dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale orangish golden, aroma of honey, and light spice, sweet , soothing , not overly complex but pleasant and satisfying, enjoyable
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden to orange in color. Tall off white head. Sweet apricot aroma with mild yeast and orange zest playing backup. Sweetish flavor with apricots and caramel hanging around. Some dry/yeasty notes. Full bodied and decent to end the night with.
diabel (1624) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
At belgianbeerweekend, Brussels Creamy head. Excellent lace. Flat, yellow body. Citrus and pine in the aroma. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter initial flavour to moderately bitter finish.
marcus (7311) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 4, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a short white head and a hoppy, fruity aroma. The flavor is smooth and slighty sweet, with a hint of carbonation. As rickgordon says, Tripel Karmeliet with more carbonation. This is a good example of the Belgian Tripel style.
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This triple pours a yellow/amber color with large carbonation and a thick creamy head. The head diminishes quickly but leave a smooth layer of sticky lace. The smell is earthy, but somewhat fruity (cotton candyish)with a hint of cherries. The flavor has stong hints of alcohol, with a sweet start and a very quick dry finish- like a wine. Smoother and sweeter as it warms. The mouth feel is creamy and smooth with a somewhat dry finish.
IMHO: The temperature has a significant impact in the representation of the flavor and consistency. I really felt I had it at the best temp possible when I first tasted it, and was somewhat disappointed. As the beer warmed it became much smoother, sweeter and well balanced. A pretty good Belgian
sloth (2607) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium sized offwhite head, good retention and a sticky, relentless thin sheet of lace left behind. Hazy gold/orange hued brew. Malty, lightly diacetyl nose. Medium body, fine carbonation. Medium sweet malt flavor, hints of bananna, caramel, faint nuttiness with bready undertones. Medium sweet finish. Nice quaff.
legion242 (2323) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The first few momoents withthis beer led me to believe that I was in for another generic "belgian" "abbey". But after warming up a bit, it became quite assertive and nice, satisfying. Maintained a nice effervescence through out the entire bottle. I am looking forward to trying come other beers form these guys.
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear deep golden. Sweet, malty nose with tones of vanilla. Flavour is malty, quite hoppy with notes of pineapple. ABV is shining through, as it should(?). Somewhat unbalanced sweetness, I believe. Very much like Tripel Karmeliet, but this one has more carbonation.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cork date 12/05 - presumably best by date. Clear yellow with some rather lively looking yeast colonies swimming about. Nice white head that leaves sheets of wispy lacing behind. The aroma is sweet honey, citrus, and little bit of pepper. Deeper inhaliations bring some definte alcohol notes. The flavor is not nearly as good as the aroma, sweet and alcoholic, very one-dimensional. Medium sticky body. My favorite triple is still brewed by an American, Allagash.
JorisPPattyn (8335) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange-gold; cream-coloured , huge & dense head. Vanilla, alcohol, white candi sugar in the nose. Very dry, candi-sugar dominated taste, sweet slight citrus fruit. Finish gives a bit more pepper, with just a touch of bitterness. Creamy, even a bit doughy mouthfeel; alcohol obvious and dry. Way too sweet tripel, very unbalanced.