Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blond beer with a small head. The aroma is sweet hop and some fruit. Slightly sweet start. Spicy bitter taste with a long bitter aftertaste. A fresh and well balanced beer.
caesar (4950) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy golden color, thick creamy foam. Cheesy, spicy aroma. Citrus taste, spicy, watery sirupy. Lasting palate, slightly alcoholic.
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2006 Malty, peppery apricot aroma. Malty, alcoholic flavor with apple and apricot. Good lacing. Strong, alcoholic Belgian ale lacking somewhat in taste (2.9).
Re-rate: Hops, vinegar and mustard in the aroma. Hoppy flavor, flowery, touch of mustard. Oily. A touch (but just a touch) of sweetness. Hopbitter, oily aftertaste. Some peach. Rough but nice.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Moan & Dove Amherst, MA: Dark gold colour. Big white head. Nose of bananas, spices, yeast, light fruit. Very nimble on the palate. Every sip enlightening with pears, bubblegum, band-aid, spices. Light to medium bodied, creamy, nice carbonation, finishing dry and comfortably bitter. This is one of those you could drink all day from the tap. I sure hope another keg is gonna be sent to Amherst!
skortila (4433) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Spicy, typical tripel aroma, bit sour, citrus. cloudy orange golden colour, head doesn't last. Taste is moderate sour, spicy and refreshing, very typical triple. More bitter palate, nice mouthfeel. Good brew.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 16, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden orange body topped by a thick dense white head with lots of lace. Sweet yet sour citrus (oranges and lemons) aroma with hint of spiciness. sour citrus flavor with some sweetness and a slight underlying hoppiness. great flavor. relatively smooth for a belgian strong, slightly dry and medium to full bodied.
jaymobrown (1649) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with a massive overflowing head. Very tart and citric nose - like berries left to ferment. The body is a light hazy tangerine color. Sour taste and very dry. There is something vaguely organic about this - like hay or grass or moss or something. Not very sweet, and mostly bitter.
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautifully grassy, yeasty, malty aromas, with some cherry as well. Undistinguished appearance, golden brown with small head which is persistent and adds a creamy quality. Flavor is all of the above with an excellent sour/bitter/malt/mineral balance. Smooth and rustic at the same time. Clean finish with some alcohol presence, not offensively so. Astringency at the level of a sour red ale? I think this one is underrated, its excellent and worth seeking out.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of carbination. A nice tasting spicy fruit flavor with a bitter finish.
omhper (19218) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber coloured. Apricot and orange aroma. Medium bodied. Sweet start, some crystalized sugar flavour. Drier finish with some fruitiness and a hint of bitterness.