Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Just a beautiful Tripel. Large, long-lasting head. Golden color. Malty, a little fruity, with some nice spice thrown in. Iím a fan.
vanvenlo (1092) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2006 22 June 2004 - Great head retention, ordinary lacing and golden colour cloudiness. Stunning fruit-fruit malt and some spiceness. Smooth sweet fruit (stone fruit), huge bubblegum, but could do with more spice complexity for balance. Sweet fizziness and light dissolving mouthfeel.
BCAR (220) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Hop Leaf--Chicago. Yeast dominates the aroma with accents of spice. Very smooth mouthfeel. It seems to be a very good representation of the style.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at the Cellar, St. Andrews. Very pale with huge annoyingly-rocky head. Yeasty spicy aroma, fruity banana taste. Evident hoppiness.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
08.15.04 750ml. Cork took it upon itself to leave the bottle just seconds after I removed the cage but no gushing. Pours bright, light, blonde; massive head, spotty lacing. Aromas spicey, some banana, some apple, vanilla; nice alcohol presence on nose; something smells buttery(?). Nice eff on palate, but also very pleasant and coating and smooth. Flavors are bright and complex. At times, esp the finish, this beer reminds me of a wit; it is quite citrus for a tripel, I think.
mds (2118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. pours a hazy golden colour, minimal head leaves silky sheets of lace. one of the greatest aromas ever! sour apples, some banana, and pear...simply incredible. mmm, silky smooth...Tart and fruity with a long yeasty (warming alcohol too) finish. this is simply a fantastic beer!
Frank (2223) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2006 Iím not sure what up w/ the my original rating of this stuff. It just seems dumb and though Iím not exactly drinking one of these right at this moment there is one thing Iíd like to add: What really makes this stand out is the huge spicy, sweet orangey nose.
Original rating: Sampled on tap at the Map Room, this is without a doubt one of the finest tripels I ever had. I spent more time drinking it than I did rating... Just beautiful golden in appearance, big head. Rich, complex flavor with the most thick delicious mouthfeel I can imagine. Cheers!
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy holden blonde with an overactive head...smells yeasty and sweet with light fruit...tastes very sweet and doughy...fantastic stuff, but leaves a candy sugar aftertaste...
desurfer (1186) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a brilliant gold with a loud, fizzt white head. Aroma of spiced apples and yeast. Flavor is very complex, with loads of fruit and yeast as well as bubblegum. Moderately acidic and tart. Alcohol is barely noticeable. Finishes dry. Tasty!
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl brown bottle.Poured a hazy amber with huge rocky white head & lots of tiny bubbles rising steadily with uniform striped lacing. Acid ginger beer nose.Nice balanced dry fruity acid flavour.Refreshing fizzy mouthfeel with spicy finish. Excellent.