ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2003 Typical belgian tripel color. Some very sparkly effervescence though. Aroma is tart yet sweet, like a apple-cranberry sweet and sour sauce. Definitely a little bit of the pear/tart apple cider aroma. Very tart to begin with, but has a rich honey flavor on the back of the palette. Finishes with a chewy yellow raisin texture/flavor that is very tasty!! While I am extremely impressed with the aftertaste/finish, I do not care for the initial overly tart/dry flavor, that is too big up front and lurking.
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 16, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold color. Large head. Aroma is malty and fairly spicy. A medium bodied ‘triple’. Not very malty, mostly spicy and fruity. Peaches and apricots, with a strong spicy character. Somewhat lemony and grassy. Very dry character. High and lively carbonation. Light and refreshing. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
RichardGretton (4277) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good blonde ale appearance with a deeply malted aroma and a very strong alcohol finish. The flavour is principally alcohol which is disappointing. Overall though very good.
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
First pour, nothin but head, a glass full of foam. Second pour, 1 inch of beer, 4 inches of foam. I was finally able to get most of the beer into the glass on third pour. Golden color, ridiculously big sticky white head. Spicy, citrus, peppery pear, alcoho, wood and flowery hops. Thank you Todd.
Thrashman (4) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2003 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity at the start, enormous head, cloudy golden color. Very small bottle--8.2oz. Rather have a Duvel
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
aroma of bread yeast and peach. light yellow color. lots of complex flavors. yeasty dough and fruit-especially ripe banana. as it warms there is a stronger taste of citrus (lemony), green apple and as it gets warmer still, an alcohol taste is noted.
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2012 Light for the style both in color and body. Pours with a large head, slightly cloudy. Yeasty, fruity aroma and sweet. Fruity and slightly bitter, good brew never the less.
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a very stong triple. Very fruity and fresh. A little yeast in the finish.
Panzuriel (1349) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Full foamy white head with a honey golden liquid beneath. Nice aroma of fruity malts and evident alcohol. Taste is of alcohol and hops with a tad of sour bitters in a bad way. Texture is nice and fluid on the watery side. Alcohol content is evident.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy pale gold w/ large frothy head. Mildly sour nose w/ vinous character & some citrus, cloves, & spice. Good carbonation, though slightly syrupy feel. Smooth flavour w/ yeast, banana, & cloves. Finish is nicely bitter w/ a warm alcohol tingle.