1FastSTi (3357) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
U.S. version. Pours to a thick creamy white head. Nice lacing. Nice hazy brown/straw head. The aroma is very nice. White grapes, sweet yellow apples, fruity nose. Nice grains and some Belgian yeasts. The flavor has some spicy and musty qualities. Cinnamon, banana, pears, coriander. Better as a sum than broken apart. The palate is medium bodied and good. Goes well with this beer.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Chuck - best by 2008. Hazy amber body with generous carbonation suspsending a foamy off-white head. Appealing aroma - moss, spicy vine, and wet wood. The flavor takes the mossy, woody notes to a new level with the spices being realized to orange peel, dandelion leaf and bark. Dunno if this is a triple or not but it tastes damn good! I love the funky woody, spicy tastes.
LePoopie (151) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
amber, cloudy, aminimal head, white foam, lightly bitter, medium body, average carbonation,
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy dark yellow almost urine looking.. with a huge frothy white head. Big yeasty aroma a touch musty hints of apple and pear. Avg pal smooth coating miildly carbonated. Flavor is a touch musty a bit of yeast a nice sweet flavor hints of pears and dried apples maybe even some honey and some light spice. This is surprisingly good.
BrewDad (5169) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(BJCP Class) Spicy hop aroma. Golden color which was semi-clear. Hoppy malty flavor with a good amount of spiciness. Great dry finish very light in the body for this style. High in alcohol.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky gold with a blizzard of yeasty chunks suspended inside. No head really made a presense after a vigorous pour into a goblet. Just some off-white bubbles closing in on making a froth but dwindles quickly only to gain a bit of stick around the collar. Not much lace either.
Aroma is as murky as the color. Musty basement, pale, dull pear, yellow raisin, and apple. Light, soft white cheese notes some areas.
Taste is nearly the same with a musty, dulled fruity thing taking the front and middle with over ripe pear and apricot. Some overwatery orange juice sits in there too. Lightly sugary, mainly mild and very dull across the flavor palate. Finishes with a slight grassy bite and some mixing white pepper, white cheese dryness, yeasty earthy must, and a nip of metalic tinge.
Feel is steady, softly smooth, clean, carbonated with a weakening medium body that has some thinning aspects to it.
Its not what I thought it would be knowing what des Rocs is capable of. I guess not every beer can be exceptionally good. This fell short unfortunately.
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Hazy, golden ale with a large, creamy, off-white head. Terrific retention. Breadsy, fruity nose with notes of white bread, pear, pineapple, ripe banana and white grapes. Well-balanced flavor. Fruity and sweet up front. Resinous and medium bitter on the backside. Medium-bodied and creamy with mild to medium carbonation. Finishes dry and lightly bitter.
argo0 (12515) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(75cl, best before end of 2007) Forms a lovely parfait in my glass, a big off-white meringue atop a cloudy amber body containing floaties. Nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, herbal, lemon peel, light pineapple. Taste is medium sweet, herbal, some lemon peel, light alcohol. Medium body, nice mouthfeel with limited acidity that leaves me drinking this moderately high alcohol beer quite quickly.
JK (5331) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice tripel. Complex aroma and flavors. Aroma of powerful malt and yeast that is in the category of all of the best Abbey beers. Orange and very cloudy, with a thin foam that floats on top of the beer. Contrasting flavors, sweet malt, bitter hops, and salt. There is also fruit, and spices including coriander and wheat. Not as delicate as some, but better than most tripels.
bierkoning (11544) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Honey color. Chunks of yeast, cloudy. Honey aroma with mandarin. Citric, hoppy flavor with a soft honeyish sweetness. A bit powdery and medecinal. Hopbitter aftertaste.