after4ever (6731) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
750, corked and caged. Silkscreened green bottle, unlike the one pictured to the left--certainly in the running for the most attractive, mood-setting beer label in production today. Hazy dark straw color, bordering on medium amber, with a PITA towering thick sudsy platinum blonde head. Gorgeous spicy and lemony nose. Absolutely puts you in the mood for a complex Belgian before you even pick up the glass. Medium body, tingly, almost (but not quite) sharp carb. Lots of lemon, hay, grass, spice, and floral notes. Unfortunately, this bottle burdens them with an oxidation note, but even *with* a hint of aluminum, itís a 4.0 beer. Delectable.
hombrepalo (1956) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2008 Was well worth it! Went to the Maproom and was it recommended by the bartender, said if i liked Delirum then I should try this one. So freakin incredible, has so many good flavors! This is my new favorite (when I do get a chance to get it, otherwise Delirium rules). Try it!
dankman (254) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very pleasant trippel. It has honey throughout the look, smell, taste and, finish but it doesnít go overboard. Nice beer.
ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - AUG 26, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a nice crisp, honey orange with foamy dissipating head. Nose of lemongrass, honey, oats, rich on the palate, straw, sweet oats lingering into slight bitterness. One of the first tripels I tried and still a favorite.
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught, 8/25/07. Crystal clear with short lived fizzy foam. Aroma is slightly buttery with notes of spice and banana. Too sweet with too much spiciness and more of that damn buttery flavor. Not diacetyl, very strange. Itís loved by many, but eh for me.
Enjoyit (3610) - Vadum, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden of color with a woth head. An aroma of sweet, spice and citrus. A complex flavor with sweets, fruits, citrus notes and spice.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2010 Straightforward, no-nonsense, tasty tripel. Soft mouthfeel and a well-rounded flavor profile. Yeasty in the finish. Lovely grain character, the three grains definitely make it more interesting.
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap, Map Room, Chicago. Never rated this before, so I thought Iíd give it a go as I usually like tripels. Head is very impressive, huge, fluffy, rocky and crystalline, leaving dollops of foamy lace on the side. Smells spicy with some dark bread and faint orange fruitiness in a thick cream. Seems like you can smell the fluffiness of the head (is that yeast character, or the smell of protein?). Flavor is supercharged, incredibly full malt character that expands in the mouth. The main character is like peaches in half and half; yeasty and denatured, aged hops prick on the sides in a somewhat salty counterpoint to the lactic sweetness in the middle. A yeasty blanket covers the soft and creamy malts, giving this a nice soft texture all the way through. The finish is delicately dry and long, with black and white pepper and dust from a 17th century attic. Wonderful juxtaposition of textures, a wonderfully soft sipping beer. 7/5/8/5/17
drfabulous (4912) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
We all know the Karmeliet. But one thing reviews never touch upon: the glass. I love the Tripel Karmeliet glass, a large tulip styled glass. Even though I like this beer, the glass is perfect for other Belgian tripels and strong ales.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden with a big bubbly white head. Aroma is kinda sweet and vinous, with hints of hay, wheat, a little witbier spice, and alcohol. Taste is sweet and grassy with a white wine grape flavor, and a bit of tartness, some wheat and earth, and a bit of hay. Finishes a bit hot actually, which is surprising cause the ABV isnít that high. Tastes dry on the throat and slightly chalky, with lingering caramel and pilsner malt flavors. A decent tripel, but Iíd rather have Curieux, or Westmalle.