HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful lacing, long lasting head and a straw colored hazy yellow. Wonderful aroma-phenolic-clovey, some bubblegum as well. Tried alongside a St. Bernardus Tripel and I preferred this. Nice to have Westmalle back in the states.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 29, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is better than the Dubbel to my taste, although some might find the alcohol a little intrusive. There is probably little I can say that others have not said already, so I'll resist the temptation to wax lyrical. Suffice to say a damn fine beer.
haddon90 (1349) - Newport Beach, California, USA - FEB 27, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Kinda foggy yellow color with a fizzy white head. Earthy aroma. Spice and some zest. Interesting flavor. Very spicy. Malty as well. Some alcohol in the taste as well. Good dry finish. A good brew to say!
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 330 ml bottle that is best before Jan, 2005. Deep dark yellow colour with a thick white head that collapsed to a nice long lasting lace. Large yeast flocs throughout the beer. Smell is quite yeasty, with strong notes of clove and black pepper alongside some light orange citrus. Taste was quite sweet, with a fair amount of light brown sugar taste. The alcohol was very well hidden behind fruit and floral aromas, but as it warmed, the alcohol started to sneak in there. A nice long slightly bitter finish rounds the whole thing off. This was quite pleasant, but not as complex as others I've had. Still, for the price it's tough to beat.
oli (108) - DENMARK - FEB 23, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a wonderful beer.A beautiful big head and a lovely cloudy body.There is a amazing complex range of taste which explodes in your mouth and lingers there for ages.A thoroughly enjoyable beer.
WitchKing (7) - FRANCE - FEB 22, 2004 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark yellow color with a really appealing smell of flowers and fruits. Heavy alcohol but it does not hide a complex and enjoyable taste worth of any trappist ale.
Dorwart (2312) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge head of fine bubbles which lasts the duration of the drink. Good carbonation. Spicy, yeast aroma with a hint of orange. Cloudy golden orange in color. Wow, what a multi-layered flavor. Soft and fruity up front, hits with a bit of spice in the middle and ends with a big alcohol kick. Nice and warming. Soft and slightly dry finish somewhat remisicent of a white wine. After drinking for a while leaves a interesting "butter rum" icecream flavor on the tongue. Maybe because it has warmed a bit and more of the hidden flavors are coming out. A top quality triple at top shelf prices.
SlimJimDrinker (115) - Nørrebronx, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very strong aroma to this very lovely tripel... lasting taste and aftertaste... Simply just lovely
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong leafy nose, hint of bananna and some slight yeast aroma. Color is a nice golden with a decent head to it. Flavor is crisp, not terribly present in the malt department, but indeed has a fine grassy feel to it.
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - FEB 13, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A really good tripel, somewhat more bitter finish than most tripels I've had. One of the better ones.