cheap (4572) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2007
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is one of those brews that I am almost afraid to rate with my bad taste tastebuds. On tap at the Sharp Edge Creekhouse in Pgh. This pours like any other pale yellow american ubiquitous lager as far as color goes. Has a clean white head. Aroma is not outstanding and there are a few streams of carbonation rising with in. The tap handle on this is cool looking. Initial flavor is slightly strong but definitely not oppressive. Much milder than the domestic coarse trippels Iíve tasted such as Southern Tier. Interesting off flavor on the onset and then it immediately fades to an alky hint. Again, this is not oppressive, it is just that you can tell the alky content is letting you know its there if you want to notice. Low carbonation, very little tingle on the back of the throat. I am not overly impressed with this beer and will probably get hammered for my numbers. This trippel just does not appeal to my delicate girlie taste buds. THe alky is continually apparent but not in the face. Finish is immediately medium bitter but fades after a few moments to just a memory. Overall, not bad but Iíve been spoiled by Grimbergen Blonde and Chimay White. On par with Allagash trippel and Southern Tier.
FrankJohansen (3614) - Sabro, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Almost clear golden colour with a nice moslty lasting white head. Rich aroma and taste of fruits, malts and hops. Over carbonated and overrated.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the bottle. Pours a nice amber with a massive thick foamy white head, looked like I could have shaved with it. grassy, slightly sweet fruity aroma with hints of alcohol. sweet, slightly syrupy mouthfeel, nice sharp carbonation. Slight alcohol flavor, hints of raisins, cloves and lemons. Absolutely delicious, like a nice dessert in a glass.
AskForJenny (1033) - Ontario, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml - Pours with vigor, golden ale underfizzy head. Grassy, peppery nose wiith some citrus (lemon mostly) notes. The same flovors govern the palate. Nice.
waolsen (1370) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. hazy golden/orange pour with huge white frothy head. nice floral yeast aroma with hints of spice and baked bread. medium body. crisp palate. fruity. yeast, pepper. great balance and easy drinking. I really enjoyed this beer.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle- sampled today in beers of the world class- pours golden amber sudsy foamy head white- slightly offwhite head. smells fruit pears, apricots, light caramel, sugar, some alcohol... tastes apricots, bananas, alcohol, sweet sugar but not syrupy in mouthfeel tongue numbing finish with some alcohol warming and licorice taste.
Hoser (370) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It depends on brewery is making this beer as to the quality but always an interesting light delicate tripel and I donít think this beer ages well. Page 462 of Michael Jacksonís Great Beer Guide and only 233 of his 500 Classic Brews to go.
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: wow!!! grape, smoked ham, portabello mushrooms, passion fruit, orange blossom, spicy yeast, oats.
Appearance: golden, smooth head.
Flavour: sweet, exotic, nectar...
Palate: smooth, fantastic, yeasty.
Krasulak (88) - Wapadrand, Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 5, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a beautiful golden colour, hazy with an ample froty head. Aroma is complex and delicate: sweet malts, spicy banana, yeasty dough. Flavour reflects the aroma sweet malts pear apricot with notes of floral honey. After all that sweetness passed it becomes fruity dry with delicate hop bitterness. Lingering good aftertaste. It is a wonderful tripel - the very best I have had. Reminded me of the Abbaye des Rocs Brune (a definite compliment).
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 4, 2007
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(750 mL) Poured a beautiful hazy pale blonde with a massive, slightly fizzy white head that is reluctant to go down. Smells of banana, citrus and maybe some pear. Typical yeasty, sugary, citrusy taste that most these belgian blondes have. There definately notes of banana here. No alcohol or bitterness in the aftertaste at all. A good beer you can give a bitch.