jgb9348 (4771) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Crazy light pale blonde colour with a brilliantly white thick head. The colour is unusually light for a tripel, but would look good for a belgie white. Aroma of wheat, yeast, corn and bananas. Once again, more of a white style than a tripel. Good thick mouthful, and pretty sharp initially...yeast, sugars and spices make up the taste. The palate is pretty drying, some of the hop characteristics come out in the aftertaste, but thats about it. Basically, a big let-down, and yet another by Unibroue. I had a 750 mL bottle purchased at Southtown Beverage in Rochester, New York.
BroueNeault (158) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2004 A good one ! A pale and cloudy yellow colour, a nice fruity aroma and a good yeasty/malty taste. Maybe just a bit too sweet. Perfect for cold evenings.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUL 24, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I untwisted the wire and the cork was gone! Pours cloudy pale gold with a frothy off white head into my Duvel glass. Lively carbonation. Aroma is spicy and yeasty. Temperature is 56 degrees F. Flavor is sweet, spicy (orange, coriander, and clove), lightly bitter with some alcohol presence. Finish is somewhat acidic and kinda dry. Long mouth watering aftertaste. The 9% ABV makes it's self known. I like it !!!
MegaManC (31) - Oakville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2003
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best beers i've ever had. Just one question, where are they hiding this alcohol?! I certainly can't taste it, but after 3 beers, i can sure feel it! Way to go Unibroue.
Darkover (1517) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy yellow color with a big white head. Aroma of yeast and malt. Flavor is sweet, spicy, acidic and dry.
EKGoldings (526) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Esters from high gravity fermentation combined with alcohol, fruit and candy in the nose. A very smooth drinking beer despite the high alcohol.
BillKismet (3341) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Robust german wheat appearance--brown gold with incredible lacing-tiny, fine bubbles composing a luscious cream head. The aroma was of delicious, but nto overdone yeast and a woody atmosphere. Good creamy initial touch on the lips, but that was also the downfall. This brew was too smooth and the flavors flattened after the initial taste. SOme yeast and wood and alcohol more noticeable towards the end, but still well integrated. The flavor was not quite as robust as advertised, but this was an easy drinking, tasteful Tripel all the same.
gsmitty80 (1811) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 16, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2005 Very cloudy with not alot of head. Decent finish with a spicy flavor. Very alcoholic first few sips but halfway through you warm up to the sweet tastes and forget about the alcohol which may not be a good thing.
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy light honey color. Pours nice with diminishing white head. Nose is malt and citrus. Sweet, but fruit sweet, with light spice and alcohol warmness. Light carbonation and very yeasty with a share of malt. After you swallow its as if it was never there, the finish is so light leaving only slight spice and mild hops. Warms the belly though. Very good.
Rastacouere (6134) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2003 The glass rapidly fills with a big white head. The beer is golden, pale enough. It smells fruits, malt and spices. In mouth, the alcohol is on the frontline, more than for the Fringante who proposed 10% ABV. Lemon, coriander and other sweet components stick to this alcohol and malt and leave a warming astringent feeling.