biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
First rating in over 5 years. POure a dingy yellow color with a bit of a puny head. Nose is reflective of the pilsner malt listed flavor profile follows suit not overly complex. Big alcohol on the end which is to be expected weighing in at 9%+. BUt seeing as I am really drinking this beers potential so to speak i feel obliged to state that this beer would respong very well to a bit of cellar time. Guessing it would settle it down a bit and dry it out a touch. True to style to be sure. Like the big creamy, bubbly mouthfeel. Cheers and with that let the new cycle of rating begin. Great to be back guys
Pumpkin87 (53) - - FEB 25, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a lovely orange-gold with significantly fluffy head that reduces with pace. Aroma is sweet malt with mixed fruit.
On the palate, there are some funky yeasts and alcohol burn before sweet notes. Give it a few minutes, though, and it opens up to a range of fruit notes, from pineapple and mango through orange and pear.
Not a beer to pour down the hatch. Aside from the fact that the (unlisted) ABV seems higher than reported, aeration improves a so-so start into a very decent hommage to Belgium.
SteveOrz85 (12) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Date Tasted 2/24/15. Poured from 120z bottle into Chimay Chalice. Bottle dated 12/17/14. Two finger fizzy head dissipates to a thin head after a few minutes. Minimal lacing. Appearance is translucent golden orange. Aroma has sweet floral notes with maybe a touch of citrus. Taste is light and sweet with exotic fruit, yeast and maybe pear near finish. Moderate carbonation.
Overall enjoyable well crafted beer.
Eberndt (228) - - FEB 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aged for a year. Very dry with a lot of spice and still pretty astringent. Yeast strain adds an complex element to the flavor.
commonmac (465) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased at Elevated in South Minneapolis. Light orange in color with a healthy amount of head...the majority of which exits the glass quickly leaving about a half finger remaining. Little bit of cloud to the appearance as a result of the sediment presence. Aroma definitely has the sugary, candy presence and a little bit of a tropical note. Taste certainly takes its cue from Belgian styles with a funky, yeasty character prevailing. Sugar and alcohol advance to the forefront too. Leaves a bit of the alcohol burn to make sure you know it’s clocking in just over 9%. There is a good spice working throughout as well. Actually a pretty solid representation of a Belgian tripel although clearly a notch below the stuff coming out of that beautiful beer country. I would get merry with these monks again.
superspak (3000) - Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle into chalice, bottled on 10/29/2014. Pours lightly hazy bright golden color with a 1 finger dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big pear, apple, apricot, banana, pepper, clove, coriander, wheat, candi sugar, bread, herbal, grass, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big pear, apricot, apple, banana, pepper, clove, coriander, candi sugar, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of pear, apple, apricot, banana, pepper, clove, coriander, candi sugar, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a great crisp malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly prickly mouthfeel that is great. A good amount of dryness as well. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding tripel style. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.
libertine (251) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy light amber with a lot of sediment. Nice frothy head that quickly dissipates and leaves no lacing. Aroma is malt, banana, citrus and spice. Flavor is sweet with a light burn of alcohol in the back of the throat. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel Dry bitter finish. Alcohol is very nice with the dry finsh. I think this fits right in with Final Absolution and La FIn Du Monde. I personally think this is the better of the three.
paintedmaple (472) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap...good looking goldish pour and aroma of bananas and bread. Nicely effervescent and easy drinking...a good representation of the style.
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2015
2.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Typical, to-style Belgian tripel. Light, sweet, w/ a slightly cidery nose. Very warming but hides the high ABV very well.
jflopsu (705) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours good with light white head. Has a heavy cirtus and wheat aroma. Has a strong wheaty and yeasty flavor with sweet citrus, fruit, pine, and caramel. A sweet malt aftertaste.
Getbetter (915) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle into a goblet. The pour is a fizzy orange ale with a white head. A Belgian sugary fizzy ale.