hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is the best NB brew I tried at the brewery - some of the other brews start to get a little sweet (abbey, black) to my taste but this one has enough spicey, smoky liveliness to ride shotgun with its riches.
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
very nice aroma, appearance orange tented. the flavor is very complex and has wonderful texture. the finish is clean with a nice balance of fruit flavor with hops.
The Etruscan (544) - Tuscany, ITALY - MAY 28, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden-orange color with white weak head.
Aroma is very rich, floral, fruity, with banana nose and with light spicy tones.
Flavour is complex too, malty and sweet, but extremely well balanced with citrus, candy sugar and hops, ending in a soft spicy and fruity aftertaste. Medium-full bodied. I bought the bottle Iíve rated directly at the New Belgium Brewery in Fort Collins, CO, last year; really great people, there.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 23, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden color with big chunks that float to the bottom of the glass and quickly settle and splat flat on the bottom of the glass. This may bother some people, but I thought it was neat. Has a fruity taste/aroma. The aftertaste is a bit flat. Thanks legion242!
Brew4Dug (138) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very full flavor and beautiful golden appearance. Quite a kick after a few so drink slowly and enjoy!
rodzilla99 (21) - Spring, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really nice golden color, good frothy head. Great tasting trippel.
BrockLandersLS (109) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2002
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great floral scents complement this phenomenal trippel. I have had several other New Belgian products but this my friends is their best work to date.
strictlydomed (34) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I liked it very well, especially the sweet tast of it, with a great alcohol %!!!!!
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Veerry sweet... a little too much so for me. Still good, but Iím not one for something this candylike.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 26, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2003 Deep golden yellow color, small white head. Flowery, yeasty and faint alcohol aroma. Fruity spicy banana-clove malty flavors. Full body, full soft mouthfeel, balanced lasting finish, warming alcohol effect, dangerous drinkability, got to be careful with this one.