3fourths (8554) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2009 Golden yellow opaque appearrance. Nice thick creamy head with large bubbles. Has a somewhat mild aroma of malt and oranges. Very bold and spicy at first, followed by a more mild bubbling sensation. The finish has a burnt wood flavor which accompanies a nice bitterness. Overall it’s a very nice beer to relax with, but if anything is wrong it is that it could mellow just a tad.
shaeffbser (70) - Vail, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Goloden color with bleach white head. Wheat and yeast aroma. Sweet, a little wheat, and hopy taste.
fly (1429) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAR 25, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had to let go of my feeling that Fat Tire is too middle of the road and give this a shot after reading posts of this being an old stand by for some here. Glad I did. Makes be want to do a side by side tasting w/ Triple Karmaleit or another Belgian. Nice and spicy, fruity. Not an every day beer for me, but very well crafted. I tend to go back to ales and probably will, but a tip back to this one at some point in the future can be seen.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2009 Best before 22nov03: Golden ale,with a frothy,white,aromatic head.Complex aroma of spice,Saaz hops,pale malts,and yeast.Good looking lace nice retention.Sharp,creamy mouthfeel.Sweet,fruity,flavors lead to a hoppy(sharp,floral)alcoholic finish.Very clean and earthy.Solid brew.
Diablokev (162) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is of spice, it reminded me of the smell you get with spicy beef jerky. The appearance is a clear mid amber with a thin head. The flavor is also spicy and of beef jerky. The beer is smooth and crisp. Overall not a knockout as I expected but still darn good.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is rather lacking, basic trippel scent, but less of it. Flavors include orange, coriander, a perfect amount of sourness, finishing nicely blunt: the Saaz do a great job here. Basic banana flavors throughout.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nothing special about the nose on this beer. Nice flavor, but lacking a bit. Not a traditional Trippel with less flavor and character. Though it is a tough beer to make.
Jayb0 (1084) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was actually slightly disappointed by this one. It's certainly solid, but with the bar raised high it just didn't quite reach my level of my expectations. Creamy, subtle banana, nice hop level, yeasty. Very nice. I'd like to revisit this again.
MartinT (8492) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A golden liquid diamond surface reflects a symmetrical perfume of bread yeast and citrus fruit...This formidable prism of extruded sweet bananas secretly transmutes into a faint flower-laden alcohol...A creamy and smooth Belgian beacon illuminates the American sky...
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - MAR 1, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark yellow, slightly cloudy. Thick white head. Pretty good looking. Spicy malt aroma. Bunch of caramel, bunch of corriander, touch of citrus (orange), yeasties, touch of banana. Sweetness full of subtle malt flavors. Moderate body, velvety smooth. Finish slightly bitter with a bit of spice.