haddon90 (1384) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy amber color. Thick frothy head. Hoppy and yeast aroma. Complex flavor, with soem malt, spice, and fruit possibly? I enjoyed having this with some friends at the Beer Sellar in Nashville, TN.
BroueNeault (158) - Montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2004 An hazy amber ale that waits for your lips under an appealing thick white head. The aroma is dominated by fruity and yeasty whiffs. Taste is very hoppy as well as spicy. A touch of bitterness shows up. Very enjoyable.
rlgk (9430) - GŲteborg/JŲnkŲping, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2005 Draught at The Rover, Gothenburg. Golden, with a white creamy head. Aroma is fruity, rather amild and with some yeast. Has a sweet, herbal flavor. Better than the blue Chimay.
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2007 Creamy, bright beige head over a deep bright amber liquid. Quite nice really!
Wintery, fruity aroma that had me thinking about vanilla icecream with almonds! Maybe Iím losing it...
First impression is somewhat overpowering. Noticable alcohol and the beer feels big in the mouth at first and complex. A hint of sweetness can be found, but mostly itís a pretty dry, spicy beer that leaves a nice bitter finish. A nice one!
Revisited 12th of August, 2007: Interesting how I still think some of my description is spot on but other things make me wonder. I thought this was a complex beer? Obviously I wasnít completely weened of Stella.
The aroma doesnít strike me as wintery, but I notice sweet and spicy orange. Perhaps thatís coriander Iím picking up?
In fact I think itís more the flavour thatís wintery. Thereís a certain flatness in there that reminds me of a lot of Hefeweisses. Citrusy sting, perhaps grapefruit, along with alcohol and there might be a bit of pepper to the aftertaste along with... some greens that linger?
Anyway, it laces nicely, has strings of carbonation and is quite enjoyable. Iím going to shave OA down from 15 to 14. Itís nice but Iím not quite as easily impressed four years on.
desurfer (1190) - 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 (1803) - 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 (2341) - 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 (612) - 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.