IrishBoy (4001) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 27, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; Nose is yeasty with a little banana, clove, and citrus; lightly hazed gold with a small white head; a tiny bit of tartness hits my tongue first, leading into the fruit and spices, ending with a nice bitter, with a tiny bit of alcohol, finish.
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank in a trappist glass. Golden hazt poor with a nith thin sticky white head. Aromas of bananas, sweet bread, coriander, tangerines, alcohol... with a hint of butterscoth. Dry mouthfeel... creamy and balanced finish with a good bitterness to it. You can taste the hops somewhat creamy resin. You definitely cannot feel the 9.5 % in this belgian beauty.
railcat1 (701) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I HAD HEARD ALOT ABOUT THIS AND WAS NEVER A BIG BELGIUM FAN SO THIS TO ME WAS JUST A REGULAR BEER THAT WAS HIGH IN ALCOHOL AND CITRUS FLAVOR.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 22, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2006 Bottle shared with my friend Brian. Pours hazy golden with a nice retentive white head. Nice yeasty and perfumy aroma, with notes of clove and citrus. Very nice mouthfeel, not too fizzy or rich. Flavor wheat malt, clove, pear, and banana with the right amount of sweetness. Slightly dry, but spicy finish with well hidden alcohol. I think this is very well balanced. A little tamer than some triples, but that is what I liked about this one.
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2006
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
11.6 oz bottle-Pours a cloudy golden color w/a small white head & good lacing. Full, sweet, floral aroma The dry flavor hits you right up front, doesn’t have the complex flavor levels one would usually associate w/a quility belgian. Spicy & dry mostly, some hops. Very average. Kind of a thin dry finish. You can drink it, but I wouldn’t seek it out. Disapointing.
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Hazy orange golden coloured with a rather large head. Spicy and fruity - notes of hops and yeasts. Somewhat sweet.
reakt (949) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Golden yellow with a few thin patches of white head. Peachy yeast nose. Spicy with a lemon/citrus hint. Slightly bitter and dry with a thin palate. I prefer the dubbel.
OlMalteserHead (21) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle, it pours with a airey head, smells like lemony peaches, tastes like peppered wheat infused with a basket of citrus fruit, and it’s rather good.
tcfishler (65) - USA - DEC 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy, honeyed orange with a huge white head that leaves gorgeous tiered lacing.
Aromas are dry, yeasty, and malty, but not terribly expressive.
Subtly fruity (peach/berry) as it enters the mouth, but the flavor profile develops and becomes high-toned, somewhat raw, dry but not bitter, finishing with a tannin-like impression and a tiny bit of tartness. Chewing the beer brings out a little spice, mainly pepper. Alcohol is masked, and the mouthfeel is medium.
A subtle, dry classic.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2007 33cl bottle. Poured cloudy dark orange/amber with a big off-white frothy head. Aroma of orange yeast bread, more mineraly than spicy and very subtle for a tripel. Flavor of mildly sweet cakey malt with citrus peel and banana notes and a spicy, even peppery finish. Noticeable yeast in the full palate but it also has a fair amount of carbonation. While it seem a little less complex than other Tripels it’s in no way understated.