Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Strong alcohol and fruit aroma. Golden yellow pour, small white head. Strong substantial malt taste. medium bodied. Sweet. Yeasty. Not complex, but very drinkable given the strength.
leaparsons (9779) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy gold with a rocky white head. Aromas are sweet candy, sugar, spices and yeast with lemon zest, alcohol and pepper. Flavours are sweet and sugary with grain and more yeastiness. Has mouth-numbing alcohol that isn’t unpleasant. Not especially dry or biiter on the finish. Very decent.
Ratman197 (13106) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a cloudy yellow with a small diminishing white head. Aromas of pineapple and ginger. Flavor was perfumy, light malt and a hint of hops.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
alcohol, herbs, golden, sparkling, white foam, rocky head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, full body, long finish,
Dorqui (2177) - Brescia, ITALY - JUL 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Creamy and compact foam, good persistence. Clearly orange color, much fraught and blearyr. Overbearing alcoholic scent with flowery and malty rumors. Powerful and wrapping taste, warm with persistent aromas of wine cellar and mildew. Medium fizz. Long end.
dirkbreedveld (288) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful pale golden yellow colour.
Nice thick foamy head(draught) stay’s on for a while too. Very fruity nose/yasty aswell. Subtile fruity flavour, fresh citrus, alcohol mouthfeel. Also subtile hoppbitters all in a well balanced experience.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Slightly hazy, golden brew with a ful and frothy, white head. Very aromatic almost flowery nose. Refined, perfumy flavours with a dry and bitter palate and lots of warming alcohol. 040901
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mid gold colour. Hazy, with a scant head. Aroma has zesty orange and peppery spice. More oranges in the flavour - reminded me of marmalade. Some underlying bitterness. The mouthfeel isn’t very expansive but becomes a bit sticky. Seville oranges feature in the bittersweet finish. There’s a warming glow in the aftertaste but the alcohol isn’t to intrusive. No great depth but this is pleasant, clean and (relatively) easy-drinking tripel. 330ml bottle from beersofeurope.co.uk.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Open All Hours, Keswick. Good, solid abbaye (Abij?) tripel. Fairly complex aroma with honey, yeast, peach, orange. Sweetish but satisfying.
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 2003: Mostly transparent golden with a nice large white foamy head, moderately sustaining. Aromas of yeast and candy notes. Flavor is fruity sweet, dough/bread, slight alcohol (though hidden well for the most part).