xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very peachy, nice and syrupy feel in the mouth. Very sweet with a little bit of a cinnamon flavor.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 25, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spicey fruity peach apricot, alcohol aroma.Dark blond appearace.Sweet fruity flavors of apricots lemons orange and peaches with some creamy spicey yeast and a mild hoppy finish.A little too sweet overall.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This should be so much better than it is. This is a great brewery and a really fun style, but this doesn't come together. Ultra sweet, barleywine like character without complexity. Ham handed and disappointing.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2004 Smells more like a malty american strong ale(nice hops and there is that strange Avery smokiness,teriaki?) w/ some definite Belgian characteristics/sense some alcohol at first whiff.Very malty nose(sweet and citrusy)Very nice hazy caramel/honey color.Pours w/ a nice short head w/ plenty of lavish lace.Taste is malty/sweet/hoppy/citrus.Smooth drinking ale.I do like my "belgians" w/ more yeast(it' only natural)though there was some sticky lookin' stuff at the bottom of this 22oz.This one sat for almost two years.Ages well as I just finished my last bottle almost three years old and enjoyed it the most.
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer but a Belgian style triple? I don't think so. Beautiful orange color with white lacing; looks like a California IPA. Really strong with alcohol well hidden; make that an Imperial IPA like Dogfish Head 90 minute. But wait a minute; the citrus is getting overwritten with apricot and clove and well, maybe bread and yeast? Sort of mid way between a Belgian and an IPA. Would love to know what kind of hops they used.
joet (2121) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 4, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Citrus, lemon and orange -- something of a tripel with hops contributing some of the citrus. Very hoppy for the style. Bright to boot. Slightly creamy. Clove. A bit of calcium carbonate? Medium to very effervescent. This is a strange but welcome space. Very cool.
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - SEP 4, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorites. Nice fruity aromas with light spice mixed in. Lucious body. Not for the timid, and not for guzzling either.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark hazed golden liquid with a creamy looking head. The head does fade rather quickly but does leave a lot of lace. Light vegetable, honey, floral hops, mild pine and malt invade the nose. Malt sweetness starts at the top and lead to some flavor hops (a bit to the floral side). Remains quite sweet all the way through. Somewhat citrusy toward the end and the alcohol is not shy. Does not seem to have some of the yeast characteristics and hits me a bit like the modern Imp. IPA or some barley wines. I like it but ot as complex as I would like this style.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2005 Lazy, swirling carbonation, golden-copper color, and a small, loose head. Aroma of stone fruits, warm spices, yeast, and perfume. Assertive flavor of spice, fruit, and baked bread with an organic sweetness of honey and vanilla bean. Considerable depth; very nice and distinctive. Pleasantly surprising because I’ve had this beer in the past, but don’t seem to recall it being this good.
guzzler67 (1490) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper color with a small head that left good lacing on the glass. Sweet, fruity nose dominated by honey and peaches. Spices and fruits in the taste with a sweet malt finish. Nice carbonation produces a smooth and lively sampling. (beautiful label, too)