fiulijn (20993) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 20, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2010 2010-08-13, draught at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen, 7-4-7-3-14=35gunnfryd (15099) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2007
Cloudy blond color, almost no head. The aroma is light, with malt, vegetables, light spices; un-exciting. Average body strength; spicy malt flavor; strong bitterness; no emotions.
The only thing I’m really enjoying at the moment is Neil Young’s Harvest playing...
2010-06-25, 33cl bottle, best before 2012/06, 7-4-7-4-15=37
Hazy blond color; high carbonation and consequent huge head. At first there is aroma of paper; then some hop and spices, more Triple than IPA. Dry malt flavor, spicy. Maybe the bottle is not fresh; it’s a good Tripel, but nothing like I had the first time.
2007-10-29, 75cl bottle, 8-5-9-5-17=44
Hazy golden color; rocky head. Very nice aroma, hoppy and spicy, Belgian hopping, flowery. Good body structure, malty, dry, very bitter; there is yeast, spices and some honey too; the flavors are very well mixed. Excellent.
Bottle. Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, fruit, yeast. Flavour is sweet, hop, yeast, malt. Nice beer. ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 11, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2009 Really quite good. The transcendant sweetness is very much botanical and fruity (like a drier watermelon), which very addictively contains the hoppy flavor. It’s not very hoppy at all, really. A hell of a Tripel because of its real uniqueness. Carl (11) - Issaquah, Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Poured from the bottle a very light, clear golden color. Nice strong hop-induced aroma with floral and candy textures. The sweetness of the beer and tartness of the hops collide more than balance each other off. There’s a lot of that "expressive estery fruitness" courtesy of the Beligain yeast and brewing process. Has a nice, long finish. Not what I’m used to, but I very much enjoyed this beer. bonbright7 (181) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2007
This one made a splash in my kitchen with a tremendous uneven head that took a while to simmer down. The great malt sweetness invited my senses to take a taste of this rich and lightly spiced ale. The three hop varieties were very present as a unified whole in both taste and smell in each round of tasting. The aftertaste was a mix a candi sugar and bitterness. To my surprise, I didn’t notice the alcohol at all...until later on. This was one of the great bottles for me.
ChazMania (669) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Big ol bottle. This is a very nice surprise of a beer. Huge foamy head that last for a good time. Tart aroma that has citrus like quality. Flavor is as described, a very good blend between the sweet-like Beligian tripple and the balance of a good american IPA. I’d love to have this on tap. Also, the alcohol for being 9% is very hidden, although since this is my first beer in quite a few days, I’m feeling it quickly. Good beer! yngwie (17109) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2011 Bottle, 75cl. Hazy, golden body, topped by an off-white, fluffy head. Hops dominates the aroma, leaving a nice fruityness, but there’s also a malty sweetness. The flavor has piney hops, malt, and a Belgian-style sweetness. Full body, and a nice, bitter finish. Lovely blend of Belgian ale and American-style hopping. Just love those beers. Rating: 7-4-7-4-15-3.7. 070928drinkerofbeers (18) - California, USA - OCT 29, 2007
Bottle, 75cl. Nice lacings are left as the golden colored and almost golden beer is drank. A white head sits on top, not very tall. Piney and slightly grassy on the nose, with citrus and white sugar. Hops with sugary fruityness on the palate, quite piney and with a decent bitterness, lasting for a good time. Medium to full body. A quite nice and hoppy tripel. Letting my old rating stand, as that was for a fresh bottle. This rating: 6-4-7-3-13-3.2. 110401
draft at hollingshead. ive had this beer a few times bottled and i was impressed but this time for some reason it was even better. pours a nice light gold with a fluffy creamy head. sweet, smooth and very nicely bitter. cheers to A’Chouffe for this great beer. Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2007
Pours hazy and golden with a copper hue. Excessive carbonation corrupts both appearance and flavor. Notes of mango and apricot on the nose lead into straw, ginger, and a mild hoppiness that plants the beer more in the Tripel camp than the IPA one. Alcohol feels more like 7-7.5 than 9. Good overall, but not as impressive as the numbers here would suggest. BeerBiker (1415) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2007
[Odense-tasting at Scheffel. Bottle bought in La Roche.] Well, indeed a very nice beer, which is a mix of many traditions. Hazy golden look with a big head. Notes of flowerhops (almost like a triple), spices, citrus, yeast, complexity, ingrediently and a bit warming. Fantastic!