julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Greatest of the Belgium Belgian Strong Ale, not too overly hoppy and not overly malty, it’s smooth and creamy delicious with a really cool bottle. groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2002
Made in small batches. One of the handful of best Belgian Ales. It has a high cost, but is well worth it. Full flavor... davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2003
Nice fruity, spicy aroma with caramel malty overtones. Beautiful orangey-amber color. Lots of carbonation, the head is nice, but fades quickly. Full bodied, robust flavor. Lots of malt and spicyness. Alcohol is very present as well, but not cloying at all. Finish is malty and warming. Can you believe that I bought a few bottles (the flip top 16 oz. bottles) for $1.99 each?!? The distributer for the Mpls. are was discontinuing this beer (that's sad), but I got a great deal on a great beer! TAR (2802) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2003 Pours with very little foam. Beautiful amber color. The very clean and vinous aroma consists of honey, glazed doughnuts, spicy alcohol, and a blanket of bready malt/yeast? Mouthfeel is moderately full with a surge of alcohol warming my face soonafter. Honeysuckle seems to be the dominant flavor here, followed by an adequate spiciness. This is one of the most delicious Tripel's I have tried, although it lacks the complexity of many others in its class. I do not reduce points, at all, for that. In fact, I like the straightforwardness of this beer. This reminds me of Old Horizontal in both quality and the finish. It seems very strange to me that there are no traces of yeast partcicles in this fine Belgian brew. smithjay (10) - USA - FEB 25, 2010
I love this. slightly cloudy bronze color. White foamy head. A bit sweet. brassy. vanilla. honey, hint of light caramel. Lasting orange and hay? w/ a little stickiness. just a touch of alcohol. Cool bottle. My kind of beer for a cool night.
OKplus (788) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle code: 04/07/16
16oz. poured into a Tripel Karmeliet tulip.
A - Pours a hazed apricot with a fluffy white head that holds great retention. Nice horizontal lacing left behind.
S - Tropical fruit esters, pineapple, green apple skins, green mango, orange, peach, cotton candy, banana taffy, grassy hops, sweet malt in the background.
T - Very fruity, pineapple, papaya, lemon honey, biscuit malt resides underneath a grassy hops. Earthy strawberries come out as it warms.
M - Medium body, medium carbonation, slick feel, finishes semi dry.
The best aroma I’ve come across from A BSPA. It couldn’t be more perfect. The flavors come across the palate very straightforward but very tasty.
One of the best examples of the style I’ve come across.
This beer drinks like a 7.00ABV. Highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2012 PTomkinson (50) - Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2002
Fruity aroma, very clear and clean in appearance, not too sweet and not too fruity make this an enjoyable beer. I would prefer more substantial carbonation; the head did not stick around long enough. Very good beer. gregdl (6) - christiansburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2006 does not count
This is a belgium beer. The warmth and alcohol taste is there. Lots of unfiltered sediment gives it a cloudy golden appearance. Some sweetness to the finish, like orange peel. Classic bottle design.