dperk (14) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
batch #36 750ml bottle. Very nice golden color, crystal clear with a typical head. Aroma is very pleasant, citrus and spice. Taste is citrus and other fruits, banana, pineapple maybe. Possibly hint of wheat. Moutfeel is smooth with a tiny bit of heat from the 9% abv. Not at all overly citrus. A good brew from the nice people in Maine!
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2004
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
cloudy yellow with a skunky smell. i didn't detect too much flavor in it. from all i'd heard, i was expecting more. i was a little disappointed.
egajdzis (5697) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch # 41... Poured a hazy dark golden color with a large fluffy white head, beautiful lacing and bubbles that never stop! Spicy aroma of yeast, citrus, and banana. Sweet taste of citrus fruit, some funky yeast, hops and a light citrus alcoholic finish. A great Belgian style beer made on the left side of the Atlantic.
Silphium (3190) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch #40. Poured a cloudy yellow-orange with a medium-thick white head. Vinous, pineapple juice aroma led to a nicely balanced flavor of white grape, apple peel (a touch), pineapple juice and spice leading to bready yeast characteristics and a medium dry finish of crackers and a touch of alcohol. Tripels seem to very between very sweet, fruity examples and dry, yeasty examples. This version strikes a keen balance between the two extremes. Smooth palate. Very nice.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch #48 @ the SE Gathering. Pours a cloudy yellow with a wonderful aroma of banana and spices. Banana, cloves and spices dominate the flavor. Very smooth and warming. Thanks Scoobyluv!
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Spicy, lemony and citrus flavors are predominant in this one. Not too complex, just an average trippel. Light fruits and corriander spiciness and not much else.
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2004 Re-rate: Batch 37. Noticed honey profile and a nice dry finish. Batch 48 at the Southeastern Gathering (thanks scoobyluv).
This cloudy yellow fizzer started well, but didn't finish like I wanted. Too much citrus. The claim in the deScription includes "honey surfacing from its deep and complex palate" - this was the missing piece to me. If the honey were present, the sweetness and fullness would've helped perfect this otherwise excellent Trippel.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample glass, RateBeer Southeastern Gathering. Very lemony-citric, over-the-top even. Hazy, yellow and fizzy body. Lots of lemons in the flavor. Medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation. The bottom line is: to many lemons, just didn’t click with me.
Shag (2723) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is lemony fresh. Apperance is murky yellow. The flavor is slightly sour with some sour lemons, dough, oranges, and bananas. A spicy and tart finish. Pretty good beer.
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice tripel and thanks to scoobyluv for bringing this one to the tasting in Atlanta. NIce tripel with some good spice character. Long finish...Good