Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasty stuff. Got a bottle at chinatwon cellars the other day walking home... If you try hard you get a hint of salami in the aroma and there is a little popcorn which goes well with the buttery malt palate. It goes down real smooth which suits me fine. The head poured huge at first but almost completely died away towards the end of my glass, oh well. Anyway, I could get into this stuff; classy.
davidoc (113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent Belgian beer, but aren't they all? This one is strong with a firm but not overpowering fruit taste.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A golden body with a white frothy 2 finger head. The banana aroma was mixed with florals. The flavor is floral as well with nice spice and a hint of caramel as it warms. Nice carbonation as well.
GlennPreston (1) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2003 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
If this is not the best Belgium beer, then I have much drinking to do of other more highly rated Belgiums! (when its available here in Australia) I will leave room in my rating until I taste better, which I guess I will. But this beer was a good drop of mother's fine milk and very easily downed with room left for another.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2010 3/03/04My rating is for a 75cl corked green bottle. This one opened like champagne and poured just the same with a high carbonation and a champagne like head. The head settles down to a creamy dense froth and rests there the duration. Lacing is subtle and scattered inside the glass in various places. Tiny streams of bubbles rise gallantly from the bottom of the glass throughout the session. Aroma is fruity and spicy with a subtle earthiness to it. The mouthfeel is like a comfortable pillow, smooth and delicate with a warming finish. Flavor is as complex as any good Tripel I’ve had and the use of three grains enhances the complexity even more. Fruity, earthy sweet and a full complex malt flavor. Yeast is also very much in the flavor. This bottle was good to the very last drop and I enjoyed it completely. 5/30/10 RE-RATE I’m moving this one up to my top Tripel. A 33cl bottle as fresh as you can get. Same cloudy appearance with an initially large snow white head tha reduces to a layer of film. Beautiful aroam which is peppery, floral doughy and with really great yeast notes. Lively carbonation, slightly sweet and peppery in flavor with some really nice hops. A very enjoyable brew and now my favoritre Tripel!
Eirikur (330) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - AUG 22, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful beer in an even more beautiful glass. Nice, tight head holding fairly well. A little yeasty, no alcahol feel(wich is nice). Very nice full, well rounded body. And there are alot of fruits in the aftertaste.
This beer is a little light but still it has that richness.
haukur (1009) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 22, 2003
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2007 yeasty aroma, tiny fruit hints but not much. Almost perfect looking for a blonde, clear light orange colour and a really thick white head. Nice sweet spicyness, a VERY pleasent beer!! extra points for a beautiful glass!!!! thanks Eirikur
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - AUG 21, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
very light in color. Alot of carbanation. Not much flavor though. I thought it was too sweet.
larsniclas (4980) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden with a large frothy head.
Yeasty, fruity citrus aroma.
A short pleasant bitterness.
rickgordon (3815) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2005 Bottled. Rerate. Pours a beautiful golden/amber body with a rich lasting head. Notes of tropical fruits(apricot, pineapple?) and banana in the aroma. Soft maltiness, with a slight sugary sweetness up front followed up by that tidbitty flavour of banana, and vanilla. Warming liquer-like finish. Stunningly tasty triple.