hayduke (4457) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have been putting this off partly because of the $7.69 price tag, and the feeling this brew was just too trendy to be real. Bottle is indeed quite unique with its yellow opaque color and pink elephants on the label. Poured from the 750 ml corked and caged bottle it was a beautiful gold bronze color. Slightly cloudy it produced a big soap suds looking head that left a clean set of lacing rings as it settled. Really powerful nose of yeasts and malts, with lots of spices with coriander most prominent, with citrus, fruit, and alcohol. Mouthfeel is crisp, and feels good going down with a slight creamyness. Finish slightly bitter. But overall while this is good, there are Belgium Strong Ales domestic versions right here in my own back yard such as North Coast PranQster Belgian that tasted just as good, and costs a fraction of what I paid for this one.
DaMenace123 (253) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy golden color with 1/2" white head. Banana and some citrus smell. Nice complex flavor with yeast, some biting citrus hops, some fruit. Creamy finish from some malt.
jake65 (3244) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JAN 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours a dusty golden color, nothing like the picture here, with a huge white head and thick lacing. Aroma is strong with fruitiness, hints of yeast, and some spices. Taste is full of corriander, yeast, dried fruits, citrus, and assorted spices that I just can’t pinpoint. Even though is has lots of carbonation, this beer is smooth. It just doesn’t have that defining character to justify a really high rating.
eeblah (106) - Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another tasty Belgian ale. Nice golden/amber color. Nicley balanced with a nice head. Good all year round. Like the funky white bottle as well.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 split two ways. The beginning of the bottle poured a clear golden, the middle to end slightly hazy. Aroma is very estery and fruity, some banana and apples/pears. Spices and bread can also be found in the nose. Taste- lemon zest, sweet malts, maybe some candi sugar, bready, apple/pear, and spices. dry finish. actually pretty much a dry beer all around with just touches of residual sweetness. Carbonation is prickly and very lively. very nice strong golden.
verdelak (2) - USA - JAN 15, 2007 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. One of my all time favorites.
If you like Belgians, this is a must try.
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear deep gold color, exceptionally effervescent, with half an inch of white foam. Decent spidery lacing. Sweet fruit-bubblegum aroma, very nice.
Somewhat bready flavor, full of dry spice (coriander, clove), yeast, and noticeably alcoholic. Tart but not bitter finish, more lik citrus rind than hops. Bitter orange alcohol (neither thick nor sweet) in the aftertaste. I love the sparkly carbonation in the mouthfeel.
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap served in a DT snifter. Presents a slightly hazy, golden-orange hue beneath a paper thin bone-white head. Pleasant, but reserved aromas are noted of ripe apricots, apples, bananas, clover honey and fresh cut lemon. A pleasing tongue-tickling spritz is noted on the palate, but finishes slightly thin and watery. Clean, crisp, balanced flavors of citrus hard candies (orange, lemon and pineapple), bananas, yeast, spices, fresh-baked bread and caramel malts are enjoyed. Alcohol is deceivingly warming; hard to detect. Overall nothing to do back-flips over, but a solid, classy Belgian for sure.
Dedollewaitor (15323) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden unclear with a white head. Aroma and taste of yeast-wheat, spices & fruits - citrus. Hoppy end and a little sweetness from malts. Warmth from alcohol. Medium carbonated. Very good and pleasant Belgium Tripel!
lemansgranprix (20) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Heavy carbonation, lasting head and a beer that I get excited about when I drink it. A good entry beer into Belgium beers.