Poured into the Val-Dieu chalice it presents itself as a very pale golden color. The head is big and lacks a real rocky appearance (rather ultra-fine bubbles predominate), but the slightly thinner nature means the best lacing I have seen for a very long time forms on the glass – I’m giving it a 5.0 for appearance PURELY based on the lace.
Aroma is mild yeast with some lemony/citrus hops.
Mild sweetness in the taste, typically Belgian Tripel notes, but not nearly as sweet as many of the style. A definite champagne like dry finish too – if I had to choose one word I would say it was delicate.
Not huge in the mouth, but the fine bubbles make for a great velvet smooth experience.
Quite dry and plenty of alcohol in the taste and the finish so the drinkability is not enormous, but this exudes class all over. Nice example of a Belgian to give as a crossover to the uninitiated.