JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
For some reason I labeled thsi "goliath"... Anyway, solid gold body, steady white frothy head. Strong belgian banana and flowery aroma. Soapy belgian yeast taste, with some flowers. Very soft and velvety. Good stuff.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden with a thin puffy white head. Has some hay and barnyard aroma with sweet caramel Belgian maltiness and some floral character. Body starts rich, malty and sweet with plenty of carbonation and a dry floral, yeasty finish. Nicely balanced and interesting, very similar to a saison. Thanks to JPDIPSO for sharing!
DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange body under a thin white head. Sweet/yeasty tripel aroma. Big, substantial sweet tripel flavor with peppery, leafy hops.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A little haze with a glowing amber color. Has a head that hovers at a quarter of an inch, and is foamy, bubbly and white. Nice lacing as well. Smells like a farmhouse yeast conjecture. Some banana bread in the aroma and some effervescent lemons. Hits the palate and makes a nice first impression. Carbonation subsides to a creamy effervescent tingle. Hints of candi sugar manifest, bringing the flavor to evolve into something that reminds me of one of those buttered Christmas cookies in the pretzel shape that comes out of those seasonal tins. Nice and creamy with pervasive fullness. Really good stuff here. Thanks to JPDISPO for bringing this to the party!
hezron (606) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bomber labeled as "Goliath" and shared by JPDIPSO. Aroma is sour and funky with some pepper spice. Cloudy yellow in color with a thin white head that fades. Spicy ppper and lemon flavor, slight belgian twist but not as sour as the aroma makes you think it will be. Full body and creamy texture.
MIBRomeo (2444) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to John for sharing. Pours a golden color w/ a large sticky well laced head. Smells yeasty and tart a bit of a sour berry remaniscent of a flemish sour. Palate is well coated and creamy but light. Flavor is a light sweet malt bannanas and light carmel. Odd tart smell and a sweet flavor made a good combo. Some good stuff.
1FastSTi (3220) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to JPDIPSO for this one! Pours to a hazy copper color with a huge perfectly laced head. The aroma is very lambic. Barnyardy, banana, floral, pineapple. The flavor is sweet fruits, floral hops, pears.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazed golden liquid with a large foamy (that turns more creamy looking) light masking tape colored head. Sweet malt dominates the nose, but there is room for rose buds, mild wheat, honey, and old banana and a touch of an old musty barn. Quite a little going on the the olfactory department, but nothing that is really stimulating. Smooth and lightly oily feel. Light pricks of carbonation late. Sweetness abounds in the flavors. Sweet malt, sweet floral, sweet fruit (pineapple, figs, over-ripe bananas) and sweet alcohol. I do love a good triple, but this is more a belgian strong mixed with a golden. A great looking brew that you are able to blow the head around and create mini foam sculptures. MIld vanilla comes in late to mix with the fruit salad. Some more mustiness comes in later in the bottle and help things out a bit. Still, very simplistic. Any David could surely knock down this goliath.
Metalhead (615) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden pour with a ridiculously long lasting head. I got vanilla,pears,mild spiciness and some butter mouthfeel candy sugar in the flavor. Goes down easy. Nice beer. This one was bottled as Goliath. About $8 750ml.
Schroppfy (2357) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shockingly clean, a hint of buttery sweetness and overturned mushroomy earth dance around the outsides, but really this is just a straight ahead tripel, somewhat flowery, that is solid as hell. Very little in the way of spiciness, or at least well integrated with the whole package.