beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 28, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark gold color, small head. Hoppy, VERY floral hop taste, light and refreshing. Nice smooth malts. Full bodied. Mouthfeel is pleasantly smooth and round. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Floral hop taste is the focal point for this beer. Very different nice taste.
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2004 Re-rate 3/11/04: Seems to have improved some? I don't know. A little spicy esters, adequate hop bitterness, some sweetness. Really good beer for an American brewery of this size. I am impressed, great price, good flavor, I buy it frequently.
sethdude (702) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 26, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2004 Golden, hazy color. Thin head, decent lace, smells spicy/fruity. Flavor hits me as banana, clove, and maple. Creamy mouth feel. Hides the ABV very well. Aftertaste very pleasant, reflects the flavor very well. So complex, took me several tries to figure out what exactly was happening with the flavor of this beer. Very Nice. Note all of the suspended yeast. Wears out the palate fairly quickly. Best one at a time.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A wonderful trippel, big moosy lasting white head. Cloudy golden colour. Fruity aroma, with some yeast. Nice complex flavour you would expect from a trippel. Just a great beer, could be NB’s best.
Nuffield (3714) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
My pour produced a fluffy white head, somewhat remaining over time, on a lovely hazy body. Full aroma, yeasty. Flavor was charming--fruitiness, grape, bubblegum, banana, hint of clove. Nice subtle bitterness in the finish. Whenever I’ve approached non-Belgian "Belgian style" beers, I’ve held a presumption against them--an unfair bias. This one convinced me otherwise. Lovely body, complexity of flavor. I’m not so keen on such a dry beer (would prefer the sweetness of some Belgians) but not a reason to dock this very much. Not a perfect beer, but very well put together.
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.