JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 23, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
clear amber, alcohol nose, no head
very cloying, alcoholic flavor. very disappointing. I was expecting something better
guzzler67 (1526) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy, amber appearance with a small head and little lacing. Spicy, yeasty aroma. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. At first I thought it lacked depth in the flavor, but it developed nicely after a bit, along with some balance. Notes of leather and earthiness mingled with the sweetness. Long lasting finish.
omhper (19935) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2005 Bottled. Deep reddish golden. Peppery aroma with fruit banan and candy. Very sweet with a body that struggles to hide the sugar and alcohol. Some almonds in the finish.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2004 Vintage 2004 sampled at Akkurat, Stockholm. Clear orange colour. Small bubbly white head. Soft oily aroma of candied oranges, leaves and lemon peel. Sweet oranges, almonds and wet grass in flavour. Soft oily mouthfeel. Candi sugar, wet grass and candied oranges in the finish.
haddon90 (1490) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Jeremy for this unique bottle for my 23rd birthday! Nice, clear orange pour with not much head. Nice, earthy aroma. Yeast, some hops, and a hint of fruit spring from the glass. A tangy fruit taste comes to mind. Kind of sour as well. Nice malt, hop balance. Kind of dry and sweet. Decent finish as well. Overall not bad. A nice treat for right after a 14 hour work day.
jefcon (1419) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of carbonation, but no lacing to speak of on this tripel. Nice aromas and lots of doughy/leathery yeast aromas with some fruit. But on the palate, this beer was too one-dimensional. Lots of alcohol and acidity, too sharp, with no real resonance on the palate. Not a good complement to what could be a great combination of yeast and hops. This beer might actually taste better without any alcohol in it...
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange/amber colour. A bit cloudy. Volatile pear drop character in the aroma. Some clean spicy hops in the flavour, which helps to cut through the sweetness, but itís still a bit sticky. Not much else going on really. The alcohol is a bit intrusive. Not bad though. Cask, GBBF 2004.
hotchick (20) - Delaware, USA - SEP 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2004 The resonance on my palate from this brew lacks the real substance of a traditional abbey triple. It perhaps needs some time to develop, because itís overwhelming sweetness flatens the perception of its taste. The taste is somewhat abbrasive, however there are clever tones of caramel and honey. All together it lacks the balance this style requires.
egajdzis (5401) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poures a cloudy orange color with a small off white head that quickly diminished and left no lacing. Aroma of many lighter fruits, and some yeast as well, though it was very fruity. Taste was all over the place. Harsh and underdeveloped. Very sweet, yeast and alcohol. Certainly needs some time to mellow out.
Cobra (1100) - - SEP 3, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. brown bomber bottle. Capped off with a gold colored plastic wax dip. Weak pfftt when opened. Not carbonated enough for the style they were shooting for. CO≤ wasnít present in the beer after it was poured either. Poured out an orangish / amber color, with a minimal haed. The beer was the exact same color as filtered apple cider. The head was an orangish color, and it only left a minimal amount of foam around the rim of the glass. Aromas are of candi sugar, slight bubblegum, oak barrels, pipe tobacco, but no alcohol aromas, surprizingly enough. Tastes are of sugar mostly. Some caramel and slight yeastiness to it, but not much more. No hops aromas or flavors. Alcohol is present in the tastes as itís swallowed. Sort of burns the back of your throat. Warming to the stomach as well. Medium mouthfeel, dry and astringent also.
Finishes too dry for my liking, and for the style as well. Not the best take on a Belgian triple Iíve ever had, that much is certain.