krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
listen belgian lovers, i drink new belgium tripel about four times a week (hic), and i find this brew (of a lighter, albeit very similar style) very reminiscent of that fairly common midwest product-- tho more silky, less alcoholically potent and sweeter. it pours a clear polished bamboo yellow color, the creamy head is as thick as a hudson bay blanket. the aroma is curious. real curious-- because of that, it wanted to borrow my encyclopedia and travel the world and explore different cultures. thatís good, i applaud an aroma with a healthy curiousity. but rather, i mean it was ME that was curious ABOUT the aroma, ícause it smells nice but itís easy to compare it with toothpaste. itís got a touch of bay rum lime as well, celery, plus honey and toothpick pine. brisk carb quickly becomes silky smooth-- in spite of continuous articulate lacing. sweet, nice mingling orange soda and hard cider and a touch of chardonnay-- the yeasty component gives it a corky nuance. buttered toast malts and moderate lemon bitterness. and look-- still lovely stucco lacing. nice, mild refreshing drink.
bark (255) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The colour is gold with a tint of red, liquid is clear. The low beige
foam dissolves into an almost invisible lid.
The smell is fruity with a clear flavour of yeast. There are also
some notes of almonds, cherries and raspberries.
The carbonation is soda-like with a sparkling mouthfeel, which suits
this style fine.
The taste is somewhat yeasty, with a great variety of fruity flavours
and touches of cask-maturing and candy sugar with some light
bitterness. The aftertaste got notes of sweet malt, dark rum and a
hint of alcohol.
Compared to other abbey-style beers, this one from Interbrew just
lacks some personality.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kind of harsh and astringent especially towards the end. Pours a nice hazy yellow/hay color with a modest head but fades. Lots of esters and phenolic aromas upfront. Wierd yeastiness in the flavor with a somewhat smooth finish. Alcohol was somewhat apparent which is wierd becuase this isnt a strong beer.
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - NOV 6, 2004
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The best word to describe this beer is overwhelming. As you pop the cap on the bottle, the aroma hits you in the face, alluring and full. As you pour it, you find the appearance to be, not as impressive, but nice--a darkness to it that compensates for a quickly dissipating head. As you sip it (and sip it, you must) your mouth will be tossed into a tumult of tastes, which takes the most experienced of raters to describe. So many flavors, so little time. In short, this beer lives up to being a Belgian ale. While not the best, this Belgian ale is still among its brethren--its saving grace being its wonderful complexity of malts, yeast, and hops.
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 6, 2004
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a very good beer. It is hefty and has an excellent, complex palate, which seems to consist mainly of caramel, citrus, and unbeknownst spiced of like quality. It tastes good but resembles some other English ales and suchlike. Itís still very good, but of course not the best of the Belgians (i.e. not the best of the best).
Tejas (868) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice fluffy head. Pours crystal clear. More spice flavor than citrus. Overall this one is quite drinkable & smooth but not one I would crave.
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale golden yellow, fluffy & thick white head. Aroma has some nice malt characteristics, cloves, spicey yeast, and a touch of citrus. Taste has sweet malts, cloves, banana, light alcohol, citrus, caramel. Light to medium bodied, very crisp, a solid beer.
jazdaddy (2) - USA - NOV 3, 2004 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is one of the high-gravity beers being brought into Georgia thatís available on tap. Somewhat clear, with a malty aroma. It has clove, malt, and citrus flavor - somewhat akin to a weissbier. I like it for general consumption if the tap doesnít have the carbonation turned up very high - the mix on the line can have a very bad effect on head and taste.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden appearance, impressive carbonation. Malty clove aroma. Well spiced palate, minty clove, sharp carbonation. Not a bad easily available Belgian.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Take the commercial description and shove it.This beer had very little for me to write about .nothing stood out and I will not drink this again.Smelled like malts maybe.Taste was almost like a lager.