Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden with good white head.Good floral nose.Lightly spiced floral flavor with slight yeasty tang
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark golden color, sweet and spicy hop nose. Spicier taste than most other belgian style beers Iíve had.
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Burnt orange body, bottle conditioned, medium white head. Furious column of bubbles rising from the center of the glass. Appetizing aroma of peaches and cream, vanilla, Saaz, yeast, and light alcohol. Brassy wheat character, quite smooth. I find an odd vegetal flavor popping up from time to time. A bit sour and acidic for my taste, and the alcohol is rather prominent, granted it is 8.7% abv...on to Golden Monkey.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2004 Big time peppery hop flavor int the middle and finish. Strong fruits - grapes, apricots - mostly on the middle and back of tongue; front is thinner and not as sweet. Alcohol is too obvious for my tastes. Overall, the flavors are complex and continuously changing from start to finish.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber yellow and good carbonation. Initial taste packed quite a punch: warming, alcohol to the nose. Hay, definite bitterness, yeasty notes present and some iron. Not very sour. Good mouthfeel--very solid and not watery like others Iíve tasted. Smooth and silky; well crafted.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love Belgian Trippels but this does not seem to be the best I have had. The aroma is light. the appearance is great, golden orange with great head. The flavor is not as sour as I have come to enjoy in a trippel. It is clean, smooth and tasty, I feel that it tastes to light. Maybe I have been drinking to many heavy beers recently. But I still like Allagash and Victory Golden Monkey better.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 12, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not my favorite Belgian Strong, but a very good lighter choice...but only in terms of the color and flavor. This is delightfully heavy on the ABV. Definitely smells and tastes earthy...but in a good way.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2004 Wow, and it's even made here in the U.S.! Aroma is of yeast, vanishing malt, and rotting flowers (in a good way). Kind of like a 2 week old jack-o-lantern. The flavor follows along these lines, along with the usual orange and coriander notes. Slightly skunky with an edgeingly metallic sweetish clean finish.
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful fruity flavor and smooth body. This stuff has a great complex taste that never gets old.
rustyspoon (5) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2002 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Gorgeous color. Spiced aroma reminiscent of seasoned wood, citrus fruits, and Autumn. Very pleasing to the tongue, full bodied flavor. Rather warming on the way down. A beer to drink with friends around a bonfire on a cool autumn night.