Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Initial cider taste followed by the alcohol. Not insulting in the least. Sweet aroma with, once again, the promise of high octane. I found the flavor to be insufficiently complex compared to the style.
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a hazy golden/orange color with an averaged sized head. Large particles. Spicy, citris, floral, and yeasty smells. Tastes of spices, light fruits and some sugar. Alcohol well hidden.
heemer77 (5174) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2006 Pours with a large white head. The body is a bright gold with lots of fast bubbles. The aroma is bananas, bubblegum and peaches. The taste is very buttery with toffee and whole wheat. This is very dry for a tripel. The finish is a little spicy with some black pepper. Lots of lacing in the glass. There is also high carbonation in the mouthfeel.
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - JUL 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy yellow or orange appearance in a mug. Not much for head. THis has a smooth taste at first but then it hits you with an odd aftertaste. This was a unique beer. I like New Belgium Brewing Company beers.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange/yellow with little head. Sweet nose with yeast and an odd vegetal tang of squash or corn. Very sweet flavor, orangey, yeasty, with a nice bitter finish.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Good looking pour-fluffy one finger head on a gold body. Nose is yeast and wheat. Flavors are malt, citrus, bananna, black pepper, and pear/apple. It is slightly sweeter than I anticipated, and the finish is dry. This isn’t my favorite style of beer, but this is ok. I wouldn’t make it my everyday beer, but it is pleasant.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice golden colorwith a small amount of yeast particals floating throughout the brew.Nice lightly malty wheaty aroma with a decent bannana smell coming through,as well as a sweet and sour thing going on.Malty sweet brew with plenty of nicely done bannana flavor and a mild hint of hops in the end.The alcohol makes a brief appearance and fades quickly leaving you with a nice smooth bannana flavor.This is a very nice brew,lots of nice flavor without the over the top alcohol bite that some of these get from time to time.More then worth having more around.Thanks go to Falconseye for sending this fine brew my way.
jde123 (767) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a translucent ivory, with a suprisingly small head. Very pungent aroma of pears, hops, and yeast. Overall a great triple, but I don’t like triples.
frankR (145) - Davis, California, USA - JUN 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden liquid, frothy white mostly diminishing head. Excellent spice from the European hops accompanied great balancing malt. One of the best tripels I've slurped.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2004 Golden orange in color with a off-white head. The aroma brings with it many spices, orange, and yeast. Has a good yeast character to it, and it bubbles across the tongue. The flavor was characterized by a yeast/malt/spice mix complimented by weak citrus notes. The alcohol was noticable. I have only had the 8.5% version.