biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sharp aroma of grain with some yeast and light sweetness. Perhaps a bit of vegetable smell also. Crystal clear, full golden color with a thin white head. Grainy, spicy full bodied flavor with an alcohol bite. Hop flavor comes through also. Not bad. Let it warm up to get more flavor.
mfullerene (27) - USA - NOV 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
yeasty smell, very thin head, alcohol comes through slightly, spicy and citrus flavors, mild hoppiness, nice lace on glass
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice tripel that pours a orange color with a small off-white head. Very spicy yeasty aroma. Taste is spicy with a very dry finish. Nice spicy hops balance out the fruity malt start. Hints of orange peel and an almost oaky taste.
ColoradoBobs (31) - Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good stuff for the price -- a mere $1.25 per 12 ounce bottle at Wilburs Wine & Spirits in Fort Collins, CO. Beautiful pour with a hefty long-standing head, and lots of sticky lacing on the glass. Nice smell of nuts and yeast.
It looks so clear and liight, that the real powerhouse taste and mouth feel is somewhat of a surprse. Has that yeast-malt roundness that makes you know you’ve got a live beer in your mouth. The hearty ABV is well-masked! Overall, a very drinkable brew, though this style is not my favorite.
badgerben (4493) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold color with a small head. Slightly hoppy. Some corriander spice comes out. Not really well balanced; a citrus zing mixed with the spice just causes too much pain on the palate.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gold/Orange Coloring. No Head. The Double Made a Bigger Impression On Me. The Taste Was Pretty Mild..Some Alcohol Comes Out. Yeast, Citrus and Herbs/Flowery. Not Bad but Disappointing After the Double.
drjay44 (2708) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2004 The beer has changed significantly with the introduction of the slightly lower alcohol brew. Many of the floral, spicy overtones are now gone. In a side by side tasting the older formula was markedly better. I don’t know exactly what they changed but a formerly fine product now seems mediocre. When tasting this see if you have the older 8.5% or the new 7.8%.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden-orange in colour. Aroma is dominated by yeast, along with citrus and hops. The flavour is spicy, slight hops, quite yeasty, floral and wonderfully balanced. It finishes peppery and creamy.
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.
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.