LINKBREW (101) - Santee, California, USA - JUL 12, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
In bottel at The Belgique in Amsterdam, and many times throughout Belgium. Big giant white head. Oaty aroma, sweet malt. Caramel and sweet butter (not diacetyl) flavors. On the sweet side.
BBB63 (5603) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
In bottle at Flying Saucer in Ft. Worth Texas. Dark slightly hazy yellow hue with a small rocky head and almost no lacing, medium-bodied. Moderate hoppy (3 types of hops used I was told), perfume, fruity sweet aroma of raisin and apple. Undertones of spices and grains. Beautiful tart and sweet flavor balance with sublime spice accent. A bit thin mouthfeel, lively. Near world-class, thanks to the manager for sharing this with me.
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good color and nice head. Sweet, hoppy, spicy well balanced with carbonation. This is robust and yummy!
jerohen (1932) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2003
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2013 It took me 434 beers before i tried this one. Why did i wait so long!? In my opinion it’s the best tripel around. Aroma and flavour of malts, hops, fruit, spices and some sweetness. Fairly complex and very well balanced. Btw my rating represents the bottled version, on tap it’s not nearly as good.
jfm (1725) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice color with a nice white foam. Beautiful glas gets it one point more in appearance. Taste is sweet, with hints of parfume or soap.
WabashMan (1004) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUL 3, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2007 A lovely looking tripel, with light to medium gold color and a medium, slightly off white head. Also, notable amounts of carbonation make this beer attractive. The nose is very nice as well, with a balance of malt, yeast, and spices, but I wish it were a bit more pronounced, as it’s a little light on the nose. However, the lack of power in the nose shouldn’t take away from the fact that the nose IS very nice! The flavor is incredibly delicious. It’s fairly light, fruity, spicy, and a little sweet, with a nice dryness in the finish. This is a superior beer and a superb tripel that is probably the most enjoyable of the style that I’ve had, to date!
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Grainy, malty and sweet aromas laced with esters. Golden colour, thick white rocky lacy head. High carbonatioin. Rich complex flavour. Notes of alcohol and light grain present. Rich dense ester and phenolic notes give a spicy presence. Alcohol otes are less discernable with time. Rubust tripel. Smooth perfect finish. Excellent beer.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Chewy vanilla, oaty with hints of banana and light spices. Served on tap in the Karmeliet glass at the Hop Leaf in Chicago. Outstanding rich complexity, letting soft citrus fruits come through towards the very finish. One of the finest glasses of beer I have ever been served.
IslandHaole (1086) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - JUN 28, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A slightly hazy, golden color with a huge white foamy head, with an incredibly complex aroma. Exotic spices, like the kitchen of an Indian restaurant. Grains, Fruit, Flowers....Oats, Prunes and Rose petals to be specific …all of these and more. Delicious spice flavor develops more as it warms. Sweet, warming….lip smacking for sure. I will be back for more of this one for sure!
maestro (36) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A deliciously sweet tripel with great finesse and complexity.
Wheat, barley and oats are all used in their raw and malted form to create both a light crispness and creamy sweetness. Gentle
bitterness and the bananas and vanilla character of the house yeast meld perfectly with the grains to create an exceptionally
well rounded tripel.