crossovert (12666) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2011
16fl oz white ceramic flip-top botte.
It pours extremely light for a Tripel, more like a belgian strong pale, it is a crystal clear/very pale gold with a huge, billowing white head that recedes with a ton of fine lacing.
It smells delightful, with big yeast notes, honey, and a massive fruitiness.
The flavor isn’t as potent as the smell, btu it is great. It is subtle and fruity, with clean malts and a grassy hop note. The finish is sweet and caramally, but never cloying. The alcohol is well in check.
The mouthfeel is prickly but not overwhelming. The drinkability is nearly tops.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-20-2010 05:34:22 Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 6, 2011
Bottle at Appellation Wines we wish you a hoppy Christmas tasting. Pours a blonde colour with a thick white head that dies quickly. Aroma of lemon, Turkish delight, a little soap, orange, pineapple and coconut. Flavours of lemon, orange, mild soap, buttered popcorn and a grassy finish. Moderate carbonation, light CO2 prickle and a foamy mouth-feel. Really good and a cracking ceramic swing-top bottle too. Bloemart (257) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2001
A beer that reminds very strongly of deKonink. It has the same mediocre aroma, but also the same great taste. A really great beer. ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2005
Semi-cloudy pour with some chunks. Malty aroma for a Belgian. Slightly sour butterscotch flavor. Decent head/lacing, but not too impressive. Definitely above average for a beer, yet middling to lower average for Belgian. Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUL 8, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2006 FIrst of all. The bottle says Grand Cru and I bought it this year. BUt what a beer!, strong but sweet.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JAN 13, 2007
30.09.04 bottle date. Cork says 09/01!( Its an oldie) enjoying while watching Empire Strikes Back and BREWING my first batch.......-> Clear, deep and golden. white froth. aroma is a bit vinous and maybe a little Gouda. flavor is of bitter malt. very balanced. palate is very light and refreshing. Braudog (6675) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2013
In a ceramic, swing-top bottle labeled as "Yeast Hoist" -- deep, rich golden with a frothy head and heavily sedimented, this screams goodness, visually. The aroma is similarly seductive ... And ultimately this drinks like all the really good, classic Belgian golden ales. Sharp and tangy, with a hint of wild fermentation, but ultimately evenly sweet and beery ... love it. (#5310, 11/4/2013) trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 20, 2001
Pleasant macro-micro abbey. The cost of the beer though goes towards the bottle. The only downfall in my opinion. booyaatribe (450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2003
Very nice. Not as many flavors as other Belgian blonde ales, but quite well done all the same. Not too much alcohol tast, and a nice balance yeasty note. thedm (6147) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 10, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 This brew pours a very invigorated off white head of small to medium bubbles and leaves no lacing as it recedes. It's body is a cloudy light brown color. It's aroma is one of hops and malt. It has a smooth taste wild a mild fore bite and no strong aftertaste. It went down pretty smoothly. It was a nice brew that should please a wide variety of people.