softale (188) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy golden amber. Head is not very impressive for a tripel. Nose is fruity, spicy and sweet. Sweetness in taste is bordering on cloying. Alcohol is present only in a slow burn on the way down. Only it’s sweetness prevents me from giving better marks.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Complex tasting ale due to the malt and hops. Has a strong alcohol flavor and after taste.
slinkymello (137) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad... typical belgian strong; on tap, it’s pretty damn good... of course, a bit too typical... that’s all i can really say, not feeling verbose today. try it... plenty of spice and grain
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Incredibly smooth and easy to drink given the alcohol content. Unknown Belgian I would definitely recommend
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium blondish brown color. An unspectacular aroma that was standard Belgian. Kind of strong bite to this beer with a powerful alcohol taste. You gradually become used to it but that doesn’t make it any better. Not one of the better Belgians but still good enough to beat out most other beers.
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very much like Gulden Draak, this is equally enjoyable. A little more hops and little less fruit, I’d take either one.
NJBeerman013 (1043) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicy, fruity, and sweet all at once. An interesting aroma to say the least. Like most belgian strong ales, it gets sweeter and more spicy as it warms. Also true to the style, it starts with a pillowy head which deflates into a flat lace which lingers for the rest of the drink. Almost honey like in color.
leaparsons (7794) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good strong ale with a sharp hops bite and a warming alcohol prescence. Arrr, me arties.
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 18, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2003 Strong banana esters. Some alcohol in the nose. Sweet fruity flavor. Creamy. Medium body. I think this is one of the most underrated Belgians. A damn fine brew. And what a funky label!
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden-orange color, the head is large, frothy, and tonnes of lace. Nose is malt, citrusy, and to this old honker, acidic or astrigent? Front is sweet, the top light, the finish is dry, lightly carbonated, decent hop presence, the Alcohol is noticeable, and leaves that nice warm feeling in the ’Tummy’. Another of those beers I like, but would need a ’Sixer’ to judge how much. Ranks #562 on my current 1000 bweer master list.