OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Hazy golden body with a firm 2 fingers of foam. Solid retention with minimal lacing.
S - Thick yeasty aromas. Banana, Belgian candi, golden raisins, pears, citrus and floral hops. A touch of basement dust as it warms.
T - Banana, pears, clove, lemon grass, white pepper. Wheaty malt holds strong before drying out on the finish. Mild hops provide a spicy grass character
M - Creamy, full but light body with perfect carbonation.
One of my favorite Tripels. The wheat-like malt effortlessly blends with the yeast esters and spice to create a smooth easy drinking beer.
Serving type: bottle
Alengrin (1025) - BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Canadian tripel with misty orange blonde colour and big white head; herbal, fruity, soft and yeasty aroma and taste, smooth, malt sweetness, velvety, with a mild herbal hoppy finish. Elegant and gentle example of the style, in spite of its ominous name.
vipinvelp (2127) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque golden orange with small off-white foam ring. Orange, and mango aroma, some barley. Decent strong beer taste, again some soft fruits notes. Short aftertaste. (Houston 201408)
DocMcGrain (13) - Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet and delicious. It's not too tart, not too sweet; light enough for a summer drink and tasty enough year 'round. Back of the tongue flavor, this is a nice compliment to spicy food, but good enough to stand on its own. A nice, well-rounded beer
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Diabeasty (4) - California, USA - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Banana and spice on the nose, beautiful golden hazy appearance. More banana and clove on the taste. Hits all the notes you expect in a triple very nicely.
Darkmagus82 (907) - - AUG 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Transfer from BA review on 11-16-12-
Poured from 750 ml bottle into snifter
Appearance – Pours a hazy orange-yellow color with a two finger white head. The head fades over a moderate amount of time to leave a lighter level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is bready and yeasty with a strong citrus orange and tropical fruit aroma. Mixed with these stronger aromas are some spice notes of a coriander and clove smell. Overall very Belgian triple like.
Taste – The taste begins of a smooth bready flavor mixed with some tropical fruit tastes of mango, papaya and some tangerine/orange. As the taste advances, a yeasty flavor mixed with spice flavors of coriander, lemongrass, and clove come to the tongue. From there the spice and yeast grown stronger as the taste moves further forward with the sweeter fruit flavors losing some ground. In the end an alcohol flavor mixes with the rest to leave a warming bready spice flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather complex and is really quite interesting and nice. It begins very smooth and creamy at the start with the carbonation level seeming relatively light. As the taste moves on the carbonation seems to explode from the brew within your mouth with the body crisping up. The smooth and creamy in the beginning are great for the bready and sweet that are heaviest up front, while the crisp and carbonated at the end are fantastic for accentuating the spice and booze. The feel is very nice, I must say.
Overall – A very tasty and enjoyable to drink beer. This beer has one of the best feels of any beer I have ever had, as it seems to match and complement the flavor transitions perfectly. This is definitely one to try.
BlackHaddock (3605) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Finally tried this renowned beer while on holiday in California. Cork and caged bomber: BBD 19th Nov 15, shared with my wife and poured into La Chouffe tulips at my daughters on 16th July 14. Hazy pour with a huge head on both glasses.
Fairly sweet malt nose which gives way to a yeast and fresh fruit aroma mid sniff. Maybe some cloves coming through as well.
The taste is also malt led, but not as sweet as the aroma first suggests. The yeast also has a heavy presence in the mouth and this in turn allows the other flavours to show: semi bittering hops and a spicy feel compliment the aforementioned maltiness and yeast feel to make this a truly ’world class’ beer. Medium bodied with enough depth to carry the alcohol without it being an issue. Very pleasant indeed.
smroush (23) - Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Initial impression is hard candy sugar. Clove prominent both in the aroma and taste. A touch of yeast. A good and interesting beer.
Jamesthebrit (249) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yay four packs! But a twist off bottle? Wtf? These guys really are owned by Sapporo.
Anyway. Smells herbacious. Estery. Floral but not hops. Orange.
Explosive off white head. Hazy light orange color.
Taste is like the smell. Also yeasty.
Palate is smooth with a nice dry finish.
A great Belgian style. Unibroue is always good.
jmgreenuk (4230) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Deanso. Poured a hazy medium amber with a whispy white head. The aroma is sweet toffee caramel. The flavour is medium sweet with a rich sweet malty yeast alcoholic bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
kermis (4922) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 vintage Bottle shared thanks to Deanso. Pours cloudy dark golden with a small ring tan head. Aroma of yeast, plastercine, caramel, and toffee. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.