raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle with @beerapostle, thanks for the pour! Really solid style tripple style, nice aging mellows the abbey a little, and for 10% it is very balanced. Good palate, nice spice! rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Poured into a snifter out of a 750ml bottle.
Pours a fairly hazy dark gold with a fluffy white head. Outstanding head retention and good lacing to boot. Looks like a well crafted Tripel.
Tons of fruity Belgian yeasty goodness. Clove is huge with underlying banana, mango, and other tropical fruits. Almost an overripe citrus note. I’m not detecting the slightest bit of oak but rather just the aroma of a great Tripel.
The flavor is not quite as impressive as the aroma but still packs a decent punch. Banana and clove are prominent while the other fruit characters take a back seat. Again no oak. A little bit of alcohol comes through and some sweetness which is a little out of place for the style. The mouthfeel is a little on the heavy side and I don’t care for the sticky finish. A quick breath of alcohol to finish it out.
Overall, a decent Tripel for the price cosidering I got it for $6.49 on sale. Not quite as good as its Belgian-made counterparts but it stands up well.
Beerenberger (1605) - Fischer, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Aroma of tropical fruit, spice, pepper, Belgian yeast, and the slightest hint of funk. Pours a light amber with a mostly diminishing rocky white head and spotty lacing. The taste was surprisingly good (light sweet and spice) and just keeps coming long after you swallow. Medium-light body and carbonation. Mouthfeel is crisp and spicy. Oveall, a nice Tripel. Would drink again. TimHardy (3) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2013 does not count
Gold to deep gold in color. Slight banana in aroma with some pale malt characteristics. Yeast contributions dominate aroma. Thick white head, good retention. Medium light body. Banana and clove carry into flavor. Higher carbonation adds crispness to beer. Some alcohol warming present on palate and in the back end of flavor. Very refreshing. Very slight hop flavor present. lobotomizdgoat (18) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Reminded me of a milder Curieux. Aroma of spices and vanilla, moderate sweetness, low bitterness.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Pours dark golden with a nice wispy off-white head. Notes of intense esters, pineapple, tropical fruit, spice, alcohol, white grape, champagne and peach. Full to heavy bodied. Alcoholic with lush carbonation. Would be great with 4-6 months of age. rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 9, 2013
750 ml bottle. 1441. From Boston Beer Co, Boston, MA. HHOK XIIIBrandman (2950) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2013
Hazy golden colour with a big frothy white head.
Yeast, mild spices, medicines and sausage in the aroma. There’s something delicate but... not really. Malt, bread, alcohol, chestnuts, yeast and dark fruits in the flavour. Strong but not that balanced. Not very good interpretation of Belgian Tripel.
Semi hazy copper body, floffy white head. Some fleas at the bottom. Aroma has bit penicillin, some strange berries, toasty malt. Flavour has metal, alcohol, bit nuts. The same penicillin overflow continues. Dried fruits and some bready malt. when warms belgian yeast comes up, changes bit better. Harsh. Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2013
From bottle. Light alcohol and lactose sweetness, mild peach and vanilla. Mild, mild oak. Medium golden amber clear with thin creamy off-white lacing head. Medium heavy body with high carbonation and light warming. Starts medium sweet with vanilla, light pilsner malt, some wheat and oranges. Alcohol sweetness, carbonic fizz and acidity, and neutral fruity character. A little weak but has a decent tripel profile. Certainly not lacking in alcohol. Bassikpoet (93) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours a copper orange with a light white, thick head of loose bubbles. Smells of papaya, pepper and citrusy hops. Esters of clove are present as well as hints of guava and pineapple. Strongly carbonated with a medium body and a light bitter finish.