Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Lofty -- but quickly fading -- off-white head above a nice, hazy gold hue. Soft malts (sweet caramel) with an active carbonation. Sour, slightly tart and a little bitter. Sticky and cloying in the finish (one of its qualities I really didn't like). Overall, not bad, but this one didn't do much for me.
Smacky (71) - San Clemente, California, USA - AUG 5, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange and hazy color with a great, frothy, tight head. Bright esters and a little classic Belgian sourness in the nose, followed by bread and citrus undertones. Nice malt and toasted bread following the initial spicy, citrusy taste. A little tart on the mouth, but not unpleasant.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 27, 2003
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is alcohol and belgian yeast esters. Hazy auburn color with explosive head and excellent lacing, appearance for a tripel doesn't get much better than this. Flavor is the downfall hear. Slightly salty and rotten. Astringant and even cloying on the palate. A drinkable belgian but not even close to good.
TheBeerGod (4909) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this at Bon Vivant Beer Lover's Club on 7-25-03. Hazy blond with a fluffy dry white head. The nose has a lightly sweetened, yeasty, and spicy character. The taste is wonderful with more spice and yeast coming through and possibly citrus fruit rind. Finishes a little dry but with some of the spice and a little bitterness remaining. Great beer!
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2003
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy gold with a small, quickly dissipating head. The cork popped HARD to the ceiling, though, so there's definitely some carbonation. Sweet, mildly spicy, mildly alcohol aroma with some slightly sour tones. Kind of like a very gently spiced orange. Flavor is not very rich. It's a little like McDonald's orange soda with a 1:2 ratio with club soda. Not much to it. Gets richer as it warms, but still not great. It's more like tonic water with a twist of orange zest.
Suttree (4744) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 13, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy Brown, with a sturdy head. Faint Maple and hops aroma. I t actually smells good, and I'd rate "aroma" higher if the odor was a bit stronger. Big Maple and banana flavor, and a velvety smooth texture. Finishes with a crisp peppery finish. A very filling and satisfying beer.
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A really good wheat ale, but with the higher alcohol content one might come to expect from a Belgian. A little more tingle than most wheat ales, more carbonation. Lovely golden color, less murky than most wheat ales and possibly with less body but the tingle makes up for it somewhat. A truly delightful brew
Frank (2224) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2005 Golden with maybe the slightest haze. About a quarter inch of head with very little lace. Mildly fruity aroma. Flavor is much stronger and loaded with cloves. Very soft mouthfeel. Perfect carbonation. Most delicious.
Dalle (1145) - Skĝrping, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Make sure you have glass and papertowel ready when opening this one. Beautiful very large, frothy, white head - that diminishes slowly. Golden colour. Aroma; wheat, banana, yeast, spice. Taste; sweet, spice, little acidic and bitter. Smooth. Very nice.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright gold with huge head. Sour apples and horseradish in the nose. Sweet and light start which slowly fades to a tart dry end. Sweets & sours battle for the aftertaste. Biscuity middle. Light and refreshing.