marcus (7558) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Clarkston Union. This ginger-colored ale poured with a nice white head. The flavor started sweet with a bitter hoppy finish. Tastes like a Belgian Trippel (looking at the label, I guess that was the intent).
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours opaque golden yelow with big creamy white head. Head is lasting with some lacing. Aroma is citrus, bananas, yeast and clove. Flavor is sweet, candy sugar, orange, pineapple, and spice. Slight bitterness in the finish. Very easy drinking. Almost no alcohol presence. Texture is smooth, medium body, soft carbonation.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong perfumey, floral, spicy, fruity, yeast accented aroma. Clear deep golden body with fizzy white head that recedes to partial cover and thick ring with some lacing. Candy sugar, alcohol, fruity flavour with fair finishing bitterness and light floral and spicy tones. A bit on the sweet side but never cloying. Medium body with lively carbonation that prickles the tongue and awakens the taste buds. Tulip glass. Cellar temp. Nottle (Main Street Party Store, Ann Arbor, Jul-05).
cathcacr (643) - Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2005
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very well suited to my Tripel hankerin’ as of late. Meets all reasonable qualifications for a well-made Tripel. Aroma very strong in corn-like qualities, but aside from that, an unbelievably large head initially and lingering froth/bubblage. Just the right kind of non-overpowering, sweet and spicy flavor that makes this beer dangerously easy to get drunk on. Palate was lacking a bit at first, just meeting expectations, but the lingering sweet aftertaste compensated for that.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle thanks to Sully. Hazy yellow/gold color with a huge white head. Yeasty, fruity aroma of mangos and coriander. Flavor was sweet, but the excessive carbonation kept it from being cloying. Coriander, citrus, yeast are the predominant flavors.
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2005 Couleur orange pale, apparence semi trouble et nuageuse sous une moyenne quantité de mousse blanche concassée. Arômes de curaçao, de sucre candi et d’agrumes sous une signature levurée. Le style visé et le modèle de référence semblent déjà évidents. Déceptivement sucrée en bouche, le sucre candi laisse une certaine place aux saveurs de zeste et d’écorce d’orange, puis les levures prennent le dessus, ne semblant pas tout a fait transparente en finale. Carbonatation active et piquante, corps d’épaisseur semi mince, finale légèrement métallique.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yum - smells like honey, spice, sweet malts and pepper. Gorgeous to look at; glowing golden, thick white head, great lacing. Thick malts in a softly carbonated body give this a nice palate, although it bordered on syrupy once or twice. Honey coated summer fruits followed by a dry peppery finish. Good stuff - but why’s the monk on the label carrying a mailbox?
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours out a very pretty golden pour with nice white creamy head. Aroma reminded me of a gimmick belgian, its all there, but just kind of to make sure it fits the bill. Banannas, yeast, cloves, spices, honey. Flavor kind of along the same line, spices step up more. Kind of sweet, overall above mediocre.
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge frothy head over a hazy medium yellow body. Excellent lacing follows a long lasting head.
Typical Belgian aroma with bread dough and lemony yeast predominating.
Lightly sweet flavor and a light palate that finishes with just the right amount of dryness. A decent brew and worth trying.
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - NOV 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2006 Acquired through trade with CJ at Siciliano’s Market, Grand Rapids, MI.
Pours a hazy pale golden color with only a thin head that quickly fades away and leaves a thin ring. There’s only a little lacing.
Smells; I can really smell the banana and cloves, bread dough, and spices. This smell really nice.
Taste; yeasty bread dough, as with the nose the bananas and cloves really come through, and it has a bit of a citrus zing to it. Slightly sweet on the finish, with just a touch of bitterness. This was much better than I had anticipated. Mouthfeel was was full, and just a bit syrupy. Really good beer.