shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I guess, having paid what I did to acquire this at a specialty bar, I was expecting something more complex. This does have some sweet white wine (champagne?) notes and is quite dry for an abbey tripel. Some herbal, citrus, yeast notes. I recommend not including the yeast sludge at the bottom.
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Honey, wheat, some citrus, estery. Belgian yeasties. Clear dull gold with huge pillowy white lacing head. Medium body with light-medium carbonation. Sweet sugar vanilla start, estery, bubblegum, wheat. Low acidity. Alcoholic burn, finishing with sweet notes and some dry bitterness. Light bitter sweet after.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle bought in Belgium. 250ml, served in a Petrus glass. Average pale, hoppy triple without much to offer.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2004
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Lotsa’ carbonation but head is gone fast.Golden amberwith alittle cloudiness.Nothing spectacular.The aroma is hard to nail down,some fruit but also a citrus thrown in,even some aromatic spice.Flavor here is a big dissapointment.I think the flavor left with the carbonation.Not a bad finish,just not much of a finish.
BBB63 (6449) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Itty bitty bottle: Slightly hazed pale golden hue with small fading head and almost no lace. The aroma has notes of port wood, honeycomb, lemon butter, apricot, ripe tangerine, earthy and barnyard yeast esters, noble hops, clove, cardamom, and anise. The taste does not live up to the aroma but isn’t bad either. Very sweet initially with a fruit acidic following. Buttery midsection with a spicy and sublime bitter finish. The feel is sharp but missing that something. Okay but hoped for more. Maybe aging would have helped this beer.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A slightly hazy light orange brew with a nice white head that stays forever. Good thick maltiness to the texture with a very dry end. Spicy aroma with a bit of citrus and apple. This brew is very lively on the palate with a good carbonation enhancing the spice and fruit tastes, good maltiness really makes this brew very good.
pootzboy (1635) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2004 Poured a milky gold with a 4 finger tight frothy head reminiscent of a Duvel cap...very pleasing...very lively in the glass for an abby..again. more like Duvel in appearance. Sweet spicy smells to it...not as much citrus as tart pears or apricots. Starts very tart and zesty like a pilsner but hen the nicely layered malt body is revealed to the tongue....finishes dry....very much like Duvel....is it a clone? No it has it’s own distinct taste.
Wheatsheaf (104) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle. A slightly hazy yellow ale that pours with a large, white, lasting head that leaves excellent lacing. Aroma of lemon zest and yeast. Light-to-medium body with a textured, somewhat syrupy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Sweet, pear-like fruitiness up front, with a sharper, grainier flavour in the middle, and a yeasty, hoppy finish. Becomes less pleasant as the beer warms to reveal some of the cruder flavours. Satisfactory, but nothing special.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUL 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Peachy, golden, ginger ale colored body with cloudiness and sediment. Nicely thick, cottony white head. Smells of concord grapes, alcohol, chardonnay and apples. Sweet and light taste, honey, apples, sugars, white grapes and slight tangy/lemon finish. Delicious. This is a terrific, tasty beer but its very close to a chardonnay champagne.
haukur (1432) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUL 10, 2004
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
massive head. Aroma is somewhat skunked (bad bottle?), with some hints of fruit and hops. Great appearance, huge duvel head with gold color. Taste is quite awesome to sayt the least, fruity, malty, yeasty and quite hoppy! a fiesta in a bottle, downdall is that its quite straight forward and maybe over carbonated, but a good balance. Very nice tripel