beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good stuff. Yeasty spicy and fruity flavor. Goes down dry also. Recommended
49degrees (49) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hearty and enjoyable Belgian Tripel that pours with a hazy golden hue. Thick, foamy head (3/4") on the pour gave way to a thin flat, small, and broken head after a mere 5 minutes. 750ml corked bottle, freshness dated February 5, 2003.
Quite sharp in comparison to similar styled brews like Duinen’s Tripel or La Trappe’s version of the same, but offers plenty of kick and a pungent aroma and an enjoyable, long lasting aftertaste.
I had this particular bottle stored for about 3 months in a dark cool place and conveniently, the heavy sediment deposit had firmly attached itself to the side of the bottle, making the task of pouring the beer simple with virtually no sediment transfer to the glass.
Worthy of a closer look for those who are Tripel enthusiasts.
Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 28, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle with date of 26 02 03 drank on 28 12 02. Pours with a huge rocky head on a hazy golden body. Big yeasty aroma, fizzy mouthfeel. Slight spicy taste but nothing too complex. Overrated.
crazyvin (1693) - New York, USA - DEC 27, 2002
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
fruitty-full flavoured beer. Very good when served with bire cheese
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yeasty / orange rind aroma. Hazy orange / cider looking. Fuzzy carbonation on the palate. Spicey taste with yeast, bread and flowers. Head was short lived but thin lace remain on top for quite a while. Could use to be a slighty more pronounced in flavor.
40oz (181) - Newport Beach, California, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick creamy white head capping hazy yellow liquid. Aroma is typical Belgian triple: yeasty, stinky, doughy with a hint of citrus and flowery hoppiness. Taste is acidic, sweet, with a hint of spiciness. A good but typical triple that leans towards sweet maltiness rather than hoppy bitterness.
SilkTork (4898) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, WALES - DEC 19, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A strong beer. Quite soft. (?) Like a Barley Wine. Quite pleasant, with a hint of fruit and perfume (stawberries?).
Kåstå (1274) - Mol, BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blond sparkling beer with a big head. Light hop aroma. Rather bitter taste with a somewhat hidden sweetness. Lively palate with an interesting bitter-sweet struggle.
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
GermanBrews76 (675) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
light & yeasty in the nose with green apples and alcohol standing out as well. Where was the nuttiness they claimed? A real spicy finish loaded with cloves.