21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I must say that this had a really weird plastic top on it, like fake wax plastic. Reddish glow, semi transparent with no head i could see. Lots of bannanas and yest in the aroma. Very carbonated up front with some lemon thing going on, but the real deal here is fresh baked bannana bread, this tasted just like a big ol mouthful, slight burnt bitterness at the end. Solid.
Shag (2892) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I enjoyed this tripel who is with me.......crickets........Ah well anyway a sunkist soda aroma with a hint of lemon and perfume. A dark orange appearance with excellent lacing. The flavor was very earthy with a doughy presence. I get a good deal of bananas and oranges. It blended well. A different take on the style but good nonetheless.
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 12, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Clear, reddish amber body with a white ring for a head. Aroma of clove, fruits (banana, prune, raisin), caramel, alcohol and over all is earthy and coying. Body is medium to light with soft coarse carbonation and lightly dry. Flavor is yeasty sour, fruity (prune, plumb), lightly bitter clove with banana, caramel and noticable alcoholic warmth and flavor. Too much. Unbalanced and rather unpleasant; harsh. A headache in a bottle.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells like lemon, citrus, and listerine. melon colored with white head. tastes like astringent, alcohol burn, orange and lemon peels strong carbonation, banana, wheat, flowers, and grass.
jimhilt (2582) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a one-finger white head, fades quickly, and leaves no lace. Nice, clear amber color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is raisiny/alcohol. Starts sweet - more malt than hops, alcohol is noticeable but smooth. AVís double is better. $6.15 for a 22oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle, snifter. Medium amber-caramel hue with a frothy, eggshell head. White bread, grapes, naval oranges, must, bananas, almonds make for diverse aroma. H. sweet, m. acidic flavor becomes a m. sweet, m. acidic, m. bitter finish. Medium-full body, chewy texture, lively carbonation, astringent. The bottom line is: diverse, but never terribly interesting.
TheBeerGod (6123) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Capital Ale House. POurs clear amber with a small whitish head. Nose is big fruity esters, mild sugary notes, light yeast, mild flowery notes, and some moderate alcohol. Taste is much the same. Fruit, alcohol, yeast, flowery notes and creamy malts. Typical "triple" without being very complex. Body was leaning towards syrupy and is very rich . Light carbonation feel to it . Finish is more fruit notes, flowers, light caramel, yeast, mild sugary notes and light maltiness.
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fancy bottle pours light head which disapers rather fast. Can not detect the sugar as much as in the Double. Rather plain but decent alchol flavor.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 22, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber and flat with a very small white head. Smells of straw and sugar. Tastes very bland with some raisin and caramel notes. Very far below average for a Belgian style Tripel.
Oakes (16465) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2005
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draught, Archer Ale House, Bellingham
Bright amber colour. A deep whiff shows me some peachy, perfumey notes and light caramel accents. The flavour has a lot of brown sugar sweetness. Alcohol tries in vain to cut through the thick body, ultimately failing and consigning the beer to cloyingness. There is a restrained fruitiness somewhere underneath the sugar but it lacks yeast and hop character entirely, something which is tough to forgive at the best of times, impossible to forgive in a tripel.