urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
All of the citrus, spice, banana and tropical fruit that you find in a trippel, but with a lot more hop character. Finish is rather bitter and even tart, making this trippel a bit more refreshing than others such as Allagash, but less luscious as well.
khayman70 (154) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge head over a golden body. The bubbles are a little too much for me, but it is right where a Belgian Strong should be.
jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 16, 2002
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden straw color, gian head (I couldn’t fit a 12 oz bottle into a 22 oz glass without waiting to pour the last few ounces). Slightly spicy nose, citrus taste with a little sourness but not too much. Body was medium to thin. Not much of an aftertaste at all. I could drink many of these without noticing, until I tried to stand up I guess. This does not taste like 7.5%ABV, but then again most Belgian Strongs don’t.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - DEC 10, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden pour with a huge creamy head that was conical at one point.Floral nose with a little spice and citrus.Light on the tongue with an almost champagne like body. Very drinkable brew.
jerohen (2010) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2004 Re-rate: Bottled 2 years old. Much more spicy and balanced compared to the fresh sample i took. Good!
Crit (3355) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep gold with huge off white head. Tiny bead. Fruity nose. Dry strong ale with elusive hop finish.Good lace.
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden color with tangerine hues shining through. Luxurious head with tenacity bonds to the glass forming a meniscus shape. Great lace work. Overly ripe fruit smell with perfume aromas and hops merging. Citrus peeking through. Spritz and champagne characteristics on the tongue. Gentle malt flavors give in to a subtle dryness. Very faint copper flavor is unobtrusive. A touch of alcohol subsides unveiling a long hop finish. Very smooth, yet smoother as it oxidizes and warms.
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2002
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A drinkable pale..... Pretty good infact...
Beware- this will give you head!
obxdude10 (2046) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent Abbey pale ale, golden in color, very nice soft lacy head, very clean & crisp taste, fruity undertones in the flavors, lots of floral aromas, a bit of a spicy & hoppy kick in the flavors & aftertaste, overall a very excellent abbey ale
jaymobrown (1676) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear light yellow color with an average head. Full of large floaties. Musky pears, apples, and alcohol nose. Rather clean and light in overall taste. Small fizzy carbonation.