buddahmind (39) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 20, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Frothy yet creamy head, beautiful beer! Soap and citrusy nose. Soapy front with a sweet, long finsh. Soft, oily & medium bodied. My local co-op serves this beauty in a 12oz and 750ml. Flying Pie Pizza probably taps a keg now and then.
Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brewed with oats (in this puppy, ’tripel, means three grains-oats, barley and wheat), this is far more acidic than the usual tripel--which makes it a great change of place for an Acidic Jew like myself. Great glass (chalice with frosted glass on the sides).
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2005 Not a big fan after first try from the bottle, but had it from the tap at Monks Cafe in Philadelphia and my opinion quickly changed. Very carbonated with a large white foamy head and palate. Bubbly caramel color with light, fresh, fruity flavor. Glad I had the draft.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a fun beer. Something different to be sure. Really complex malt flavors come through with some yeast in the aroma as well. Not a lot of hops here. This is a good one to try to really illustrate some interesting malt characteristics.
MiP (13513) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Very fruity aroma, clove, apricot? Almost clear, golden colour. Big white head, quite creamy. Flavour is dominated by clove and alcohol. Starting off sweetly, turning into an elegant dryness with a little bitter aftertaste. Nice mouthfeel, smooth bubble texture.
csbosox (1220) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAY 3, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft @ the taproom. Served in it’s own (beautifully designed) Tripel Karmeliet tulip. Lemon, vanilla, spicy aroma. Taste is sweeter than a typical tripel with citrus (lemon) and spicy flavors. Nice "full," clean mouthfeel with a slight bitter, citrus finish. Nice!
ojclark (69) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 29, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep aroma when first poured. Settled into a mellower "tripel" aroma: slightly pehenolic, with a good dose of hops and malt. Poured with a creamy head with lots of lace and a slightly cloudy yellow/orange color. Flavor was slightly sweet with a good balance of hops and acidity. Every sip seemed to reveal different flavors: sweetness, malt, acidity, alcohol and a hint of anise. Good carbonation with an effervescent and creamy mouthfeel that lingered for several seconds. Very complex, well balanced and drinkable. Excellent.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - APR 28, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unique orange/gold, hazy color with vivacious bubbling. Hold up to the light and you’ll get a bit of red colors. Head is fantastic, looking just like steamed milk on the head of a latte. Bubbles are even and stiff. Smells of clove, coriander, vanilla, wheat, and cherrywood . Taste is so good and solid with a smooth wheat base throughout. Belgian hops, lemon, drying coriander seed, sweet pit fruit, ginger root, and pear. A very nice palate. Lacing and stiff head are first rate. Sampled from a 330ml bottle
highlandlad (1413) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Satisfying flavoursome Belgian tripel. Poured gold with a huge lasting pillowy head. The aroma is rich with lemony hops, spices, wheat and a whiff of roses. The palate is full and creamy. Spectacular. The flavour is citric and faintly sour, with a dry spiced finish. Carries its 8% abv very well. If it has a flaw, it’s the weight of the spices - I found them a little cloying by the end of the bottle. (Bottle)
Schioth (41) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 19, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2005 25 cl bottle. Excellent caramel and fruit aroma. Beatiful golden body with nice off-white head. Extremely soft yet rich flavor, again caramel and fruit dominating and just enough hop to feel it. Full body with a perfect silky smooth mouthfeel that lamost makes you drink it in 5 minutes... and then order another one!
Without a shred of doubt one of my top 3 favorite beers in the world. It just doesn’t get any better than this.