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This golden hued ale is marked by passion fruit and herbal notes in the aroma, with subtle suggestions of banana and honey surfacing from its deep and complex palate. The Tripel's finish is remarkably long and soothing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2003
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElGaucho (2263) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2003
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vikingbeau (67) - Albertville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2003
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
igneous1 (1507) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 19, 2003
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Pours a very hazy light golden color, nice head. Bananas and yeast in the sweet nose. Bitter in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 17, 2003
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2003
Aroma is yesaty, citrusy, slightly spicy. Appearance is murky golden yellow. Flavor is good up front with a bland middle and an uninspiring finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
crazyvin (2018) - New York, USA - OCT 16, 2003
batch 35, had a light golen color too it with a thin white head. Very clean and smooth taste was sweet a touch of alcohol, finsihing with a hoppy bite. Flavours were light for the most part with a hint of banana on the nose.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8341) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2003
750ml, batch #31. Cloudy bright yellow appearance underneath a big white head. The aroma is mellow banana, lemon spice, and is quite nice, subtle but complex. Only a light hint of alcohol present, which was suprising ans appreciated. Sharp up front, then going from a tart, spicey banana flavor to a bland, sour cardboard flavor with the mouth feeling anesthetized.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ivan9856 (189) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2003
With a careful pour—and despite its bottle conditioning—this beer decants as an inviting, golden hued ale with a enormous but quickly dissipating, rocky white head. There was a thin sediment layer on the bottom of the corked and caged 750 ML bottle, which read “Batch #39.” I found that the beer left some excellent lacing. The aroma is inviting and robust, with hints of green apple or pear and spice. This ale is clean, dry and refreshing from start to finish, but it is sufficiently complex to hold the interest this reviewer. The initial palate is bright and spicy, but quickly yields to fruit notes of assorted variety. I recognized the brewery’s suggestions of banana and honey. I also discovered a hint of lemony citrus flavor mid-palate. The level of carbonation is less prominent than other bottle conditioned ales, and the alcohol flavor is well-balanced with the other flavors. This is a medium-bodied ale, with a long, dry finish.

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