Dorwart (2333) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great big frothy head. Lasts for a while. Slightly creamy on top. Good carbonation. Nice soft aroma with peaches, bit of spice (corriander), yeast . Color is a nice golden orange. Slightly sweet and malty. Good bit of spice and alcohol warming. Soft mouthfeel. Finish is clean, slighly bitter and has a nice alcohol warming. SLight spice in there also. A very good triple.
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this beer on tap at the brewery in Mechelen in May but now having a 33cL bottle bought in Denver during the GABF last year. It tasted better in Belgium. This one is light golden and the aroma has an alcohol presence with maltiness. The flavor is fairly hoppy with strong alcohol and sweetness with some spiciness. There was some unpleasant, medicinal flavor in this bottle that I don’t remember tasting in Mechelen. I will still buy this beer if I see it in the States but it has tasted better.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl. Bottle. Cloudy yellow/orange with some head and a little lacing. Slighty astringent spiciness that turns very sweet at the end. I think this bottle is a little off. I have had much better Coulden Carolus beers in the past. I wll just have to try this again.
zathrus13 (1684) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours yellow/gold, with a fairly large, white head. Malt, yeast and earth aromas, similar to Duvel. Flavor is malt, yeast, and some honey. It just seems to be missing something that would put it into the upper ranks. Alcohol is very well hidden. If I hadn’t known it was 9%, I would have guessed something like 6% or 7%.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Matta for the bottle. Good triple. I actually found this to be a little to malty for me. I like mine a little sweeter. Very drinkable however and the alcohol is hidden pretty good.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild honey pear buttery aroma. Hazy dark golden appearance. Sweet flavors of bananas tropical fruit walnuts and orange zest with a mild hop finish. Too sweet to rate highly.
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy burnt golden color with with thick tan head. Sweet, malty, orange citrusy nose. Very fruity, yet hint of malt character. Light alcohol presence. Very nice finish.
haukur (1164) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUL 10, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2013 wow! what a aroma, fresh peaches, citrus, hops, just perfect for the style. Perfect appearance, very thick head, pure golden colour! Taste is explosive, this is Golden Monkey on steroids after a night out! Very easy, but oh so good, perfect mixture of sweetness, yeast, malt and hops. WHERE THE HELL ARE THE 9% ABV ???? In my eyes, this is the definition of a triple, I´m very surprised that the top raters havent rated this higher, this beats Victory, Allagash, and Westmalle by a long shot. A gold of a beer!
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 6, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick firm head, golden orange body, slightly cloudy. Peach(baked), citrus, and sweet malt nose. Creamy, sweet mid-palate, drying finish with lingering sweet flavors of baked peachadn toasted bread.
Boutip (4433) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Poured a golden hazy beer with a huge head with perfect retention. Aroma is quite complex with a mix of yeast, hops, malts and something sweet like some orange. Taste is just incredible with a perfect mix between sweetness (this beer gotta have some candi sugar in it) and the hops. Alcohol is not noticeable at all, which is great when you have a 9% ABV beer. Overall, this is just wonderful, probably one the best discovery from my recent trip to Belgium.