MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330cl bottle at Markt NYC. light yellow clear gold color, medium whitish head. aroma of capers, mustard, citrus and yeast. sparkly carbonation, medium body. flavor is dry, with chardonnay tastes - buttery, creamy, crisp, white grape. pear and pepper. finish is dry maltyness.
lbishop (8) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 21, 2004 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good blonde beer. Very smooth and palateable. Has a great fruity aroma along with the slightly fruity taste. A very balanced Tripel. Perhaps second only to Chimay Tripel.
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden, tall white lasting head. Fruity sourish aroma with yeast, citrus. Good carbonation. At first malty sweet flavour, almost prefumy, then som underlying sourness, citrus and coriander, yeast, and finally a touch of hops. Oily palate. Smooth. Hides the ABV very well. Overall mild and well balanced. This could be the perfect tripel...
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spritzy looking orange/tan ale with a spongy light white head. Aroma of sour orange with vanilla, some wet cardboard and flowers. Full bodied, sweet with a slight acid finish. Very round and mild on the palate. Quite fruity. Excellent thought a bit sweet for my tastes.
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2005 Bottle. The colour is shady orange-gold-beige. The compact firm white foam is almost four fingers thick!
A sour wheat beer and lactose flavour dominates the smell. There are some notes of corn and bitter almonds.
The carbonation is powerful with small bubbles that develop into foam in the mouth.
The taste is quite alcoholic, but there are also are notes of apricot, liquorice, vanilla, diacetyl and lots of sourish flavours and lactose. The aftertaste is almost as complicated with a finishing touch of sour citric fruits.
Those Belgians might be totally nuts, but when it comes to strong brews that resembles of nothing else, look no further!
presario (4591) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 4, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gift pack with the Karmeliet glass. Best before 2006. Glass leaves room for as much head as beer. Beer is soft lightly cloudy gold under a mountain of merangue-like foam . A few clumps of ttractive lacing on the glass. Aroma of alcohol, flowers, grass and melon. Flavour is delicate, light fruit with a soft body and touch of spice and hops in a finish that ends with a sweet farewell.
PorterPounder (5355) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up at Whole Foods in Austin, TX. Cloudy, light orange murky pour with a thick, frothy white head. Clean, candy sweet sugar and banana aroma with some cloves in the back end. Some yeastiness in the flavor with some banana, and cotton candy sweetness. Slighlty one dimensional - leaning to much to the sweet side. Alcohol hidden well. Good, but not great.
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 24, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Summits Wayside Tavern...Pretty standard Belgian fare Full of yeasty character and light fruits like bananna,pear and grapes...nothing special here
clutchrogers (90) - Broussard, Louisiana, USA - OCT 22, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pale straw with orange highlights and a thin head. sweet fruit, coriander, apple, pear, white grape, butterd bread. subtle sweetness then orange, ginger, pear, sweet malt. nice creamy roundness in a fairly dry beer. nice dry finish with no off flavors. easily drinkable beer.
eleusis (70) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2005 Excellent! Very drinkable. Off white head that never dissipates all the way, gold color. Floral, hop aroma. Tastes like berries, a little sweet and alcohol completely hidden. 4.7
UPDATE: I bought a second case of this beer, and it is quite different. There is no sediment, when there was a lot before, making it very clear this case, no cloudiness like before. The alcohol is now quite evident. I’m not sure if my last batch was more aged or what. It’s still good, but not nearly as good as the other case. Also much more on the dry than sweet side. 4.0