thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2010
(draught at brewpub) cloudy deep orange-yellow with spare bubbles. Nose of banana, bubblegum and other fruit esters. Taste of banana, doughy bread, and other fruit esters. Light mouthfeel that’s lightly carbonated. misterbeer (528) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2010
on tap at the brew pub-a dark gold pour -off white head -aroma and taste of fruit,spice,toast, -sweet bitter finish LadySusan (766) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2010
Bottle at Pub Saint-Alexandre in Québec city. The color is ahazy honey with a thin beige head.The aroma is sweet and malty. The taste is bitter sweet with malt and toffee andded to this is the tatse of some hops and yeast with a nice finish in your mouth, very pleasant. locarboy (129) - USA - FEB 13, 2010
This beer was recommended by the owner/one of the owners of Crown Brewing in Crown Point, IN (where I had lunch and a flight :-). I purchased this out of the refrigerated case at Wise Guy Liquors in CP, IN. It was reasonably priced at around $7 or $8. 750 ml traditional Belgian bottle with painted label and metal crown closure. Not a lot of ’pop’ when opening. Poured with a 1.5 to 2 inch head into a 0.4 ltr goblet. A little darker than I think necessary. Lovely Belgian Tripel aroma of spices and yeast. The aroma of this one foreshadows the taste. A nice balance of malty goodness with spice and yeast (if you like the flavor of Belgian Abbey yeast you will most likely appreciate this ale). Could use a bit more carbonation; not so much as a TJ’s anniversary, but t’was enough, t’was enough. Adequate carbonation to tingle the tongue. Not too heavy. You won’t realize you are drinking such a high gravity beer (a hallmark of the style). I really enjoyed this one. Maybe someday it will come to my home town on tap. As a native Hoosier I would be able to brag there is great beer made in Indiana (we consider Hammond part of Chicago - same time zone, etc.) awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Tap at Chumley’s Lafayette. Pours mostly clear, slight haze golden with minimal off white head. Nose is belgian yeast and slight lambic (oddly). Flavor is belgian yeast, slight clove/cinnamon/nutmeg, moderate carbonation, well balanced and citrusy as well. Not bad.
beerbuzzmontreal (3486) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2010
Cloudy golden pour with a thin white head. Aroma of yeast and honey. Good flavor of yeast, honey and hops. The body is light to medium with a creamy texture and moderate carbonation. Not a great example of the tripel style, but a definitely enjoyable one. auerbrau (3206) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2010
On tap at Chumley’s - Lafayette, IN. Pours a glear orange-tinted gold, with a thin, superfine white slick. Light phenolic apple head aroma. Flavor is sweet, but nuanced. Nice balancing yeast character. Finishes dry and clean. A bit tangy. Aside from high residual sugars, this is enjoyable. It’s not particularly deep and complex, but for an American interpretation of Abbey Tripel, it’s fairly decent.
naeden24 (1) - USA - DEC 29, 2009 does not count
Brugge Tripel is an excellent Belgium style ale. Very smooth but robust flavors, with a perfect ABV. While this style of beer is not my favorite on its own, I have found this to be a great beer to pop open when family and friends are over. I actually find it just as pleasing as Chimay, and its made a few hours from my house. deyholla (12588) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2009
On tap at Yogi’s. Poured a very cloudy yellow with an orange hue and a white head. Aroma was full of sweet fruit notes with undertones of citrus and yeast. Flavor had a similar profile as the flavor with more pronounced citrus notes. hotstuff (5279) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Draft. Very small white head with a short retention span, hazy body with no visible carbonation, no lacing and a straw yellow hue. The aroma was sweet, fruity, bready malt, sugary, and some pepper notes. The flavor was sweet, fruity, the ABV definitely came through, spicy, malty, and yeasty. The mouthfeel was tingly and a medium bodied beer. Refreshing and worthy of a try.