egajdzis (5169) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a golden color with a white fizzy head that left no lacing. Sweet fruity aroma, with a sweet taste. Alcohol burn on the way down.
hoppygrrrl (104) - Albion, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely yellow hue infused with continuous (I mean it!) strings of little bubbles. With its fresh, sugar nose and immediate zing (it stings - hurts almost, but in a good way), and smooth, round palate, this is an excellent tripel! It's subtle yet full of joie de vivre!
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - JUL 24, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
tap at the toronado.... large sweet scent to it, that was malty with loads of caramel, was lightly colored with an enormous head, flat and overly sweet in my mouth, had a rejectful gagging palate to it, made me very unhappy reminded me almost of Nostradamus
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Sparkly golden colour with rising stars. Fine, thin, lacy white head. Complex blend of sweet malts. Cinnamon and fine caramel flavours. Large, full and complex palate. You could enjoy this beer very, very slowly for maximum flavour or just hold back enough to get the rate in. Extra ethanol towards the finish, otherwise another superb finisher.
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heavy and sweet. Not as yeasty as many other regular Belgian triples. Well-balanced. Pretty dominant alcoholic taste.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge white head, sweet perfumed-fruit nose, light golden body with moderate carbonation. A slow pour. Very smooth and complex.
johninmelb (1117) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet abbey ale with hints of spice and a nice strong fruit - maybe some burnt orange. Bit of a thick aftertaste. Mine was far too carbed from the bottle which was a nuisance.
LoveABeer (141) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This Abbey Tripel was to sweet for my liking, although it has a great aroma and poured nicely. Taste was very fruity, with a nice spicy hints included. I must try this one again with a good cheese, to compliment its taste.
JorisPPattyn (7677) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear light yellow-gold. Lively pearling to thick, fluffy white irregular head. Nose of grain, wheat, a little smoked smell. After a while, a sharp roasted malt smell comes up, spicy. Sweet, malty taste, but with a sharp, nearly adstringent mouthfeel, like partly roasted malt - strange for such a pale beer. The oats? Spicy and fruiy, but foremost malty. As said, sharp mouthfeel, medium-bodied. It could be refreshing but for that roasted flavour. A beer with a very high emphasis on grain and malt. Not uninteresting, but not very exciting. A bit of a hype, and with the role of the spectacular glass, that sounds familiar for this brewery.
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.