Trappistenbier (49) - BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Exploding creamy head. Light amber coloured and hazy due to yeast floating. Very powerful with it's 11 vol% and champagne sparkling. Also very spicy in the aroma and taste. Taste is very complex and very hoppy too. Hops clearly detectable in the aroma. Yes, a real recommendation !
bierkoning (10057) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My 700th. Beautiful creamy head. Cloudy. Aroma of fresh hops, citrus and honey. Very hoppy flavor. Herbal, pepper, citrus. Alcoholic. Strong champagne-like mousse. A big and complex beer well worth the high price ($ 8,- a bottle)
rauchbier (3598) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle conditioned. Hazy gold with some floaters of yeast. Big initial head that soon drops and insistent condition. Quite hoppy nose that is almost orval like. Sweet apple and spicy hops in the mouth and a distant hoppy tartness in the finish. Much drier than a triple, with some hop characteristics, nice idea but over priced.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nothing really champagne like at all as others suggest. Still very big and powerful. Heavy mouthfeel, with some detergent flavour with some peppery alcohol, like many tripels. In fact this reminded me of a blend between Westmalle Tripel, Chimay White and Orval. Complex and rich, yet i don’t really think they pulled this one off as well as they could have, still a nice one though.
domtom (65) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 29, 2002
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pale amber with a very nice head. Aroma of urinal (!). Disgusting. Not good.
Bov (9429) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 29, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cloudy orange colour with a giant head, aroma of orange, fresh and yeasty, tart with a touch of acidity, dry and slightly bitter finish
Rutzicka (102) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 28, 2002
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It has a nice golden-yellow colour with a giant head. Its aroma is strong, astonishing, floral and makes me feel like in an urinal. It is quite bitter, slightly tart with an acidic touch. The finish is quite long and bitter.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden yellow w/ huge, frothy head and lots of carbonation. Yeasty, spicy, fruity (orange, banana) nose. Warm, tingly alocholic feel. Flavour is also yeasty & fruity w/ a nice warm peppery, spicy finsih.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy light golden appearance. Nose is citrus, an air of tartness, hint of lemon. Firm malt notes along with a hint of barnyard. The alcohol is dominant, huge presence, smooth body of leather and huge sweet malt. Finishes with a subtle hoppiness. A bit sweet for my tastes, but a complex, unique ale.
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glowing pale, slight haze, abundant foam; toasty, peppery, champagne-like aroma (and no I’m not being fanciful); dry, white peppery body, slight acid, reasonable potency is belied by unique complexity. The Malheur yeast likes the methode champagnoise. Truth is, so do I.