weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I remember loving this on draft but out of a bottle was just so-so in comparison...
Appears a light hazy gold with a small white cap that holds and fades out leaving a decent lace.
Smell is subtle with a touch of honey, peach, flowers, grainy husklike grassiness.
Taste is again, subtle, as is the aroma. Good but not knocking my socks off.
Mouthfeel is ok. A tad sticky and gummy in the mouth with mild sweetness and a dry finish.
Drinkability is good but after following a Golden Monkey with this, I was let down a bit. I remember raving about this on draft and this killed it for me a bit. Maybe it was the bottle?
jonsiii (165) - Fredericia, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Superb tripel. It’s got a great fruity aroma and taste. You almost forget the 8% ABV. One of the best tripels...
temporrari (387) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the Map Room. Large head atop a dark and slightly hazy yellow. Sweet malts, Belgian yeast, light fruits, mild spice, a bit of dryness, just a lot of subtle stuff going on. Tasty.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light a little hazy in the color with a mountain of a head. Has an aroma of floral hops, spices in the nose, pleasant but not overbearing. Smooth, a little creamy in the flavor. Semi-sweet, fruit trys to make an impression. Finishes a little dry somewhat bitter. A warming effect arises at the very end with hints of fruit, peaches? Nice beer but it has stages many up and down. One minute this beer can be outstanding then just average.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours clear pale orange/amber with a large, dense head. There’s a screw of bubbles rising in the middle of the glass—that, with the head, looks a lot like a mushroom cloud. Honey, bread, a little sourness, and a peppery spiciness in the aroma. Feels and tastes like a loaf of bread at the beginning. The middle is peppery, and it ends on a floral note, backed by honey. No perceptible alcohol. Excellent. Possibly better than Allagash’s Tripel.
ebarnes (254) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I love this beer. One of my absolute favorites. Beautiful golden color. Snow white head. Makes you feel warm after a couple. The taste is simply oustanding.
mmanthe (12) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2005
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An awesome tripel, nothing irregular for a belgian tripel, just a very good beer.
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge white head. Light golden honey color.
Strong wheat grainy nose. Heavy citrus bitter taste. There is a floral citrus component in the taste. Close in taste to the Bayerischer Bahnhof Original Leipziger Gose
cork30 (3) - USA - SEP 30, 2005 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
simply a great beer. nice aroma. yeast flavor is great, but still somewhat lighter.close to perfection in a tripel.
SSSteve (3891) - - SEP 26, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2006 amazing aroma. sweet fruits,, citrus fruits, and spices. gold color. huge foamy head. tastes like a belgian white and a tripel in one. huge yeast chunks floating around. cloudy. light body with tons of flavor. yeast, coriander, marshmallows, vanilla, and hops. excellent!