MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A straw yellow robe purports a savvy and creamy haystack. There seems to be a beginning of DMS, but it is actually contributing in this authentically Wallonian attraction.
Lemony meringue melts into a creamy, bitter finale. Huge effervescence aptly imitates the most Wallonian brewers. Not a stylistically-correct Tripel, but who cares when you are having so much fun?
Veracity breeds proficiently in the Michigan brewing scene, it seems.
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Floaties soldiers arbor this golden white headed body. Intensely sweet aroma with heavy phenolic notes and a serious DMS component. Powder sugar, corn, honey, cabbage meld into a scent reminiscent of honey cough drops in a vegetal way. Somehow, the yeast dries it up a bit on the palate, though there’s still sugary banana bubble gum flavors. At the same time, the thick mouthfeel is dominated by big bubbles that keep biting after having swallowed. I don’t know what to make of this one, clearly, it’s not a top tripel, but despite every critic I have toward it, I can say I generally enjoyed it.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap: Light amber transparent with no head. Strong apple/fruit aroma up front. Sweet malt and apple cider/sugar taste to it with hints of banana. Slight bite at end with banana aftertaste. I drank three more after the sampler.
Pailhead (6426) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap: Aroma contains a lot of apple. Transparent gold with and orange tint. No head. Flavor has a sort of barley wine taste to it, but more sweet. Apple, cinnamon, banana bread, caramel, and raison. Slight tartness in the finish, Syruppy mouthfeel. Light bitterness in the finish. Well done.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap: Some of the ladies I was out with made fun of the tulip glass and then had a sip and were impressed. Fairly sweet, not yeasty enough for me. The 10% is well conceled, I’ve got a good buzz.
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - OCT 21, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, very large white bubbly head. starts out sweet and flows into a dry wheat taste. okay...not one of my favorites
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - OCT 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from May ’04. Eruptive opening. Large white head forms with irrational exuberance. Hazy yellow, some floaties. Sweet candy smells with Saaz hop notes. Very reminiscent of a wheat beer. First taste is sweetish but not terribly so. Malt and yeast make appearances. Plenty of carbonation. Dryish in the middle peppery tastes. Finish is hoppier than expected. Fairly pleasant
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chalky, powdery, fresh perm-like nose. Quite odd really, possessing a sweet & doughy maltiness, spicy hops and a hint of wheat.
Dry, light, sugared flavor, somewhat metallic, with hints of titanium, orange, coriander and phenols. On the finish, candy sugar comes through along with well pronounced spicy hops. Yummy.
hotstuff (4874) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at 2004 MBG Summer Festival. Formed a very small off-white head with fine-medium sized bubbles that were mostly lasting. Uncarbonated, transparent and a yellow hue. Malty, sweet and fruity aroma. Malty, banana, spicy and clove flavor from start to finish. Smooth and somwhat of a watery-thin mouthfeel. Light-medium bodied beer that had sparse lacing.
thedm (5794) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Festival Saturday July 24, 2004. This draft brew poured a small head of finely sized white colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a fair lacing. The body was transparent uncarbonated and yellow in color. The aroma was nice like a Belgian Triple should be with fruity wheat dough and malty notes. The mouth feel was smooth and flat with a lingering malt finish. The flavor was malty wild mild fruity coriander notes.