desurfer (1186) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden color, fluffy head, tastes of banana and clove. Great Tripel. Finishes dry and smooth.
Reid (1724) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A wonderfully attractive beer when poured into the proper Chimay Chalice..nice light amber haze colour, terrific white head..nice carbonation.
Beer smells quite
"sharp" and fruity..mostly peaches and apricots perhaps? also some slight sourness.
This has a nice semi-dry taste to it..you can taste the alcohol..its pretty spicy.
Good feel on the tongue..carbonation just right.
A good drink would have it again...though I liked New Belgiums Tripel better.
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Holy cow. There's not too much wrong with this one; a wicked drop that I enjoyed swigging out of the bottle with pogo walking through Newtown. I guess there is a bit of mandarin and vegetable stock but cool and I love this beer. Kicks red's arse.
Dorwart (2312) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent head from the pour which is nice and frothy on top. Huge carbonation. Aroma is mainly yeast with a touch of citrus. Color is a medium orange/amber and is slightly hazy. Flavor is full but not that complex. More yeast and citrus with some spices added. The finish is the best part of this beer in my opinion. Nice and smooth with a slight hops bitterness and a nice alcohol warming. Very easy drinking, which could get you into trouble. A good quality triple.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - OCT 18, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cellared for about 8 months. It has a nice golden tint with a thin layer of foam and excellent lacing. The yeasty aroma is sweet and complex, with fruity esters a plenty. It's well carbonated with a bitter touch on the end, but the flavor doesn't live up to the nose. I could probably use one more year of aging to round off the edges. Tasty none the less. A nice standard tripel. The finish could be a bit more dry.
jeffin7 (610) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large fluffy head. Aroma of straw and dough. Flavor of straw, dough, must, and a slight cirtus zest. Medium body but very light and refreshing in flavor with a peppery bite.
jayc (28) - USA - OCT 16, 2003
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
You'll want to dive into a pool of this stuff ... WARNING! It's that good for a 'light' Belgian (if there is one?). A pizza belgian if there ever was one. Go for it ... and if you miss the turn, head for the New Belgian Brewing Co. sign.
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick, dense, off-white head atop a hazy, amber body. This beer displays excellent head retention and produces the definition of lacing. Bubble gum sweetness in the aroma with a bit of corinader spiciness. The flavor is a very smooth maltiness, with coriander and decent hops in the finish. A bit of sweetness lingers on the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is superb, very rich and satisfying.
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 7, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorited, though I caution you to never mix this with Aventinus in your belly. Beautiful color and head. Flavor and color are both wonderful.
Dalle (1145) - SkÝrping, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2004 Nice dense white head. Little dark, golden colour. Aroma; little acidic, fruity (banana), yeast, bread. Taste; citrus, pepper, bitter. Complex. Re-rate: maybe itís my palate but this isnít getting better!