sloth (2533) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium size white head, excellent retention and a solid curtain of lace clings all the way around the inside of my glass. A lovely sight to behold. Hazy gold color with orange highlights. Musty, fruity nose with hints of black pepper. Medium body with a gentle carbonation, prickly yet creamy too. Toasty malt flavors citrus notes and some earthy flavors along with the obligatory peppery notes. Alcohol flavors enter as the ale warms, adds a nice contrast. Finish is dry and somewhat fruity.
ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a thick white foamy head and a slight citrus aroma. Pours with a light golden color. I taste some orange and sweet molasses. Finishes a little syrupy with a slight hoppiness. Also some spices in the aftertaste. The alcohol is not overpowering. Overall, I enjoyed this Tripel, but I have had better belgian ales.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lightly hazed pale orangey color, lively carbonation, excessive foam formation. Sweet orangey aroma, yeasty, with caramel sweetness that comes out as it warms. Spicy palate, peppery with a yeasty tea like flavor, orangey sweetness and good bitter bite in the finish. Slightly puckering in the aftertaste with a hearty warming feel.
almostfrozen (26) - USA - FEB 4, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bubbly, strong yeast flavour. Light orange colour, white head. Pleasant, sweet aroma. Feel the alcohol more in my head than my mouth.
blondhead (7) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 4, 2004 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours light golden color, with thin head and lacing. dry, very alchol-laden flavor. subtle, but quite satisfying.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yeast, citrus a hint of malt in the aroma, golden amber, pours a very large, billowy head, pretty lace. Harmonious yeast/malt flavour, with grapefruit and lemon. Terrific mouthfeel, plenty of carbonation, my tongue tingled for a long time after every fine sip. Wonderful!
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vibrant orangey-amber colour. Slight haze. Soft, thick head - luscious to behold. Aroma of yeast, pepper, pear, tangerine, slight grass and banana candy. Palate starts out with abundant yeastiness in the form of sweat and dust. Dry pepper alcohol notes come next, leading to a slightly sweeter middle with tangerines and apple skins. Finishes with a herbal hoppiness and a slight shot of alcohol & a kiss of sweet malt for balance. A good mix of assertiveness and balance. Nothing spectacular save for the fact that all the little things are done quite well.
SpringsLicker (3170) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glowing orange color with a rich head that laces the glass. Spicy aroma with Belgian yeast. Fruity and tart with just a little alcohol. Finishes warm and with just a slightly bitter bite.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2004 Cloudy gold/orange color with a beautiful head. Spicy, fruity and spicy flavors with beautiful warm mouth and finish.
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 13, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Banana aroma, some corriander, a soft yellow color and a foamy white head. The initial taste is slightly bitter and dominated by cloves and corriander, perhaps some fruit, pear perhaps. The esters become more apparent after the first taste, and are folowed by a sweet finish that is slightly bitter.