Pimgref (86) - Gorinchem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good golden triple. Fruity. Although 8%, you don’t notice te taste of alcohol too much (like some other triples).
GonZoBeeR (2906) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance:Oran gold,light head...
tobias (202) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz bottle @saucer: pours a nice gloden hue with a white head. aroma is of citrus/lemon, hints of malt and lots of wheat/yeasty/breadiness. citrusy malty falvors up front followed byt some yeast bready flavors. a little bland to me, i wasnt very impressed with this beer being rated the 3rd best tripel on this site.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at maproom. A bit peppery and sweet. Taste is pretty alcoholic. Gold color, not super dry. Decent, but not amazing.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
After this brewery’s sublime Pauwel Kwak, I had been hoping for a Tripel as good as or better than the wonderful Brugse Tripel. In the event this was a terrible disappointment. Colour was cloudy gold with a large white head. Aroma and Taste both seemed indeterminate and dull. A bit of sourness and a touch of dryness, but none of the other promised delights.
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - OCT 14, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cL bottle. Well, I should say that my current sample is from a 33cL bottle. Pours like a darker ginger ale. Quick head that’s gone in a flash. Spicy (clove and corriander) and yeasty aroma. Very floral and sweet (honey and caramel) as well. Mouthfeel is rather dry, spicy and astringent, but sweet and smooth at the same time. Aspects of floral hops, granny smith apples, more honey and more caramel and a ton of peppery spices in the flavor. I remember a few samples from a 750 to be a little lighter and fluffier in the mouthfeel. Either way, it goes down smooth, sweet (not cloying) and dry. As far as I’m concerned, this is the measuring stick for all other tripels.
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
CLoudy golden color with a creamy white head that quickly diminishes. Aroma of a witiber with quite a bit of spice. Fairly dry finish with just a bit of bitterness. not a lot in the hop department. A fairly subdued tripel, but it is nice and smooth and easy drinking.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I remember loving this on draft but out of a bottle was just so-so in comparison...
Appears a light hazy gold with a small white cap that holds and fades out leaving a decent lace.
Smell is subtle with a touch of honey, peach, flowers, grainy husklike grassiness.
Taste is again, subtle, as is the aroma. Good but not knocking my socks off.
Mouthfeel is ok. A tad sticky and gummy in the mouth with mild sweetness and a dry finish.
Drinkability is good but after following a Golden Monkey with this, I was let down a bit. I remember raving about this on draft and this killed it for me a bit. Maybe it was the bottle?
jonsiii (165) - Fredericia, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Superb tripel. It’s got a great fruity aroma and taste. You almost forget the 8% ABV. One of the best tripels...
temporrari (381) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the Map Room. Large head atop a dark and slightly hazy yellow. Sweet malts, Belgian yeast, light fruits, mild spice, a bit of dryness, just a lot of subtle stuff going on. Tasty.