VAYankee (327) - Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From batch #33 - golden and bubbly with a white head. Enticingly sweet aroma. Exhibits a dry honey flavor with a bit of spice that lingers on the tongue. At its best at cellar temperature.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch #36. Deep golden color, tiny bubbles in the tiny head. Peachy fruity honey nose. Earthy spicy pepper finish. Needs to be drunk at cellar temperature.
jjw2000 (72) - USA - MAY 14, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Batch 35. Slightly cloudy, soft light golden color. White head diminishes fairly quickly. Very nice aroma of fruit (apples?) and yeast. Flavor is predominantly malt, alcohol, and sweet fruit including bananna and apple. Finish is slightly dry, malty and warm from the alcohol. Also a pleasant lingering chewy bread/yeast aftertaste.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2003 Another top quality brew from Allagash. Slightly hazy orange-amber color with huge head and every visual characteristic of the Belgian style. Seemed similar to their White except for a few noticable variations. The appearance reminded me of Orval, color and head. Also fruity and a little spicy. Banana comes to mind. Fantastic brew! Best when on the warm side.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2003
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught. I guess I am going to be solo on this one. A friend of mine at a beer fest said "tripel what?" I would say that 3 times nothing is still nothing. The prevalent flavor is water. The beer is way too light. I can taste hints of yeast and maybe that sugary taste is honey, but ovverall this beer is empty. I didn't notice many of the aspects of the style. Very dissapointing.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big orange and candi sugar nose, with a hint of muscat grapes. The palate is very fruity, with loads of orange, pineapple, and honey. The finish is long and spicy (black pepper).
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A smooth golden ale with frothy head. Honey fruitiness in the nose. Malty fruity flavors with touch earthy spiciness. Finishes relatively balanced.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer had an explosive cork and an overflowing effervescence. It poured a cloudy gold with a white head. The taste was a little dry compared to other tripels, but still very good.
jgb9348 (4285) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great hazy golden colour with a perfect head which does not fade at all! A great smell of cloves and bananas, and other complex aromas. The taste is great...pure complexity. Full bodied with a good carbonation and a clean taste - honey, bananas, spice, wheat all dominate the palate. A great beer in a big bottle - suitable for cellaring makes it a great beer. Especially at this price! I picked up the large bottle for $6. This was batch #34. At the store (Beers of the World in Rochester, New York) they had batch #30 & #34, but I figured the latter would be better. I might buy both batches and cellar them for a while, to see what results can happen in a year or two! :-) Definately try this beer, or any by Allagash if you haven't already!
BeerDude78 (88) - Brick NJ, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2003
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wow what a great tasting triple. Has a lot of flavors going on, I can taste hints of citrus and bannana in this brew. Alcohol is very well hidden. Excellent !!!