talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2007daiverson (1) - Anderson, South Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2017 does not count
Bottled August 2006. Pours an opaque, golden-orange color with a white, fairly small, fizzy but persistant head and nice but scattered lacing. Nose is bizarre but interesting; the JB note is apparent first but not overpowering, as if from a cocktail with bourbon. Other notes of light vanilla, tart lambic-esque notes, honey, light peach, and herbal notes. Flavor is nice as well but the bourbon flavors are more dominant with a good amount of sweet vanilla. Underlying notes of honey, light herbal bitterness, light tart peach notes, pepper, and even a coconut tinge as well. The oaken vanilla really complements the candi sugar notes of the tripel well with other flavors complementing nicely. Palate is great with a moderately full body, a soft carbonation, and a creamy, velvety texture with just the right amount of dryness from the herbal hops and the oak. Finishes fairly long and a bit dry with notes of vanilla, yeast, and light herbal (oregano, maybe?) with a lingering bourbon tinge. An interesting experiment to say the least; the vanilla notes really were accentuated with the other sweet notes and the oak went well with the other complementary flavors. The bourbon notes were a bit too dominant in the flavor which kept it from being great. Intriguing and certainly uniquely complex with an excellent palate and no noticable signs of alcohol at 11%. Not the best tripel I’ve had but certainly worth a try just for the uniqueness and innovativeness.
Aroma: lightly leather, earthy and roasty.
Appearance: golden amber
Taste: Very light sweetness and slightly salty
Body: medium body, creamy, average carbonation
Im fairly new to specialty beer, but this one satisfies my preferences in alcoholic beverages across the board. I enjoy Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc wines; full-bodied bourbons; and stout and Belgian influenced beer. It’s like a perfectly blended mixture of all of these and is my current favorite. tapefuzz (469) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2017
Draught. Pours a nearly clear yellow-gold with a small white head. Aroma is vanilla, oak, raisins, yeast, spice, light bourbon, some coconut, toffee, and earth. Taste is coconut, vanilla, some bourbon, some oak, a hint of honey, and Trappist-like yeast. Fairly sweet. Lightly bitter. Light-medium body. Soft carbonation. Slick, smooth mouthfeel. erikaraeb (137) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 25, 2017
Starts with the well-known sweetness of a Belgian tripel, but then finishes with a sudden bold, sour woodiness or resin. Mild yeasty, sour aroma. Very fine, scant head and rather carbonated for a tripel. Definitely does not seem like 11% ABV, goes down way too nicely. Really interesting tripel take overall. thorongil2 (2994) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2017
(Tap) hazy, bright yellow colour with a small white head; brief aroma of honey, then slight sourness and woodiness; thick palate; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter sweet finish pictoman (1084) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2017
Poured from 750mL bottle (bottled on 11/02/16). Clear yellow with full bubbly white head. Yeast and coriander with mild wood, finishes with a smooth bourbon flavour, alcohol mostly hidden. Very smooth, well balanced. Not a traditional abbey tripel by any stretch, but still quite good.
Tide (3803) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 12, 2017
Draught at Beer Hall SF. Hazy yellow color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, yeast, a bit of hops, toffee, earthy notes, ripe fruits, oak and grass. Bitter finish with citrus, yeast, earthy notes, ripe fruits, oak, spices and grass. Exquisite tripel. Westy1130 (87) - New York, USA - APR 12, 2017
picked up a bottle at Costco for $17.99 (bit expensive for something aged for only 8 weeks/ not disappointed though). Poured a hazy gold with less than a finger of head. Citrus and tropical fruit aroma. Strong bourbon and vanilla flavors with a malty/hop finish. Very well balanced Tripel. ScottWallace82 (97) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2017
Bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a hazy straw yellow with a quick-dissipating white head. Lemon, spice, and Belgian yeast on the nose. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a slight harshness from the carbonation. Good tripel flavors week a slight woodiness. Not bad, but very little bourbon flavor. ALIBALI (1955) - Kiel, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2017
Klassisch kräutriger Tripelmann mit zartem Strong Ale Verlangen. Alles richtig gemacht, allerdings auch kein outstanding Ausreißer. 0,1/Tap. TAPHOUSE München. ca. 3 Euronen. hman43 (1536) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2017
Hazy light golden in appearance with a white head. Lemon, spice, crisp, earthy flavors. Pepper