entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2006
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve been rating quite a few tripels these days and this is one of the finest. Very spicey aroma that even has a little heat from the spice. Chewy medium/full body with a complex fruity, malty, spicey flavor. Not dry at all, very delicious.
Beerdedone (2460) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2006 On tap at Issac newtons with Stegosaurus. Poured a copper/golden color with a white head. Aroma of citrus, fruit, hops and spices. Flavor was smooth, citrus and spice. Great brew.
larsga (5891) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge white creamy head with some fine lace over clear yellow with ongoing carbonation. Head subsides quickly. Deep, clean, somewhat delicate aroma of old hops, light fruit, and sweetish malts with notes of banana and spices; some alcohol aroma. Light, delicate, velvety taste of sweetish malty with strong old hop overtones with faint mustiness and notes of banana. Aftertaste is old hops with a little bitterness, which lingers. An excellent trippel. Not very powerful, but delicate, balanced, and beautifully drinkable. (0.33l bottle.)
TaktikMTL (5494) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille verte de 750 ml avec bouchon de liège obtenue via les Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur énormement fruité. Apparence: La couleur est blonde orangée avec une forte densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux, de dépôt ainsi qu’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes, de caramel et une légère pointe d’alcool. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de caramel fruité en arrière goût. (Rating #465)
tennisjoel (1151) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruity, banana aroma. Large thick white head. Lacing is all over the glass. A fairly clear golden body with champagne bubbles rushing to the top of the glass. Slowly waiting for the head to shrink. The nice thing about that is you can let the beer warm up that way. The alcohol is very well hidden in this. Similar to Duvel with a dryer finish. My only complaint is that this beer is slightly one dimensional. It still is solid for what it is though.
kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 21, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice beer. Clear gold in color. Very efferevescent and sweet. Yeasty, fruity, and wheaty. Very good.
goolsby (3) - USA - APR 20, 2006 does not count
1.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
very smooth... but WAYYY too sweet... if i had wanted champaign i would have bought it..... this is not a man’s beer, it is a womans alternative with a little extra kick
jrob21 (2284) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Everybody’s pizza. Big, blond, robust, and spicy. Just like I like my women. Not particularly my favorite at the time in the right place, this would be an awesome drink. Points off for setting if I can do that.
WhiteAlePower (91) - Long Island, New York, USA - APR 19, 2006
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The only reason I did not give this a 20 was because that spot is for my Duvel! This brew was absolutely splendid! Perfectly blonde ale with a great clean head. Excellent smooth yet robust flavour!
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sadly I lack the proper glassware for this beer. Nonetheless, in a pint glass head was abundent and hung around with some fairly large bubbles. Color was dark amber with some cloudiness. Odor was fruity and slightly earthy with a certain effervescence.
First sip revealed a sweet malty taste with very little hop taste. The beer had what I wrote was a "mature" alcohol taste...a sweet, pleasant slightly burning sensation, like a bourbon.
After some recent bad experiences with what must have been very old imported beer, I have to say this brought me back into the fold. 8% alcohol probably helps this beer stand up over time...and a 98% rating likely means that it moves off the shelf in a reasonable amount of time.
I got this beer as an 11.2 oz single from my local beer-savvy retailer (Discount Liquor in Milwaukee).