Boutip (4775) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured an hazy golden yellow colored beer with medium head and above standard retention. Aroma is quite sweet with some subtle spice also perceptible. Taste is a bit too sweet with too much candi sugar, which ends up covering most of the wheat. Spices are good but too subtle and again probably covered by the candi sugar. Carbonation is a bit low but body is above average. Alcohol is not discernable which is a great plus at 8%. Overall, there is too much candi sugar for my liking in this one.
arhythmt (69) - USA - SEP 28, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Surprisingly good; certainly much better than the more common Fat Tire from this brewery. Now I know why they call themselves "New Belgium": very reminiscent of Belgian tripel-style ales. Golden color, nice floral scent, smooth and slightly yeasty flavor...I like this one!
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a warm honey gold with a very foamy white head that lingers for a good amount of time. Hefty yeasty smell, tinged with malt and cloves. Hits the tongue warmly, and spreads across it like butter on pancakes. Speaking of which, it’s got a bit of that buttery Belgian flavor. And by a bit, I mean alot. Leaves behind a lightly bitter flavor that makes you just want to drink more.
mohawksin (187) - Nebraska, USA - SEP 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark yellow color, light head. Citrus and flowery smelling. Smooth taste with many flavors: spice, citrus, sweet..nice. Finishes well as it got better while it warmed up a bit.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - AUG 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, BBD 03SEP04 so this is almost a year old. Lots of yeast/chunks in pour, decent head, murky orange color. Nice citrus & spice(saaz) nose...Some aged malt tones as well...alcohol...some slight medicinal phenols retronasal...It doesn’t jump out of the glass, but it is aromatic. solid mix of malt, hops, yeast, corriander. It drinks well, better as it warms and breathes...almost elegant. Medium bodied. A fairly well-built tripel that has fared the last year nicely, although I’m not sure how many more it could take.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light Gold. Subtle, earthy, astringent and floral hop aroma with notes of light fruits, saaz hops, peach and cooked corn. Lacking the nice fruity malt body that I look for in the style. Dry, yeasty and slightly sweet with notes of light fruits (orange, pear and banana), heavy bubblegum, peppers and possible candy sugar. Another New Belgium brew that nearly put me to sleep from boredom before finishing the bottle.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Best by 23/APR/2005) Typical tropical Belgian yeast nose. The head fell fast, but a nice ring stayed around the glass. The palate is medium in body and nice and dry. The finish becomes sweet, but not cloying. I like this beer.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle poured a nice gold color with no head and very little aroma.
Flavor is of spice, citrus, but a little to sweet. besides that this is a great tasting beer.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thin white head, unclear golden body. Mild aroma of citrus, yeast and hay. Flavor of hay and yeast with sour citrus notes. Fresh and typical though rather mild tripel.
Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - SEP 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light honey-orange color, with a almost white head that sticks around. Yeasty aromas, strongly combined with cloves. Very smooth, and sweet, turning to a gentle bite that lingers on the back of the tongue, with occasional hints of banana.