ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - APR 29, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. slightly hazy golden pour with a nice fluffy white head. Spicy aroma, yeastly with a hint of banana. Nicely carbonated, spicy start. Hoppy, alcohol hits you right in the face. Earthy, dulling in the middle, the finish is spicy also. Something is not quite right. Average tripel, in my opinion.
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into tulip glass. 4/19/05. Deep golden and clear in the glass with visible carbonation. Large white head of dense foam. Lacing on the glass is spotty, racing not that impressive. Smell is of spicy hops, yeast, funk, uncooked corn. Smells fresh. Light palate with subtle malt sweetness makes this a refreshing drink, good for summer. Has copious amounts of the Saaz hops, as advertised, which add a spicy peppery and dry bitterness to the finish and really carry the beer in the absense of more dominant malt flavors. Extremely smooth and balanced, this is almost milky in the middle, with some banana smoothie flavors blended with the malty sweetness. Bitter finish is also a bit salty, which I enjoyed as a counterpoint to the initial sugar. Finish lingers and becomes somewhat metallic, and then oddly smokey, which I found enjoyable. This beer demonstrates that simplicity can be outstanding.
Kevin (2156) - New Mexico, USA - APR 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours light amber with a volcano of a white head. aroma is corriander, yeast, and seedless grapes. flavors of yeast , light pepper, and a milky caramel. very clingy mouthfeel. and the sweetness lingers in this one. it is still a good beer. just a bit outside what i look for.
barleyandmalt (25) - USA - MAR 28, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells of the county fair: bubble gum and hay. Intriguing copper color; lacks a proper head. Upon first long pull, all preconceptions are blown out the window. Citrus and caramel explosion with a perfect carbonation complement. Smooth finish leaves you pondering when your next taste of this craft will be. A must try for all new Trippel explorers!
jtw (1144) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from tannertavernboys. "flat" aroma if that makes sense, unlike a flat body. earthy and yeasty and musty. tingly caramel alcohol flavor but the tingle is not from carbonation; it seems to come from a citrusy spice. good beer, good tripel, but just typical for a belgian style brew.
imstein (5) - Alabama, USA - MAR 21, 2005 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
DRANK IT STRAIGHT FROM THE BOTTLE.
THOROUGHLY ENJOYED IT. GETS BETTER AS IT WARMS. NICE CARAMEL AFTERTASTE AND VERY SMOOTH GOING DOWN. CAN’T WAIT TO GET MORE.
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 19, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2005 Honestly, I don’t completely understand why this beer has such a good rating. The best thing that I can say about it is that it is fairly true to style, but, in my opinion, it’s not that good.
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - MAR 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy bright yellow in colour with a pillowy white head. Aroma is vaguely fruity and spicy. Taste is incredible. I can dtect mango and lychee. Very nice.
PorterPounder (6288) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grapevine Market- Austin, Tx - 12oz bottle. Pours a slighlty murky, medium golden with a faint, but sticky white head, good subtle bubble action. Aroma is not overly apparant, pick up a faint fish odor, some cotton candy and fresh lake water. Flavor has a little bit of bubble gum, some candied sugar and a bit of alcohol. Turns slighlty cloying near the end. Mouthfeel is sticky and thick, which is nice. Overall, decent, but not one for the ages.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark yellow. Aroma was yeasty with some notes of leather. Flavors of some fruit, sugar, and hop spice with a semi dry finish. Light to medium bodied.