Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice amber color,medium sized white head that lasted for a decent amount of time then faded to a small lace.The aroma was citrusy and floral with maybe a spicy note to it.The flavor was fantastic,nicely fruity with a decent malt side light caramel and spicy with some sweet and light sour notes coming on as the brew warms.The finish is and fruity.Very nice brew with that manages to stya fairly well balanced and flavorful with the alcohol being there but not in a over powering amount.Well worth trying again.
steview (1012) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 28, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2004 creamy, mellow, fantastic sweetness, pleasantly soft "jump" of leathery, uhm. exotic spice, and sour berry buried within bitterness. i obviously need to drown my nose and tongue in this to figure it all out. UPDATE 8/31/04: again, i need to try it again. so soft and delicious. lively spiced mouthful of cremey bittersweetness. honey citrus pie.
Trogdor (195) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2004 Small white head that leaves excellent lacework all the way down the glass. Complex spice and fruit aromas. Sweet caramel maltiness with complex spice undertones, warming from the alcohol, a fantastic beer that i highly recommend.
The Etruscan (480) - Tuscany, ITALY - DEC 22, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
White weak small head. Deep golden slightly cloudy color. Aroma is fruity (apricots) with a few orange and spicy notes. Flavor is initially moderately sweet with coriander tones, turning in a strong fruity taste preparing a sweet finish. Medium bodied.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2005 (Bottle) Pours a hazy maze color with a impressive thick white head, which had great staying power. Has flavors of citrus, carmel, and floral.
stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow this started off with a banh, the cork shot off before I could even get the wire hood off. Slight foam in the neck of bottle. Poured slightly cloudy, due to carbonation pop and settled with a nice white dense head. Aroma was yeasty and phenolic with hints of citrus, must and apricots. The taste is sweet/vinous that leads to caramel notes and aromatic malts. Spicy at first, but seems to meld into a more bready and floral flavor. Great beer with pasta (I had some Pasta a la Carabonara and it went nicely!!) I would buy again...
Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle pours a crystal clear amber color with a real nice head and quite a bit of lace. the aroma is citrus rind, ripe cheese, and bread. The flavor is sweet honey and sour lemon, wheat, caramel, musty, and spicy. As it warms, it starts to show it bit of the ripe cheese in the flavor. The palate is medium rich and almost spritzy. Overall, this beer is complex and not to be approached lightly.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2003
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Super clear golden yellow with some steady distributed carbonation bubbles flowing within, a finger high white head of thick froth that retains for a bit, settles to a thick puffed haze on top remaining present the whole glass down, lace begins as sheets but falls apart quickly leaving webby globs.
Aroma is quite complex and very interesting with a ton of stuff going on, mainly an overall dulled orange peel zest with a sweet sour dough bread rolled into a musty/musky yeastyness that gives it a nice smokey appeal that gives it some brothyness and makes it almost seem like the fruit has rotted or something. Doesn't sound good but man its nice, notes of banana, nectarine, lime, lemon zest, pepperjack, moldy wood, wet dirt, onion, tomato, boy I could continue with all the soupy & fruity things mixing in the smell of this thing but I think I'll stop there before my nose explodes. Wow!
Surprisingly enough the taste comes across nearly the same as the smell but its not as potent and not quite as complex as what the smell hints too. There's a nice tangy sour dough bread malt sweetness to its front, oats and wheat make for some incredible sweetening and the middle is speckled with notes of different dullish citrus fruits of orange, lemon, pineapple, and lime, some slight yeasty tang and light spice of clove and meat broth makes a brief appearance as not to overwhelm that are note worthy from midway all the way to the finishing areas where it leaves more twangy sweetness and light citrus in the finish.
Feel is a solid medium body with a wierd smoothness thats hard to fathom, but reminded me of light soup. Whats with the soup aspects of this beer? Actually has a nice hold of carbonation that seems to fit the citrusy sweetness and the finish has a subtle complexity of things portrayed in the smell. Politely skipping across is a lime-like twinge left on the lips after each sip. One hell of an interesting Triple, this is more of what I look for from a Triple other then a mega hefe profile of clove and yeast thats been multiplied. This was very interesting and now I am left wondering if its like this all the time. Reviews of this seem to be widely diverse so I will definately get some more soon and try again to make sure this is something that continues to comes across as the same. Either way; this bottle was all Yum!!
Choos (563) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet herbal and citrus aroma. Lightly cloudy orange/gold with a big meringue fluffy head and evident mid size chamagne looking bubbles. Leaves heaps of lacing. Initially almost honey like background flavours with citrus and sweet herbal overtones matching the aroma. As my palate adjusted to this brew I notice some more lightly sour fruit flavours making it even more enjoyable. I love the look of the label.
rayridgewood (1) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2003 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very light smooth, citrus finish, great head to start off, not overly sweet due to bittery surfaces. GREAT BEER!!