zach8270 (3724) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Hazy orange-gold color with a thin layer of foam. Aroma is spicy. Full of coriander, lemon zest, yeast, malts and biscuits. Flavor begins with a smooth yet spicy malt flavor then goes nicely into a fruity and sweet middle and a malty and spicy finish with a little bit of alcohol. Alcohol is pleasantly hidden under all the wonderful fruit flavors. Very good.
robklg (13) - Enschede, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
First thing you notice is bubbles like champagne..
Very rich taste, , a little lemon and other refreshing fruits, a bit spicy as well. This would be a great drink in spring or summer to drink outside short bitter aftertaste. Very good.
kylelackner (13) - USA - MAR 15, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Looks and smells the part. I am not a lambic fan, and a wild yeast aroma and flavor is certainly noticeable. However, this is the best use of those flavors I have enjoyed to date. It has the full mouthfeel that some lower quality tripels lack, and is much more balanced than many of its sweeter competitors in the category.
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint @ Ginger Man, Austin: Cloudy orange-yellow color, small head, diminishing. Aroma of orange, spicy. Odd spice, orange, fizzy mouthfeel, kind of flat.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden yellow color with a thick white head. Lots of banana bread in the aroma and flavor. Pleasing dry finish. Very enjoyable.
chicagobears (430) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Served in a Orval glass. Hazy like a weiss beer. Plesant aroma of ripe banana. This has some saaz hops as well. This is a bit complex, both sweet and spicy. This tastes similar to Duvel, but drier.
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 8, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
MMMMMMMM. A great example. Even if you can’t get it in certain, famous Belgian bars, the Tripel Karmeliet is worth seeking out and exploring. Hypnotic.
winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - MAR 7, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured a rich gold with a strong, long lasting head. Aromas of banana and lime are dominate with a hints of softer fruits. Flavor is very sooth and crisp. Again banana dominates with the help of vanilla, but a myriad of other fruits and a light spiciness makes for a great depth. This is probably my favorite tripel or golden ale to date.
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Tap at the Borough Arms, Crewe 06/05/2005
Golden amber coloured with sour fruit and pale aromas. Some spicy flavour. Crisp slightly bitter warming malt finish.
Tanker12 (173) - USA - MAR 6, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2009 Got this as a guest beer on tap at the Old Toad. very pleasant aroma of citrus. this beer goes down smooth and sweet. this beer is defiantly worth the hit in the wallet.