TheBeerGod (5366) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to TChrome for sending this out! Pours a clouded amber with lots of floaties and particles in the body. Medium fluffy white head. Nose is flowery and mixed with spices. Definitely spice, fruit, and some sugar on the tongue. There's more of the floral taste in there, I guess due to the hops. There's a little bite due to the carbonation and spices, but other than that is relatively smooth. The finish is more of the hops and lightened spice. Very good!
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 31, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rerate: floral, hoppy, spicy, and slightly astringent, with a citusy bit; a little unbalanced towards the hop side, with plenty of lingering amd dry aftertaste. Still not convinced about the "silky malt flavors" as claimed; definitely a good brew.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large thanks extended to Jazz88 for supplying me with this puppy!!
Pours with a gleaming golden orange body with a wispy white sirius cloud floating atop. The nose is a mass of malty orange and light lemon zest. This Triplecontains a deep yeasty French bread profile and a resemblance to a recently cut summer lawn.
The flavor is a bit peppery, notes of coriander, nutmeg, minute amount of cinnamon and clove. Still hits hard with citrus zests, yeast, pepper, and spice. Very airy and light, it seems delicate like a porcelain teacup; Small note of cantaloupe, and bread dough.
The palate is Faultless; a soft and velvety whipped cream which leave behind micro bubbles of lace. The ninish is a doughy tartness but honey sweet- I can’t decipher between sweet or tart here. This is a Great Triple, especially for a US brewer!!
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - JAN 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yellow body with a dark tint. Small head. Tasted of wheat with a tart mouthfeel and a bitter aftertaste which contains hints of alcohol, a barnyard and watermelon.
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - JAN 22, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice light amber hue with outstanding, creamy head with the brussels lace that comes with a well-crafted beer--rings all down my glass!
The nose is complex, malty, with good hop support. There are citrus, grass, peanut, and maybe cassis going on in the nose.
The mouthfeel is right on--smooth, creamy and full as it should be.
Tastes malty, with a mild hopiness, floral character. Very nice beer with some alcohol warmth--this is no cop-out Belgian imitator. Excellent beer
egajdzis (5431) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a cloudy orange yellowish color with a soft fluffy white head and some lacing. Aroma of yeast, citrus and spice. Taste of spice, light fruit and yeast as well. A nice tripel!
sloth (2547) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small white head, sticky lace, fair retention. Hazy gold color. Pleasent spicey nose, melon, fruit, peppery, nice. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Pepper, citrus, fruity flavors with hints of anise and some breadyness also. Finish is medium dry.
haddon90 (1503) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden color with a lasting head. Yeast in the aroma as well as malt and some hops. Pretty smooth taste, medium bodied. Not creamy or chewy. Overall, a really good Triple. Had this in Lawrence, KS.
kumite56 (471) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I love the tripels. NIce yeasty and flowery aroma. Appearance is nice with a gold body and a froth big off white head. Flavor is slightly sweet initially and has a dry hoppy finish. a nice beer.
BBB63 (6200) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden hue with nice white frothy head and good lacing. Traditional belgian yeast esters, fruity (grape, apricot, orange. lemon), biscuit malts, floral hops, allspice, and cardemom. The taste wasn't as sweet as expected from the style, which in this case is a good thing since it let the sour and ripe fruit nature shine through. Yep, it's yeasty enough but doesn't come off as chalky or "funky". Fruity and spicy upon the finish, sharper tasting than most true abbey brews. The mouthfeel has a moderate chewy and crisp character. The alcohol is well hidden till the end. Not the class of the great tripels, but it can hold it's own against most American made beers of the genre.