Crash (531) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow in color with little head. Sweet smell and taste. I was still on my triple quest at GABF and this one was a good find.
Lubiere (9788) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2006 Tap at Cooperstown Belgian Ale Fest August 2004. Golden ale with a light coriander aroma . Intense sugar and hops covering the alcohol. Excellent rich bodied ale. 7-4-8-4-16
Golden ale with a thin white head. Light coriander aroma with light butterscotch. In mouth, a light coriander with buttery malt and light peppery notes. Tap at BCTC 2006. 7-3-8-3-14
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 13, 2004
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2005 2004 draught @ Redbones. Good rusty yellowish-orange, light haziness with no head. Aroma of peaches, oranges, sweet malt (almost caramelly) with a dry dusty yeast and alcohol. Don’t notice the oak in the nose, but it sure is apparent on the finish. It starts out big and pulpy, like plenty of fresh peaches, apricots and bananas mixed together with some strong belgian yeast. Sharp notes of alcohol and a bit of sourness as well from the yeast. It’s going well and then you get a big shot of oak on the finish, which I am not a big fan of in trippels. Allow me to elaborate. As this beer starts sweet up front you get accustomed to a nice amount of malt. Then it takes it away from you and dries out immensely. It’s not the drying out that bothers me, it’s the fact that oak is a strong flavor for a delicate style. It gives it a harsh tone, with very sharp and powerfully dominant notes. I will give them credit for only giving it enough oak to show up on the finish; that alone wouldnt be a problem, I suppose, just not my thing. But then, after the oak, is an intense sour, sharp and hugely alcoholic flavor which makes me cringe and shudder. WAY Too much alcohol apparency coming right after the powerfully dry oak. Having said all that, the Dulle Teve Reserva should be very interesting. . . . .
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Cooperstown. Yellow with a white head. Bubblegum aroma and flavor. Spicy. Some malt. OK brew.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Art of Beer Festival 2004: Has a hazy orange color, carbonation and small white head. Smell is of spice/banana/citrus/clove/yeast. Taste is all of the above, full bodied and finishes sweet. Overall Tripels are becoming a favorite of mine.
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Art of Beer ’04: Golden yellow/orange. Aroma is of spicy fruit with banana and yeast. This beer is very refreshing and just a little sweet. It has a great flavor, but I think it’s a bit over carbonated.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep golden, hazy orange in color with a small white lacing around the edges.Aroma of banana,clove,bvanilla,fruit,alcohol,malty,spice maybe pepper).Great yeast charcater, with a touch of sweetness at the end.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub: Cloudy orange/yellow color, with a small bubbled stable head. Banana acohol and a bready yeast character make for a great aroma. Full bodied and ends sweet with a long aftertaste. Very fresh tasting.