beerguy101 (5206) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 26, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium orange color. Medium head. Aroma is fruity, touches of apricot and peach. A fuller bodied Belgian Ale. Sweet and fruity; peaches, apricots, pineapple, sweet malts and vanilla. Very fizzy carbonation. Touch of candy sugars? Hops are very prominent, floral and citrusy. Very hoppy for a Belgian Ale, but it seems to work somehow. Very smooth taste, hides the 9% alcohol very well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet.
Panzuriel (1190) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice lighter beer with a full hop and citrus nose. Nice full flavor with an alcohol kick. Finishes strong.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice head, great hazy color. Aroma of yeast and alcohol. Flavor is malty with light citrus. Quite thick and sugary, not to bad, but still lackin in the Belgian Strong Ale catagory.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear orangish golden color with a small, white lingering head. The aroma is strongly malty with a nutty quality and a touch of alcohol. Full bodied with medium carbonation, the flavor is strongly malty up front with a lingering sweet finish that is thick and bready with peaches and apricots. Very nice.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Golden haze settles above the light morning dew. . . The aroma of fresh flowers lifts my senses until I am resting on a feathery cloud . . . Subtle spices, yeast, and bread are all present. . . this cloud is soft and delightful. . . gathering my senses I float back to Earth, where several hop vines await me. Another tripel dream, how wonderful.
JMerritt (1687) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2003
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the Peoria International Beer Festival. Golden colored, no head, slightly hazy. Apricot aroma. Flavor is not as mellowed as I was hoping. Instead, it was a tad too over-hopped with little malt balance. Perhaps this is one best sampled after it has been aged. Straight out of the bottle, I was a tad underimpressed.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAR 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tropical fruits aroma and tangerine flavor. Strong citrus finish. Shortbread sweetness develops as it warms.
JoeM500 (1900) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright gold and slighly hazy. Yeasty biscuits and a nice amount of sugar-coated hops in the nose. The spices taste like a mixture that would go great on toast (cinnamon, anice, brown sugars). The hops are bold for the style, but always welcomed in my glass of ale! Fresh, moist biscuit dough and a touch of the spices are left behind after the last gulp.
npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden in color with a white head. Aroma is initially sweet, with grassy hop notes. Flavor is sweet but pleasant, with musty notes and hints of raisins. A nice bitterness balances out the sugary sweetness. Aftertaste is of bready malt.
tomseaman (35) - Alpine, California, USA - JAN 28, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A bit darker than I expected, and also hoppier than I'd have liked. Aftertaste is malty, but nice. Efferfescent and frothy, but not as much as some Belgians (Dubel). I liked it.