Diogène (1145) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy golden with a thick and long lasting white head. Aroma is Spicy and malty with hops, yeast and honey. Taste is spicy and malty with citrus and herbal notes, some honey also. Alcohol is more present than in the aroma.
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml Bottle: Pours pumpkin in colour, slightly smaller head than the red but still good in size. Aroma of plum and alcohol this time, some floral hopping present. Flavour is lots of plums once again, milder amounts of pepper, and a bit of a hop bomb compared to the red I had right before this. High in alcohol and not exceedingly well hidden, but still extremely tasty, complex, and well rounded. Loved the addition of hops compared to the red.
mansquito (5472) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank it out of a clear plastic cup because that was all that was available. A huge, thick head came out in the beginning. The beer was cloudy, almost resembling a hefeweizen, but had a darker orange color. Smell was yeasty and a little spicy. There was a definate complex taste, with a sort of fruitiness that I could not immediately identify (they say it is muscat, but I have no clue what that is). Complexity is defined by the three (maybe more) stages of taste. The first taste, is different than the second, then the third has a definate dry bite, but it is not of alcohol, slightly hoppy i suppose. Aftertaste is not the best, but god damnit the beer is good while drinking it.
Stefano (1972) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden-orange body with considerable carbonation and a massive frothy white head. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, nice. Fruity, yeasty with a slight peppery flavor also. Has a noticable acidity too. Alcohol is evident in the dry finish.
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. Amber coloured. Almost clear, but this one has a lot of smaller floaties. Served a bit carelessly by the bartender. A small boring white head forming small fine-laced islands. Vanilla and pear aroma. Distant alcohol in the nose. Quite characteristic with regards to the rum and vanilla. Not sure if there is something wrong with it, but it doesn’t quite feel right. It could be the floaties that cause the odd flavours. I haven’t had the the white in a long time, so I can’t tell. Quite high in carbonation and degasses as soon as it enters the tongue. Mellow round hop bitterness in the finish. The body is thin, but packs a good dose of sugar, hops and flavour.
mrdeath5493 (113) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 29, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy and amber. Poured into a trappist glass, the aroma opens up. Very rich with the undertone of alcohol and mellow fruit. Warm in the throat to finish. Leaves a big smile on your face.
jgd0608 (187) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours golden, very highly carbonated with a big, cloudy like white head. Smells of apples. Very dry, with a little alcohol burn. A little to extreme, but still quite tasty.
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a stunning opaque pale peach colour, and sported a small head with great retention and some lace. Sharp, spice hops and fruit aromas, very pleasant. A wonderful immersive taste - sweet pale malts overcome by intense hopping with great fruit notes - kiwi, peach, citrus, apple, somewhat dry and vinous. I shared this with my wife and we both agreed that the carbonation was a bit too intense - I shall have to let it sit a bit longer next time. Refreshing and drinkable and complex all at once. Great beer!
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2009 Superb. A real benchmark of quality. Ethereal yet full bodied and full of flavor. Just a delight to drink.
BeerDude78 (91) - Brick NJ, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2006
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the best tripels of all time. Pretty much defines what a tripel should taste like. Has a beautiful head ,very full golden bodied beer hints of bananas and raisins. Defines the style perfectly.