ARH (736) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap, poured into a shaker. Sweet and floral aromas pour out of this one with notes of lemon, banana, vanilla, and dark woody spices. It pours a murky yellow brown color (classic belgian tripel look) with a foamy white head that reduces to a medium ring with a dusty surface. Thereís no lace on the glass. The taste is a mellow, balanced medium level of sweet and bitter. Itís light, thin, and fizzy on the palate with flavors of lemon, banana, and clove. Itís clean, dry, and crisp with a light aftertaste.
firstsip (571) - Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. (On special I believe). Surprisingly clear straw/gold color. Floral nose. Nice balance of hops and Belgian yeast. Very drinkable.
Pailhead (5395) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap: Lightly sweet aroma with even lighter hops. Slight hazey orangish-amber with a white head. Nice lacing. Lightly yeasty up front with a much stronger pine hop finish than I expected.
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly cloudy orange/yellow, lightly carbonated. Aromas of definite hops, mango (honestly), banana, sugars, slight malt. Strong hops in the flavor along with sweet fruits, citrus w/o sourness. Hops remains long into aftertaste.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - APR 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Copper colored with a decent white head which leaves good lacing. Aroma is quite hoppy and a bit sour. Nice malt presence balanced out with a very big hop bitterness. Much more hop than I would expect from a true Belgian, but quite nice. Medium bodied. Pretty good.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a cloudy peach color when poured into a pint glass. Maybe someone can explain to me why American brewpubs pour Belgian style ales into pint glasses. I just donít get it. Anyways, the pale pours with a small egg shell colored head. Candy sugar and banana dominated the nose. Taste is lively and peppery with some notes of light banana, clove and slightly astringent. Mouthfeel is really lively. Brewed with Chimay yeast.
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice orange transluscent color with good head. Estery yeast aroma, with little hop aroma. Descent malt flavor, a little Belgian yeast flavor, hop bitterness but not too much hop flavor, overall clean and tasty. I found it enjoyable, I didnít expect a ton of hops, and I thought the hop/malt balance was good, but I would have liked a little more of the Belgian yeast character
ClarkVV (3970) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 7, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2004 2004 Draught. Moderately to heavily hazy. A warm orange with red tinges, slightly pale around the edges. Small white head, mostly disippating. Aroma has plenty of alpha hops, light belgian yeast. A light hint of toasty malt in the background, provides decent balance, but the hops are amazingly high in alpha content (cascades) and turns this in to a hybrid of an american pale and a belgian pale. Interesting, but Iím not sold yet, could use some more malt and yeast.