haukur (1624) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - NOV 8, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
a beautiful golden color with a huge head. Yeasty dry aroma, with hints of nuts and spices. Taste is very nice, hoppy, spicy and fruity in a near perfect balance.. very very nice!!
PorterPounder (7049) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a beautiful dark golden bouquet with a thick fluffy snow white head - good lacing. Aroma is of bubble gum and cloves. Smooth crisp fruity flavor with some sweet ester and bubble gum notes. Not as complex as I had hoped - but still a quality beverage. More like a wit beer in my opinion.
notalush (5669) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2003
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy golden, high carbonation, but small head - inviting aroma of apples, pears and candy (mostly cotton candy, believe it or not) - very light, and quite champaign-like - mildly sweet, some candies, light fruits, yeastiness, a hint of smokiness - the amount of hops in the flavor of this one throws me a bit - I'm not used to them so much in this style - due to this, I think lovers of this beer would really like Uitzet Tripel (also quite hoppy) - this is decent, but there are many belgian tripels I would pick before it.
JPDIPSO (5450) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly hazed golden color with a tall fluffy off white head. Light floral spice fruit(apples and pears) aroma. Light feel on the front with a rush of effervesence. Sweet and fruity with a nice balance of light bitterness and spice(clove, ginger, cinnamon). Alcohol kicks in in a warming way, in no way a distraction. I enjoy this much more than some of the other alcohol laden triples.
pilsnerrogge (2771) - Finspång, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Somewhat hazy golden bronze color with a rich head. Fruity yeast-aroma with a touch of gunpowder. Fruity, flowery, sweetish flavor. Nice one.
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice. Floral, bubble gum. coriander, citrus smell. Light gold body with large white head. Taste is orange/lemon peel, coriander, with a slight bubblegum finish. Very nice beer.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours gold, with a big head, distinct sweet, hoppy aroma, nice fruity blended taste with a pleasant aftertaste. Fine effort
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large white head, golden body. Fruity aroma and a well-balanced taste. A "gentle" and very drinkable beer.
kindestcut (30) - Addison, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My latest foray into the Belgian beer world...
The Corsendonk poured a cloudy gold, lighter than the Orval but similar to the Chimay Cinq Cents. At first pour, the head rose like a volcanic eruption and I had to wait quite a long time for it to go down so I could continue pouring.
The aroma is dominated by floral and citrus, which explains the taste. More than the Chimay White, the Corsendonk Abbey tastes like liquid tulips. There is a tad of bitterness and citrus which round out the flavor but I find the floral a little too much. The mouthfeel is great, a beer that has just enough carbonation to keep my interest and suggest the next sip will not be soon enough.
This is a good beer. It's not my favorite of the Belgians but even a mediore Belgian beer (and this is far better than mediocre) is still damn good.
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.