The Etruscan (465) - Tuscany, ITALY - DEC 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
White large mostly lasting head. Amber color. Aroma is moderately malty with fruity (apricot, banana), floral, nutty and slightly spicy notes. Flavor is fruity too with light dried fruits tones, ending in a balanced moderately hoppy, dry finish. Medium bodied.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy lemon-yellow body and a fluffy pure white head. Estery nose with elements of both bananas and oranges plus a sweet pale malt background and some mild band-aid phenols. For a tripel, the flavor seems sweet and buttery with a hint of butterscotch, but not suggesting diacetyl. Some syrupy quality in the mouthfeel. Solid, but doesn’t really hold its own against the great tripels of Belgium.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange. Subtle aroma of citrus fruits, dough, bubble gum and sweet malts. The lovely malt and hop balance is only better complimented by the silky, coating mouthfeel. Slightly tart. Notes of cotton candy, bubble gum and tropical fruits. Wow, damn, why was I ignoring this beer for so long?
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow color with a medium head. Nice aroma of spices. Yeasty taste, but nothing else. Another bland and hollow Abbey...
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden light orange in color. Big white fluffy head that lasts a couple of minutes. Strong yeasty/malt aroma. Roasted malt caramel taste with hints of fruit. Dry finish with a tiny hint of alcohol. Very good overall.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold Coloring with White Head. Yeasty. Fruity and Mild Amounts of Spice. Very Nice!
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 17, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Anam Cara’s Belgian Month. Slightly hazy golden orange with nice big thick white head. Aroma is yeasty with pepper and light citrus. Taste was a bit mild at first, but as it warmed the malt became strong and blended nicely with the fruity hop. Excellent.
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - NOV 15, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet, nutty, poaceously fruity. Nice head and numerous floaties. A murky off yellow. Yeasty aroma with apple booze, caramel and cane juice. Sweet apple cider and butterscotch. Off fragrance as it warms. Metalic. Good but not great.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light brown color with a dense head and cloudy appearance. Aroma was malty witha hint of spice & yeast. Soft palate - fruity, spicy that warms as it finishes. Hints of apples & roasted something - peanuts? Slighlty acidic. Very nice.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orangish brown w/thick white head. Musty yeasty nose with light spice, nuts, malt and creamy notes. Med-Heavey w/sweet creamy finish. Malt, honey, light spice, citrus, carmel, and toffe flavors. Nice!