JorisPPattyn (9242) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light-orange beer, very sparkling hue, some hazyness; good white head, fine and with slightly orange taint. White candy sugar, as well as the inevitable citrus. Fruity and vinous nose, dried apricots, botrytis. Dry orange peel, touch of spiciness, tinned mandarine parts on juice, and I cannot exactly place the spice. Quite dry, whilst spritzy MF despite little visible carbonation. Very original taste - even when I would rather call it Belgian strong ale than a classic tripel. Fusel alcohols, real ethanol is very well hidden. Big thanks to Lachesis, who brought me what Jason and Jim didn’t - but it’s great, brothers!
MartinT (9063) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My Bottom Line:
Overly sweet for the style, this Tripel attempt showcases orange peel and egg pie wackiness in a hefty body marred by tart manneurisms.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the cloudy orangey blond.
-Soapy notes delve into bubblegum in the nose.
-Citrusy wheat seems confused.
-This is a good example of how Americanized Tripels can be off the mark. Then again, it’s hard to believe this bottle contained the brew they really wanted to get...
alexsdad06 (8434) - Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy light amber color with a small white head. The aroma has a mild to moderate malt presence with sweet fruit (grapes, apples) and light spices. The flavor has an interesting mixture of fruits (apple, lemon citrus), wine, yeast, and moderate sweetness. On the lighter side. This was not my favorite triple.
SudsMcDuff (7802) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
i really liked this, but got bogged down in the after day mess .. . stop crying! .. . golden in colour, medium sticky foam .. . ever thought about growing a mustache? .. . yeast, honey and a different spice in the flavour, but tasty .. . Aw, get your ass outta here, it’s too hot!
TaktikMTL (6943) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bouteille de 22 oz partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez Glouglouburp. Arôme: Légère odeur fruitée. Apparence: La couleur est blonde légèrement voilée. Présence d’une mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût d’agrumes avec une pointe d’épices. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement aqueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement sucré. (Rating #2640)
TheAlum (6825) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rating #100 of Illinois brewed beers. 22 oz bottle purchased from Party Liquors (Steger, IL). Bought on a whim and because it was in the cooler and was to be promptly drank. Pours a hazy amber hue, with bits of gold nestled into the body. Medium white head that sticks around, laces, and continues to grow as the bottle is continously poured in. Aromas are fruity and belgian yeasty spice in a nutshell, a touch of estery presence, banana and citrus, mix well with some belgian candy sugar and spice. Taste is similar, lighter bodied, but still a presence. Dry yet fruity sweetness, interesting, but not a favorite. Finishes with a bit of a remembrance of the flavor. Cheers!
JaBier (6657) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the Two Brothers tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 5/21/09. Cloudy/chunky orange-ish copper pour with a medium off-white head. Yeasty and spicy aroma with a bit of tartness. Sweet and sour flavor with plenty of malt and citrus fruit. I liked this one a lot better than I thought I would.
AmEricanbrew (6656) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 20, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2006 Clear straw color with nice lacing.
Lagar yeast then peppery, musky smell.
Nice taste is grainy, yeasty, with an essence of oak. Finishes crisp and clean. A great triple
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Dirty straw in color, very cloudy, thin white foamy head, spotty lacing.   Grassy aroma, fairly floral, some fiery spices, almost like garlic.   Muted floral flavors, very yeasty/bready.   Slight citrus aspect, but its very quick.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, but leans towards the thin side.   Finishes with a touch of cereal, soft floral aspect.   Remains semi-sweet after the finsih.   Tiz okay, but not like most Belgian Tripels.   Thanks JCaprioti for the trade!
BBB63 (6527) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber bottle aged over a year and served in Duvel snifter:
Tasted side by side with Ommegang Tripel Perfection and Straffe Hendrik Brugs Tripelbier 9°
App: Amber orangy hue with almost no head nor lace, nearly lifeless. Even with the etched glass this struggled to produce any bubbles, sort of ugly compared to the other two. (2)
Aroma: Heavy toffee, candi sugar and bready malts, plummy, pitty, almonds, herbal, flowery and even a tad meaty. Much more different than the other two, smells simply sweeter and less fruity. (6)
The taste starts with some honey and sugary components, rich layers of malt and even some marizpan. Slight pop of leafy and grassy hops before lingering clove like spice and fruit nut cereal finish. Seems actually the most rustic and traditional tasting of the three. The aging does bring out some yeasty rustic notes as it warmed but that was welcomed. (7)
Mouth Feel and Overall: Very smooth alcohol presence on the palate, lush, oily and forgiving (4) Well it has it moments and shows some tribute to the classic style, this brew can not hold up the critic nor the old school tried and tested recipe. Ultimately the biggest knock I have of this brew is this unwillingness to go for the gold, seems happy being what it is. (13)