albertk99 (12) - Denton, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very fruity tasing beer, very unique flavor. It’s my favorite of New Beligum’s so far. If you’re looking for a unique beer give this a try.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very yeasty and spicy on the nose, which is quite ample. Dry throughout. This is one of the driest beers I’ve ever had. Malt backbone seemed to be somewhat lacking in this trippel as compared to others of the style. Finish is dry and clean. Color is hazy golden with a smaller head than I wouldv’e liked on a trippel. Still very enjoyable and a little bit different that your average trippel.
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorites from NB and probably the best domestic Tripple. I have some being aged. Also watch for the Grand Cru which is brewed every 1000 batches of NB beer.
trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 26, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Spectacular belgian trippel. This beer is a winner.
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My favorite New Belgium brew. Earthy floral taste. Golden color with a big head that tats into fine brussel’s lace. Great complexity for an American beer. two thumbs up.
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
By far New Belgium’s best brew. Much more ballsy than the others, real depth of flavour. Very well rounded.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
What an outstanding beer. golden, light head/ aroma is strong, spicy and citrusy. Nice sweet flavor, pleasant fruit flavor lingers on the palate.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best, if not the best, American Belgian style strong ales. I like the Grand Cru (available in winter) even better.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 3, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Came out of the bottle the color of orange blossom honey. Big fluffy white head fades to lace. The ’earthy and floral’ aroma from the commercial description is right on the money. Flavor is a little citrusy with a tanginess that is refreshing on a summer day. Alcohol is well hidden in my opinion. All in all, this is a good beer. Thanks to Gusler for this one.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best by 19 Apr 03. Dark golden color with a nice lasting light cream colored head. A lot of small white ’floaties’. Light malt and floral aroma. Quite carbonated with hop oils all over the place. I am thinking this one should have set down of a bit. Tastes are ’green’. Sharp alcohol, even when cold. Very mouth coating in feel. The yeast in the bottle appears to be pure white. I really had to shake the bottle to get it out which added to the amount of floaties. An interesting yeast that stays in small chunks. warms nicely and the flavors meld a bit. Too sharp and abrupt for a higher echelon triple. With some age I would wager this would be outstanding. Unfortunately, I only have this one sample.