HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy orange with a big frothy white head with thick creamy lacing. Spicy, hoppy, and citrus in flavor Nice creamy texture with a smooth finish. Very tasty triple. Thanks Dewbrewer!
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - JAN 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at dougshoemaker’s, golden yellow in color, minimal white head, aroma of yeast and alcohol, slightly dry and raisiny
TheBeerGod (5284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a ruby splashed gold with lots of minute particle suspended in it. Aroma is floral and yeasty with a nice spice and a light fruit note. Taste is spicy and fruity with a nice splash of yeast. Very flavorful. Light alcohol notes and a mild sweetness throughout. Body is medium with a moderate carbonation feel. Finishes with more spice and fruit notes. More sweetened malts as well. The sweetness delicately balances the yeast and floral notes. Nice tripel!
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dry, close to dusty. A bit of fennel spiciness, sharp, but then thin, watery, and surprisingly so. A bit of pepper and a bit appley fruit. Nice, but I thought it was going to be fuller. Very nice looking - quintessential even in it’s soft gold, of the earth color.
sloth (2500) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Large white head, great retention with gobulers of laceing left behind. A hazy blond hued ale. Spicey, peppery nose. Light/medium body. Fruity notes on the palate, hints of melons, black pepper and crusty bread. Dry, spicey finish.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tosa Tasting. Hazy golden color with some fish food and a taller white head. Rose buds and pale malt aromas are full and forward. Flavors are of light peach and fruity in a perfume kind of way. Similar to Duvel but quite a bit more fruity, almost too much so. The aroma really helps this one.
MIBRomeo (2561) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
ap: a cloudy golden color with a full white head.. the bottle blew a buble when opened
ar: hints of rose bud, grass, sweetness.. the smell is bold and incredible
pa: lightly carbonated, a bit light, fairly creamy
fl: sweet light fruits that I can’t seem to pick apart.. odd aftertaste
ovr: another beer that smelled better than it tasted not bad though
thanks to John for this one
1FastSTi (3338) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2005
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: Cloudy. nice head. Brassy color. Aroma: Flowers. Saffron? I think I got the yeast shot; a bit skunky. Perfume. Palate: Carbonation is good. Good mouthfeel. Flavor: Light bread? Herbal. Moderate sweetness. Not bad, but not the best.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared at the Tosa Tasting courtesy of JPDIPSO: Hazy bronze golden color with a frothy lightly lacing white head. Fresh European hoppy aroma has a subtle caramel Belgian malty sweetness and hints of strawberries. Body is amazingly lacking the sweetness that the aroma told of. Instead it has more of a dry earthiness and a floral finish with some bready yeastiness. An interesting triple with a great aroma and mediocre body. Thanks John for sharing!
Silphium (3173) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cracked open at MrFacto’s ’Tosa tasting, brought by JPDIPSO. Cloudy orange body, medium off-white head. Nice perfumey aroma with herbs, flower petals, and plenty of spice, combining for a sort of potpourri-in-a-bottle effect. The flavor wasn’t quite as compelling, with sweet honey, rotting fruit and white grape juice balanced by spices (pepper), flower petals, and a touch of honey. Yeasty with a crackery finish. The aroma was the best part of this solid beer.