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.
Ungstrup (28253) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is sweet and yeasty with notes of fruits. The color is orange and it has a beutiful head. The flavor is powerful with notes of cloves, oranges, and corriander. It has a great palate. A really nice night-cap.
midejo (19) - amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
a wild almost fizzy head which doesn't last long, a very light hazy, almost clear orange, malty grainy, a bit honey a bit bitter finish, a sharp aftertae
Nate (3531) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bland grainy hops aroma. Very little sweetness. Some honey. Pale gold clear, slightly cloudy. White foamy lacing head. Med watery body with low carb. Light sweet up front, hoppy tang. Honey & wheat. Alcohol. Light bitter finish. Slight sour alcohol after..
kujo9 (1092) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fine golden beer with a lasting white head. Sweet malty, slightly grainy aroma; herbal spicy hop aromas w/ some solventy alcohol notes; also lightly peppery spice with what seems to be a low level of fruitiness. Very well balanced in flavor, but has a hop finish and aftertaste. Not uncommon for tripels, but I prefer malty! Initial sips start malty and spicy, but quickly turn to hop bitterness; Peppery spice with some light alcohol fruitiness in the flavor as well. Highly carbonated w/ a lighter but not watery body, actually more like a light medium body and warming mouthfeel. This is a very good tripel! Very enjoyable and has a pretty well hidden alcohol base to it.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - DEC 10, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pale gold color with a medium head that dissipates rather quickly. Good lacing. Aroma is fruity, sweet and sour. Flavor is quite fruity and spicy. Mouthfeel is silky at first with a nice alcohol dryness on the swallow. This is pretty good.
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color, poor head. Alcohol nose, light fruit (peach). Sweet, some maltiness, light cork, but too alcoholic. Simple final.
PorterPounder (5110) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light orange to peach color pour with a beautiful fluffy white head with lots of bubble action. Very sticky and thick lacing. The aroma is of cloves and bubblegum with a little bit of citrus. Flavor has a bit of a minty essence to it with some sweet spiciness to it as well. The alchohol is apparent but it hides itself well in the background. I'm sure it will be around tomorrow morning though! The aftertaste has some very pleasant candy notes in it to wash it down well. Overall, very enjoyable.
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice smell of yeast; washed-out yellow color with medium head; definite alcohol taste - not nearly as complex as others of this type I've tried
fly (1393) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - NOV 4, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
What an aroma - reminds me of De Ranke for some reason. John Carnon, go ask Chad. Sweeter than I expected. Not usually one to pick up a lot in aroma, but I was expecting an intensely sour/bitter combination. Somewhat thin. Underwhelmed. A surprise in that. Not bad, just not nearly what I thought I had coming.