bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 5, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
What in the world happened here this is a trippel. Barnyard funk all over the place. Poured a light light golden color. Aroma was sasion like. Flavor was funk and light fruits. Awful
skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml bottle into a Tulip glass. Pours a very hazed and cloudy orange with a slight amberish hue, looking very Saisonish. Not much of a head whatsoever. Very half sweet honey vanilla aroma with a bit of grain. Flavor is actually really disappointing. Very flat, bits of the honey and grain come through on the flavor with a tiny bit of the Saaz hops coming through in the end. Really buttery. No lingering finish, and really nothing interesting. No hint at 9% at all. Really not all that impressed whatsoever. I’d honestly expect more from Rogue...especially for what they’re charging for this - except for the fact that really, they’ve never pulled off a super successful Belgian style ale. Tastes more like a light, sweet, Saison.
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Dull straw, quite hazy, moderate sudsy white head, dies quickly making it appear fairly still, hardly any lacing.   Doesn’t look all that appealing.   Dull grassy notes, semi-sweet, hay and oats.   No floral aspect that I can detect.   Combination sweet straw, grassy malts, a little barnish, with a slight cheese funk on the backside.   Not what I expected for a "Belgian Style Triple".   Body and mouthfeel are at best moderate.   Finish has a little oat/hay funk, cereal oriented sweet twang.   I think I paid around $14 for a 750ml of this... and now I feel cheated.   I know Arlen could do a better job than this.   This was too much like homebrew!
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very hazy gold-orange with a two-finger head. This head disappears rather quickly. Very spicy, briny aroma with a big banana bread base. Some yeast and light fruit. Had to take a few sips to get a furtive handle on the flavor; this thing’s so velvety that I found it hard to concentrate on anything other than mouthfeel. Out of the bottle, it’s almost like it’s hand-pumped. The flavor is pretty standard tripel fare: yeasty and spicy. Sweetness creeps in towards the end, honeyish and fruity. The finish is grainy, relatively dry, and a tad astringent. Decent domestic tripel, but Allagash has nothing to worry about.
eaglefan538 (3038) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 24, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
An abbey trippel, are you kidding me? Geez, this was more of a sour/tart farmhouse beer than any abbey anything???? Poured a golden clear color (filtered?) with a thin white head. Aroma was funky, barnyard, lemons, grapes. The flavor was funky, grapes, apples, pears, black pepper, more of a saison imo. Totally caught me off guard pretending to be a tripel. Yeast, where are the yeasties? Mouthfeel was light, crisp, dry. Would have scored higher as a saison.
haddon90 (1633) - Newport Beach, California, USA - MAR 15, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy yellow color with a thin white head. Tropical notes. Some light spice. Smells like a nice cider. Light mouthfeel, and somewhat dry as well. Not much flavor, and I was hoping for more of a kick from a tripel. Tart finish, but doesn’t really live up to expectations.
jonas (7238) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Fruity with clear wooden and horseblanket notes on top. Hazy orange, lacing layer. Tropical fruits, cider, spice. Dry sparkly mouthfeel, medium body. Quick tart apple finish. Nice, not sure it lives up to the price though.
hopscotch (10945) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle.... Hazy, light golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. The complex nose is spicy and woodsy with lots of grain, coriander phenols and bread... lightly acidic. The flavor is woodsy with moderate pungency, lightly sweet with mild spiciness (coriander phenols). Medium to full-bodied with lively carbonation. Finishes grainy, tangy and dry.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Much thanks to egajdzis for bringing this Tripel(one of my fav styles) per my request...
Cool looking 750 mL with a wax tipped cap.
Appears a very hazy orange gold with a 1 finger white head that slowly fades out. Streaky lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of citrus, yeast, light tartness, apple skin, some Belgian goodness...but a bit off key. Seems more like a wheat beer gone awry.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with tart apple skin, bubble gum...just really overkill on the esters with not a whole lot of anything else going on.
Mouthfeel is tart, acidic, apple-ish, yeasty, medium bodied, and infected.
Seems weird that they went through all the trouble to safe lock this beer with the cork, cap, and wax and it still tasted like wild yeast got into the mix and gave it a vinuous feel. Hmmm...I’d like to revisit this if they did it again and they supplied the sample of course.
egajdzis (6316) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2007
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a hazy, golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma was yeasty, earthy, spicy, with citrus, and a bit of buttercream as well. Really nice aroma, took a down-turn after sipping. Infected with lactobacillus, even though this was bottled in the past 6 months... and corked and capped! Light toffee and toasted dough up front, quickly turns south, with green apple, tart citrus, and a bit of vanilla. Disappointing.