ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - FEB 15, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours a clear, light copper color with a large white head. Initial aroma is that of freshly cut sawdust. Other aromas are a phenol; yeastiness, apricot and peaches. Flavors are malt, peaches, some spice and some fruity esters. Clean yeasty finish.
Sincere (145) - wichita, Kansas, USA - FEB 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. pours a light amber, with large head and very active carbonation. LIttle to no smell; maybe a slight underlying sweetness at the most. The taste suprisingly blossomed into a real citrus flavor, with quite an alcohol kick. If I had any complaints at all, it might be that it’s a bit on the fizzy side for me, but overall, an excellent beer.
paulmetzger (154) - Pocatello, Idaho, USA - FEB 5, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Malty, only mildly skunky aroma. Pale yellow with lots of carbonation. Sweet fruity flavors with a light musky finish. Didn’t really care for it, but it’s my first Tripel.
JK (5631) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a good tripel. Fruit aroma and lightly hopped. More fruit combined with alcohol in the flavor. Simple but pleasant.
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I thought for sure I’d rated this but I guess not. Not as much as I thought it would be considering my love of their dubbel. But still a decent beer. A soft mouthfeel replete with moist earth and candi sugar sweetness and hints of deeper caramel. Highly aromatic hops reminiscent of Saaz. Better than average yet in the end, just so-so.
zombywoof (461) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 21, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2010 Very nice aroma of orange peel, coriander and hops. And equally nice flavor of orange, mint and light hops. Tasty. Makes me very reverent. Nice finish- soft and dry with complex undertones
KUEric (934) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 21, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2006 12 oz Bottle: It smells of bubble gum, sugary/sweet, yeast, etc. The pour is a big tall head that is quickly dissapating. The taste isn’t that great. Its spicy, hoppy, tart taste withsome corriander pretty prevelant. Not very strong, but some apple juice taste with some too fizzy feel.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pouts gold/orange and slightly hazy with a nice white head. Smells of citrus, coriander, sugar and some sage. Taste is peppery and spritzy with an oily mouthfeel. Some nice hoppy undertones on the finish.
Boesky (52) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thanks to good buddy Joe in Colorado (Why can’t we get NB fine beers here in Chicagoland?). A beautiful beer, golden in color and gently carbonated. Slightly sweet at first, with notes of honey and a soft mouthfeel. Finishes crisp and dry, with the Saaz hops adding just the right amount of spiciness. Don’t even think of drinking this at anything colder than cellar temp. A great effort.
unibaren (157) - 8000 Århus C, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2006
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(GABF2005, so kind of hard to judge with only a 1 ounze sampling) Bright, very smooth tasting. Limited spicyness and not very strong.