fonefan (52396) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2007
Bottle. Light unclear medium orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is light yeasty, fruit, yeast. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (230907) Brouwser (119) - gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2007
Bière de couleur miel, voilée, avec un col long, une mousse riche et généreuse qui disparait lentement. Très allèchante.
Parfum floral, note de poire et de miel. Très frais.
La saveur correspond bien aux arômes.
L’arrière goût est cendré, un peu trop alcoolisé.
Bien présente en bouche, riche mais rafraîchissante.
Gr0ve (2176) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2007
330 ml bottle. Amber colour with a slight haze. Tall coarse white head that clings to the glass. Rather clean nose with hints of soap and a little apricot. Fruity flavours upfront with a rather odd phenolic aftertaste. High hop bitterness from clean, but medicinal, hops. Low final gravity, but flavourwise there is still quite a bit of sugary flavours. Finishes with a sharp metallic hop bitterness that lingers. Not really a well balanced beer as there is both sharp edges and odd flavours. NoiZe (2394) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2007
Orange colored brew. Aroma is spicy and fruity. Spicy and fruity flavor as well. Nice bitter finish. caesar (7398) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2007
Bottled. Hazy orange color, big white head. Aroma of a spicy tripel, bit fruity, typically belgian triple, quite nice. Strong spicy and fruity taste, slight bitter, slight sweet, good balance. Nice stuff.
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2007
Cloudy golden pour. Lacy Belgian white head. Yeasty and spicy, alcoholic nose. Orangey flavours feel quite juicy in mouth, but the growing foaminess kills this initially pleasant impression. Not too complicated for a tripel, it is smooth, yet quite warming and playing a lot on the old trick of hinting at spices that the taster can never really identify. Outside of that, the hops feel a bit neglected, but the day-after, it’s a pleasant memory that one expects will not last very long. tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2008 330 ml bottle. Golden, cloudy color. Lovely, creamy white head. A very balanced and nice triple. Lots of different flavors, whith a perfect bitterness in the finish. Grovlam (4257) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2007
Bottle. Huge fizzy white head that mostly diminished. Clear sparkling body with a yellow color. Spare lacework. Aroma of yeast, milky feel, citrus, orange peel, caramel, coriander, soap, spice. Medium bodied with a light alcoholic texture and an average carbonation. Moderated sweet flavor with light bitter notes. Warming and sweet spicy finish. probstblueribbon (4088) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2007
330 ml bottle via Lubiere, served at cellar temp in a tulip glass.DruncanVeasey (8456) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2007
App.: Deep golden, clear, huge off-white meringue.
Aroma: Lots of candi sugar, some apricots, raisins and other assorted fruits, lightly woody or something, a little spicey (coriander, I guess), a vegetal funk, a dirty smell that I can’t put my finger on; once the head settled, a picked up more orange peel, bread, honey, and sticky malts.
Palate: Medium body and soft carbonation.
Flav.: Some of the sweet malts, that vegetal/dirty/funky smell, some light coriander and spice, some light floral notes, a bit of honey, a bit of wood; certainly some piney hops; semi-sweet but balanced by enough bitterness; alcohol is detectable, but barely.
My favourite of their products so far. Maybe I’m in a weird mood or something, but this Tripel grabbed my attention more than usual.
Snout rubbed in orange and pine needles. Silk and marmalade. Impossible to believe it contains alcohol. Those Belgian devils have conjured something at 8.1% that tastes like it’s actually good for you. Drips with lace and no-nonsense citrussy hop bitterness. My kind of Tripel.