3fourths (7519) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Slightly hazy glowing soft orange color, almost resembling some wits. Fluffy perfumy yeast nose full of bananas. Flavor is quite sweet, though not to the absurd level of Karmiliet, but still fairly sweet for what I like in this style. Fluffy marshmallow and perfumy yeast flavors all over this one, with a sickly sweet overripe lemon and honeydew finish. Slight bitterness near the finish, with some toasty biscuit-likemalts, but overall itís hard to get past the twangy sugars in this one. Resembles homebrew.
Pailhead (4232) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap: Citrus, banana, yeast, and spice aroma. Hazy pale yellow with a small white head. Malty up front with lots of banana and yeast. Lightly bitter and spice finish. Slightly acidic in the finish. Banana spice aftertaste.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - APR 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clouded light amber color with a fair white head. Good amount of sugar in the aroma with a touch of yeast and spice. Flavors run about the same with sugar being predominant and lighter hints of spice and yeast. Very solid, but lacking in sophistication.
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unbelievable price on this stuff. A nice Belgian tripel with all the trim and lace. Nothing that really sets it apart from other tripels, but very solidly done. I could drink a lot and at this price, why not?
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Cloudy straw colored with somewhat of a head. Aromas of bubblegum, yeast and lemons mostly. Taste is sweet (maybe too much) candi sugars, peaches, orange and coriander. Lacking in the yeast department and not very appealing when the head rests into nothing.
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
sweet floral aroma, looks like honey in a glass with a small head, sticky sweet, kind of bitter and mediciny, nothing unique or stand out, a standard American example of a style I could generally do without
jgb9348 (4279) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy orange tinted amber/copper coloured body with a non-existant off-white head. Aroma of fresh tart apricots, malt, caster sugar, low a.a. hops and some coriander seeds. Heavy-bodied; Strong sweet flavour with full spices and a good malt backbone. Apricots, curacao and corainder seed all noticeable in the taste; No wheat, bubble gum or hops however. Aftertaste pleasant to an extent, no harsh aftertaste nor offensive flavours. Overall, a good beer, but lacks those amazing characteristics that would make it an astounding beer. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased at Merchantís in Dearborn, Michigan (by my mom) on 16-October-2004 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Odd to identify, medicinal nose with notes of burnt banana peel, cornbread, pear, cloves and phenols.
Again, quite phenolic in its flavor. Medicinal in its flavor as well, but it does have a lovely candy sugar sweetness present and hints of banana, clove, nutmeg and other light fruits (pear and apple.
Iím glad I was able to try this brew.
Cartoonkhaki (1205) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden cloudy full of particles nice beige head great malty aroma flowers. A light alcoholic bite Light palatee light flavours that not overpowering. Just a bit cloying though...
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 12, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Initially, a ton of wheat and honey in the nose. Sticky light brown sugar right from the bag, along with freshly picked strawberries. Sweet and not very interesting.