corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2007
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cloudy yellowish/orange color. Carbonated head with a smooth medium body. Slightly sweet, with a crisp golden flavor to it. Very tasty!
Brix (647) - DENMARK - JUN 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted 2007-04-03. Fresh bottle, 33 cl. Yellow/orange, slightly hazy beer with big, white, staying head. Aroma of wheat and cloves. Taste of yeast - a little acidic - no bitterness. Very accessible beer - the head is very impressive!
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy yellow, with lots carbonation and thick head. Medium lacing. on the nose tropical fruit mostly pineapple to be specific. On the mouthfeel: bread with dominant hints of banana. nice hoppy finish
bleeng (1579) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle-not dated. Pours dark yellow with a large white carbonated head that dissapears rapidly. Nose is spicey and hops. Taste is all over the board, spices, alcohol, sugar, candy.A bit too carbonated for me. Easy drinking tripel-too easy. Very good.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2009 Pours a fairly clear, light coppery- golden color with a full, fizzy-fluffy, white head; settles in a timely fashion with sporatic lacing. Nose is intriguing and a little saisonish; saison notes of tartness with citrus lemon peel and wheat. Other notes include pear, banana, light honey, esters, musty yeast, and light clove, maybe faint floral hops. Flavor is much more tripelish being very doughy and estery from the yeast with bananas being dominant; other notes of honey, pear, clove, spicy pepper, and even a little corriander. Palate is more than medium, very lively, slightly creamy, and very silky smooth. Finishes with the moderately light aged-hop bitterness finally making a presence with lingering estery yeast (still plenty of bananas), oats, and a mild warmth. Nice and complex beer with lots of great qualities for a style which I realy enjoy. Toning down the carbonation a bit would be nice and the yeast notes are quite dominant. Plenty of upside but not quite the complexity or smooth flavors of the best tripels.
Dedoulequeen07 (135) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a bronzy amber colour with a large white head. Always a good sign with tripels. Notes of biscuit, banana, apricots vanilla and sweet toffee apple. Also hops and spice is noticable. Very fruity with lots of caramel and malt and hops with a warm bitter alcohol finish. Great mouthfeel Extremely drinkable.
techdiver (22) - USA - JUN 5, 2007
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours a hazy pale amber with a massive white head that dissipates slowly leaving a solid quarter inch cap.
Nose is of honey and malt with some herbal notes.
Taste is spectacular, this has to be the best Tripel I’ve tried yet. A complex brew that borders on sweet, but not in any derogatory way. Hops affect in a minimal way. Alcohol is perceptible in the finish.
Medium bodied, displays great carbonation.
The most enjoyable Tripel yet. Extremely drinkable, this stuff is awesome. Highly recommended.
Bosskie (587) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2014 8% 33 cl bottle. Clear honey-coloured beer with a disappearing head. Smells of lemon-peel, pear, mandarin sweet and yeast with a fresh citric feel. Some coriander and cumin.
Good bitter-sweet balance with a fresh, fizzy character. Bit of a pear-liquor feel to it but without the extreme sweetness.
lovelacm (48) - Niceville, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle Pour - from Chan’s Wine World, Destin, FL - Used proper glassware (from the 4pack/glass gift set). Beautiful fluffy white head atop a golden body. Very nice lacing about the glass. Aromas of pear, spices, and grains. First sip (nicely chilled) quite lively and full mouth-feel. Very creamy texture with a slight bit of alcohol finish. Flavors of fruits and hops.
My only problem was the first bottle that I opened - the beer simply "Attacked" me and half was wasted before it hit the glass.
Quite delicious, refreshing, and enjoyable. Cheers!
DruncanVeasey (7634) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2011 1) New rate. A painlessly cardamom-infused means of administering inebriation to the unwary. So wild with fizz it climbs out of the glass...lemon-flavoured Turkish Delight with a rubber finish. Park bench Hoey? Another bottle like this and a major down-rating is in order.
2) Old rate. 8.1% bottle. Pours with anything from a pale gold clarity to a ruddy orange haze, depending on the bottle and the pourer. Stairods of spritz. Aromas of banana, coriander, pear and vanilla. CARDAMOM. Big, muscular, herbal snout. A benchmark for Belgian noses. Mouth crisp and sherbety with a heady attack of pear and orange liqueur fruitiness, oats, citrussy hops and pepper. Bags of alcohol emerging as it warms. Finishes here with quite an aggressive alcohol bitterness, but I know from (painful) experience how oaty smooth and treacherous this beer can drink. One of the finest Tripels around.