Kevbo99 (149) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2002
I am not big on tripels but this is definitely worth trying again and it is by far the best tripel i have ever had. very well balanced and dry. Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2002
Very good tripel......even though I don't favor the style.................. beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2003 Smooth ale alcohol well hidden. Clean and crisp flavor. A nice balanced taste bierkoning (13893) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2008 Malty, raisinny aroma. Sweet, malty, raisinny, peppery taste. Long peppery bitter finish. From the bottle it has a flowery, honeyish aroma. Tap: unfiltered. Cafe Morshuis Albergen. Lemonaroma, initial lemon and vanilla flavor. After that loads of hops. Strong long lasting hoppy aftertaste. The 9% ABV is not noticed at all. Pity the beer was served too cold.
Bottle, 3 years old: Vinous aroma with remaining flowery hops and orange. Fusel alcohols in the flavor, that is becoming like old brandy. Vinous, notes of sherry. Alcoholic, but still satisfyingly balanced. Nice!
eczematic (1326) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2002
after the initial shock of the bad vodka fumes emanating from my glass, i liked this one. tastes uncannily like satay chicken. VERy coriander heavy, quite salty and a little bit tart. soft textured.
caesar (7463) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2015 Rerate: Bottle from Mitra Bunnik, BB Febr 2017, large sample. Clear golden color, huge rocky slight off-white head. Aroma is quite sweet for a triple, lots of orange peel, slight coriander, slight peppery yeast. Soft bitterness in taste, again lots of orange peel, quite some sweetness. Actually getting close to Karmeliet Tripel with its loads of orange peel and being on the fruity sweet side for a tripel. Silly I haven’t tried this one before a lot as I’m a huge fan of Karmeliet. Lovely stuff. Upgrading to 3.9.
Original rate from 2002: Decent triple by Brouwerij het Anker, though nothing special. Tasted like the Triple Toison d’Or, also from Het Anker. 3.4 Ernest (7912) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2015 750mL bottle (April 13, 2015 bottling).
Head is initially large, frothy, white, fully lasting.
Body is hazy medium yellow, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with a strong note of coriander, other notes of gum, dried pineapple.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Beautiful appearance, nice flavor balance and mouthfeel, but just too much coriander in the nose...it’s like Tripel Karmeliet in that regard. This would probably be a 4+ tripel if it was unspiced. Mads Langtved (2240) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2003 Pretty strong. The alcohol is very conspicuous. It reminds me very much of the Bornem Triple. Maybe this is a touch more elegant. MartinT (10239) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2014 Potent coriander and a thick floral bouquet serve as a bed for some light herbs and cantaloup…An alcohol whip lashes in tandem with some hop bitterness…A Tripel on the sweet side of things, but then again that is to be expected from these masters of spice and sugars… OlJuntan64 (1264) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2002
Faintly hazy gold orange with smallish short lasting yellow head. Luscious fruity hops, spices and honey, with some candy malt aroma. Medium -large body. Strong nicely balanced, bitter-sweet palate hiding the 9% very well. Softer dry bitter refreshing finish and long fruity sweet burp. Recommended to all lovers of strong Belgians - go and get yourself some.