norlem (8) - DENMARK - OCT 4, 2005 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
The mother of all tripels. A great-looking orange brew with lots of creamy foam, a characteristic aroma of fruits and an impressive malt taste for a beer this light coloured. Westmalle tripel is one of those beers that will be gaining on you in the long run. When I first tried (some 4 years back) I was not convinced, but slowly it has been growing on me... If you´re only going to taste one tripel tonight - try this!
ervan (37) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent tripel, but I found the flavors to be too subtle. Cloudy golden color with a white head.
eleusis (70) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hmmmm, very nice, pours beautifully thick cloudy orange/tan with a slowly dissipating head. Initially sharply bitter/dry, but as the palate adjusts, the flavor smooths out to a yeasty citrus. I really liked it, not excessively complex, but the more I drank the more complex it tasted.
bobaidan (527) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 1, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cloudy brownish-tellow in color. Fruity aroma typical of a triple. Flavor is fruity spicy. For a 9.5% ale, there is very little alcohol flavor. The finish is dry, with a slight apricot flavor trail. A very fine ale
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a beautiful cloudy yellow color with a thick white head that lasts. Lots of apple and citrus in the aroma. Spice comes out in the flavor to compliment the aforementioned fruit. Fizzy mouthfeel but not overbearing. A real thirst quencher that has an intangible quality that pushes it from good to great.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a mostly clear and brilliant light gold with a sparkling head that quickly fades but never goes away and with a nice amount of lacing. Orange and Tangerine heavy in the nose when swirled to let some of the carbon monoxide you also get a burring sweetness. There are hints of orange peel and an earthy spiciness that come mostly from the yeast. I’m glad to know I can pick it up more often(for now)..
Kevin (2154) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. hazed straw gold pour with a huge clingy white head. spiced aroma of lemon grass and and nutmeg that is nice. yeasty flavor that is dry. there is a sweet flavor in the middle of this that i am having a hard time placing. i keep thinking graham crackers while drinking this. citrus finish with a sharp bite at the end. holy shnikes i just saw that this is 9.5%.!! i would never have guessed that.
dyetube (1312) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer pours a cloudy yellow with a white head that laces down the sides. Smells of sour oranges. Flavor is very light considering the heaftyness of this beer and has flavors of sour oranges and spices. This is a well made beer and very drinkable! Cheers!
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice pour from a bottle with a rich lasting head that laces all the way down the glass. Sharp nose with bitter orange and some peppery yeast. Well balanced flavors with just enough sweet to balance the citrus. This is an excellent beer and even still refreshing for such a big ale. Gob bless the monks.
SpecialSauce (47) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from Riley’s. Poured a clear straw-yellow. Nose of sweet carmel and yeast, with an almost cherry-tree smell on the finish. Very warm and medium to heavy bodied in my mouth. This beer continues to grow on me as it warms up, revealing more flavors including a nice blend of hoppy flavors.