Driftwood6 (214) - USA - APR 10, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Map Room and Hop Leaf in Chicago. Best abbey tripel I’ve had. I think it’s maybe a touch smoother than La Fin Du Monde. To my tongue, many Belgians tripels taste a little worse for the wear after the warm, long journey to my local tap. They don’t seem to hide the flaws as well as the dubbels or Belgian strong ales. This one seemed to hold up pretty well-- no oxidation or off flavors detected. Try it on tap if you get the chance-- one of the easier to drink Belgians.
Palidor19 (3047) - Brandon, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The taste seems quite simple, yet its a got a real quality. taste is citrus and simple spices. Its very clean yet has the presence have a true classic. The Alcohol is handled very well.
nick76 (4303) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is very floral and citrusy with yeast, spice, and malt. The appearance is hazy gold orange with a huge five finger head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is thin with a short but pleasant finish. I think this is a great beer.
hapjydeuce (969) - Carlsbad, California, USA - APR 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2007 Very clear orange color, medium rocky white head with lots of light fruits and yeast in the aroma, consisting of pear, banana and coriander. Has plenty of carbonation and a dry finish, it almost reminded me of a heavy champagne the first time I sipped it. Alcohol is very well hidden, and it has a moderate funk nose in the finish. Nice.
Mutualaid (142) - Texas, USA - APR 4, 2007
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours honey colored with a huge white head. Big aromas of banana, malt and vanilla with a substantial herbal bouquet. Quite dry for a Tripel with an almost astringent flavor, but not unpleasant or unbalanced at all. Very clean finish with a noticeable alcohol heat. This beer would become my standard if it was less expensive.
ekstedt (5837) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2007 Bottle. Deep clear golden, lage white head. Yeasty, fruity, spicy and perfumy aroma, with a citric touch. Medium bodied. Sweet flavour, but nicely balanced with a dry and bitter finish.
Fukito (891) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 31, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Cafeeke, march 07. Aroma is peachy, lemony, yeasty. Ravishing blond color and a big, lasting, white head. Taste is spicy, vibrant, fruity finnish, wonderfull. MF is medium, sparky, enjoyable. Really nice, tasty, characterfull tripple.
BREWMUSKCLES (2355) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
light aprioct bun. golden body with a rich and slight backround nuttiness? not a big fan of the style. but i know this is good. nice body warmly thick and again golden yellow. a happy beer.
WISEGUY572 (1374) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a pleasant surprise this was. Enjoyed with sommelier at Cafe d’Alsace in New York. Enormous nose of apricot brandy, hints of bread and yeast, then malt and hops. Wonderful hazy rich gold body, huge firm orange head, slowly vanishes leaving good lacing. Apricot brandy taste and wamrth, bread and yeast of a tripel, good moderate bitterness in the long finish. Wonderful.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2009 Bottle. Huge, rocky and lasting near-white head. Clear golden body. A nice malt-sweetness to the nose. Also fresh, acidic fruits; red berries, citrus and dried apricot. Scents of spices and honey. Very flavorfull, quite yeasty and spicy with both sweetish and acidulous flavors. Mainly (sweet) citrus and green apples. Notes of alcohol and wheat/grain. Medium-bodied and lively. Lingering spicy and acidic end. What a nice one!