Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy gold-orange with a very large white fluffy head. Nice spicy aroma. Strong alcohol and pepper taste. Not real complex, but very warming.
Betty (236) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Found this to be too harsh on the palate: not because of the alcohol but because of the lack of malt character. Not well crafted and left a lame aftertaste like cheap champagne would. Get something else. E.g. had a Duvel right after and it kicked Piraat’s arse.
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark golden in color with a mostly dissipating egg white head. Aroma is fruity with some hops, where’s the yeast? Flavor though is quite enjoyable. Very fruity, candy sugar, big ABV is very well hidden. Enjoyable.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear gold with a large fluffy white head.
Aroma of hops, spice and a touch of
alcohol. Tastes slightly sweet, fruity with
a warming alcoholic/hoppy finish.
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
trappist glass: spicy alcohol on the lips then a sweet and great doughy and banana aftertaste. i like it. if only it were more together on the tongue, rather than after i swallow it. oh! ARRRGGHHH! I’m a Sea Dragon.
bluevegie (3070) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden body with a large frothy white head. The head lasted the distance and left good lacing all the way down the glass. The aroma was of spice , alcohol and cinnamon. Taste was sweet, buttery/oily, light pepper, spices again and the alcohol is certainly present and warming but not offensive.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet iron and hop nose. Small head and low carbonation for a Belgian ale. Sweet, full bodied, spicy, and fruity. The finish is long and alcoholic and full of sweetness. Good, but this beer is too sweet for my palate.
hopdog (10913) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a medium orange color with a huge head. Aromas of spices, alcohol and oranges. Spicy, orange, alcohol (just like it smells) taste. Moderate alcohol aftertaste (but bearable). Sweet with a bitter bite to it.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JUN 30, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good Belgian brew, I was expecting less but was nicely suprised! Very fruity taste, nice alcohol taste, not overpowering! Good brew!!!
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Massive, thick, foamy white head. Clear golden body with moderate carbonation. Thick cottony lacing. Classic citrus and banana nose of a tripel plus some spice, yeasty aroma and a vague leathery quality. Flavor is very distinct with elements of leather, fruit peels, more spice, and prominent alcohol. This is a big beer and I enjoyed it considerably.