CQC (224) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another desert beer. Medium speedy then slow ..., but with the fluffy after effects.
.. and sweet.. bloody hell yes..it’s sweet.
-- Yes the 3 grains come through and the camelite process has worked again! Oh and oat, barley and wheat havin a party in there.
Rerate:Still the same. Like it, especially the little circle of foam in the middle of the glass.
Aesir (130) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 8, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber color, huge white head. It’s got that bottle conditioned aroma, with spice and perfume. Sweet, floral, spicy taste. Alcohol is hardly noticeable. A really great beer. At 8% a six-pack would be great--NOW THAT’s WHAT I CALL VALUE!!!!11111
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very wine like taste which is good but a little weak. Dissolves on the tongue a little too quickly.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is by far the most mellow Tripel I’ve tasted. While still cold this beer is kinda malty, kinda hoppy, just really nice. As it nears room temperature cloves rear their heads like nuns at a rosary sale. Untraditional clove taste...almost potpouree...tastes similar to strong sausage spices.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 1, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright, bright orange color, big lasting head, cloudy. Nose citrusy, orange and lime, understated but pleasant. Flavor also "light", sweet, malty but extremely nice, honey and almonds and oranges and vanilla. Finish smooth, sweet, short. Really lovely, different kind of tripel; great.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly spiced aroma & completely clear. Flavour is a little light with slight sourness & some corriander. Nice aftertaste & very warming.
SilkTork (5011) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2002
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2012
Sept, 2002 Pale golden colour. Nose is sherbety and spicy, with hints of vanilla, cloves, cinnamon and coriander, plus bubblegum and a touch of soap. In the mouth it is quite honey sweet balanced by sour citrus-fruit notes - lemon and lime, with a touch of pineapple. Finish is citrusy, sweet and cloying. Chewy-thick, with a power taste suggesting a much higher alcohol content. [2.5]
June, 2012 330ml bottle Chrissie brought back from Bruge. Hazy blonde with foamy head. OK. Yeasty, wheaty nose with banana esters and woody and citric notes - some soap, faint spice, dry, mildly alcoholic. OK. Mouthfeel is dry, chalky, mildly alcoholic, some carbonation prickles. OK. Flavour is soft, with entwined and attractive notes of vanilla, citrus, flowers, soap and faint chocolate. The combination of all the elements is softly attractive and beguiling, though not especially impressive. It’s a good, drinkable strong pale ale, rather like Duvel or Chimay White, and worth exploring further. I certainly enjoyed and appreciated it more this time than I did 10 years ago. [3.3]
stic (109) - Oostende, BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very big and nice head with a fruity aroma. Fruity taste, a little bitter.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I dedicate this beer to a new life that will in time touch many lifes ’ Venom’, this beer is for your ’Beautiful New One’. I also dedicate this beer to one who has touched many lifes, and certainly enriched my life, My Mother-In_Law ’Who next to my Mother was the Sweetest most gentle of God’s lambs. One of God’s Angels came and took her to heaven this morning, Julia Maxine Wills, ’I love You and Will miss you’, and ’Sweetie’, this beer is also is for you, even if you didn’t like me drinking!.
Pours a clear dark gold, the head large and frothy, the lace in thick sheets. Nose is citrus, malt, fruity, a tad earthy, the front is malt sweet, the top light. Very dry and astrigent finish, wineish, lightly hopped, nice ’warmer’, and a quite complex beer. Ranks #292 on my current 1000 beer master list.
diabel (1589) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20