Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy gold with a nice foamy head. Sour lemons and funk in the nose. Some barnyard and yeast. Citrus and doughy flavors. Reminds me almost of sour lemon drops. Yeasty and slightly cobwebby. Dry with a citrus finish.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle--- Golden color in hue with a nice head with wonderful lacing. Aromas of spices, a light funk, and oak. Flavors of the same with a nice grassy flavor with a clean dry finish.
Garrat (1314) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2005 From A Bottle.Pale gold in colour with a nice head.aroma is of apples spices and all things nice,
taste is of warming alcohol,wood,sour fruit and more spices,quite dry.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the bottle this brew pours an amazing orange with a tall white head that stays forever. Very crisp and dry brew with lots of spiciness pepper, esters, lots of cork aroma and flavor and a slight sourness in the finish. Very crisp dry finish with just a light hopping to balance. Amazingly drinkable for the ABV.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2005
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
BCA. Fruity (bananas?), spicy, vanilla nose. Noticeable alcohol and a bitter astringent body which while not unpleasant reduced my enjoyment somewhat.
jzzbassman (1525) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2003 750 mL Bottle: Poured gold with a huge billowing white head. Aroma of fruit, yeast, a little funk, and something familiar I canít place. The palate is signifigantly drier than I would expect from a Tripel, maybe due to being a couple of years old? Flavor is amazing bursts of sour apple, funky yeast, and a champagne like finish.
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2006 Great Beer,cloudy orange colour with a creamy short- lived head.
Intense strong flavour and dry hoppy finish.
mookie (45) - Tacoland, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
got to be one of the finest in the world. bottle conditioned makes very soft on the palate. beautiful. fine craftsmenship and years of tradition in a 750 ml bottle. strong yet refreshing. the website has a 12 minute streaming video about their brewing and packaging process. texas label is different and gives a short story and deScription. "sturdy ale...herbal bouquet...well hopped...full, round, slightly sweet finish...have with bbq". iím a fool for not partaking in this more often.
TBone (14782) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled (BB 07/2007)
Hazy golden, huge white creamy head, lace. Strange aroma of yeast, grassy hops and boiled vegetables. Good crisp hoppy, lemony blonde flavor but also some vegetables. I wonder if this is characteristic to this brew. Dissapointing, but gets better when all yeast is poured.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled from Sainsburyís beer ífestivalí 2005. Well, Iím almost impressed, post-Derby festival beer and itís nearly the best beer of the night (so far). Lovely pale custard body and blossoming white head, bananas on the turn in the nose, catch-in-your-throat dryness tempered by a liquid lemon. Yummy.