MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2004 Exultant pineapples, pink grapefruit and bananas bathing in meady alcohol...Obeying to the fruity onslaught are the sagacious spices, swirling carefully in the thin and a bit undercarbonated body (for a triple) of still great malt cookies...Run of the mill Belgian stuff (meaning very good)...
Dogbrick (7585) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to TChrome for the trade. As if buying beer wasn't an enjoyable enough experience, doing it for a good cause makes it all the better! This is one of the more enjoyable Tripels I have had to boot. Pours a lightly cloudy and bright yellow-orange/apricot color with a medium thin white head. Thin and quick lacing. Aroma of citrus, banana and hops. Medium-bodied with a nice blend of citrus, pepper, coriander and apricot. The finish has a bit of alcohol kick to it, along with some fruit.
jercraigs (7456) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark yellow body with no lingering head. Slightest hint of spice and floral hops in the aroma. Tast is pleasantly sweet and thick and melds exquisitely with the alcohol. Many thanks to Kimchee!
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tragic circumstances surround this beer, but I'm gald I was able to help the cause by purchasing (trading for) a bottle. It pours a rich golden with a thin layer of white head. Has nowhere near the amount of carbonation of some tripels I've had, but this is a good thing. Aroma of sweet bready Belgian malts, authentic Belgian yeast, and a touch of spice. Nice thick syrupy body with some small bubbled carbonation throughout. Light fruity flavor and a very mild bitterness. Clean, crisp warming finish. Very true to style. It's nice to see Stone branch out and succeed at it too. Thanks jcalabre!
Ughsmash (7087) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from the original 2003 batch (or the only batch if it wasn’t re-brewed). Poured bright and vibrant lighter orange with a wispy dusting of white head. The aroma showed some age and deterioration, but in the grand scheme of things it held up very well.. paler malts and much less lighter fruit supported dry, dusty cracked pepper and plenty of yeast. The flavor was centered around tacky pale malts with peppery, banana, and spicy yeast overtones.. the hops broke down, leaving a bit of cardboard.. finished dry and spicy over the emergence of light vanilla. Medium-bodied and dry on the palate, unfortunately a little empty right on the back. This was undoubtedly better a few years back.
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to markwise for bringing this to the weekly tasting. This beer has eluded me going back to its initial release. Pours clear gold with thin white head. The aroma is perfumy, lemony then sweetness and various spice notes join the fun. I’m also getting notes of berries and faint cardboard with additional draws. The taste begins with a wave of sugar sweetness then mild lemon tart notes surface to go along with hints of apple, coriander, raisins and a touch of pepper. Very nice.
bb (6734) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber beer with an off-white head. Big bubblegum aroma with some yeast and malt. Sweet malt flavor with some yeast, light spice, and a bit of earth. Medium body. LIngering malt, light spice, light yeast, light bubblegum, and light earth.
DuffMan (6462) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber, purchased at the brewery. Slightly hazy orange-tinted gold. Spicy banana and yeast aroma. Slightly estery, moderately sweet palate with caramelized banana and spices as the dominant flavours. Sweet but drinkable, and faithful to the style. Another well-crafted Stone brew.
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 27, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright gold brew with bright white head. Very soft presence of hops, Belgian yeast sweet malt adds to the picture. Complex brew that some might not notice such fact due to its softness.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 14, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours gold with a decent white head. Smells of spice, some residual sugar. Tastes of candi sugar, dry malt, some citrussy hints, some doughy hints. Great beer.