beerguy101 (5360) - 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 (16436) - 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 (8580) - 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 (365) - , 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. nickd717 (4645) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 14, 2010
330ml bottle thanks to largadeer, who highly recommended this beer. Pours a very slightly hazy golden color with a massive white billowy head that lasts. The aroma is great, really Belgian, floral, and even heathery (don’t ask how I know why). Spicy in a way. The flavor, once the head goes away, is really nice. Sweet pale malt and caramel, Belgian yeast, candi sugar, floral hops, and spices. Medium-bodied with soft carbonation and a nice smooth mouthfeel. Really good tripel overall. Thanks, Chris!
mumares (98) - BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2010
33 bottle. Hazy orange colour with a nice head. Aroma is very sweet, malty and the alcohol is noticeable. The mouthfeel is pleasant but the taste is again (too) sweet. Average beer that could have been alot better if they balanced the sweetness. rand (1700) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 16, 2010
Bottle 33 cl from Willems in Grobbendonk (B). Orangy blonde with fine and firm foam forming laces. Powerful and complex nose, ripe fruit, corn syrup and spices. The taste is full, malted, with toffy and floral notes, honey and ginger. Final still fruity and spicy, alcohol and note of crunchy almond. 944play (415) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
330ml in Sierra XXX balloon at Toad in the Hole. Foggy orange with large white head that dissipates but leaves some lace. Subdued aromas of pine, warm spice, and simple malt. Flavor is a wonderful balance of forward sweetness, gentle malt, warm complex spices, and crisp bitterness. Admirably light body, aggressive carbonation. Wonderful stuff. BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2010
head: tiny bb (9241) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 22, 2010
smell: coriander , bubblegum , hops , malts, sugar , yeast
taste: sake, grassy , floral , bit of hops , peel , dry , bitter , some sugar ....
Bottle. Amber beer with a nice cream colored head. Malt and yeast aroma with cotton candy and spice. Malt and yeast flavor with spice, light esters, and some bubble gum. mediumb odied. Malt and yeast lingers with spice and light grain.