bu11zeye (13139) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2005 (750ml bottle) Pours a hazy orangish body with a large rocky off-white head. Aroma of cheese, apple, and mustiness. Creamy mouthfeel. Spicy yeast flavor. iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 26, 2005
750 mL bottle (corked & caged): large fluffy white head, quickly diminishing into a generous creamy foam. Clear body with a dark golden hue. Clove esters tingle the nose, while mushy bananas, alcohol and fresh melon entice the senses. Smooth palate, that has a lightly grainy feel as it progresses across the tongue. Juicy tangerines, whole cloves, and overly ripe bananas melt into a wonderful mix of flavours that hide the high alcohol amazingly. An unexpected treat. Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2005
The color is quite beautiful, resembling the inside of a grapefruit peel, while the head of foam is very large, lasting and dense. Fragrant passion fruit aroma (papaya, mango) with hints of dried apricots, banana, doughy and caramel like malts, spice and yeast. Fruit forward, incredible flavor with big notes of dried gummy worms (peach, orange), dried apricots and bubble gum. Dry as hell with a creamy and bubbly feel on the palate. One hell of a beer. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2005
Shared at the 12/18/04 Wisconsin gathering: Pours a clear bright golden with a large thick frothy head and good Belgian lacing. Has a rich, bready caramel sweetness and light fruity yeast aroma. Starts sweet and viscously malty with light fruity complexity, but could use some more balance. This could be considered overly sweet, even for a tripel. Still an enjoyable brew. Thanks heemer77! Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2004
Nice, reputedly one of only 12 bottles available here in Richmond... Deep golden color, nice hazy of tiny floaties, OK head. Aroma of perfume, alcohol, and a bit of Belgian yeasts. Flavor matches, also introducing flavors of orange, peach, and a subtle spice to the finish. Full bodied, some carbonation evident on the palate. An almost textbook tripel, very well done, highly enjoyable. Westmalle yeast strain at work here?
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2004
Bottle: Clear golden hue with small fizzy but lasting head and very good lace. The aroma has funky yeast and cheesy notes in addition to grassy and floral hops, caradmom and clove, and light phenols. The taste starts sweet and flowery, bready and yeasty. A lingering spice nature runs throughout the beer and some fruity notes appear as well. The feel is sharp and the alcohol is hidden effectively. This is not as sweet or strong tasting as many tripels. Quite quaffable. Thanks Heemer. Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - DEC 20, 2004
Pours a orange/golden color. Aroma of Cinnamon, bannana, and a little "barnyard" to it. Flavor is sweet, berries, and honey, bannana as well, and spices. Palate is smooth, malty finish. Interesting, thanks To Heemer for this one! heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 6, 2004
Attractive deep gold, with big, lingering head. Spicy, doughy aroma, with a definite alcohol component. Definite citrus component to the flavor that I didn’t get in the aroma. Medium bodied, nice background hop note that bitters just enough to balance. Mellow fruitiness, other raters are right on when they mention peaches. Finish is moderately sweet, but never cloying. This really beats up on Kasteel Tripel, which I also recently had and they are rather similar beers IMO. hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2005 Poured a medium to darker, hazy golden color with an averaged sized white head. Average amount of floaters. Spicy, fruity, and citric aromas and tastes. Bananas. Lightly sweet. A hint of alcohol but no where near the 10%. heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 21, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2005 Cork exploded out of this one. Poured into the chalice with a huge head and amazing amounts of carbonation. The coloring of the body is a beautiful deep gold. The aroma is banana, peaches and a little bit of ginger and nutmeg spice. The taste is a little bit more dry than many tripels.It has bananas, burnt apples and some oaky character. The finish also has a little bit of rotten peaches. It has a warming alcholic finish. A little too hot for me. It finishes sweeter than it starts. Also the alcohol smooths out a little bit.