BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 7, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear yelowish appearance, moderate head formation, fine carbonation. Coriander jumps out in the aroma, mild peppery spice, malty, herbal. Well spiced coriander malt palate, tangerine fruit. Malty but well balanced by the spice and evident alcohol content. Very dry, mildly citrussy but not particularly bitter in the finish. Nice complexity but Iíve been on the look out for this for a while and expected it to be world class. Maybe I should have bought the big bottle instead of the 12 oz.
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was good...but not all it was cracked up to be. Looks gorgeous. Nose is nice and hoppy. Notes of popcorn, bubblegum and caramel. Strange. Flavors reflect this with a slight overcarbonation.
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - AUG 4, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a very nice golden color which I think hints that this beer has more to offer than one would initially expect. Good off white head on top about a half inch with thick lacing that lasts. well carbonated but not too much, the bubbles are quite nice looking through the glass. A stardard belgian aroma with a full bodied taste and a nice hop presence making for a moderately bitter finish. good stuff.
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden body w/ a lasting white head. Initial aroma is of corn sugar. Once it warms becomes grainy malt, some sugary sweetness, hints of floral hop, some bready malt, and some peppery yeast aromas. Plum fruitiness as it gets warmer. Flavor is well balanced, but has a little bitterness into the finish & aftertaste along with a little hop flavor, very very subdued. flavor is also lightly toasted bready yeast, and spicy. Lightly clovey, very lightly, and very fruity. Almost like chewing a piece of Juicy Fruit gum. M/f is fuller medium bodied, highly carbonated, with extremely well hidden alcohol. A little on the dry side for my liking, but itís well within a tripel to be this way. One of the best versions of a Belgian style Iíve seen from and American Micro yet. Although with a Belgian brewer on staff, and a name like New Belgium, I would hope that would be the case. I wish I had more access to this beer here in Ohio, but Thank you to Kinz and BrooklynBoy for this one!!!!
IndianaRed (3120) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Pours a common looking slightly hazy, light amber. A modest fizzy that dissapated after a moment leaving a little lacing. Aroma is swet, fruity, a bit of spice. Busy. Flavor is a medley of tastes. Cloves, floral, a bit sweet, a little malty and hops. The after taste is slightly darker and woody. Finish is smooth a heavy. In a good way. Abbey Tripels are a good thing.
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 (10255) - 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 (5208) - 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.