axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2005 Kind of a sweet and sour nose with hints of apricot. Not the most enticing brew to look at. To be honest, I really didn’t like it the first time I had it, but It’s growing on me. Not quite my favorite Belgian, but not horrible.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy, pale golden tangerine. Fruity, alcohol tinged nose. Small thin head, only lasting along walls of the glass. Sweet, honey, pear, apricot, orange, finishing dry and vinous. I didnt like it at first, but after slow sipping, and letting it warm, I do enjoy this tastey tripel. Pleasantly satisfying. I am curious how this will taste with age...
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Extreme Beer Fest '04: Thin white head with a golden yellow color. Aromoa is not all that pleasant, kind of alcoholy. Pretty nice smooth flavor with fruity finish. Not great for a abbey.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - JAN 7, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden. Weak,quick dying head. Leaves a pithy,ring. Aroma is sweet and vinous as hell,lots of fruit. Mouthfeel is creamy,big body,silky texture. Malt right off the bat,with some yeast. Pretty empty before the finish. Lots of bread,and some hops in the finish. Good mouthfeel,but other than that,this just doesn't do it for me.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden color, thin white head. Aroma of apples, spice, malt and yeast. Flavor was spicy, and yeasty, abit of fruit and a tiny bit of alcohol. Medium body, pretty nice job masking abv. Pleasant.
Dorwart (2370) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2004 Thin head which is retained nicely due to the good carbonation. Color is a medium gold and is slightly cloudy. Aroma is fruity with a touch of hops. Flavor is quite nice but not very complex. Good flavor of white grapes, yeast and a bit of spices. Finish is clean and smooth with a hint of alcohol. A bit dry also. A good tasting triple but not one with a lot of character.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2003 Clear golden color with almost no color. The aroma is slightly sour or bitter, but there is also plenty of fruit--apple, orange, peach, white grape and a touch of honey sweetness. The flavors are a bit strange--the sourness really comes out in the mouth. Luckily the finish brings out some sweetness and the fruit. I don't really know what to think about this one. Sometimes it was pleasant and tasty. Other times, things were sour and quite off. All in all, I found this to be a bit disappointing.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale sunlight gleams out of my glass. . .thin cloud wisps create intermittent shadows. The air is filled with wild yeast, pineapples, orange flesh and soft (fresh from the over) dough. Flavour is full and coats the mouth with soft oranges, banana peel, fine pepper dust, fresh flowers and some interesting grain. I hadn't had a nice tripel in a while and this one sat very well with me.
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 7, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy orange, with a small white head that completely lasts, and laces extremely nicely. Aroma of sugar and spice, yeasty, and slightly fruity. Flavor is sweet, some honey, some spicey - very enjoyable mix of flavors. Fairly full-bodied, ends quite dry, alcohol barely pokes it's head through towards the end.
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
One of my bottles was double labeled, now im not a stickler by any means but i thought of it as somewhat sloppy and the beer inside reflected the outside. Not a regular drinker of Tripels, i found this one the least enjoyable one ive had and the least enjoyable of the sampler.