BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2006 Medium body with semi-high carbonation. Citrus taste with spicy and bitter notes. Very smooth and flowing and drinkable. The medium mouthfeel coats the buds well and the flavor really comes out better as it warms a bit. To me it tastes pretty much like what it is, an American version of a Tripel. But it is good, just a different taste than the true thing.
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle: Cloudy orange in color with a somewhat lasting white pillowy head. Nose was light for the style I thought, with oranges and yeast, slight sourness as well. Flavor was also light I thought, I missed the heavy yeast and sweetness, seemed just a little over watered. Finishes with a citrus sour kick.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2005 7/22/05 Bottle from brad. Pours hazy golden orange w/ small white head. nose is light sour fruit, almost acidic feeling. Taste is bitter with light citrus and astringent feeling to it. Actually has quite a bit of water to it.
rerate 12/3/05 Pours a hazy yellow color with a white foamy head. Nose is grassy, citrusy, yeasty, light orange/lime zingy notes. Taste is lots of yeast, dry and lightly chalky, but at the same time shows some signs of citrus fruit juice. numbers reflect rerate.
BeerandBlues2 (11829) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 21, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pours gold with orange hints and a rocky white head; excellent film lacing. Sour yeast and leather malt aromas. Sour yeast and leather malt flavor with a citrus hop finish. Light bodied and fizzy dry palate.
JMerritt (1931) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Straight golden in color, clear, with no head. Looks like a glass full of honey. Malty sweet aroma reminds me of honey as well, with some caramalized sugar, cloves, ginger, alcohol and spicy hops. Graham crackers, toffee, alcohol and banana flavor. Spicy, mildy bitter, mildly sweet finish. Highly carbonated, but it pairs well with this. Thanks, Crash, for bringing this back from Texas for me!
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden-organce with a little head and lacing. Aroma was sweet with some hints of fruit. Taste was good but, it had a "thickness" to it and I canít explain that took away from the overall taste.
apost8n8 (123) - USA - JUL 8, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
alcohol and stinky feet. Iím guessing from the reviews i got a skunky pack. Iíll rerate again.
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Tim. Pineapple, yeast, plum, spice, doughy nose. sweet pineapple, lemon, alcohol, yeast. dryish citrus finish.
Sammy (10752) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth, nice yeast. Lace, disapearing head that was small to begin with. Fancy aroma. Good balance, tad of fruit and overall sweetness.Suitably carbonated and some cream in medium mouthfeel. High alcohol but still a good transition to Belgian style. No objections to this. Thanks to Tim (IPFreely).
SunSkates (47) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange-gold color. Fruit, bubblegum and clove aroma. Fruit and alcohol flavor; low in hops and malt. Medium body with a sticky aftertaste. Very good.