1FastSTi (3333) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2010 On tap at Barley John’s. The aroma is huge and floral and perfumey. The beer pours to a 20k gold with a thin white head with spotty lacing. The flavor is floral and perfumey. Light caramel malts. The palate is light. Thin and watery. 8, 2, 6, 2, 12 = 3
Tap at Fat Abbey’s. Poured into the gigantor Tripel Karmeliet glass. A nice hazy straw golden hue. Creamy white head. The aroma was oaty, yeasty, cirtusy. The flavor was nicely yeasty with a lot of tripel characteristics. Had a caramelly flavor too. The palate was nicely carbonated and really smooth to drink. Light hop profile really tied this beer together. A superb tripel. 8, 3, 7, 4 ,16 = 3.8
750 mL bottle sampled 1 month and 2 weeks past it’s best by date. Delicious. This beer is quickly becoming a favorite.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - AUG 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(on magnum bottle) Fresh sent of pears and green apples and wet dirt, almost saison-like. Big lasting, white head and a clear corn-yellow colour. Creamy muoth, the esters kicks in some vanilla and peach in the quiite sweet taste. The alcohol warmths nice and quiet in the finish; gives it a applepie-kind of feel.
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lasting carbonated light head. Good beer in that you sure can not tell it is 8% but I did not taste the great complexity that others have.
harrisoni (13214) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Sainsburys. Golden colour with white lasting head. Complex nose of yeast, herb, lemon, orange, lavender. Slightly sweet in mouth with crystallised fruit but dry herby kicking hop finish. Lots of bangs for your buck here.
sleepingbear (27) - Lake Leelanau - Detroit, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
so old-world that if you put this one in the oven for a hour you’ll get a loaf of hearty bread.
Awesome thick, chunky waves of smooth malt and banana peels.
one of my favorites-
CamdenD (1059) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 16, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2012 Full-tasting yet refreshing tripel. At 8%, it’s nice and smooth. Semi-sweet, moreso than I expected, but still very enjoyable. Grass.
ben59 (1) - FRANCE - AUG 12, 2005 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I prefer it on the tap but also in bottle it is always a great moment to drink a tripel Karmeliet. Its taste is unique for a 8° beer
ogivlado (5539) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 9, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled(330ml). -the best beer I’ve tried this year, hazy pale orange coloured, frothy white head, yeasty aroma with few citrus and fruit hints, the alcohol is very well hidden, nice spicy finish
whkingery (8) - Charles Town, West Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2005 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy blond appearce with an excellent head and lacing. Active carbonation makes this fruity smooth Tripel go down easy glass after glass.
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark yellow, quite big bubbly head. Aroma from wheat and yeast, citrus, some fruits and honey. Floral flavor with wheat and yeast. Very carbonated and with a floral finish.