jayc (28) - USA - MAR 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A smooth tripel, great rebound with mixture of sweetness, spice and a bit of carbonation (perhaps from the import?). More spirited than the Chimay blonde but more sugary than the average belgian blonde. Perfect combo with a caesar salad, anchovies, flatbread and a hot spring day.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I've had the import and the real westmalle brought back from belgium from a friend. Both are very similar except for the label. This was a very yeasty and complex beer. NIce golden color with complex and rich head whcih lasts and leaves nice lacing. Very malty aroma and flavors with spicy, yeasty and slight hay and leather. One of the better Tripels out there.
hotstuff (3567) - Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. A huge sized head with a white hue that was frothy with fine-small sized bubbles that mostly dissipated. The body was cloudy with a yellow hue. The nose was malty, hoppy, sweet, fruity, spicy and some clove notes. The flavor was sweet and of alcohol. The mouthfeel was smooth and alcohol was detected. The lacing of this beer was sparse. This is definitely an Abbey Tripel worth trying in my opinion.
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Whoops, should have been more careful pouring this, loads of yeast clumps. Dominant alcohol in aroma. Nice spicy sharpness in flavor, strong alcohol flavor as well. Not as creamy and full a palate as I like.
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2004 Malty with a bold alcohol taste, tons of sediment in the bottle. A good beer but a little overrated.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a good Abbey Tripel nothing special. Pepper, spicy, and alcohol flavors. Finishes dry, clean, and crisp.
Darkover (1506) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange color with a huge white head. Yeast aroma. Flavor is yeasty and acidic, and pretty warming.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I couldn't get much of a nose in this one - maybe some bubble gum, maybe some citrus, maybe some yeast. Smooth w/ evident alcohol in aftertaste. Not bad but not outstanding.
MrDick (335) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Walked into Toronado and they had bottles of the dubble and tripel. The tripel has a floral and citrus aroma with a bit of yeast funk also present. I thought that this funk would also be highlighted in the taste, but this tripel is very smooth. The strong citrus and floral flavors persist along with a nice creamy prescence.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle w/exp 12/08/05. Hazy golden with minimal head and no lacing. Spicy, boozy, tripel with great yeast funk. Excellent, but up against La Fin Du Monde, LFDM is better value.