bhensonb (13978) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light stone fruit and banana aroma. Slightly hazy medium gold color with a vigorous real ale white head that laces. Starts fruit sweet, could be a mix of peach and orange, might not be; it then has a hit of yeastiness, gets a change in sweetness, seems to have some hop, but might be a bit of fruit peel without the sugar. Finishes very dry (after all the sugar runs through your mouth). A bit puckery despite the sweetness. As it warms, it seems that orange definitely comes forth in both aroma and flavor. Complex little thing.
mcberko (13877) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2010 330mL bottle - pours a hazy golden colour. Flavour is sort of sweet, with fruit, hops and strong yeast. A classic tripel.
Benzai (13591) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2011 Bottle and draught tasted at Cafe Buitenlust, Oirschot. Slightly hazy yellow / golden color, huge white head. Smell lightly bitter with a slight hint of sourness. Average, ordinary taste: some bitterness, alcohol and slightly fruity. Expected it to be better. Way too much carbo. Medium body.
FatPhil (13582) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2015 Rating is an alalgam of years of drinking this.
Rerate: Tap (Olletek, Tallinn) (8:4:8:4:16=4.0)
This is simply a superb tripel, the beautiful perfumey aromas are stunning. Utterly world class.
Rerate: 330ml bottle (Von Krahl, Tallinn) (8:4:8:4:15=3.9)
Poured dreadfully, didn’t even fit into the pint glass I was given!?!? Fortunately the aromas were gorgeous - so perfumey, so floral, the wheat really making its prescence felt. Tasted superb too, just a gently bitter bite. Full and succulent palate. Loved every sip, and went back for a 2nd bottle before I’d even finished the first (I couldn’t bare to be with an empty glass).
rerate of: 750ml bottle - shared by Janne - thanks! (7:4:8:4:14=3.7)
Gold, small head. Beautiful sweet fruity aroma. Very soft malty body. Some bite of alcohol and hops - tingles for quite a while. Very sophisticated. Wheat and hops in perfect balance.
Rerate of (7-4-7-4-13=3.5)
330ml bottle (Punavuoren Ahven, Helsinki, Belgian Weeks)
Very belgian - yeasty. Palate soft. Hazy light orange. Gentle hoppy taste, light grains. Little bit of almond. Some raw hops too.
Rerate of (6-3-8-3-14=3.4)
Bottle (Bon Vivant, Riga)
Slightly hazy orange, thin head. Fruity esters and some toffee-like malt in the aroma. Soft succulent malty taste, alcohol carries a mellow fruity component too, and the 8.5% is very well hidden.
Tmoney99 (13332) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a clear amber with a huge frothy white head that was lasting and produced good lacing. Good citrus and yeast aroma. Medium to full body with fizzy carbonation. Heavy bitter sweet flavor with and average finish.
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden body with a medium white head. Spicy (pepper and mint)and sweet apple aroma. Flavor is delicious -- peach, spicy, flowery. Alcohol noticeable but not overwhelming. Finishes dry.
HenrikSoegaard (13067) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0,33 L. Frothy white excellent head. Yellow cloudy colour. Lots of citrusaroma. Powerfull tripel taste. Long finish. Very nice palate.
imdownthepub (13031) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Conditioned. Golden cloudy beer with yeasty beige head. Plenty of cereal in a pleasant way, nicely spiced like an apple pie with cloves.
Lubiere (12765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A beautiful golden amber ale with a super thick white head. A sweet brown sugar and honey aroma, a bit oxidized, with berries and vanilla. In mouth, a sweet vanilla malt with coriander, oily mouthfeel, medium bodied. This bottle is BB17/11/06 and was tasted Dec. 6 2008, so 2 years pasted its prime. Signs of ageing. Sweetness comes out more intense with the Swedish Farmers cheese.
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2005 (Bottle) Pours a hazy maze color with a impressive thick white head, which had great staying power. Has flavors of citrus, carmel, and floral.