dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - NOV 15, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy amber. Large head. Yeasty, fruity taste. Banana, orange in particular. Bitter in taste and finish.
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - OCT 24, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear straw color with a huge foamy head. Yeasty esthers with some fruit and (call me crazy) but I get dried mustard too! Sweet without being syrupy, hay, yeast and spice flavors. A bit fizzy.
jayc (28) - USA - OCT 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great honey-laced brew. If you like honey, this is yours! Good before the meal, then chuck for a good merlot. Don't listen to the locals, hammer this one cold, very cold.
LarsHolmer (112) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2003
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A real taste experience but too sweet-sour for my taste, a bit like Orval if you like that one.
fiulijn (14770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color; nice perlage and magnificent head, giant and creamy. Malt aroma, citrus fruits, bread, spices; a fresh garden. Some malt flavor, some sweetness, very light liquorice, alcohol touch. Ordinary final. Easy to drink, but not outstanding.
RobBestwick (588) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 17, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
very light and fresh sugar/orange aroma, cloudy bronze hue with a big frothy head, there are a few floaters, spicey orange flavour, strong and firm bodied, long spicy finish.
JorisPPattyn (7939) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yellow with amber shine. Creamy white head. Champenoise pearling, lacey. Nose with white sugar, grain, flowery, sugar syrup. Syrupy taste, scorched sugar with bitterish-metallic tang. Maize or corn-syrup? Very obvious carbonation, with sourish CO2-character. Medium-bodied. One of the lesser tripels. The metallic, schorched taste is unforgivable. Do they WANT a bad name?
RichardGretton (4250) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light blonde ale a with a constant frothy head. Fruity alcoholic aroma and a dense fruity alcoholic flavour that has a very bitter finish. A good Belgian triple.
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orangey and citrus nose. Golden hue with the obligatary massive head. Orangey and spicey tones with hints of cognac. Fantastic stuff.
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of apples and black pepper. Brilliantly clear red/gold colour with fine white head and tiny bubbles. Has a little honey and apricots in the flavour but the yeast brings out perhaps a little too much bite. Clean acidic finish, excellent mouthfeel. Could have been a lot better if it had a more balanced flavour.