JorisPPattyn (9915) - Ursel, BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Huge dense yellowish, rather stable over fully hazy yellow-ochre beer; shards of lace and solid yeast on the bottlebottom. Dry spicy malts, "smelling" very attenuated. Rootspices, very faint spike of acetic. Very spicy-yeasty flavour, molded bread, citruszeste. Some spiced syrup (there are still sugars traceable in the mouth°. Finish is a bit drier. At least medium bodied - not so attenuated after all. Well-carbonated , not fizzy. Spiciness keeps hanging around. Tripels - sorry, Belgian strong blondes - definitely aren’t the forte for the northern American brewers.
MartinT (9765) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2017 My Bottom Line:
This elegant Tripel’s lightly honeyed malts, doughy yeast, pear esters and subtle herbal hops intertwine in a fluffy, very approachable mouthfeel.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A generous head of foam sits atop the misty golden.
-Alcohol blends into the flavor profile quite well.
-Citrusy spiciness (ginger, citrusy thyme, etc.) is found throughout.
-Pear esters move into banana territory as well.
-This isn’t a complex Tripel, but it is balanced and very drinkable.
-Malts and yeast combine to offer bready allusions at times.
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very pale straw coloured pour. A light haziness. The nose is quite spicy - herbal honeyed character along with a touch of light grassiness. There is a little bit of soft earthiness as well as a touch of fruit. There is a fairly fresh grassy character but the beer lacks a real integration. Slightly vegetal.
czar (8896) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours relatively clear light golden, nice white head, decent retention. honeyed malts, bready, pepper, slightly boozy. lively and soft, medium body decent grassy-citrusy-peppery finish. more than decent tripel.
solidfunk (8677) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent tripel. Aroma of coriander, citrus and floral yeast. Pours golden amber with puffy head and lacing. Light sweet finish, soft carbonation. Good if nothing super innovative. Bottle from Broue Haha.
TaktikMTL (7710) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bouteille de 500 ml partagée lors d’une mini dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez MartinT. Arôme: Odeur funky avec une pointe d’alcool. Apparence: La couleur est blonde légèrement voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût d’agrumes avec une pointe d’alcool. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de foin en arrière goût. (Rating #2667)
Boutip (6273) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a clear bright golden color ale with a nice foamy head with great retention and good lacing. Aroma of light fruity ester with semi-sweet malt notes. Taste is also a mix of fruity ester with a well balanced semi-sweet malt backbone but unfortunately lacking in peppery yeast notes. Body is quite full for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well brewed within style guideline though more yeast presence would have provided further complexity.
mansquito (6258) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Depanneur Peluso, Montreal 50cl ($6): Pours hazy orange with a white head. Aroma is sugar first, fruit second, and yeast third. More bitter than your average triple. Hoppy bitterness sustained into the aftertaste. Nice carbonated body. Somewhat sweet. A little sticky. Overall, it seems to be well balanced. I liked it.
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Superb Belgian lace tops the hazy, champaigny body. I’m almost surprised at the fact that, considering the brewery, you can almost see through this gold. Carbonation stays active all throughout the tasting. Fresh bready pale malts are greeted by a considerable dose of estery yeastiness with strong pear connotations and lighter tropical fruit notes, not quite green, but certainly not very ripe. Bananas, pineapple all come across in a fairly sweet ensemble where the malts develop cakey hints. It grows more perfumey as it warms up, unveiling more and more fruit depth. Hops remain in a support role, providing soft floral undertones and could actually be welcome in larger quantities. Fresh palate globally, but perhaps a bit on the sweet/fruity, almost juicy side of things to be really drinkable, because the alcohol hiding performance is a masterpiece. Well, based on previous ratings, this is a variable one, but based on this recently distributed batch(Feb 2011), it seems as if they’ve acquired a bit more control on yeast and cleanliness and it’s for the best. Uncomplicated, but well done and not without character. Time to try their lineup again.
JulienHuxley (5772) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy peach blond with lasting white head. Aroma: Lots of yeast and banana, nice peppery notes. Taste: Intense yeast presence, white fruits. Not too sweet, I like the bitterness. Palate: Full palate, soft carbonations, nice bitter finish. Overall: One of the best I’ve had from them, Gros mollet 10 was good too. Unfortunately, the yeast is overpowering.