piscator34 (2042) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold in colour and well carbonated. Pleasing aromas of MacIntosh apple, pear, and a bit of spicy yeast. The fruit flavors become more lemon like on the palate, and mix well with the light malt and mild grassy hop notes. Surprisingly bitter finish... with notes of lemon rind at the end. A bit too dry for the style IMO (if that’s even possible). Not bad, but could be better. Merci Lubiere!
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an ugly mix of yellow, brown and orange with a decent white head. Fuller bodied than many tripels, this is dry and yet very malty. Caramel, roast malt type of mid-palate thing going on. Spicey and also a strong alcohol presence like a shot of grain vodka was added. Interesting and more demanding than other tripels I’ve had.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hazy gold with a medium, fizzy, collapsing white head. Sour, yeasty, faintly spicy aroma. Quite effervescent, to the point of being unpleasant for my taste. Tastes of hay, yeast, and bitter citrus. Finishes sour with ametallic bitterness. I wasn’t impressed.
ARMed (613) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The Westmalle has a bitter finish and much more carbonation than I like. It is still a good beer but not up to par with some of its competitors.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Never rated this yet?? Shit I have had a few of these and it beats a lot of the so-called tripels out there. Lots of over ripe pears and coriander. Nose is a little more intriguing than the taste tho’. Still sweet and fruity on the tongue.
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 13, 2006
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark yellow nearly orange with a nice fluffy white head. At first the smells scared me, spice, coriander, and oranges...i hate all the above when not done properly. But one sip and I was very amazed. They pulled off a great balance of fruits, spices, and a nice bitter taste too. Fantastic...I think this is a new fav from the trappists.
CamdenD (1113) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 13, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hoppy Belgian beer makes me happy, slightly dissapointed when bar advertised having Westy 12 and then said, "no, sorry" or something equivalent in italian, but when you’re settling for this, are you really settling? Pilgrims!
Dedollewaitor (14338) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cloudly yellow with white head. Very spicy and strong tripel. Lively carbonation. Filling and has a long warm finish!
mybrainhurts (370) - North Dakota, USA - APR 9, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy yellow with a fluffy white head. Lots of sediment and carbonation. Herbal, dusty, hard fruit, and spiced aroma. More malty sweet than I had expected. Yeasty, citrus peel, and spicy alcohol flavors. Tangy and acidic on the tongue. A proper and delicious tripel.
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Wine Guys in La Crosse, WI. Pours a hazy orangish-yellow with off-white head that fades quickly. Predominant aroma of citrus and yeast, but balanced out by the malts and hops. Flavor follows the aroma - with only a mild alcohol presence. Clean crisp finish. Worth a try.