bluevegie (3039) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Kook! Poured a huge frothy head with a hazy yellow body. Alcohol more pronounced than the previous beers tried on the night although it seems a little thin for 9%, enjoyed the flavours of grapefruit, yeast and banana.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale yellow gold with straw gold highlights and a big, dense pouffy head that forms "stiff peaks" with super retention. Sweet and grainy Belgian tripel aromas. Spicy Saaz top notes with subtle fruity hops underneath and an odd, faint touch of spearmint. Lots of alcohol and bitterness in the flavor--tons of bitterness that stick around--tripel flavors underneath without much citrus or pine. Characteristic light-but-strong tripel body and finishes long with a lot of crispness and herbaceousness as well.
tennisjoel (1151) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Initial snifter pour is about 15% body and 85% head. Very tight bubble structure which makes the head look meringue like. Excellent aromas of pear, banana, spices, orange, sugars. Cloudy golden color with floaties present. Very good flavor; takes on the malt flavor similar to Tripel Karmeliet and combines it with grapefruity hops. The first beer I’ve had which blends two of my favorite styles together.
adrian910ss (2273) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a golden yellow color with a massive foamy white head. Unfiltered, tons of little hops floating around. Aroma is bitter hoppy with strong traces of fresh sour yeast. Taste is bitter hoppy as well with a slight piney aftertaste. Very much like a hoppy pilsner and different than your typical American IPA. Interesting, but I prefer the American IPA’S. Good, but I was expecting a bit more.
swoopjones (5219) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2007 Bottle. One of my favorite beers I,ve had to date. Golden color with large head. Plenty of spice & citrus. Interesting concept & I loved it. Looking forward to having on tap
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 24, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh, clean, grassy aroma with citrus, lavender and some soapy notes. Opaque yellow body is topped by a low white head that lasts well and leaves some lace. Very sweet and somewhat grainy flavour with balanced strong bitterness and herbal, grassy, haylike hop flavours that linger. Medium body is lively on the tongue with a soft textured effervescence. Bottle (Mondial tasting 2006).
hotstuff (3732) - Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Appearance was a large white head that was mostly lasting, poor lacing, visible carbonation, hazy, and a straw yellow hue. Nose was hoppy, sweet, spicy, hint of citrus, banana, and a hint of grapefruit. Flavor was hoppy, citrus, dry, spicy, bitter and hoppy finish. Tingly, hoppy mouthfeel. Light-medium body. Just didn’t care for the combining of an IPA and a Belgian Tripel. To each his/her own taste.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2006
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Very carbonated, golden color, large white head with large bubbles and nice lacing. Yeasty and hoppy aroma. Lots of spice, and some fruit. Flavor is very interesting--citrus, fruit, dry finish, grassy aftertaste. Truly a unique thing, and I am very glad that argo0 insisted that I buy it.
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this on tap at the Brick Store Pub. Poured to a bright golden color, with possibly the thickest, most pillowy off-whte head I have ever seen. Head lingered thru entire glass, and slowly reduced to excellent lacing. Aroma was a very hoppy citrus, lemon and grapefruit. Taste was hoppy citrus bitterness, but with just enough malt to take the edge off. Palate was smooth and warming, as 9% alcohol made itself known. This beer was quite a treat.
zach8270 (3165) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 750 ml) Hazy and bubbly orange in color with a puffy and lasting white head. Aroma is sweet and yeasty at the beginning just like a good Belgian tripel with a bitter and surprisingly hoppy middle. There’s lots of spices and orange peel as well. Flavor begins with a nice and hoppy flavor but quickly moves to a malty and spicy Belgian middle and a spicy yet bitter and hoppy finish. Extremely interesting combination of an IPA and a tripel.