r464 (1738) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2011 Deep gold in color witha foamy white head. Fruity aroma, perhaps sour and tart. Full and organic taste, a hint of citrus and some other fruit. Not exceptionally crisp. Strong with an alcohol burn.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - APR 5, 2004
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Disappearing head on a hazy golden body. Sour yeasty aroma. Very heavy flavor of spices, white pepper, yeast and hay. Way too heavy, I don't like it!
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprisingly NOT bottle conditioned, by my evaluations anyway. Poured a shimmering golden body with a thick and creamy cotton head. The aroma is yeasty and light. Soft notes of clove, orange zest, apple, a little banana, lemon grass, peppercorns, and a sweet graininess can all be established in the flavor. For 11% abv, it is hid away like a diamond in the Sahara... A soft and airy, rather spicy ale, Very enjoyable for certain!
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice fruity and spicy aroma; a little bitter and pretty sweet, with a honey-like and phenolic flavor; a bit too much puckering orange peel tartness that increases with warming; some woody, earthy notes; quite complex; smooth, warming, and very flavorful, though a bit too citrusy and medicinal.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 29, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 07-02: Pellucid blond color with tons of carbonation and a nice big white fluffy head. Surprisingly no bottle conditioning in this belgian strong (triple). The aroma has lots of pale malts and candi sugar along with a nice mix of crisp hops and spices (corriander, orange peel, honey) along with lots of alcohol. The flavor is very well balanced along with some alcohol notes and a creamy spicy finish. This is a great triple was some great fresh flavors.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden honey slightly hazy with a nice creamy white head. Aromas of fruit, banana, some spices, and bitter and floral hops. Coriander comes right out to say hello, followed by a touch of alcohol, then the hops come out nice and bitter. Spicy palate, full bodied and a finish that's comprised of bitter, coriander, and alcohol.
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a golden honey color with a loose bubbly head...Reminded me very much of an oakey Chardonnay...Light fruit notes abound in this one some bannana and earthiness. Strong alcohol bite very noticeable...Nice beer
SlimJimDrinker (115) - Nørrebronx, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very Fruity... Bittersweet at start leading to mild yeasty aftertaste... Interesting beer here
Britales (56) - Cape Charles, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tripels are not my usual targets but just had this one in the bottle and it was very enjoyable! Blonde hazy color and a distinct waft of alcohol, ( what a shock) on the nose! A winey character is present but not annoying. I had this on draft at D.B.A. in N.Y.C. about 2000 and it was about as good as the style gets for me! Definitly recomended!
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blond and murky color, thin head. A neutral, fresh aroma with hops and alcohol. Wineous, quite sweet taste with clear alcohol presence. Carbonized, alcoholic, pretty easily drinkable. Not bad in any way, but the ABV is perhaps too high after all. Better than the regular Kasteel anyway.