presario (4609) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2005
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
OK I like Tripels, but... Almost no head. Initial aroma of salty sourness and thereafter more melon. Flat heavy flavour falls short of the mark. Sour salty and thick. Flavours appear to be at war with no balance or music.
Spliffy (55) - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hometown brew! Great lakes kicks ass! This one is real sweet and birthday cake like as the label shows. Cloves, jamaican suger(demerara), creamy honey and it hides the alchy well. Some hops pop out, but it is an brew that should be enjoyed maybe one or two throughout the night(or day as long as it’s noon somewhere)!!!!
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden color with hardly any head.
Winey, mildly sour aroma with a bit of coriander and citrus. Sweet malty flavor
with some orange, coriander and yeast.
sfontain (802) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gorgeous orange/red, lots of yeast; lacks head. Full, Belgian-yeast aroma: Cloves, bananas, yeast, the usual. Big, round flavor: Super sweet, with yeast and clove flavors; very nice alcohol warmth; nice touch on the hops in the finish. Very thick though slightly sticky. Excellent.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange golden color, off white head. Sweeter aroma, some honey, orange, and spice. Sweet flavor, orange again, coriander, honey and some booze. Mouthfeel is pretty creamy, sticky, fairly thick, with some warming on the way down. Nice beer, pretty tasty. Thanks rudolf for the bottle.
brentfeesh (1207) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Been aging this for a year. Let’s see how it does (12/04)...Pours a hazy honey gold color with a nice overall appearance. Aroma is sweet malt with cardamom and clove hints. Taste is dominated by the esters of the yeast, giving this brew a clove-banana, sweet candy flavor with a malt background. Syrupy mouth feel but not overpowering. This is aging well.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden-apricot color brew.Nose is a complex blend of funky eastern spices and and what seems to be an unknown fruit,almost pears.Taste darn good.The spices are strong as the fruits and yeast come thru’ in a less pronounced way.
jgb9348 (4706) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange/golden coloured body with a super-thin white head. Aroma of yeast, coriander seed, alcohol and a nice spiceyness. Medium-bodied; Sweet character with a good nutmeg and coriander seed freshness. Yeasty flavour that lasts a while in the palate. Aftertaste shows a prolonged sweetness & yeastiness mouthful. Overall, a nice tripel, definitely worth trying! Thanks to my mom for picking this up for me on a trip back to Detroit. I’ve had this one saved for a few years, so i’m not sure when it was made. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased at Merchant’s in Dearborn, Michigan on 06-December-2004.
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I was surprised by the whole experience, reminded me of my first wine drinkning experience, kind of a warm stomach after drinking. Served in a small wine type glass, I thought they were giving me the glass due to the price. Different in a good way.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small head, cloudy orange. Spicy, leafy aroma. Taste is spicy and alcoholic. Medium body.