sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft->juice glass (tasting@brewery): Pours an average, somewhat lasting head atop of a hazy, brown body. Not much aroma in this tasting, probably because of the tasting apparatus (the juice glass). The duration is long, moderately sweet, lightly acidic and bitter. The body is medium, texture is alcoholic, and has average carbonation with a metallic finish.
This beer, while having an alcoholic texture, I had trouble tasting the actual alcohol, probably because it was very yeasty(?). I’d put this beer with a lot of Belgians that I’ve had in terms of its requisite parts, despite it having been on the lighter body side, versus a thicker, more encompassing body.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Philly. Clear ruby/copper with a small head. Tastes of bananas/cloves, fruity pear, extra spicy. Very sweet brown sugar and toffee. Sweet finish.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden color with a small white head. Aroma is sweet and very sugary with some citrus and sugar. Taste is sugary-sweet with some banana and a heavy alcohol flavor that really detracts from the beer’s overall drinkability. Disappointing.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught snifter at Triumph Philly. Deep toasted-golden body. Aroma and flavor have qualities of maple, honey, dough and light cooked bananas. Comes across as considerably sweet and warm. Seems like the yeast weren’t up to snuff and quit early on this beer. A fair sipper as a dessert beer, but not particularly to my liking as an Abbey Tripel.
beerfinder1 (48) - PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I must have had a bad batch of this. It was too carbinated when i sampled this. There was not much of a taste compared to other tripple abbeys that I have had.
Zeswaft (1397) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
i don’t know if it was because i sampled a lot of lower abv beers before this but it tasted smothered in alcohol. fruity esters, syrupy sweetness, and alcohol. not the best tripel and not the worst.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap in new hope. 9 % abv on this batch. Hazy orange with a big off white head. Aroma is estery fruits, spicy, some banana and yeast.
Taste is sweet up front with estery fruits showing themselves, light banana, apple/pear, finish becomes dry and perhaps a hint of tartness in the finish, but I did not detect much at all. The finish is relatively clean. Excellent, alcohol well hidden, can only be felt in the stomach a little bit. The body is medium to full.
Arayaga2 (1811) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange-yellow beer with medium white head. Standard tripel aroma, but perhaps a bit more sour, with a hint of spice. Taste is a unusual, subdued and not particularly sweet. I would characterize it more as having mouth-feel than actual taste.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At tap at Princeton. This version was listed as 8.8%. Pours hazy golden orange with white head. Decent tripel aroma...yeasty esters with notes of pear. Nice mouthfeel. Rich malty flavor, with hints of green apple, pear, apricot. Finish has a slight dryness with some rubbing alcohol flavor. I think this could use a little sweetness for my personal taste. But still solid, and another good beer from my favorite NJ brewpub....when its not packed and rented out!
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hand bottled courtesy of Jeff aka Zathrus13.Pours a semi-murky apricot color,a ripe one at that.Gotta’ love those yeast strains.Nose has a little tartness to it with some nice fruit tones.Not peaches but darn close.Tastes like apricot-mango juice.Has some sweetness but far from being sweet.Thanks again Jeff and good job on this.