YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JAN 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light orange color, nice orange and grape nose. Yeasty and fruity. Smooth and round. Very nice.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - JAN 4, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Loved the nose: big fruity aromas of oranges, grapes and yeast. Cloudy pale orange color and low tight foamy head. Big orange malt taste with yeast tones all over. Excellent Belgian triple from the U.S. Pretty smooth and sophisticated.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz Bottle marked 03SEP04. Poured a cloudy orange with a head that dissapeared quickly. Yeasty aroma that is citrusy and spicy. Nice. Has an outstanding body that is silky smooth and delicate. Flavor is classic Tripel which is fruity and malty, a bit sweet and a spicy finish. This is one of the top American brewed tripels in my opinion. Thanks Sham.
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I really enjoyed this. As it got warmer it got better. Fruity flavors but mild fruity flavors. Malty. Good beer. Golden in color with a white head.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy and golden with a white head. Some floaties. Fruity yet not fruity enough aroma. Malty flavor with hints of fruit and spice. Overall decent and enjoyable, but I thought Allagash Tripel reserve was more to style and a better beer.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fine, I'll admit it: New Belgium can brew some good beers. So why don't they dump the crappy stuff (that sells) and concentrate on good beers?
Best before Feb 27, 04, though with the alcohol content I'm willing to bet it would last longer.
Pours a cloudy golden color with a respectable head that looked like sugar. Very nice lacing.
Smells like banana, corriander, and apricots.
Tastes much like that as well, with the flavors coming along in that order: Bananas first, and an apricot aftertaste. I've never noticed anything like that in another beer.
Mouthfeel is quite full and crisp. Quite a bit of carbonation in this
Drinkability is good. It's making a very nice night-cap considering it's nearly 3:30am and I'm just finishing a homework assignment...
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a hazy yellow color with a thick frothy white head. Has flavor of citrus and floral.
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 14, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: pours a big white head that dissapated slowly leaving layers of lacing on glass. Very clear for being bottle conditioned. Light malty aroma. As it warms it becomes more complex, (mostly yeasty) although not as complex as the few other "Big Belgians" I've tried. I must say this is drinkable in that the alc is hidden well.
Suttree (4908) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 7, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2003 Cloudy Orange, with a big white head. Grainy, bready aroma. Dry, crisp peppery flavors, and some herbal flavors in their, as well - oregano, maybe? Soft, fluffy mouthfeel. Dusty, dry finish. Thanks, Secret Santa! Re-rate, sort of: On aroma, what I thought I had written as a 5 was, upon further review, an 8.
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I might've rated this higher but I'd just tasted Great Lakes Anniv. Ale, also a trippel. The New Belgium is clearly inferior. Not bad but much less complexity in flavor and aroma.