Kevin (2160) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 13, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
given to me by sprinkle with this quote(or something similar)" i canít do it man, i canít drink another damn drop, this is yours if you want it". so yeah i wanted it. if you know me a bit you know i have a stopping problem. you should see my notes, damn it is funny. well, here is what i thought of this beer. nice dark shimmering pour with a white head. wet penny and wheat aroma. wet wheat flavor too with some corny grain flavor. brown sugar cedar finish. alcohol does a pirouet here(someone tell me what this means? does it dace gracefully or do a comple turn and go the other way?)too much so. peach aroma with cinnamon and brown sugar cookie
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2005
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma: bananas, spices, cloves
Appearance: clear yellow, small head, no lacing
Flavor: burnt bread, grains, and yeast
argo0 (12515) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(GABF05) Crystal clear straw body with white head. Aroma is medium sweet, banana, some clove. Taste is moderately sweet, candi sugar, some banana, clove. Some alcohol astringency, especially in the finish. Light-medium body.
Rastacouere (6162) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2009 Lasting white ring covers a clear golden body. Yeast heavy aroma shows strong estery character, bringing obvious banana and pear notes. Fresh honeyed cereals proliferate on the palate while hay-like flavours never manage to dry the beer out. Instead, a weighty herbal character grows with every sip, in a intoxicating way combined with the high ethanol component. A very heady triple, perhaps a bit too hot for its own good. /////////// Now from the 750 mL bottle. Very very yeasty, but well-hopped, flowery and lemony tripel with strong banana esters and a gentle sourdough tartness. Authentic Belgian texture. Score would drop to 3.0
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2005
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I usually try to ignore what other people are writing but, since there was only one at the time, I had to look. I enjoy tripels but, this was just missed for me. I would really like to taste the beer that jahughey is talking about because I didnít get it.
jahughey (65) - Franklin, Indiana, USA - SEP 15, 2005
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2005 This tripel is a thing of wonder. It is a brewpub ale, so obviously did not benefit from bottle re-fermentation as the classics do. But damned if you could tell it. Peachy/apple/ phenolic nose, superb balance of malt, phenols, hop, and alcohol on the palate. Ted says it is 11%, subtle alcohol resembles more like 7%. The single best brewpub beer I have ever had. Cancel all plans to find this place if you like Belgian- itís that damned good.