SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from BevMo LaJolla. Pours beautiful golden topaz color and clear with little to no head. Very fruity aroma and candy sweet, peach, apricot, alcohol, spice, peppery yeast, ginger and cookie dough. Flavor is also fruity, apricot nectar, alcohol, more spice, hint of ripe banana, brown sugar and pepper with an astringent bitter finish. Full body, smooth and gently carbonated. This is definitely complex and good, but a little unbalanced.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was quite tasty. It reminds me of a spicy belgian sugar cookie, with a light smear of spice in the frosting. Some tangy banana, with just a hint of alcohol behind it, otherwise well masked. Malty and sweet.
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - APR 10, 2006
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I give this one a five on palate because it is relatively light in body for its ten percent alcohol. No head whatsoever, except for the tiny bead of white at the edge. Malt candy flavors. They were not afraid to use sugar in this one. Tingle of hoppiness at the finish is almost intriguing. I like it a lot.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pours straw blonde w/ a nice, white head. Banana and alcohol notes in the flavor. Very good. Disagree w/ the 68% rating.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
brassy as a jailkeeps key chain, the fancy wax-topped triple from anderson valley is clear and has only a few peppery flakes of flotsam deep down in the bottle-- not the river bottom of yeasty silt that many elegant triples have. i miss that. likewise the head is modest at best and gone faster than ten bucks in the hands of a wino. so the copper pour goes bald, wonít lace-- and already weíre wondering about itís fidelity to style. the nose takes us further down that road of dismay: aroma is of alcohol and amber malts, and neither swirl nor prayer nor vivid imagination will extract much more complexity beyond itís lightly menthol kind of peachiness. wild unbalanced honey sweetness accosts the tongue first, followed by a stampede of carbonation with nowhere to go, then a bland flavor of apricot jelly and aluminum foil bitterness. this is like a dime-a-dozen amber ale thatís been spiked like an office party punch and sweetened like a breakfast cereal for pre-teens. yuck. clearly youíve offended the lord, brother david. i shall offer heaven a sacrificial consumption of a dulle teve, and ask that you be given another chance at redemption.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good gold, light red body with a medium white head. Great aroma of fermented grapes and pine. Very smooth taste of plums (a surprise) and yeast. Mollasses is very evident as well. Very smooth ending, highly enjoyable.
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dull golden with almost no head. Strong aroma of malts and yeast. Thin malty taste.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2006 Clear dark golden color with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel malts. Flavor of sweet molassas.
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 17, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"Wow was this really a tripel, well it wasnít a good one. Poured a dar brown and had no head or lacing. Aroma was not much of anything. Flavor was booooo. Mouthfeel was thin but smooth. "
hershiser2 (1425) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours a nice orange with a small head. Fruity aroma, some slight alcohol scent. Flavor of fruits and light alcohol- not overly syrupy, but with a thinge of sweetness.