lizziesage (180) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 15, 2001
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I hated this beer. Does anyone enjoy drinking flat soda? No one I know. And that has what to do with ale? My bottle of Golden Rose was as flat as Indiana. No carbonation what so ever. Granted this might have been a fluke or something but it caused me to immediately pour out the remains of my glass. The taste of the ale was really nasty as well. It had this gross fruit / prune presence that was too much. The presentation of the beer also was terrible. No head, no bubbles, sickly-murky, ruddy-brown colour akin to the mighty Mississippi river.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy orangish-yellow color with a big, lingering head. Lots of floaties--significant yeast residue in the bottom of this one. Plenty of spice and citrus in the nose. Flavor is sharp, with lemon, clove, and spiciness. Finish is very sugary. Tried it with some sugar cookies, worked quite well, so I guess it’s a dessert beer. Good full, soft texture. Quite enjoyable.
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - FEB 7, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
a good american trippel.
orange color with a small head. very cloudy and murky looking evenfor a bottle-conditioned ale.
nice soft palate with a lot of fruit taste. hops provide a nice sharp balance and some peppery bite. Has a cloyingly sweet cotton candy finish.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 1, 2002
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A big, frothy head led to a some what different tasting beer.
As others have noted, it has a candy sugar taste. In fact, to me, it doesn’t resemble
other trippels I’ve had. Also, judging by the wide range of comments, it either doesn’t live long on the shelf,
or they have a consistency issue.
Drew Blood (151) - Mt.Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2001
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sorry to say I was a bit disappointed in this one. It has some very unique characteristics, namely; the apricot in front and a strange peppery finish under my tongue. Quite meaty on the palate, but I found the honey-malt and candy sugars made for a cloying finish. Very small head. Overall not bad.
fraternie (857) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2001
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2003 I was very impressed with this beer. Amber colored body, incredibly smooth and packing quite a punch. A very enjoyable malt and excellent balance. Flavor starts with a fruity/raisin/plum taste and evolves into an explosion of toffee and chocolate. Complex and innovative.
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2003 Simply stupendous, if you can find this fresh. I tried a '97 and it was totally flat and I certainly let the brewry know. But just wait til you find a '01. I am telling you, it has the best head you will ever see in a beer. One inch thick the whole way down. Huge, creamy head like you see on a punch. Yes, that creamy. I nearly choked on the last sip, it was so dense. Anyhow, I have one problem with it, in that it doesn't age well. It goes flat for some reason after a while, as did the Ruth and Fred. They sday these beers are meant for aging. Maybe they are if they are put into the cellar the day aftre they are bottled. A hands down, perfect Tripel. These guys nailed it!
trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 25, 2001
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
What happened? They brew the Adam. Then this? No head. Way too much candy sugar. I had to work to finish this off. If you want a good Belgian triple purchase a Chimay Cig Cents or a Corsendonk Pale Ale.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 18, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deceptively light body, with an initially syrupy feel that just evaporates on the palate. Nicely balanced fruit, yeast, and very subdued hop flavors. This beer has NO head. Did you hear me? A tripel with no head. I for one have a problem with that. Also, it could be more assertive in the flavor department. If those two criteria were filled, this would be a 5-star ale. As it is, it is very, very good, but not Earth-shattering.
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 25, 2001
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
No one seems to be able to agree on this beer but I liked it. It was definately a distictive Triple but I thought it worked well.