Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge billoughy white head out of the bottle. Smells of cherry’s and pears with citrusy hint. First sip, very nice. Smooth drinkable, little bitter kick underneath it all. Very tasty brew. Woody towards the finish. Not as woodsy as fat tire though.
DomiNate (123) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, bubbly pour. Light , thick foamy head. Citrusy, fruity smell. Tastes fruity and alot of citrus. Refreshing brew.
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a fairly clear orange body and a minimal off-white head. Aroma of bananas, clove, citrus, white grape, and sugar. Flavor is very tart and sweet, peppery and spicy, with notes of citrus and banana. Rather earthy finish. Solid, though I’d prefer the clove and pepper be toned down.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On a night of tasting piss-water beer, this was a welcomed experience. Amber with frothy white head. Aroma was sweet, floral, some herbs and spice, citrus. Good mouthfeel. Creamy. Some light fizz. Taste was sweet, fruity, some alcohol. Nice. Very nice.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden color with a nice white head. Yeasty, peppery fruit aroma. Big yeasty flavor with a peppery spice and slight fruit undertones. Slightly phenollic finish. Nice example of a trippel.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Once again from new Belgium a beer with a distinct lack of guts, especially for a trippel, having said that, i guess its pretty soft and a approachable, and in general theres nothing wrong with it, its just not very interesting.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold color with almost a surprisingly tiny head. Has a yeasty and spicy aroma. Taste is first sweet bananas followed with mellow cloves. A bit dissapointed, as I have been holding out drinking what I thought would be NB’s best beer, but still good. I would have liked a bit more carbonation and a bit less sweetness. At least it’s 8.5, which doesn’t make it coat my tongue.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAY 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2005 Fairly accurate representation of the abbey trippel style; hazy gold in color, fruity aroma, high carbonation. Nice and yeasty. Tastes similar to Lucifer, other Belgian golds. Nice. Far better than New Belgium’s attempt at the Abbey dubbel.
thegreenrooster (3537) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy see through yellow. Nice head that stays around for awhile. Flavor is a doughy citrus with hints of bananas and cloves. Nice beer in so many ways, excellent flavor and appearence. Bravo for New Belgium for making a excellent tripple here in the states.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful light orange color, with bountiful yeasty, flaral aroma. Full bodied emi-sweet flavor. Smooth and delicious to the end. A nice all around beer.