Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden with huge head. Malt, yeast, and wheat in the nose. Slightly sweet malt and some fruit. Very nice tripel.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
light pale color, medium white head. Yeast, sugar, spicy aroma. Bubbly and effervescent. Flavor is spicy, clove, sharp carbonation, medium dry finish. Body is a little thin, and I prefer softer carbonation.
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2003 A nice big mild Beligium. Huge head. Floral and citrus notes. Sweet and dry finish.
JorisPPattyn (7773) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale gold; huge, thick, VERY regular-bubbled white head, fast dissipating. Fresh citrussy smell, pale malt and good hops. Thick sweet taste with an unrefined burnt-grain flavour. Finish is better, flowery flavour, but retronasal again citrussy, this time completely artificial. Keeps hanging around, and I’m starting to wonder if this dishwasher aroma might have to be taken literal in the establishment. Medium-bodied. Bit sticky. Strange aftertaste – not pleasant, can’t pin it down. The nose promised delights. The disappointment is all the greater. Most important: there ain’t no such thing as a Corsendonck brewery. There’s just a very able De Keersmaecker salesman in Oud-Turnhout.
jgb9348 (4628) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very slightly hazy golden colour with orange highlights. Very thin (<1 centimetre) large bubbled white head. The small bubbles rise VERY FAST from the bottom of the glass, but i'm not sure what that means. Aroma of yeast, bread, wheat, corn and a residual sweetness. Light to Medium-Bodied; Tastes of hops, coriander seed, wheat, yeast and a strong flavour of corn. The beer finishes with a sweetness perhaps from bananas and caster sugar, but is pretty pleasant. Overall a pretty spot-on beer for the style, and worth trying...because you can most likely find it in your area! I bought this 75 cL bottle from World Market in Pentagon City (Arlington), Virginia and sampled it on 30-August-2003.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 2, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice fruity peach,spicy yeast aroma.Sparkling medium blond appearance.Dry hoppy flavor at first then yeasty tropical fruit flavors set in as it softens.What a suprise to discover one of my favorite Belgian Tripels.
johnkauf (1) - Savannah, Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2003 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This Abbey ale pours with a nice amber color with a soft, white foamy head. A softly balanced bouquet of malt had hops. Full bodied pale ale, bold malt flavor with crisp hints of citrus and lightly hopped finish. Wonderful.
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled draught at Freys Hörna, Stockholm, Sweden
Amber coloured, clear, brief head. Rich toffee aroma. Sweet and rounded. Beautiful stable, soft maltiness and soft mouthfeel. Velvetty finish with low bitterness. A very likable well balanced beer.
crazyvin (1899) - New York, USA - AUG 10, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
poured a light golden color, with a soft white head that lasted about midway threw the glass. Had a malty and sweet aroma too it. Taste was malty with hints of banana in it. Finished with a delicate hoppy bite. very good.
CapFlu (4459) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 7, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(330ml bottle) Pours a very foamy, thick, white head and a golden amber body with HUGE carbonation activity. Cloves with bubblegum nose. Slightly acidic. Lovely complexity. Lemon, coriander, cloves, sweet. Desirable. Great stuff!