LinusStick (3444) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Not much experience with Abbey Tripels yet but this is the best I’ve had so far. The pour was beautiful hazy gold with a little sediment. The head was a full 3 fingers and would not go home. The taste was a refreshing spicy blend of yeast, corriander and orange. Light finish with heavy carbonation. Nice. STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - FEB 4, 2007
750 ml. bottle- color of light gold , with a great frothy white color head - nose of yeast , orange , spices , and honey – taste of yeast , orange zest , candied , molasses , mild hops , and a nice sweetness - body of high carbonation , and creamy with a hint of acidity – aftertaste of sweet apples , spices , and orange VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2007
Murky Golden Orange pour with a big fluffy white head. Aroma of citrus. It has a flavor of Citrus and spice. Smooth Wondeerful finish. Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2007
Thick, frothy white head. Cloudy orange-yellow color. Alcoholic and spicy with pear and peach flavor qualities. Warm palate with a bit of a hoppy sting. Very excellent beer. Possibly 2004 bottle. Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2007
330ml Bottle: A lighter colour than the double, almost pumpkin, but presenting a great foam head that did perhaps the greatest lacing I’ve ever witnessed yet. The aroma is a blend of citrus peels, lemons, and oranges, as well as the usual suspects of coriander, cloves, and black pepper. Flavour is great, albeit significantly alcoholic. A great citrus taste, cloves, coriander, orange peel, black pepper, and a hop kick that was absent from the other Affligem’s. Definitely the best of the bunch.
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Poured into a tulip glass. Beneath 3+ inches of thick suds I see a very clear, effervescent, golden colored beer, with a steady stream of tiny champagne-like bubbles. After an eternity, the head dies back to about an inch, and leaves superb lacing throughout the glass.
I detect a very sweet honey aroma with some grain or bread aroma as well. It sort of reminds me of those ’windmill’ cookies my grandmother gave me when I was a pup. Remember those? Excellent aroma throughout the glass. Sweet malty flavor, with prominent honey and/or bee pollen flavor and some hot alcohol. Some kind of dry spiciness (coriander I assume) is in there too. Full bodied and flavorful, more spice and alcohol in the finish.
Thoroughly enjoyed from a 750 ml bottle with a cork date 4/03.
EDIT: An hour or so goes by. I am near the bottom of the bottle. As expected, I am stirring up the yeast. The beer is now cloudy and darker in color - closer to a hazy peach color. I taste much less alcohol, more breadiness, and about the same amount of spice as previously.
ogivlado (7764) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 3, 2007
Bottled(750ml). -Certainly the best Affligem that I’ve tried. Hazy orange coloured, medium sized white head, spicy nose. Aroma is also pleasant spicy and slight yeasty with strong notes of coriander and orange. Alcohol is well hidden. Long moderate bitter finish. TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2006
330 mL bottle, from LCBO gift pack. Pours translucent peach-orange, with much less head than I expected. Spicy aroma - coriander, clove - with a hint of alcohol underneath. Strong flavour mirrors the aroma - spice/banana sweetness, then tart fruit, then hoppy bitterness, then alcohol, then it smooths out to a sweet aftertaste. The alcohol is by no means hidden. Interesting. One for enjoying slowly. oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2006
Bottled. Golden colour, slightly hazyish, huge off-white foamy head. Fruity aroma with corriander, caramel and spices. Flavour is citrusfruit, spices (corriander, cloves) and some hops. The yeast makes a big peak in the finish. Wellbalanced and smooth palated brew. Hides the alcohol quite well, though it gives a bit sweet hint in the flavour as well as a nice warming feeling afterwards. Overall, a nice surprise! beergut111 (210) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2006
Very Nice. Yeasty and spicey. With tastes of orange and corriander. Nice finish. A great beer.