adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a murky blonde color. Light aroma is mostly wheaty & haylike; barnyardish. Flavor is mostly banana and clove, with a slight tinge of pepper.
jutuahol (189) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blond, huge white head with some lace. Aromatic, fruity, sweet malty, flowery notes of pepper and some yeast in nose. Pretty full body, smooth and a bit sweet. Fruity, moderate bittered, acid and sweet, bit alcohol-like in aroma. A bit dry, bitter and long finish.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 9, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a yellow/amber color with a lasting frothy head. Yeasty and malt flavors of dough and oats. A slight sweetness to the finish with a nice bitterness.
rkearney (35) - Amherst, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful amber color with large frothy head. A nice citris aroma accented the moderately bitter hoppy taste.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted in Toronto from LCBO. Tasted in Chimay trappist glass. Colour is a rust orange colour, somewhat opaque with a large white stable frothy head. Aroma has slight hint of alcohol. In the forefront, aromas of floral spice, apples, and raisins abound. Taste is more subdued and subtle than the aroma. Up front, the bitterness of hops is present, with a slightly 'creamy/velvety finish'. Little or no spice or fruit like flavour.
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2004 (0,33l bottle) Very hazy, dark orange color with a creamy and lacy head. Slightly sour and acidic, yeasty, fruity and spicy, reasonably complex, almost "Orvaly" aroma. The flavor is dryish, witbier-peppery-spicy, citrusy and quite hoppy. Nicely balanced, medium-bodied, semi-dry palate, but way too carbonated from a trappist glass. From a Duvel glass (with the "crack" at the bottom), the excess carbon dioxide will quickly evaporate, and the palate is much better balanced! An excellent, quite dry tripel, although it could still be more refreshing.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Monks Cafe in Philly. Very good tripel. Was a little drier than I remember but still very good. Wasn't as sweet as some other tripled
steview (1012) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 22, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2005 100th RATING!!! / didn’t care too much for the aroma, musty yeast. flavor and palate is what dominates: banana bread, cherries, smooth, and animated. flavor summed up as fruity peppers? a delight nonetheless, but nothing entirely too special. very good brew. (updated only to note that this is rating #100!!!)
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - NOV 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed this while watching the 1st half of the OSU/Michigan game. Woot!!, what a great game. Anyway, this brew pours a hazy clover honey amber. The giant off white frothy head is mostly lasting with good lacing. The subtle nose is licorice, roses, alcohol, strawberry/banana/cherry, and pepper. The flavor is lighter than I expected for the gravity. Great balance with the alcohol remaining concealed and elusive - just the way I like it. Tangy middle and a long peppery finish. The medium dry and fizzy palate finishes chalky. This is definitely a beer that must be allowed to warm and breathe. P.S. enjoyed this with a Mama Mimi's "Take N Bake" pizza. For all those of you in central Ohio that haven't tried one - GET ON IT!!
Evster64 (107) - Kempner, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful head, wonderful aroma, hoppy crisp start, with a variety of taste sensations on the palate.