DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is one authentically yummy abbey tripel!! This beauty pours a mildly cloudy amber and orange color with a small white head which lasted only seconds. The aroma is very floral with honeydew, wood, citrusy lime, and esters being apparent. The flavor is yeasty and alcoholic, but pleasant. The flavor is strongly syrupy towards the citrusy lime side. There is however a nice malty backbone which picks up in mid taste and wanes towards the finish. The finish is pretty dry as that alcohol cleans up what is there. Semi sweet ending, some lime and citrus, a tad bit of yeast. Cant help but notice grapefruit undertones in the finish as well. Well rounded beer, carbonation level is medium...i like it a lot. Thanks to mitch for the beer!
Verne (261) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mild spicy aroma, nice head. A bit tart and a little fruity with just the prefect hop bite at end. This a pleasant effort at a good Belgian beer and for the $6.50 a six pack it cost I will be making this one a habit
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 11, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
hazy golden yellow colored w/ a quickly disapating head, this baby is beautiful. Full flavored w/ a velvety tongue feel, this is a must have. Thx beerguy101
dev (50) - Savannah, Missouri, USA - APR 27, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber color. Thick, foamy off white head that stays with thick lace all the way to the bottom of the glass. Aromma of yeast and brown suger and tastes pretty much the same. The high alcohol content is really evident. Not as good as the abbey, but close. This is really good.
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium head of coarse carbonation atop a golden yellow body. Little bit of spicy/fruity/floral notes with a prominent malty sweetness. Descent, but just not my style.
3fourths (7525) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2009 Golden yellow opaque appearrance. Nice thick creamy head with large bubbles. Has a somewhat mild aroma of malt and oranges. Very bold and spicy at first, followed by a more mild bubbling sensation. The finish has a burnt wood flavor which accompanies a nice bitterness. Overall itís a very nice beer to relax with, but if anything is wrong it is that it could mellow just a tad.
shaeffbser (70) - Vail, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Goloden color with bleach white head. Wheat and yeast aroma. Sweet, a little wheat, and hopy taste.
fly (1392) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAR 25, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had to let go of my feeling that Fat Tire is too middle of the road and give this a shot after reading posts of this being an old stand by for some here. Glad I did. Makes be want to do a side by side tasting w/ Triple Karmaleit or another Belgian. Nice and spicy, fruity. Not an every day beer for me, but very well crafted. I tend to go back to ales and probably will, but a tip back to this one at some point in the future can be seen.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2009 Best before 22nov03: Golden ale,with a frothy,white,aromatic head.Complex aroma of spice,Saaz hops,pale malts,and yeast.Good looking lace nice retention.Sharp,creamy mouthfeel.Sweet,fruity,flavors lead to a hoppy(sharp,floral)alcoholic finish.Very clean and earthy.Solid brew.
Diablokev (142) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is of spice, it reminded me of the smell you get with spicy beef jerky. The appearance is a clear mid amber with a thin head. The flavor is also spicy and of beef jerky. The beer is smooth and crisp. Overall not a knockout as I expected but still darn good.