bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours lightly cloudy golden body with a average-sized white head. Aroma yeast, alcohol, banana, and spices. Flavor of rich malt, dark fruits, banana, and spices. Somewhat dry palate.
heemer77 (5053) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2005 Dark red fairly clear body. A thin off white head on top. Lots of active bubbles moving from the etching in the Chimay chalice. Aroma is bready, with bananas, cloves and peaches. Maybe a hint of tobacco. The taste is fairly sweet and cloying with peaches. A light mouthfeel with plenty of carbonation. The taste also has cinnamon and some cloves. A hint of citrus in the aftertaste. While this is a good beer, it just isnít quite balanced with enough malt.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz, gold wax/plastic capped bottle: pours a clear amber-bronze with an instantaneously diminishing head, I didnít even catch the color, some shade of whiteÖI canít help but wonder if the bottle-conditioning went bad somewhere. Deep, bready malt aromatics: lightly toasted and honeyed dough, dipped lightly in alcohol and left to warm on a sunny windowsill. Grainy, though thin palate: the sugary grit scrapes over the tongue, leaving candied bananas, spicy cloves and bitter orange rinds to linger. Quick dry finish soaks the left over alcohol right up and takes away any nice remaining fruitiness. A disappointment, but a beer that just missed: had the bready malts and cloying fruit been just a bit more developed with a little more active yeast, this would have been greatly enjoyable.
Nuffield (3535) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was surprised to see how many people really didnít care for this beer. I loved it. Very lightly hazed, yellow body with moderate head and good lacing. The alcohol really drove its flavor into my nose, but it carried great notes of pepper and clove without leaving much sense of alcohol. The flavor and palate hit every note right, being a balance of aggressive and comforting flavors, rich and tingling mouthfeel, and more. Really good beer.
Kevin (2005) - Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2005 light golden brown with a minimal layer of bubbles that can almost be called a head. sour orange flavor of yeast with a musty peppery flavor when it warms. a warming beer.4 3 6 3 14=3
rerate. sweet aromathat smells like caramello candies with yeast. taste is very sweet, probably the sweetest triple iíve had. lotrs of orange and lemon and caramel and molasses.
7 3 7 3 16=3.6
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. No head, low key honey, earthy, black cherry notes. No hop flavor at all. Easy drinking, but not a great beer.
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear apricot colour with a diminishing white head. Aroma of candied fruits and mild spice. Malty sweet with a candi sugar kick, slightly fruity. Little to no hop flavor or aroma, very slight bitter aftertaste. Hides its alcohol very well, I did not know this was 10%. Pretty good, but not as good as the double.
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong yeasty nose, with sweetness and sugars in there too. Clear copper body with good head retention. Sweet malt and candi flavors. A dash of booze, heavy bodied, with a lingering sweet aftertaste. Good triple, but on the sweet side. Also, a nice touch with the golden wax sealed bottle.
sloth (2337) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium sized white head, fair retention and lace. Clear amber hued brew. Fruity, spicey nose, light melon notes. Medium body. Medium sweet malts, black pepper notes, Light caramel notes, fruitiness and spice with a hint of alcohol. Medium wet finish.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark honey color with a smallish light beige head. Sweet aromas with melon, candi, bananas and hint of sweet vinegar. Thicker feel, but not cloying as I worried about based on the pour and aroma. Sweetness grabs from the start. Melons, raisins and light candi. Mild pepper mid gulp. Too thick and sweet for my kind of triple. Alcohol shows up mid pour and start to be tasted felt (mouth and stomach are quite warm now). There are hint of a triple, seems more like a belgian malt liquor or even a strong wheat dopplebock. Thanks Derek, I asked for it you delivered!