I’m a bit curious about the age of this bottle. Difficult to know, and other than “L17 40” printed on the label there’s nothing else to go by. I’m hoping this is not a reference to 2017, but TBH with no other information to hand, who knows?
Various shades of gold out of the bottle, dependent upon the addition of the bottle conditions yeast or not.
Smell and tastes give up quite a lot of the herbal fruit that ultimately turns out to be the eucalyptus. Not sure that I could identify it specifically as that, but I would call this a “herbal. fruity triple” so I guess in those words it has been identified.
Alcohol more present in the taste than the nose. That’s fine. Apples, pears, other hard fruits and some caramel sweetness. Light, herbal quality from the eucalyptus. It tastes a little oxidized to me which makes me wonder about the age of the bottle, and for a Tripel a like a sweeter edge. There’s some drones here which takes the edge off the perceptible ABV.
Low carbonation, smooth mouthfeel.
Not a classic Tripel in my book, and I’m unlikely to reach for this again unless this proved to be an older bottle and I could get a fresh one. Outside of those two parameters I wouldn’t bother; inside them I would.. Glad I had it, but …