dirkbreedveld (289) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2002
sensation good strong ale, and commercial too, my customers like it......... maltydog (14) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2001
Strong, pale Belgian ale. Another great product from a wonderful brewery (Van Eecke). crossovert (13078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2013 11.2 oz bottle.
It pours a murky red/orange/brown with a huge white head. The head looks perfect, but the color could be a bit brighter. The head sticks and sticks and sticks with a nice fluffy mound on top and then it finally recedes with some nice lacing.
The smell is rather intriguing. It has a classic honey-like malt scent with some candied fruits. The x factor is coming from the yeast, there is an unusual but enticing aroma, slightly spicy, almost root-like.
The taste is pretty good as well. The yeast is just dominating here, tons of fruity esters, some spiciness, and it melds nicely with the sweet graham crackery malt.
It is a full-bodied, full-flavored tripel, a nice suprise.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-04-2010 07:30:05 Grzesiek79 (4314) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 25, 2012
nuts, caramel, citrus, basement aromas, leather, smoke, cough drop, bubblegum, butterscotch, brown, cloudy, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium sourness, creamy, oily feel, full body, long finish, dwyerpg (6219) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 6, 2006
5th beer at party. Lovely spicy aroma. A very nice beer, that I found spicy and flavorful. A Belgian I could have many many times.
Boutip (6397) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2004
Bottle – Poured a hazy golden brew with a huge head with perfect retention. Carbonation is excellent with bubble coming back on top minutes after the beer was poured. Aroma is very floral with some sweetness in the background; no alcohol aroma even though this is quite strong. The mix of spice is great with a nice mix between sweet (honey?) and something a bit stronger that I can’t quite distinguish. Again, the alcohol is not detectable which I always appreciate from stronger beer. Overall, this has to make you appreciate strong Belgian Ale. Braudog (6763) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2007
Bottled. Poured into my tulip and admired the opaque light orange color with a nice thin but staying film of light airy foam. Just the faintest aroma of orange mist. Wow, such a nice tight bitter orange flavor here, stingingly acidic, but still well rounded and fruity. This is what Belgian beer is all about. To think I used to not like stuff like this. Wonderful. (#2847, 5/7/2007) nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2011
Very nice pour, about a 2-inch white foam head. It pours a cloudy, murky reddish and brown. Very nice looking beer with the aroma of fruits. The taste is a true Belgium Very nice balance. The abv is 10%, yet the alcohol is not in your face with most 10% beers. Probably tastes more around 7-8%, but you can feel the 10% abv. I’m ready for another! Garagardoa (3) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2014 does not count
Very great tripel. Rich and complex style typic of the best abbaye tradition.