Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear blonde body with a generous white head. Strong fruity and honey aroma. This is the archetype of the classic blonde tripel, what it lacks in originality it makes up with a perfect balance. Initial honey and fruity flavours (banana + tropical fruits) settle in a warm moderately sweet body full of bready malts. Some crisp hops at the end for a short finish. Very little in the way of spices. Among my favourite blonde tripels. Very dependable, if you have a bad bottle it can only be because you have a bad karmaliet.
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - JAN 21, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The 25.4 ounce champagne-like bottle poured a hazy apricot colored beverage with a medium sized off-white creamy head that was fully lasting and left great lacing on the glass. The aroma was a spell-binding, complex melding of fruitiness and spices complimented by a brandy-like backdrop. Apricots, cinnamon, coriander, sweet orange, all wrapped up in brandy-like package. The body was medium-full with a lively, but soft carbonation and a silky smooth texture. The flavor starts off sweet with all the aromas coming through in the flavors. The finish was long with the sweetness being consistent throughout. There was also a wonderful alcohol warmth that built through the finish. Nice beer for a cold winters eve.
DarkMagus (472) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 19, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. The head on this beer came on strong--a bright creamy white color atop of a lightly hazy golden body. Soft, spicy, floral, sweet, malty, citrusy aroma with a hint of some sugary candy...I experienced some sort of Deja Vu when the aroma first hit me...some amazingly delicious sugar-coated kind of candy from my childhood. Onto the immense flavors... Ultra-fruity, but not too sweet or sour... very tasty, unique, bready, sweet malts (maybe the oats have something to do with it?), also a serious presence of hops. An amazing tripel. Best Iíve ever had. Canít wait to drink more of these, and I canít believe it took me so long to try one...
iep (230) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2007 Cream head on top of a body. A body made out of orange golden colors. This brew reminded me of walking a marathon and half-way realizing that you are in bed, sleeping. It felt like a tablecloth folding inwards - effectively bending the space-time continuum. Sour, bretty, tart-ish, bready, complex malt profile, heavy carbonation, bold & large: an amazing tripel!
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Foamy 1-finger head atop a golden amber pour. Aroma of peaches and apricots. Creamy small bubble mouthfeel. Very interesting flavor of butterscotch, yeasty notes, very slight metallic taste with a hint of cherries ending in a sweet finish.
DMRz (230) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tall white head that disipates quickly. Slightly cloudy pure golden color with strong carbonation. Fresh, yeasty aroma with nuances of banana and strawberry. Relatively light flavors of yeast, bananas, and a touch of hops. This is like champagne on the palate with intense carbonation. An interesting tripel - definetly worth a try.
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - JAN 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pale straw color with a towering four finger head, even with a very gentle pour. Iím not sure the head is ever going to fade away. The lacing that is left behind is thick and chunky.
Smell; very floral with lots of tropical fruits. Some gentle spices come out, along with a bit of citrus and earthy yeastiness.
Taste; this is a very sweet and fruity tripel, with oranges, peaches, apricots and many others that I canít place. The yeasts add a bit of chalkiness, and the spices are a touch peppery, with almost no alcohol noticeable in the profile. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, and drinkability is very good, but with the sweetness and abundance of fruit flavors I would not be able to drink more than one of these.
thefederalist (296) - Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA - JAN 13, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden with a large diminishing head. Aroma is floral and of alcohol. Flavor is of bubblegum, and sour apple. Complex. Nice tripple.
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy straw color with medium to high carbonation and a big head that dissipates quickly. I just finished an Imperial Stout so I probably should not be rating this beer, because it is SO different and a style I typically do not consume. Strong aroma of...hell I donít know, citrus, wheat and that typical "belgium" smell. Flavor is something like citrus, possibly plum, mild spices, and a wheaty touch. Goes down smooth, thin on the palate yet confuses the hell out of me with all the different flavors. Bottom line: not a bad beer.
joebagnell (6) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2007 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours beautifully, large head and nice lace. about as good of a trippel ive tasted.