doubelknv3 (1059) - Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2008 One of my favorite Abbeyís. I have had this both on tap and in a bottle in Belgium and in Geneva. The balance makes this a wonderful ítripelí experience. One of my favorite brews to have on a cold winter nights. I prefer this on tap, but the bottle isnít far behind.
Blond with lasting white frothy head. Citrus and spice aromas. Citrus, spices, and wheat notes. Excellent balance and will session this beer until my legs allow me.
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2007 This golden beer has a head that is incredibly huge, firm and lasting and it leaves a nice lace. The aroma is fruity and the mouth feel is nice an oily. The flavour is slightly sweet with notes of freshly baked bread, coriander and a nice citrus bitterness, that closes the ball in a nice way. A really, really delicious tripel - my favourite tripel, I think...
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
orange-yellow with huge white head. bread taste..almost wine like. Nice Tripel
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
this was a very good representation of itís kind. Not MY favorite kind mind you. Itís head lasted till the end - and then some. It was crisp and slightly tart without the usual íspicinessí that comes with a belgium. I wou;d buy it again, but it good if thatís YOUR beer
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a golden orange color with a huge white head. Aromas of orange. Tastes of alot of fruits, very smooth. One of my favorite tripels.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear blonde body with a generous white head. Strong fruity and honey aroma. This is the archetype of the classic blonde tripel, what it lacks in originality it makes up with a perfect balance. Initial honey and fruity flavours (banana + tropical fruits) settle in a warm moderately sweet body full of bready malts. Some crisp hops at the end for a short finish. Very little in the way of spices. Among my favourite blonde tripels. Very dependable, if you have a bad bottle it can only be because you have a bad karmaliet.
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - JAN 21, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The 25.4 ounce champagne-like bottle poured a hazy apricot colored beverage with a medium sized off-white creamy head that was fully lasting and left great lacing on the glass. The aroma was a spell-binding, complex melding of fruitiness and spices complimented by a brandy-like backdrop. Apricots, cinnamon, coriander, sweet orange, all wrapped up in brandy-like package. The body was medium-full with a lively, but soft carbonation and a silky smooth texture. The flavor starts off sweet with all the aromas coming through in the flavors. The finish was long with the sweetness being consistent throughout. There was also a wonderful alcohol warmth that built through the finish. Nice beer for a cold winters eve.
DarkMagus (475) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 19, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. The head on this beer came on strong--a bright creamy white color atop of a lightly hazy golden body. Soft, spicy, floral, sweet, malty, citrusy aroma with a hint of some sugary candy...I experienced some sort of Deja Vu when the aroma first hit me...some amazingly delicious sugar-coated kind of candy from my childhood. Onto the immense flavors... Ultra-fruity, but not too sweet or sour... very tasty, unique, bready, sweet malts (maybe the oats have something to do with it?), also a serious presence of hops. An amazing tripel. Best Iíve ever had. Canít wait to drink more of these, and I canít believe it took me so long to try one...
iep (230) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2007 Cream head on top of a body. A body made out of orange golden colors. This brew reminded me of walking a marathon and half-way realizing that you are in bed, sleeping. It felt like a tablecloth folding inwards - effectively bending the space-time continuum. Sour, bretty, tart-ish, bready, complex malt profile, heavy carbonation, bold & large: an amazing tripel!
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Foamy 1-finger head atop a golden amber pour. Aroma of peaches and apricots. Creamy small bubble mouthfeel. Very interesting flavor of butterscotch, yeasty notes, very slight metallic taste with a hint of cherries ending in a sweet finish.