finishes very clean, with a nicely quieted alcoholic flush.
danmalleck (26) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (small one) Big head, pretty tight bubbles, nice lacing. Beautiful pale colour. Nose is nice, yeasty but not overwhelming; sweet, mildly floral. And the taste, it’s just lovely. Very refreshing, fills the mouth. Great finish, clean and all that is left is fond memories. Highly recommended
zootfinster (208) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
After years of reading and hearing about the glories of Belgium beer, I went to a restaurant in Chicago Hopleaf, specializing in just that as well as Belgium food. I am now a true believer. I ran quickly the next day to buy some of the golden goodness I drank the night before. Triple Karleliett is a fruity, delicious wonderful beer that I am confident will lead me to still more great Belgium brews.
pintbypint (2726) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 26, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml brown bottle. Golden honeyish colour, large airy white head. Fruity and slight citrusy aroma - notes of orange peels, light alcohol and some spice. Flavour is sweet, notes of banana, citrus and sweet malt. Orangey finish with trace alcohol, Some yeast and wheaty dryness. Medium body, fine prickly carbonation.
altonbrownd (3681) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Gollem (Pijp), A’dam. A big trippel with a strong banana scent. Banana, apple and boysenberry tastes. The taste of alcohol isn’t masked very well and brings the rating down quite a bit. Very sweet.
orville (160) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2006 Had this at thanksgiving and the cork voluntarily poped out after i screwed off the wire and it ended up all over the place. This is a frothy one that should be poured slowly. The taste is bitter sweet (sorry for the cliche).
Theis (13895) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Strawyellow - big white head. Aroma: apple, fruits, nice hoppy. Taste: Sweet, honey, straw, flowery, wheat, light lemon, light licorice, smooth. A bit too sweet for my taste.
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330mL bottle: Pours golden in color with a huge amount of white head. The head, even when poured slowly, is way to big. Colors is a bit hazy. Smell is a nice orange smell and a small amount of wheat smell. Taste is nice and citrus filled, very nice. Carbonation seems a bit high in this beer, but it doesn’t take away from it at all.
Rune (8582) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2006
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle bought at De Bier Tempel, Brussels in Feb.’05 (bb.March 07). Golden-orange body with some sediments floating around. Creamy white head leaving nice lacing on the glass. Smell of citrus and wheat. Ripe banana and pear sweetness in flavour. Very well hidden alcohol. Moderate to full mouthfeel. Well balanced, but gets much too sweet to my taste (11.11.2006).