I think it came out great! The general consensus here also agrees.
It's tough because it tastes sooooo good, but it's sooooo strong that after I have two I am pretty much done. I calculated about 8.3% ABV.
My partner in crime here ( my son) rapidly wiped out the "lite" Irish red ale batch we had ( I helped as much as I could ) so all that is left is the Belgian. Even he ( only 23 years of age) has to pace himself on those.
But this Saturday we will transfer our first all grain batch, the dead ringer IPA to our first ever keg. So hopefully we can start drinking that a week later. Then we need to do another good summer brew.
I definitely like the Belgian tripel, but as you say, it's not one you drink multiple of out on the warm summer days.