willblake (2647) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Toronado. 05.22.04 Golden pour, large, white head, much lace. Clove and banana, bubblegum. Eh, not remarkable, although quite tasty. Losts of alcohol on finish and certainly a cloying quality to it. Not all I had hoped but who cares? What a great night at the Toronado!
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with a frothy white head. Aroma was of floral and spice mix that was pleasant. Meedium body with some fizz. Flavor was quite good. Floral, spice, citric. Very enjoyable.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big and full nose of sweet fruits, gentle spices, and candi sugar. Deep gold body with an incredible, frothy head. Heavily sweet, lightly acidc flavor becomes a moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter finish with a drying alcohol presence. Medium-full body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: almost everything I want out of a tripel.
larsniclas (5561) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy and orange.
Spicy and somewhat yeasty aroma.
Warm and fullbodied. flavour from spicies. A little thin and short taste though.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden body, big fluffy white head. The aroma is quite fruity, with big spicy notes. Sweetness all around, typical for the style. Medium almost syrupy body with very assertive carbonation. Not bad.
madsberg (10140) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled: Dark golden coloured. Off white huge and lasting head. Spices, sweetness, fruit and malt in the aroma. NOtes of alcahol. Dry, light sweet fruityness in the flavour. Some spices and a special alcahol fatness I’ve not tried before. Finishes sweet and malty with a light alcaholbite.
rlgk (10117) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy, small white head. Aroma lets you know that this is a strong beer, the alcohol comes through quite a lot. Flavor is fruity and malty, but also with some alcohol. Not as good as many other belgians.
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slihly hazy amber orange body with a beautiful fluffy white head. Aroma is pleasant but distractingly alcoholic. Slighlty sweet malty flavour profile with slight hints of peppery spice and citrus, which are overrun by a strong alcoholic finish. A nice beer that could be much better with better disguised alcohol.
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2005 Bottle. Hazy golden orange color. Aroma is flowery with soft fruit and alcohol. At first I served it way too cold, and the carbonation seemed too much. It eventually mellows and has a nice flowery/bready malt taste with a good amount of hops in the finish.
Nate (3648) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Malty with notes of burnt toast, caramel, caramelized fruit, beets, sugar, and spices. Brilliant hazy amber (like butterscotch) with creamy lacing off-white head. Medium chewy body with medium-high carbonation. Silky. Starts sweet and sugary, with mild acidity and no bitterness. Fruity and sugary malts remain to finish, with musky grains and alcohol ending. Some bitterness comes along in aftertaste - a little drying, but for the most part, it’s a sweet and carbonic mixture. Definite alcohol presence. Pretty complex flavor. A very nice beer.