IMtheOptimator (1162) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - AUG 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a golden mildly effervescent amber with a small white head. Aroma is slightly sweet and floral, yeasty as well with a touch of hops. Taste is not nearly as bad as I expected. Very dry with some floral essences and very little sweetness. Not very elegant, but surprisngly drinkable. A tripel you don’t feel bad about drinking out of the bottle. Interesting.
VAYankee (334) - Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold, orange body with a very small white head. Aroma includes vanilla, hops, and touches of alcohol and honey. Initial taste is not sweet, instead a bit yeasty with some spices present just a tiny hint of vanilla. As claimed in the description nice dry finish with a touch of sweetness.
Terminus (3342) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle-pours golden orange with a small whtie head. sweet, candy sugar, alcoholic, estery, lemon aromas with some hop notes entangled in there as well. sweet flavors wit notes of honey, grassy hops, and a bright yeast character. As big of a beer this is, the alcohol was not that overbearing. Not bad for an american trippel.
beerbill (3565) - Laurel, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Super floral aroma. Pours a clear amber with a thin whitish head. Citrus and honey come through in the flavor. Although this beer is 10% ABV, there was no alcohol burn to speak of. Very enjoyable.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, deep golden body with a sudsy white head. Sharp nose of alcohol, vanilla, melon, honey, and phenols. Medium sweet and spicy, mildly phenolic black pepper flavor with a significant hop presence. Finishes with substantial, drying bitterness. Not particularly exciting, but a decent American tripel.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not too bad for a tripel. Alcohol is actually hidden pretty well. Aroma is doughy with lotsof yeast and mildy spicy. Flavor is a bit muddled but has some decent light bready malts with some spices, pepper, coriander etc. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth as well.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear yellow gold pour. Fruity, almost melon, aroma, with spices. More of malt pressence in flavor, with lighter malts, sweeter light fruits, honey, and spices, especially clove and corriander. Maybe a tad thin.
JK (4918) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vanilla aromas as well as light fruit, coriander, and alcohol. Gold, with no head. Very sweet fruit and lighter malt. HIdes the high abv well. Heavy palate. Not bad at all, but can’t stand up to the higher quality Belgians.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear amber color. Malty aroma with a touch of fruit. Flavor matches with the addition of some spices. Alcohol is well hidden.
aracauna (3236) - Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber (doesn’t appear to be bottle conditioned) with a minimal head. Very floral aroma. Oregano and honey. Cloves (almost bandaids) and a slight touch of sulfur. Better than most American-made tripels, I’d say.