zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2003 Fabulous. Complex, yet easy to enjoy. Citrus flavor, dry yeasty-doughy flavor. Spicy, like most Belgians- but seems fresher and lighter than some of the other Belgian strong ales. More affordable too.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2007 Aroma of sour fruit and flower. Pour is golden and clear, large frothy white head. Good hops flavor with a kick of spice. Citric finish, with little aftertase. A decent tripel.
Racegoer (351) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz bottle,nice light copper color,perfect carbonation, peaches, orange,tart, very refreshing, a nice Tripel
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2002
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
champagne bottle and champagne carbonation, smells like serious citrus, light orange with a giant head, slight creamy citrus but overall not much there
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
If you want a tripel, this is one you have to have. Hits it right on the head
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very nice, wonderfully balanced trippel. Soapy head. Coriander and lemon in the nose. Sweet flavor almost goes too far, but is reigned in late with effervescence and dryness. Very good, not great.
maupie (926) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I have tasted beter tripel beers.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I still hear echos of gun shot explosions as the cap came off..The head sat at least 2 times as tall as the actual beer..aroma was a yeasty concoction of strawberry banana..good strawberry banana impression with subtle spices..some fizziness..I like the balance of spice and fruitiness in this one..its very refreshing and light for 8%..Good Shizzy
OlJuntan64 (1266) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2003 Perth at last has a Belgian Beer Cafe where one can try Belgians a class above the usual Leffe and Stella type beer. While having the Karmeliet I get a flood of Belgian memories. Spicey yeasty farmscapes, small beer cafes in Turnhout and those Belgian chocolates. A consistently excellent Belgian beer jewel. I think 4 ratings of around 4.5/5 is enought so it will probably be my final rating for a while on this one.
Third Rating: 4.5 8/15/2002 4.5This beer has slowly become one of my favourite Belgian Blond beers. Impressive erectile, fluffy lasting stand up out of the glass, variable bubbled, white head. Beer is white desert wine colour. Citrus, hops, caramel, doughy grainy malt and spicy fruit aromas. Tingling sweet sour bitter start with a fruity palate and a hint of asprin. Smooth luscious zingy faintly alcoholic middle. Beautiful floral sweet doughy sour finish and fruity watermelon aftertaste. Being quite fruity and sweet this beer goes very well with many deserts. Awesome - try it.
Second rating; 20 July 2002; 4.4
First rated 4/5/02 4.4
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light, sweet, spicy - light pepper. Similar to their Kwak, but dry-er. "Bright." A fine drink while cooking dinner - not overly complex, just enjoyable.