footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thin layer of foam on top of a cloudy amber brew that has lotsa’ stuff floating in it.Hoppy,fruity spicy aromas blended together make this beer a joy just to smell.The taste is just as complex as the aroma with the fruits and spices caressing my tastebuds.This is a great after-exercise beer as it is so refreshing.
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rich golden honey colour with a thin everlasting head and plenty of floaties jostling about. Aromas of honey, pepper, corriander, and fresh apples to name a few. The taste is nice and pure belgian strong ale with hints of banana, pepper, apples and a nice hoppiness combined with a lingering finish. Man I love belgian strong ales.
ToolHead (266) - København, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl. bottle. Served in Westmalle chalice.
Hazy gold (lots of floaties); moderate head. Full, sweetly citrusy taste with a nice, lasting finish. Nicely assertive.
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden hazy colour. Very full trappist ale that really fills your mouth. Sweet, spicy, fruity, and obviously bitter. Not bad at all but certainly not my favourite trappist ale.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JUN 29, 2004
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled: trying to finish up the trappists...only westy to go. not as impressed with this one. typical tripel or whatever they call this. pours just like the picture. wheat citrus fruit notes in the nose. at first the taste was bitter and alcohol sweet (only 8%). as the beer warmed a little the alcohol flavor subsided or my palate got used to it. bringing out more of the rock candy wheat spicy banana notes. okay but not leaving me yurning for more.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2004 Poured a hazy yellow color with an average white head and lots of floating
yeast chunks. Aroma is fruity, yeasty, citrus and spice. Light sweet lemony start balanced by a slightly bitter peppery finish and a long lightly bitter grape skin aftertaste. Complex, but subtle and not overwhelming like some belgians. $
willblake (2652) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brewtopia’04. All sorts of bubblegummy Belgian yeastiness. Spices all over the place. This beer is deeply complex and ridiculously balanced. Big, appropriate alcohol presence. Hop spices come on strong with temperature. Leathery and a tad cloying, cut by some lemon. Really nice, very complex beer.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 17, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle that exploded with foam. Bright golden orange with massive hunks of sediment and enormous white head that never died. Aroma of pears, yeast, spice, cinnamon, honey. Flavor is a mix of sweet and slight bitterness, most of which I think came from the head; more vanilla, pepper, fruity at times, lingering dry maltiness, spice, alcohol burn. Solid tripel.
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2004 Poured hazy yellow, averaged size head, and lots of big yeasty floating chunks. Fruity, yeasty, citris, spice and floral aromas. Sweet beginning taste with a well balanced slightly bitter aftertaste. Also tastes of spices, bananas. A very good beer and easy to drink. Even though it was on the expensive side, I’m glad I bought a case.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden color. Citrus aroma. Descent hop bite with good spicyness. Crisp and carbonated. Lemon hoppy aftertaste. A good beer. Nothing crazy good, but still quite tasty.