LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2008
750ml bottle. Pours clear orangish color with full foamy white head. Aroma sweet, yeasty and spicey. Taste fruity, yeasty and spicey with dry finish. tlind2 (1773) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2008
330 ml bottle. Slight cloudy amber color, off-white head that disappeared immediately. Fruity aroma, reasonably bitter taste with sweet malts. Big on carbonation. Not my favorite tripel. MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2008
Bottle (330ml). Poured a hazy amber with dense, off-white, foamy head which was mostly lasting. Aroma was of sweet toffee malts with some grassy hops, dried mixed fruits, spicy notes (vanilla, cinnamon and cloves), cooked butter, orange zest and hints of pears and yeast. Flavor was very smooth and easy drinking despite alcohol content, only a very light bitterness was present with toffee malts, boiled sweets, dried mixed fruits, cooked butter with cinnamon and white pepper in the finish. Medium to full bodied with lively carbonation, a dry creamy mouthfeel, oily texture and a good finish. UnholyBrewing (596) - Central Florida(Upper Hell), Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2009 ...bottle at a local cafe. This stuff was a great treat, and I was impressed that the small place had it. Fruity nose, great pour with a lasting, frothy head. Balanced sweetness, with a relatively dry finish, makes it a very well balanced beer. I have only seen it at that one place, so it’s hard to find. I suggest you try this if you like Trappist beers. :Update: in 500 ml cask. Much smoother in the corked cask, fruitier, and overall a better tripel when drank from the cask. I liked it even more, I felt like a monk, ahhaha. Ljunkan (530) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2008
330 ml bottle. Amber color with an aroma of yeast and fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and fruity with banana and spices. Some alcohol is noticable in the taste. A decent tripel, but the Chimay White is better.
Krasulak (88) - Wapadrand, Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 29, 2008
Pours cloudy amber with good but brief white head. Aroma is fresh fruity, peach some orange and yeast. Flavour is moderately sweet, fruity (peach, raisins) with an almond note, low bitterness. Lingering moderately sweet and fruity finish. A very decent tripel. MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - MAY 28, 2008
33 cl bottle, best before 02-2010: poured clear amber with a huge off white head. Drank at cellar temperature, about 68 degrees. Moderate bubblegum and dough aroma. The flavor? Pretty huge. Bubblegum notes, big alcohol, cognac-like flavors with not quite the alcohol. I would love this a little cooler but as it is, it’s pretty damn good. Beerlando (3343) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Pours a clear, glowing orange-amber with a foamy, cream colored head. The froth settles to a thin layer rather quickly, with wet, sudsy lace slowly rejoining the body. Aromas include candy sugar, cereal grains, coriander, and orange peel. Some doughy yeast and peppery hops complete the nose. Flavors are bittersweet, with the saccharine candy sugar being countered by bitter orange peel and pungent, dry coriander. There’s an overall floral feel to this one. The palate is medium bodied, lightly syrupy, and somewhat cloying. Decent brew. Not really my cup of tea. gonzo46and2 (108) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Smelled like wine but tasted phenominal. Probabley the best trappist tripel yet. Thanks to Deepak at Kingdom liquors in Brandon. sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - MAY 24, 2008
Bottle bright brown and a bit greenish, 750 ml
Appearance: Pours hazy orange, bright breakfest tea with the drop of milk like colour, carbonation of body is mild and gentle. head is dreamy in colour, medium to large and frothy, head has a fair lacing, head is mostly diminishing, in body colour there is something like the addition of a juice from wildberries or strawberries. Beer is medium to full bodied.
Aroma: Cookie, yeasty, fresh fruits, milk, honey, coriander, a sweet aroma of flowers, a hint of alcohol that is decreases to a minimum and very well build in considering it’s 8% content. Aroma is very complex, hints of grains, wheat grains, wood, strawberries, fructosis, a hint of hoppy nose but weak, the same with the carbonation, a bit bready (white bread), very weak barley malt aroma, a hint of grapes, butterscotch, brown sugar, very mild, light, gentle.
Flavour: Strong, full bodied, you can feel alcohol warmth on palate, texture is wattery but the taste is syrupy like. Very distinctive grainy taste on palate, like bread, alcohol is very well build in and is present with its warmth on the back of the palate and the throat, while the fruity taste develops on palate and in nose breath, hoppy nose, aroma is sweeter than flavour, bread accid, very intense, full and rounded, cognac, the yeast, fruit and sugar content lower than in Grombergen Tripel but have the bready taste is stronger and more decisive. Light bitter, light accidic and light sweet. Generally, very well balanced and rounded taste. Finish duration is long. Hoppy nose.
Palate: Body is full, texture wattery-syrupy, carbonation is soft on palate but the beer seems harsh. Finish feel is bready, alcoholic, fruity.