ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Falco242. Lovely sweet aroma with Belgian candidate sugar evident. Beautiful, hazy dark gold with champagne like bubbles and a lasting white head. Banana and clove notes in the flavor. Effervescent mouthfeel. Great balance, fruity sweetness. Incredible! Thanks Falco242! Near perfect. aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2007 I have KrisB to thank for this. Cloudy Copper color, big frothy head with even frothier lace.
Taste is sweet and spicey, texture smooth and perfectly carbonated, finish dry. One of my very favorites.
schocha610 (2) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2005 does not count
This beer was full of flavor with a nice smooth finish. You can definitely taste the candi-sugar which adds a hint of fruit taste. The price is reasonable and the aftertaste was enjoyable. I had this one on tap and would welcome it again. Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2009
This is a delicious spicy ale brewed in the Belgian tradition. It is slightly cloudy with a golden color. They got the recipe exactly right when they decided to call this an abbey tripel. slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2003
Copper color. Fruity aroma. Spicy malt flavor. Not overly carbonated. A gental mouthfeel. Overall this belgian triiple is very true to its style, which is hard to do in america. I really enjoyed this ale and recommend it for others! Cheers
citydave (69) - - DEC 27, 2013
Bubblegum and bananas in the those. Perfect taste for style. Sweet and fruity, but not overpowering. Slight tart finish. onceblind (10296) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Slightly hazy golden with a fast-dissipating head. Nose is big and estery with some wonderful earthy non-hoppy floral notes, a touch of tangerine or papaya, some blonde hay malts, bright peppery dough, and a wee kiss of green banana. Flavor is equally big and complex and estery as nuts. Lots of floral/herbal/spruce notes with mild bitterness with it, some blonde sweet grains, candi sugar, hay, papaya or grains of paradise or passion fruit or something like that, and a bright doughy ester. Amazing Trippel. PhillyBeer2112 (2883) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2001
A top-notch interpretation. Slightly cloudy
golden color with a light head. Plenty of
carbonation. Spicy/yeasty and clovy aroma.
Malty and spicy flavor. Medium bodied. Easy-drinking,
I can't quite believe its 9.3%abv. detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Pours a clear deep gold, topped by a quarter inch of soft whitish foam. The etching in the bottom of the glass does a great job of producing a continuous stream of bubbles for good head retention and good lacing. The beer has a sweet aroma of cotton candy and honeymalt.
Initially, the beer starts out pleasantly sweet with honeymalt and apricot flavors, then –wham – a dry fruitiness blends in with dried peach, almond, and toasted malt. The hops in the finish are mildly bitter and pleasantly citrus. Medium body, ample carbonation, and both tart and sweet in the aftertaste. A trace of thicker sweetness coats the roof of my mouth for an instant after each sip.