ABUSEDGOAT (2336) - California, USA - JUN 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a fairly thick orangish brown body with a small but nice head. The aroma is fruity with hints of raisins. Sweet lingering finish, but not as good as their other brews that I’ve had.
ivan9856 (187) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle yields a cloudy, orange-amber colored ale with a large tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma is caramel, honey, orange and hint of alcohol. The initial palate is honey sweet, giving way to fruity esters of overripe banana, citrus and raisin. Effervescent and medium bodied and quite smooth, this ale has a long-lasting, moderately hopped finish with pleasing alcohol warmth and dryness.
Sammy (8406) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
somewhat overpowering for a long lunch, it needed much food. Floral hops and honey yeast and orange aroma.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2005 2005 bottle at the Mondial Ratebeer Tasting, 6/4/05. Honey-orange-amber. White head recedes quickly to ring. Lightly hazy, bottle conditioned, with small bubbles rising. Aroma is doughy white bread, starfruit, citrus (tangerines, oranges), peppery spices, and perfumey hops and alcohol phenols. Thick yeast presence as well. Flavor is perfumey as well, quite phenolic and has a rich, malty doughiness. Pepper and alcohol on the end, with a firm carbonation. Sweet candied peaches and orange rinds. Fluffy, malty mouthfeel. Perfume lingers with spicy hops. Quite the adventure. Very good young, should age well.
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Couleur ambrée tirant vers l’orangée, grosse mousse plutôt persistante. Présence levurée et plutôt sucré en arômes, sucre brun, cassonade, sucre à la crème. Gros malt épais et collant en bouche véhicule de toutes sortes de flaveurs sucrées restant toujours bien balancées. Texture crémeuse, effervescence piquante et bien présente. Finale un brin amérisante et métallique cachant bien l’alcool. Un exemple bien réussi du style.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2005
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ive had better abbey triples, this was good though by all means, i expected it to taste a little better, but it was still good, id buy it again.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
in the bottle. This pours about as dark golden as possible. The white head had little staying power. The aroma is like a caramel toffee latte. You can smell the sweetness. Flavor is a substantial malty caramel taste which is remarkably smooth and drinkable for a 9% beer. Not filled with the complexities of many triples. The yeast cake in the bottom of my bottle was like a hockey puck.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appealing aroma of fruits, spices and yeast. Hazy orange pour with a thin white head. Very good flavor of thick malt with fruits, spices and yeast, the finish is sweet. The body is medium with a creamy, slightly powdery texture and soft carbonation. Excellent, true to the Gouden Carolus standard.
lille (11) - BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bière blonde avec à réflection orange. l’Odeur de cette bière est franche avec des impressions de banane mûre et goût de marmelade. Goût plein et rond. cette bière est très buvable et elle a un goût original.
mds (2200) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. golden-amber body, small white head. alcoholic caramel aroma with lots of sugar. lively carbonation. sweet caramel flavour with some cookies in the finish. I wasn’t expecting this beer to taste like this but it turned out to be tasty and flavourful.