yespr (28711) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From bottle, blindtasting #10. Pours hazy yellow with a diminished white head. Dry malty aroma, somewhat cotton like. Mild spiced and dry hoppy base flavoured, yet with a solid sweet malt base - clearly declining towards the finish. Light malty note. Dry and spiced finish, lasting bitter and dry impression into the far finish.
Ughsmash (6925) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured near-clear (hazy with latter pours) brighter golden with a dusting of white head. Light fruit skins and black pepper jump out from the aroma with pale malts in a supporting role.. sweetness hit the back of the nostrils. The flavor was strong with lots of boozy residual sugars that carried through the long finish.. black pepper and cloves gave nice accents.. yeasty and warm overall. Heavier-bodied with moderate carbonation on the palate.. spicy and engaging.
douglas88 (5171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to goldtwins. Pours a clear golden color, very bright with a medium white head. A sweet aroma; spices, malt, some banana, cloves, lemons, very nice. The flavor is very smooth but not weak at all; a real mix of sweet bananas, malts, and sugars, mixed with a peppery spicy aspect, a light sulfur-like flavor. Bready and full, with a nice carbonated body. These retired beers are always interesting, the age has done it well, and it should hold up for years to come. Ends with a light and somewhat sour lemon.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours gold with a white bolloey head. Smells soapy and dry with some candi sugar and pepper. Tastes spicy and dry with some grassy elements and a nice touch of sweetness on the finish.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one has a golden color with a nose full of candi sugar and faded hops. Citrus all the way in the flavor - sweet and a tad hoppy, but not as balanced as their other Tripel-ish brews
DragonsHead (140) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spiced aroma with fruit notes. Very sweet, yet suprisingly dry flavor. Good, but different tripel.
LinusStick (2703) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice tripel. Aroma was very good. Strong spices, yeast and light fruit. Pour was a nice hazy light gold with a one finger white head. Taste was all apple, grape and yeast. The spices come in and out, but the light fruits and yeast dominate. Medium carbonation. Would have been nice to have the strong bubbly biting carbonation I like in tripels but this has been aged for a bit so I can’t complain. Somewhat thick mouthfeel with a dry sweet aftertaste. Nice. I am trying all of these in order and haven’t been disappointed yet.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to GandGKevin. 12oz bottle. Pours hazy golden in color with thin white head which does not last long. Aroma sweet and citrus. Taste sweet, spicy and grainy with dry finsih.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear pale yellow color with a white head. Aroma is malty, grainy, spicy, and peppery hops. Flavor is grainy, some fruit, and a peppery spicy finish.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to axilla: Pours a transparent bright golden with a thin ring of white head. Aroma of sweet pale Belgian malt and doughy yeast with some peppery spice. Body starts with a nice biscuity malty sweetness and some light fruity esters before a drier, more bitter warming finish. Pretty authentic for the style and should age well.