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 itís in no way understated.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden pour with substantial foamy head and lots of yeast cloudiness. Sweet, malty aroma with some hints of citrus. Rich citrus malt taste that is quite bready and dominated by yeast. A good tripel, but not as smooth as I would have liked out of a top notch trappist brew.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330mL bottle. in a Koningshoeven (AKA La Trappe) trappist glass. Hazy golden color. Aromas of citrus, apples, lemon peel, yeast and lots of goodness. Ever have a beer you knew would blow your mind just by the smell of it! (Sound like a OT-D topic!) Very oily texture. refreshing flavor. Tastes of sweet yeast rolls and bananas. A very good Tripel.
zootfinster (218) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2010 A cloudy golden color. Slight sweet and malty flavor. Nice mildly sweet aftertaste. A little too much carbonation. Not quite spicy enough
Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2006
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beer pours a pale golden color with little to no head. The flavor is VERY, very unique and the spice is definately present from the first sip, but not overly pleasant. The finish is stong and surprisingly bitter for a Belgium beer. I was completely unimpressed by this beer, but it is unique.
TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy gold pour with fluffy white head. Aroma of yeast, sour apple, and light malt. Flavor is sweet malt, lemon zest, strong bold dark fruit, and apple. Medium palate.
Zimmo (57) - Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA - DEC 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Pours light cloudy brown with a beautiful white head. Aroma of apples and other fruit. Spicy taste with strong bitter hops that linger. A very good, but not great tripel.
iep (230) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A fantastic tripel. Refreshing, strong, goes well with so many foodstuffs, and is very drinkable too, with deep & complex flavors and aroma. For me this is the tripel by which all other tripels are benchmarked.
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - DEC 1, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I donít know why, but I donít feel this beer as much as others do. It looked great, but the smell was just okay, the palate was just a bit too carbonated, and the flavor was full, but a little thin. I will try it again under different circumstances to see if this was just a fluke, but in the meantime...