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.
FlacoAlto (4147) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Best Before Date 25.03.06, Sampled September 2004
Quite Carbonated with large bubbles rising quickly through my glass. The beer is a gold color with a light haze and a head that is made up of large white bubbles, which though thick to begin with quickly disappears. The aroma is sharp, a bit spicy and actually reminiscent of a Sauvignon Blanc in both its fruitiness and spiciness. This beer effervesces on my tongue, it is sharp up front yet has a grape-like sweetness in the finish. While there is a certain sharpness and a hint of spiciness (ginger, pepper, and a hint of clove) this beer is fairly clean, and not all that complex. Certainly tasty, but it could use so much more.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2005 I did have this beer with the Pater one time at Stuff Yer Face. I remember it being not as good as the other Corsendonk, but still a fine overall beer.
Rerate. Worse than remembered. A good beer that tastes better as it warms, but still nothing compared to the brown.
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at the Steelgaarten in Bethlehem, PA. This was a delicious excellent tripel. Now that I’ve finally had this, maybe now I’ll make the effort to part with some $ for a few bottles for "safekeeping"