Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glowing orange bubbly body topped with a typically huge belgian head that leaves thick clinging lace. Sweet floral yeasty and spice aroma. Body is well carbonated, but soft; sweet malts, herbs, pepper, fruit. Light hops and dry at the end. Alcohol was well hidden.
Rastacouere (6153) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL, 1yr old. Initially gushing, though not more than 100mL is lost. Body is hazy shining golden with orange hints. Beautiful color actually. Head is creamy, foamy, 1 inch tall and lasting. Lemon skin, leather particles and high level of yeastiness hits up the nose. Notes of light grassy hops, herbs, ginger, X cereals bread. Big hoppy suggestions in the mid-palate provide a rather big grassy and tart bitterness, but are quickly letting place to a peppery yeasty and sweet finish. Good apples, petals and honey flavors. Great alcohol disposition, always apparent in subtlety. Could be a bit mellower as a tripel though, this comes out sharp edged. Still very good and an obvious cousin to their Duvel, if not as elegant and sweeter.
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bought in the Bottle from the excellent "Beers of Europe" shop near Kings Lynn
This is a strong, mid/light brown beer. With a strong taste but not to strong an Alcohol taste despite it’s 10%. Quite a dry aftertaste & reminisant of Duval.
jtw (1138) - farmington, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
very typical tripel. good beer, but not spectacular. somewhat light for a tripel, lots of alcohol presence. i wish it had a yeastier/spicier aroma and flavor to really make it a standout tripel, but it’s really just average. i will gladly drink it again, however....
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very sweet aroma and a sticky sweet finish. In between, it poured a hazy orange with a solid head. It’s a warm drink with plenty of alcohol presence. Spicy and sweet... a lot of different flavors here.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2011 Bottled. A yeasty alcohol aroma with spices and banana notes. The colour is a hazy copper and there is a big white head, although this doesn’t last as long as its stable mate Duvel. The taste is gritty and peppery with warming spicy clove like alcohol. Nice stuff. Typical tripel. Score 3.7
Subsequent ratings scored 3.5 and 3.7. Average becomes 3.6
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - OCT 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cider, alcohol, caramel, cookie dough aroma. Sweet with alcohol, the taste works well somehow, and the mouthfeel is great.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thank God I found some Belgians in Portugal.Nice golden orange,creamy head.Fruity,malty nose and I would also say a spice note to it.Good combo of flavors as the fruit/spice turned out to be nicely done.Not unlike a spiced apple atr Christmas time.
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, Stockholm Beer Festival.
Orange colour. Sugary and yeasty, a bit raw, probably too young. Smallish notes of fruits - lemon and apples. Big disappointment.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Hall’s Beer Tavern in Paris, France.
Lovely aroma. Sweet, like sugars, big caramel and other fruit notes, mainly lemon, herbs, apples and watermelon seeds.
Front is mild, slightly spicy with notes of white peppers. Mid-palate is fruity with notes of cinnamon, apples and plums. On the finish the beer fades but then comes back and gives way to an exceptional finish with notes of nuts, toffee and cherries.
Moorgat’s beers though not phenomenal, are usually pretty impressive, especially for such a large brewery.