fly (1393) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - APR 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Alas, finally got to try again. Had one from long ago that must have gone off ... Really don't remember too much about it other than being excited about kissing the Mad Bitch and having her slap my face and try to pull my tongue out. This has a great aroma - just so much there (and that's saying a lot for a guy with difficulties smelling anything). Sweet with bitterness to make all come together. Hope to meet the bitch again as she was much friendlier this time.
bigdogbrewing (9) - Delaware, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2004 does not count
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unfortunately mine was skunked. The picture here shows a brown bottle, but mine was a 750ml green bottle. Light golden color with a little haze but relatively clear. Long lasting head, thick and rocky. Mine was very overcarbonated. When poured very slow it still was 90% foam to 10% beer. Flavor is smooth and clean yet complex. Start is sweet and fruity which remains throughout the mid tongue and finish. Not overly cloying, but balanced by the hop flavor and hop bitterness. Flavors from the yeast are soft and balnced. Not overly phenolic but balanced and just enough to add to the complexity. Alcohol is suprising masked. Overall great beer, mine would have been better with out the lite struck smell I had, but thats just poor storage.
ToolHead (266) - København, DENMARK - APR 7, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle, served in Chimay goblet.
Pours w/ the typical Dolle Brouwers head, that is: massive, rocky and long-lived, much of the sediment not sinking through the head.
Cloudy dark gold w/ lots of sediment floating about. Highly aggressive, in-your-face taste dominated by hops and a good dose of yeast. Bitter and not for the faint of palate. A beer w/ tons of character.
heemer77 (5076) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 26, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cool, cartoonish label. The alcohol is not tasted, but I definitely felt it. Pours with a huge head. Less banana than other tripels. Subtle aromas of peach, vanilla and some pepper. Flavor is light with citrus, hops and some vanilla sweetness. Easy to drink.
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - MAR 23, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden peach color with a huge frothy off white head. Light lemon and spice aroma. Flavor has a light orange peel bitterness, some peppery spice, hints of yeast and finishes somewhat tart and dry. Lively champange like fizz on the palate. A very nice tripel.
jerohen (1959) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2008 A friend of mine bought this bottle three years ago somewhere in Belgium. Even then i thought it was pretty old with a best before date of 1997. Somehow the bottle escaped my attention the last 3 years but now finally the time has come. Clear orange golden coloured, fantastic head, lots of carbonation, surprising after all these years. Aroma of hops, fruit (apple) and some spices i can’t define. Flavour is a bit disappointing, quite alcoholic, watery mouthfeel. Finish is nice again, bitter and long-lasting.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This brew pours with a cloudy golden body topped by a thick head with lots of lacing. The aroma is sweet and flowery with a slight citrusy fruit note. The flavor is sweet and flowery with a slight bitterness and a touch of citrus. Medium bodied, dry and slightly warming.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy golden color with a large white head. Aroma of lemon,citrus,bananas.Flavor is slightly sweet and acidic,doesn't fit with the aroma. Mad Bitch as the label states, she doesn't taste great but she gave good head.
ericnixon (737) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hugely giganto aroma that clubs you into giving in and drinking some...too bad the flavor doesn't match. Huge head on a dark yello beer. light fruity flavor. Eh.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy light orange filled with chunks of yeast, good white head. Yeasty aroma with light fruits (lemons). Starts and ends sweet with a touch of acidicy. Overrated.