IslandHaole (1086) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - DEC 31, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hazy honey color with medium off-white head. Oatmeal & lemon peel, cardomon, yeast, cotton candy. An odd (but tasty) combination of malty sweetness and herbal bitterness with a touch of sour thrown in the middle and a peppercorn follow. Alcohol in the aftertaste. Very nice. The BA Speedway Stout didn’t make it for the New Years/ my #500 but this isn’t a bad choice to mark the occasion with! As of about 10 seconds ago, Happy 2005 Ratebeer!
maeib (8304) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A slightly hazy golden coloured beer with a nice long lasting white head. The aroma is big of peppery spices, wheat and yeasty alcohol. The taste also has tons of spices, again a real peppery feel shines through. There are also lemon notes. The beer is somewhat thin for its ABV.
PorterPounder (5110) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle - Whole Foods, 750 ml. Pours a dark golden color with an extremely thick fluffy white head. Thick, sticky white lacing. Aroma of fresh mown grass and lemon, very fresh. Somewhat of a sour taste with coriander notes and a zesty lemony back end to even it out. Some slight doughy notes as well. Mouthfeel is slightly spritzy. Overall decent.
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 (6106) - 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 (4322) - 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.