maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy golden body with a thin white head. Sweet candi sugar aroma with some light fruit. Sweet fruity flavor, some hints of candi sugar, and a light spice end.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to the random person who sent this to me. Light cloudy golden body with a thin white head. A very nice Belgian yeast aroma, somewhat fruity as well. A very nice taste, yeasty cherry, some light hops though for the most part, the taste is sweet. Smooth ending, though slightly hot.
kramer (5912) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2006
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle, via Styles. Pours a hazy dark gold body full of very tiny floaties under an almost non-existant white head, just a thin whispy covering and ring. Aroma seems to be quite off, some fruity malt and yeast, but a very prominant garbage juice and rubber background. Flavor is like the aroma. It starts out fairly sweet and malty but finishes with the taste like burnt tires. Very wierd really. Some alcohol on the finish also. Mouthfeel is thick and cloying with very soft carbonation. Finishes quite syrupy. Overall, something was off with this but I’m not sure if it was the brewery’s fault or just due to age. From what I’ve read, I suspect that this was due to yeast autolysis but I can’t be certain.
Kevin (2192) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
crystal clear golden yellow with a thin white head. bready , yeasty lemon nose. tangy sweet flavor, pears and white grapes with a dry earth note. a nice beer with a bit of metallic in the finish.
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Cole’s in Buffalo, didn’t see the tap handle so I assume this is the DH Tripel I ordered. Golden yellow, with a small whi e head. Muted sweet alcoholic aroma, bit of pale malt. Sweet, moderately alcoholic flavour with plenty of pale malt. Medium palate (3+). Touch simplistic at times but quite servicable tripel, and one you could drink a fair bit of. Pleasant.
Terminus (3596) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at brewpub-clear light yellow with a fizzy white head around the rim of the glass. lemony nose but very light when cold. opend up a bit more when it warmed. lots of white grape and lemon notes. flavors of grains of paradise, pineapples ginger and light alcohol. body is a bit over-carbonated with a biting tingle on the tongue. I will revisit this beer from the bottle to see if it is any different.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yeast and malt in the aroma, cloudy yellow, pours a small head, which is unusual for a tripel. Taste has yeast, wheat, malt and pear. Light bodied, rather syrupy sweet. Nice, but it doesn’t suit the style. Thank You mds.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of weeare138. Bright, shiny gold body with a steady, visible yeast load and sudsy, white head. Aroma has lots of bold white wine characters including grapes, organic honey, and melon. Interesting blend of Belgian ale and phantom lager yeast elements. Medium sweet with abundant honey notes, but nice underlying depth. A solid American tripel, on the sweet side, but distinct and good.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appears a transparent gold with a small white head that fades into a plentiful bubbly head.
Smell is of candy sugar, mild vanilla, mild citrus, Belgian yeast, and ripe peach.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with a sugary, apricot, fresh bread, peach, pear, and floral notes.
Mouthfeel is sweet, sugary, medium bodied, and warming.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JUN 29, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesey of Jimbowood: This is possibly the weakest looking head I have ever seen on a beer. It’s barely bubbly at all. There is lots of nice fruity flavors going on, but overall, this beer suffers from being way too sweet, and nearly flat. Yet another example of an American brewer that has no business trying to brew a Belgian Style Ale.