WeissGuy (10) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 28, 2004
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
it kinda smells like some lip bomb, a little fruity. really feel like i can taste all of that 7.8, it comes up through the nose
it has a really lacey head that lasts.
CjileAle (2) - wilmot, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2004 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sharp and tingly to the first sip but leaves a nice fresh taste in your mouth. Yeasty, with a citrisy feel. Has a heavy feel on your toung.
walleye (1072) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
thanks clarkvv for sharing this at kuhnhenns. poured a golden with a white head. aromaa nice sweetness, malts, yeast, orange, hints of pineapple, alcohol. flavor, malts, orange. pineapple., hops, alcohol. this was well balanced beer not know if it can be found in michigan but I will be looking for it.
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Saaz and bananas, with a little spice. Yeasty, dough-boy. Finish heavy and sweet.
csbosox (1228) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - NOV 24, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful amber color with an off white, substantial head. The lacing is excellent. This beer is really sparkling, it is akin to champagne. The nose is yeasty? and large. I am drinking it from New Belgium’s own glass ($8 for 4). Temp is 48. The taste is identical to the nose. It is yeasty? with great balance. This is the 7.8% brew. It is a hell of a deal for $6 a six pack (on sale). The sweetness sticks around, making for a candy-like aftertaste, but with a tingly hops feel. This really is a fine beer. I am going to stop writing and concentrate on drinking.
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle best by May ’05. Very pretty, deep golden body with a big, fluffy white head. Slightly oaky aroma with a bit of alcohol. Flavors were very mellow: some citrus fruit and a mild spiciness. Would have liked to have gotten a bit more intensity out of this one, taste was just too subtle for a tripel.
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.