laiti (7981) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle @ hotel room, Brussels. Rated on 19.07.2010
Aroma is sweetish with lots of wheat, some yeast and ripe fruits. Flavour has fruits, some apricot, yeasty notes and some alcohol. A bit too boozy but good still.
AGAquino (667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes, at Bar Volo. Clear yellow colour w/. nice foamy head and some lace. Nice hoppy sweet aroma, refreshing hop bitter.
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kayres (790) - , Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice beer right to style. Pours a bit cloudy and darker than expected almost brown. Sweet apple nose. Smooth yeasty applely medium bodied
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keepersj12 (3057) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy amber with a thin head. The aroma is very fruity with sweet and sour notes along with some Belgian spices and a hint of booze. the flavor is also fruity and a bit of the booze warms the throat. There is also a bit of pepper and a nice bitter feel to it. Medium bodied and very refreshing.
OllieBBommel (1424) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2012
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle@home, 33cl. Head: thick white colored foam. Color: gold. Aroma: malt. Taste: bitter, mild. Palate: dry, CO2. Overall: hmmm, don’t know.
mcberko (13254) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Saraveza, pours a cloudy golden with a medium white head. Aroma of tart fruits, stone fruits, Belgian yeast. Flavour is both tart and sweet, with over-ripe fruits, light Belgian yeast and more of the over-ripe fruits. Very atypical for a tripel, much sweeter and slightly tarter. Excellent, despite its unorthodoxy.
mar (5195) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold pour with a white head. Nose is green apples, dried fruits, alcohol, belgian yeast, and sweet. Easy palate, heavy green apples, sweet, honey, dried fruits, and a smooth finish.
Noctilucus (106) - All over Belgium, BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serious gusher, somewhere between blonde and amber, hazy with quickly disappearing foam.
Nose of subdued hops (maybe because it wasn’t cold enough), slightly fruity, a little sweet.
Taste of grains and quite some alcoholic warmth, bitterness but not too strong, almost a hint of honey in there. Apart from the alcohol not such a strong taste but nice overall. Smooth aftertaste, lingering afterglow and a mix of hops and again that grainy character. A slight, delicate bitterness adds complexity.
This was a pleasant surprise for me, nicely balanced; not overly complex but it has an evolving, rounded taste.
glennmastrange (2620) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Moderate grain and caramel for the malt, light lemon for the hops, moderate dough for the yeast, with ripe pear, white wine, honey and a hint of clove in the background. Head is small, fizzy, white with no lacing and is fully diminishing. Color is hazy medium amber. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is medium, oily with a carbonation between soft and lively and has a heavily alcoholic finish. There is a nice transition between all the flavors in this Tripel, this is a fantastic beer.
superspak (4468) - Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle into chalice, 07/08 dating on the cork. Pours a very cloudy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Thin wisps of lacing on the glass, with slight carbonation streaming up from the bottom. Aromas of big apricot, lemon, bread, pear, pepper, earth, herbal, grape, apple, honey, floral, and white wine funkiness. Some pretty nice aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of big grape, apple, apricot, pepper, herbal, earth, bread, orange, grass, candi sugar, honey, and slight white wine tanginess. Very nice balance of flavors, with good complexity. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly slick and creamy mouthfeel as expected. Alcohol is very well hidden at 9% with only a slight warming after the finish. Very easy to sip on. Overall this is a very nice Tripel! Age definitely took some of the traditional peppery flavor from this; but it was still nicely balanced and very smooth. Too bad they discontinued this one, I would really like to try this fresh.