tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottled, batch #41). Rich gold color, brilliant clarity. Pleasing ripe fruit, bready aroma. Big malt body with lots of fruit flavor and an assertive, herbal bitterness. Lacks a bit of the musty complexity I was hoping for. Dry, lingering finish with peppery alcohol. An excellent beer!
Jayb0 (1056) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Superb tripel. Soft, hazy gold appearence with filmy head and some lacing. Extremely creamy with mild tropical and citrus fruits and malt. Warming alcohol finish.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is of ripe fruit and yeast, with a buttery sweetness to it. Body is clear and golden with a fluffy white head. Some ftuit notes in the taste as well as the yeast, and a subtle honey flavor. Finish is long smooth and dry. Good stuff.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2003 Another ceiling basher. Deep golden color. Foamy white head. Pleasant, but not overwhelming spicy aroma. Notes of Orange peel. Malty and spice palate, with a light, yet sharp butterness. Orange peel once again noted, but also there was a relatively strong hop presence. Very smooth and satisfying.
ElGaucho (2256) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2003
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I lucked out and found this brew at my local liquor store on sale for $3.99 (normally $7.50). Wheaty, somewhat off, cookie aroma. Similar to an Austrian bock in the nose. Banana yellow in color, cloudy, with a small, white head. Good, visible carbonation. Wow! Rich wheaty, strong alcohol presence. Plummy fruit flavor with a semblance of hop profile. Wonderful and warming. Not exactly a session brew at 9% ABV, but this beer is exceptional.
Vikingbeau (67) - Albertville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This blondy appears foggy with little diminishing head. I like head, she doesn't cut it. She's probably not supposed to given her style. But I find it insulting none the less. I find her taste interesting and distinctively dry. Overall her golden puss was somewhat enjoyable...not as enjoyable as all you other snobs that have had her.
igneous1 (1506) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch 35. very hazy medium golden..slight head. aroma is big on clove with a hint of coriander. banana hits me first in the flavor. lots of spices and a hint of toffee in the finish. the 9% ABV is very well-masked.
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very hazy light golden color, nice head. Bananas and yeast in the sweet nose. Bitter in the finish.
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 17, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Batch 31 - The smell is light, alcoholic, with a hint of spices and a strong ester overtone. The taste is of light corriander, and bananas at the onset, followed by a yeasty and bitter middle in which the flavor seems to dissappear. kinda tounge-numbing.
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is yesaty, citrusy, slightly spicy. Appearance is murky golden yellow. Flavor is good up front with a bland middle and an uninspiring finish.