Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very bubbly, can hear the bubbles exploding, crisp. Faint clove and spice in the nose, mellower than most Belgian ales I’ve sampled, but still has the taste. Constant jet of bubbles shooting up from the bottom of the glass like a whirlpool. Quick finish.
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity, spicy and a nice head. Very good.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 cloudy and golden with a decent white bubbly head, aroma was very spicy and a detectable sweet nutmeg presence was the first impression in the nose... Spicy flavor, in fact very spicy with nutmeg coming to mind, although I always confuse nutmeg & coriander aromas in beer, though I have both spices in my spice rack and everytime someone says something smells like coriander, it smells a hell of a lot more like nutmeg, IMO of course...fizzy mouthful, caught a metallic taste in the aftertaste, but not too bad, grassy/soil spicy finish otherwise
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 20, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma o aroma was just average or even below considering that this is Belgian ale .August means strong. Yes it was. Strong brew it is easy to make, right? Creamy with characteristically taste of Belgium :). Some spice, toned down, for such strength it hided well the alcohol.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 13, 2002
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy yellow, sweet clean flaovr, nice, but not spectacular
greystreet80 (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was impressed but only moderately. I guess i just don’t have the taste buds for belgian ales.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 12, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange light amber hue. Whitish head. Aromas of pears, vanilla, hay. Banana, vanilla, cokkie, yeast, kind of light footed on palate, alcohol is kinda funky. Im not too impressed, this brew just doesn’t get to me.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
hazy deep gold, huge dense head. yeasty, bready, appley aroma. slightly lemony tartness. more sweet apple and peach flavours. sweet finish. not the most balanced tripel, but still pretty tasty.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Re-Rate 10/19/02: The beer pours a slightly hazy golden-orange color, the head etheral, white, the lace chunky, and long lasting. Nose is malt, citrusy, clean and crisp. Front is ambosial, the top slender, the finish caustic, the hops barely noticeable, droughty aftertaste. Ranks #866 on my current 1000 beer master list.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Conditioned. Yellow, medium carbonation. Spicy Banana aroma. The alcohol is well hidden beneath a rather pleasant flavour of bananas, slightly spicy as the aroma suggested.