Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle. Cloudy gold color with nice head when poured into a Corsendonk glass. Aroma is fruity and peppery spicy. Taste is lightly hopped but more of the same spices that are in the aroma. Mouthfeel is pretty lively and carbonated. Just a tad sour with taste of yeatiness.
MiP (15296) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nice malty, full flavour, but way too weak flavour for the ABV.
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - OCT 23, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A classic, but not for the impatient! Pours slowly with a rich, billowy head (at least two fingers!) The ale itself is clear, bubbly, champagne gold. Looks perfect! The taste is powerful and upfront. A fruity nose with a strong presence of apple. The initial taste is sweet, dry and fruity. Again, similar to a dry champagne. Unlike champagne, this is bubby but not effervescent. It is dry and ashy, but not chalky. Strong citrus flavors as it opens up. A sustained earthy finish. An all-around wonderful drinking experience!
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 17, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10.17.04 12oz bottle. Pale golden pour with mountainous, rocky head. Aromas of crisp, green pear, vinous, lemongrass. Reminds of an extreme pinot grigio. Palate is light but soft as it dances around spreading delightful flavors of pear, fresh pineapple, green grape. Honey undertones. Light, forgiving, but still complex. This could be an everyday tripel.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden brew.massive white head.The nose off this is a treat for the senses.Floral and sweet almost winelike.it is if i am at a florist.Orchids??Now it is hops.Or is it spice:coriander.A little drier then I expected which is nice as was thinking this would be sweeter.The hops and spice kinda take over here.Nice brew.Not much for a lingering taste tho’.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very smooth, soft bodied drink. It poured a light but hazy yellow
color with a foamy head. There was loads of yeasty residue, despite my careful pouring. (The brown I purchase with it didn’t display this property.) Good aroma, sweet floral and citric. The taste was mildly malty, spiced up, and citricy. Pleasant sweet/sour finish. I’ll have to try another. I notice that no one else mentioned the residue like I had.
gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Straw blond with a fat bubble froth that’s quick to rise, and lingers like a Yorky glad to see you.
Looking for a nose...Clean straw, well-swept barnyard, orange blossom honey.
Lovely spicy yeast, mace and allspice. A dry tang, green banana and hard pears. A wonderful fruity aftertaste. Lovely lightly toasted malts remind me of buttermilk biscuits. Fresh, raw (unpastuerized) spring milk, fresh cut pasture. Wonderful character.
This is beatified fermentation!
Lively carbonation carries the active alcohol quickly over the palate.
Beautiful beer. I wouldn’t kick it out of bed. I caught myself licking my lips for leftovers. Would be yummy with Moghul Indian foods.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite pale yellow with rapid carbonation and a nice full white head. Has a somewhat sour light malt aroma with hints of yeast and sharp spice. The taste is smooth and spicey at first. A sour light malt taste emerges along with a faint hop bitterness. It’s light to medium in body and finishes smooth and spiced(clove).
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The colour is deep yellow with a little hint of amber, the liquid is clear and the compact foam is white, compact and slowly dissolving.
The smell is sweet sour with the notorious scent of fermented wheat. There are some traces of sour apples and buns.
The carbon dioxide is quite powerful with very small bubbles.
The taste is sourish, something typical for Belgian wheat beers. Except for the somewhat acid tones, there is a taste of sour apples and Jerusalem artichokes. The first taste is followed by a small sweetness that slowly is replaced by a growing, full-bodied bitterness. The aftertaste got some notes of sweet buns and raw potatoes.
A nice example of the Belgian abbey ale style. Although the alcohol is pretty strong, 7.5% abv, it was not noticeable in either smell or taste.
Brodie (540) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Classic Belgian aroma, plums, grapes, vanilla, clove, touch of alcohol. Slightly hazy golden color, bubbly white head. Flavor is a little thin, light fruitiness and acidity, mildly spicy, on the sweet side. Medium body with high carbonation. A good example of a Belgian tripel, solid but not amazing.