Taverner (1103) - San Ramon, California, USA - MAR 16, 2011
Call me strange but this was kinda too high in the Diacetyl. Not bad - definitely not salty. Sharp hop with sweet note. Seems a lot like New Belgium in malt profile. Zymurgeist2 (2364) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAR 9, 2011
Pours a hazy orange with fluffy, dense bubbles. Tons of tiny bubbles rising through the beer have a champagne effect. Deep, complex yeasty aroma. Full mouthfeel leads to a chewy biscuit and some high fruit. Massive carbonation. Slightly tangy finish. mrmartin (786) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2011
Golden pour with a lot of white head.
Nose is yeasty, almost champagne-like.
bitter with a dry quick finish.
Dry not sweet!
Nothing completely outstanding but i like it dry so i was a good surprise.
erickok (6036) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2011
Clear dark golden body, quite a small head. Maybe too cold because there’s little aroma as well. Some peach, grass. Rich sweetness, tat bit too much alcohol. Fatty, tasty afterwards. Decent tripel. (On tap at De Bonte Koe) Borup (15320) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2011
Bottle. Golden orange colour with a thin head. Aroma and flavour of malt, yeast, spice, fruit and hops.
Abio (1868) - BERMUDA - JAN 19, 2011
Orange coloured beer, with a to small head. The smell is not bad, sweet frutis, yeast and spices. Also the alcohol finds his way up. Decent malty taste, pretty good hopped and spiced. The aftertaste starts a bit to watery-sweet to change to light bitter-earthy. beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Sampled on 1/1/11. This Abbey Tripel pours a slightly hazy hay yellow gold color from a 33cl bottle. Medium sized white foamy head, with decent retention and nice lacing. The aroma is fruity, yeasty and sweet. A medium bodied tripel. The malts are fruity and sweet, yeasty, with lots of peach and orange flavors. Nice carbonation. Sweet with a touch of dryness at the finish. A somewhat delicate tripel, with a nice sweetness up front yet finishing somewhat dry. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet. brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 3, 2011
A: The pour is a cloudy golden-orange color with a fluffy white head.
S: A fair amount of fruitiness to the nose, especially bananas, pears, and apples. There’s some somewhat sweet and bready malts with a touch of some sugar. Though it’s sweet, it’s fairly dry.
T: Nice sweet fruits up front, particularly apples and pears. There’s a pretty decent citrus character, particularly orange peel and maybe some lemon zest. There’s a moderate sweetness, but it’s pretty dry for a tripel (the way I like them).
M: The body is medium with a pretty high level of carbonation and a drying finish.
D: This is more what I look for in a tripel, much more toward the dry side instead of intensely sweet. Svesse (8786) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2010
(Bottle, Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm) Orangey amber colour with brief, frothy, white head. Fruity, malty nose with orange, apricots, crystal malt and candy sugar. Fruity, malty taste with notes of dried apricots, orange peel, and a touch of treacle. Spicy bitterness in a fairly sharp and sweet finish. More than medium body. A decent tripel. mpersinger (366) - , California, USA - OCT 28, 2010
This tripel from a 11.2 oz bottle has a tremendous complexity in flavor profile that is reflective of its Belgian pedigree. What it lacks in mouthfeel and, to some extent. in appearance is possibly due to travel. The nose is smoothly pils malty that thins to sugar syrup then dries to metallic notes, blossoms to rose and perfume notes then dries out again.