wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2004
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2005 Nice beer. The orange taste is very apparent. The smell is very impressive. Similar to the Dubbel, but more fruity. The idea of a beer with an orange taste turned me off at first. But it ended up working really well. The alcohol content is high, but well hidden. I had this again and was even more impressed. Tastes better warmer. Very good. I call it a tie as far as comparing this with the Dubbel.
Ungstrup (28228) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hazy orange beer with a huge white head. The aroma is very spicy with notes of yeast, coriander, and orange peel. The flavor is very sweet and very spicy again with notes of the yeast, coriander, orange peel as well as the alcohol - the end is a little dry and woody. But the alcohol is not as present in the sample Iím rating since it is more than 2 years old as it is in a fresh bottle - I like the more subtle alcohol presence in the aged version best.
joshpiledean (315) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours cloudy amber with a huge white head that quickly dissapates. Alcohol is dominant aroma, with fruits on the side. Flavor: mostly alcohol., very yeasty and bready with fruits of banana. Dry finish and creamy mouthfeel. Yummy!
DYCSoccer17 (3205) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Sweet, fruity, bananas in the nose with a spicy pepperiness. Much more faint and subtle aroma than the dubbel. Hazy blonde/orange color with a huge frothy white head. Yeasty and spicy to start with coriander and notes of honey along with the banana flavors from the yeast. Nice body. Enjoyable.
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - NOV 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange and hazy. Has a quick big head, but dissipates to a leave a decent lace. Great aroma ... yeasty, citrus, banana, floral hops and alcohol. Flavor is powerful with alcohol, bitterness and little more alcohol. Itís dry and not sweet, and thereís a little citrus in there. Overall, itís rather unbalanced as the alcohol and bitterness take away from the other aspects
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy orange body with a large white head. Aroma of heavy yeast, leather, cheese, and mustiness. Flavors of fruit, strong yeast, and alcohol.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light Gold. Dry, spicy and very yeasty aroma with scents of sweet fruity pale malts, herbs, bubble gum, lemon, tropical fruits, and noble hops. Strong bubble gum notes continue on towards the flavor profile, especially on the finish, along with notes of cotton candy, lemon and fruit. A nice beer. But there are so many better example of the style.
bitterpeace (3) - East Haven, Connecticut, USA - OCT 26, 2004 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iím a little new to rating beers. I am too busy drinking and enjoying them to write I suppose. I am sampling one of these at the moment. Strong alcohol taste and what I have come to expect from a trappist triple. I expected a darker ale but this is a golden brew that would deceive the uninitiated with its benign appearance. I just returned from Brussels and had a short opportunity to sample as many local gems as possible before staggering back to the Eurostar for the trip through the Chunnel back to London. They serve Duval and Chimay on thre train. Excellent day...if I could only remember if I had a good time!
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2007 330 ml bottle, best before 09-05-2002. Pours a cloudy orangey amber color with a thin white head. Warm alcohol aroma with coriander and moldy yeast. With aging this beer becomes very smooth, gentle, subtle, I taste coriander, yeast and alcohol, the flavors are less prominent than the flavors of a younger Westmalle tripel but what it lost on flavor it gained immensely in palate. Full body, very mellow, smooth, comfortable texture, itís a soft bed for the tastebuds. This beer always amazes me as it ages incredibly well.
tobias (199) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33 cl bottle: pours a nice golden orange color with a nice virgin white head. teh aroma is very sweet amd spicy. malt, fruit, pepper, slighty yeasty with a lil bit of farmhouse scent. kinda remenescent of a sasion. this is with out a doubt the best tripel i have had yet. the falvor is quite sweet up front but fades to a well balanced dryness. nice fruitniess and spice. alcohol adds to it nicely. there are some nice citrus notes as well. delightful.