alabamajohn (67) - Alabama, USA - FEB 16, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Floral, doughy aroma. Bubbly on the tounge. Spicy and dry, as advertised. I rather enjoy the chapagne and apple flavors. I’m not as familiar with tripels as many ratebeerians, but I enjoyed this one.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - FEB 15, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours golden, yellow with a large head with excellent lacing. The head is off-white. The beer is a bit frothy and cloudy in appearance. Aromas are of citrus, grapefruit and a certain hint of dust and chalk and some mustiness.
The flavor is sweet and slightly sticky. It is veryu complex, I cannot discern a prevalent theme. The palate is very dry with a medium to full body
mbeem (104) - New Hope, Alabama, USA - FEB 12, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2006 Yes, another wonderful beer from Westmalle. Pours a cloudy golden in the glass with a flowering head. Fruity nose of yeast, bread, orange peel and other citrus accents. A smooth drinker. Creamy mouth-feel. Dry with a pleasant alcohol finish. A wonderful beer though I think I like the Dubbel a little more.
Trev (1984) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2006 Pours a hazy orange-yellow with bubbly white head that fades to a thin but solid cap.
Aroma is light and fruity (banana-lemon) with very little hint of alcohol.
Contrary to the aroma, the alcohol is very predominante in the flavour. Sweet , boozy, grainy. With lively carbonation.
ebarnes (260) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Pours foggy amber with a MASSIVE white head that eventually disappates leaving a slight lace on the glass. Aroma is a bit fruity and a bit malty. The alcohol will smack you hard with the first drink but it mellows as it warms. Each drink is better than the previous, finishing with the alcohol still present, but nicely combined with the fruits and spices.
Quevillon (2605) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bu au Vineyards Wine Bar & Bistro (Ottawa) en septembre 2005. http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/ontario/ottawa/viney
Goût fort mais pas trop imposante, un peu fruité et épicé. Très bon!
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 10, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Peaches and yeast aroma with some must kickin around too. Poured a cloudy yellow with a white head and excellent lace. Full-bodied and smooth in the mouth though not bursting with flavours other than alcohol and fruity malt.
Paskal (146) - La Prairie, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille-Une dorée un peu trouble. Odeur d’épices, de malte et d’alcool. Mousse blamche dissipante. Goût de malte et de noisette et de fruits.--Bottle-A golden ale a bit cloudly. Odor of spices, malt and alcool. White head fast dissiping. Taste of malt, nuts and fruits.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 6, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted 05/02/2006. 330ml bottle from Leuven, Wellington.
Pale orange, hazy, diminishing white head, lacey. Musty yeast aroma hints at apricot and seaweed before revealing a spicey and phenolic kick. Flavour is fresh and fruity, more mustiness, alcoholic, tart through the middle, with a hint of absinthe, a crisp dry finish and a quite strong phenolic astringency and woody, clove and cinnamon lingering after. Mouthfeel is lightweight, without being skinny, and low-medium carbonation. Interesting ale but it doesn’t grab me enough to demand I drink another.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Robe blonde dorée très claire surmontée d’une mousse blanche épaisse en dentelle. Arômes d’épices, de sucre candi et de malt. Saveurs de malt, de miel, d’épices, d’alcool et de levure.