Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I can appreciate this is an excellent example of an Abbey Tripel but difficult to enjoy in a fun kind of way. More like the enjoyment of making it through an intricately complex, detailed, well-written novel. Very sweet and spicy but lands on the palate like a ballerina. Definitely worth tasting. Cheers!
hefegrizzly (5) - Oregon, USA - AUG 21, 2006 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden lively color, with a solid head. The first waft revealed little aroma, however a more full inhale followed up with a sweet and spicy smell, like spiced cookies on an autumn day. Very dry, a slight fruity hint enters the palate but then slowly retreats into a yeasty pale taste that is generally pleasant.
Jerre (2969) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2008 RE rated : 11.4.’08
Bottle, 33 cl.
Hazy darkgolden color with a creamy head. Aroma was smokey with a little of caramel.
Taste was alcohol, fruit, malts, and a little yeasty, spice. The mouthfeel was dry and tingly. Good.
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - AUG 20, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - very nice aroma. Almost cider-like. Tart - bordering on sour - and fruity. Golden body with a soft, white creamy head. As the discription claims, it is strong, dry and spicy. Very soft on the palate, as well. This is a beautiful beer!
pineypower (2733) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to my secret santa for this. Seen it many times in the store, but never bought it. Pours out a nice slightly hazy golden color with an attractive fluffy head. The aroma is of some fruit, yeast and some spices here and there. Very nice mouthfeel with a complex flavor. Sweet fruit fades into some yeast with a touch of spice maybe some pepper and corriander. Little alcohol on the finish. Very solid beer
Panzerfaust (613) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - AUG 15, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2007 Bottle at El Irlandés, Valparaíso: Pours a hazy and strong golden color. Head is medium to big, white and frothy. It shows good retention and leaves a gorgeous lacing.
Powerful fruity and yeasty aroma with a strong alcoholic presence. There are notes of peaches, vanilla, banana, apples and spices like coriander and pepper. It’s well-defined and typical for a tripel but bold. I also found some hints of brown sugar and liquor.
Flavor is overwhelming. Sweet, fruity/estery and spicy beggining. It develops a more alcoholic character in the middle, finishing full on strong bittersweet and alcoholic kicks. Complex, over the top and definitely world-class.
Full body, big for a tripel. Creamy and syrupy consistence. Fairly carbonated. Long sticky finish with lots of alcohol. This works fine as a digestiv. A big and wonderful tripel. Awesome!
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma: Candi sugar, pepperiness, Belgian yeast, fresh kneaded bread, citrus, and floral. Appearance: Deep gold in color and hazy. Big, white head was frothy and provided a good lace on the side of the glass. Flavor: Sour fruits(apples and pears), Peppery, Yeasty, subtle malt sweetness, with a nice bone-dry finish. Palate: Medium bodied. High carbonation. A little alcohol warming in the back of the mouth. Overall: A good, solid Tripel.
BrideOfFrankenkitty (44) - Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a pale dense golden color with a creamy head. The aroma was smokey with a bit of caramel, almost medicinal. The taste was alcohol, fruit, and a little yeasty. The mouthfeel was very dry and tingly.
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
not enough candy sugar and too bitter for me. i like that it’s light, but it’s too bitter for me. gets the job done though, for two euros.
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 8, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours hazy and golden opaque. foamy head, very frizzy at the beginning, crisp and light, but the flavors evolve as it warms and becomes smoother. has a tangy yeasty and flowery taste...slight clove or cinnamon? taste. great ale