humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The citrus sparkle, taste and fragrance of the beer earns it the title of "orange bloosom special". Clean on the palate, sweet and yet lusciously sour on the tongue. The color is that of a mirky pool of summer nectar. You can certainly taste the tradition and craftsmanship. The alcohol is well disguised and the sour dough like yeasty tones concocted to mellow perfection. This is a great southern summer porch sipper.
rudolf (2304) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 29, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yeast, bananna, Orange/Lemon and earthy wheat aroma. Sweet and wheaty, light on the tounge, citrus and yeast.
haf (529) - Gijon, SPAIN - APR 27, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cerveza "3 reales" rubia, suave, con caracter y de sabor afrutado, con segunda fermentacion en su propio envase.
JK (4157) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2004
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2004 Wow. I had this at Muffuletta on Como Ave. here in Minneapolis. Aromas of pear, wheat, and citrus. Appearance of a cloudy hefeweizen with no head. Exceptionally complex and smooth. Flavors of pear, apple, honey, coriander, citrus, wheat, and malt. This beer is highly complex with many aromas and flavors.this is outstanding and it is hard to find anything better.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - APR 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good tripel. A balance of sweetness, yeast, and spices. Quite a few phenol notes of fruit and bubble gum. It has an amber/copper hue. Overall its very nice. Lacks the flavor complexity of the best tripels, and the palate isn't as dry or alcoholic as it could be.
orangelazarus (53) - USA - APR 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Exceptionally spicy. This could easily have been raisin and clove wine for the prevalence of those flavors. The sweetness makes it hard to drink very much of this beer, but for an isolated taste, it's very refreshing.
kwoeltje (2152) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) deep gold with good head. Fruit aroma with some pepper. Flavors are yeast and fruits with some spice/pepper.
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - APR 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap served in a Karmeliet tulip at Lucia's in uptown mpls. Aroma of banana and spices. Taste is of banana, wheat and cloves. A very refreshing and surprisingly light (given abv) beer that is a great match with our 70s spring weather. Not as full bodied or spicy as other tripels like Allagash or golden monkey, but solid nonethelss.
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Honey gold and cloudy, a thick head. Clovey with sweet bakery yeast in the nose. The taste is fruity and spicy (again cloves), and results from the three-grain wort and live yeast. As you empty the glass, you should note the origins of the term "Brusels lace".
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deep golden/light amber color... off-white head, very clear... yeasty, phenolic, bubblegum... outstanding tripel, one of the best in my opinion... slightly sweet, excellent balance, smooth finish