raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where is the head that is in the picture? Absolutely no head.High carbonation.Aroma is just plain yeastiness. palate is watery and sugary.Fruity and a slight taste of grain followed by a pretty large hop bitterness.Not too well done.
Aggie80 (776) - Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Discovered this in a corner of the cooler at a graduation party and was please, if for no other reason then I was able to try something new. A pleasing and spicy brew, I canít really comment accurately on color and head, I was stuck drinking out of the bottle. I will look for it and try again when I can pour it! Nice after flavor and a fruity spicy taste.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 28, 2002
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Iíll do you one better, cranes - I didnít care for this at all. Light copper, sugary, ever so slightly cidery. Sweet, flowery, bubblegummy and very sugary. No balance.
cranesareflying (50) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Judging from the geography here, I guess this is a Midwest thing, sorry to change the grading curve, but this is not nearly as complex, in my view, as the real thing, say, a Westmalle Tripel, closer to a sugar-cured Bass Ale, a very orange colored appearance, absolutely no head at all, mild malt and fruit flavor, lightly carbonated, excessively sweet, smooth at first, easy to drink, but there’s no lasting flavor for me, sort of like Ommegang, what I was left with was a dried-out, oaky sweetness on the palate.
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2002
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Iím a Belgian virgin, so I canít honestly say how this conforms to the style or whether it matches the actual Belgian Belgians. No matter. This is my new favorite beer. Awesome drinking. I had my second bottle of a four-pack tonight and I looked forward to it all day. (I notice that this is the highest rating Iíve given since Sprecher Black Bavarian. Obviously this brewer is doing something right.)
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Doesnít taste like a lot of Belgium Triples that Iíve had, but it is a very drinkable beer that goes down smooth and has a slight spicy aftertaste.
Drew Blood (151) - Mt.Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2001
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is great beer. Similar to the Abbey Tripple offered by the New Belgium Brewing Company, but it is not bottle conditioned. If you are in the midwest, look at those neck rings in the Specher sections and give this a try.