brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cinnamon and banana aroma with a golden cloud appearance. Flavor is dominated by mild hops with a slight alcoholic finish. One of the cheaper Trippels I’ve seen. I wish I could buy this more often.
notalush (5318) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2014 (Been years since I’ve had this beer - used to be a big fan - now, not so much )Cloudy golden pour with minimal head - musty aroma with touches of apples and pears - high carbonation is surprisingly soft on the palate - quite floral, but not what you would consider hoppy - spices, apples, vanilla - medium dry finish - very nice - thanks to Crosling for this one.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz - A particular earthy smell with some yeast and sweet fruit. A transparent golden color with a quickly dissapating head and slight lacing. Flavor is sweet and tart. A Belgian yeast with some banana and clove. Palate is slick, smooth, and bubbly. This is a smooth Belgian for drinkin and hides the alcohol well. Great price tag makes it very accessable.
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served in my Duvel glass. Best before 22DEC05. Clove, oranges, and some barnyard notes in the nose. Appearance is as expected except for the rapidly deminishing head, and no lacing. Hints of clove, various spices, some citrus fruits and alcohol. Maybe too much alcohol comes through for the tripel that is only 7.8% abv. Med body with some alcohol burn. Not bad at all for the 5.95 price tage.
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - MAY 8, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle, this beer poured a beautiful polished amber liquid. There was an off-white ample creamy head that lasted throughout due to a lively effervescence. This left a nice lacing on the edge of the glass. The nose was a complex mixture of malt sweetness with undercurrents of apple, citrus and grass. The mouthfeel was sharp and slightly dry. The initial flavor was a subtle balance of malt sweetness and clove. The middle was dry and the finish, slightly sweet with an alcohol warmth.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of csbosox: (bottle conditioned) Mostly clear (due to my pour) golden yellow with amber highlights, and minimal white head. Aroma is faint citrus, light banana, apple, yeast, and malt (cereal, caramel). Medium bodied, smooth, medium spritzy carbonation. Taste is a banana coated malt up front, followed by clove/fruit-like yeast, caramel, lemon, spicy floral hops. Finishes watery with wood, light alcohol, and bread dough flavors. Pouring the yeast into the beer adds salty fruit notes, peppery alcohol, and more spicy floral notes.
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This poured out a hazy golden yellow with a slight white head rising above it. The head is gone quick without leaving much in the way of lacing. Scents of orange, coriander and other spices were present. There were notes of other fruits and of a bit of malt sweetness. The flavor was similar with spiciness, apples and doughy malt. A bit of lemon was present and the after taste was spicy and a tad bitter going down, very tasty. Mouth feel was medium and creamy and a bit heavier than most other triples I’ve had. Good drinkability I really enjoyed this one and would get it regularly.
fuzzywasabeer (35) - boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, gold with a 2" white head, aromas of malt-spice but faint, dry semi sweet and bubbly, light to medium body and pretty good balance, not bad at all.
hezron (610) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper-orange in color, lightly cloudy, white head. Aroma of sweet malt with banana, apple and a spicy hint to it. Sweet flavor with a nice tartness to it. Fruity flavors with similar spice as the nose. Sweet but not cloying. Medium body with a dry feel to it. Thanks to Doppelganger for the bottle!
DYCSoccer17 (3478) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2005 Bottle. Aroma is very doughy with lots of bready notes. Slight sweet pepperiness. Pretty mild aroma, though. Mildly hazy dark golden color with a decent white head. Quite bitter and roasted to start with banana and clove notes in the middle. Finishes hoppy and slightly bitter. Alcohol is present. A little rough around the edges.