Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
BCA. Tropical fruit spice and yeast aromas. Delicat yet firm body, refreshing with a dry spicy finsih. Effervescence complements rather than competes with the beer.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet yeasty aroma with lemon, peppery, spices. Pours a dirty gold, white foamy head. A gentle spicyness and smooth delivery. A dryish finish and light fruitiness.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - FEB 20, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Malty, slightly yeasty, fruity, orangey aroma, some spiciness. Tastes sweet, fruity, very orangey. Notes of spiciness and maltiness. The best tripel I´ve had, by far.
Hunsell (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy golden-orange coloured beer. Large head, that remains exceptionally well! Very tempting aroma of citrusfruits, fresh, juicy. A bit sweet in its taste, lightly fruity and spicy. A bit overcarbonated for me, but this is certainly a worldclass tripel.
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 18, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured a semi cloudy golden color with a medium head. aroma of lemon and other citrus tones along with a yeast addition. The taste is grapefruit sourness with a sweet wheat malt addition and some yeast. Light moutfeel with good carbonation. Nice..
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Orange straw color, with thin to no head. Astringent florals and subtle peppery anise spices stood out from the usual Belgian sweetness to say hello.
Odeed (1776) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 15, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
i got loads of white head from this tripel even with a super slow pour.although it did look beautiful sitting atop the yellow/copper body.i put my nose up to the frumpy white head a gathered scents of straw,lemon,vanilla,and yeast.after letting the head settle (that left wonderful webbing b.t.w.)i took my first sip.the flavor was dominated by sour grapefruit,then came some straw,yeast,caramel and candy.overall a different trpipel that is very tasty.
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2004 75cl bottle champagne POP! Announces the pouring of this great Belgium treat.
Pours deep gold with a white meringue like head. The aromas of honeysuckle and some earthy spiciness come through. Very bubbly on the tongue, sweet cake like flavor
Some yeast and faint spiciness. I would classify it as 8 parts saison(Dupont), 2 parts triple and 1 part sugar. Very drinkable
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2008 Bottled from Sainsbury’s in their beer ’festival’ 2005. OK, I’ll stop taking the piss out of Sainsburys now, their festival’s like Ellen Macarthur, short yet plucky. This is an outstanding brew, massive pillowy head, incredibly effervescent golden body, ripe banana and wheat nose, a crispness that dessicates its way across your taste buds, a massive sugar hit before the uncomplicated finish; pure gorgeousness. Just realised I could buy a three litre bottle of this. Now then, there’s a BBQ afternoon to remember/forget! See This - Buy This
DrnkMcDermott (2792) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2008 Re-rate, Jan 28, 2007: Draft at <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/illinois/chicag Map Room. Bright brass color with a light head. Crispy malt smell. Taste shows thick, syrupy tripel malts. Lots of Belgian sugar, with only mild bitterness. Hews very close to style, which is nice in its own right, I guess.
Original Rating: Feb. 7, 2005:
Corked bottle. Big foaminess on pour. Color is a dark straw, if such a description is possible. A bit of banana ester that threatens to overwhlem the rest of the taste. Then I get a touch zinfandel wine for some reason. Very interesting.