BearBrewer (86) - New York, east village, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
great belgian, very true to the style. pours a hazy golden orange with a great big rocky head. Aromas of yeast, spices, some grass/hay.. nice and carbonated, medium mouthfeel. Tastes sharp, a little spicy.. slightly sour, nice hop character for a belgian. delicious
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Celebration November 2004 at CapFlu’s place. Murky orange-yellow in colour. Aroma of light yeast, pepper, musty, some spices. Flavour was yeasty, rather spicy, peppery, floral, cookie malts. High carbonation and medium body. Finishes with a medium bitterness. Very nice. Thanks for bringing this beer tiggmtl.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice orange-amber tinge to this Blonde bombshell. Laced the glass nicely after the big initial cap blew off leaving just a thin head of hair. A little malty and perhaps some spice too. Alcohol and hops evident, with bready citric tones too. Medium-full mouthfeel and a nice effervescence. Enjoyed but not loved this one.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2004
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2007 Crisp malts and sweet spices in the aroma. Opaque yellow-tan with decent off-white head that recedes to nice cover with some lacing and clouds of suspended yeast. Dough-like yeast flavours with crisp, toasty malts and citrus-lemon notes and light spicy finish. Medium body with very full mouth and sparkling carbonation. Bottle enjoyed with beerhugger, CapFlu, DumDum, muzzlehatch, radiomb and Rastacouere.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL: Shining golden hue, dense Dupont style white head with gorgeous lacing. Big yeast clouds float around the glass. Delectable pilsner malt nose with honey tones. Crisp cookie reminiscent toasty and floral flavours. Rather complex if not demarcative. Creamy and fluffy mouthfeel, not quite bubbly though. Sweet mouth entrance is accompanied by a white peppery yeast atmosphere. This pilsner malt puts the crisp in crispy, saazy finish provides a good bitterness with a bit more ironoxide than I’d like. Characterful, herbal, Dupont quality mark.
CapFlu (4253) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a medium, white creamy head with a cloudy amber body. Huge sediment. Lemony and sour. An abbey tripel? Really?
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
10.31.04 750ml bottle at Heavyweight open house thanks to jimmack04. Blonde indeed with a massive head. I was lucky enough to get the spoils of the end of the bottle and all the spicy and fragrant yeasty bits. A real gem, this beer gets little attention despite being relatively easy to find. A prototypical tripel, the nose and palate are flush with Belgian yeasts, corriander and spice, and grapefruit hints to round it out. Very well balanced if not exciting, I could drink this every day.
AndersR (195) - Århus, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2004
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
.25 l bottle. Very pleasant aroma with hints of citrus, wehat and yeast. Thick lasting head. Cloudy pale orange color. Aroma is sharp acidic at first, then opens to a complex flavor with fruits, wheat and yeast. Dry finish. A spendid blonde.
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - NOV 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours crystal clear golden, huge rocky white head. A lot of yeast in the aroma, also some pears and a little hint of orange. Slightly sour for a tripel, nice dry finish. Solid beer.
5000 (5655) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a cloudy pale golden, large fluffy white head, super sticky lacing, with fairly active carbonation. Yeasty, earthy, citrusy, and some spices on the nose. Quite yeasty up front, slightly sour, with some spices. Good body, wheaty mouthfeel. Finishes musty/earthy, slightly dry, minor bitterness, with subtle spices. Nothing exceptional, but quite solid.