jazz88 (2509) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 22, 2002
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small bottle and very fresh. A beauty to look at. More rising bubbles than I have ever seen. It is a geyser springing up from the bottom and recycling the yeast through the glass and creating a contoured foamy white head. The side of the head looks like snake skin with its large bubbles. A floral, yeasty, coriander, spicy aroma. I was kind of surprised with the flavor - it is very sweet. Almost like drinking sugar, honey, and syrup. It is soft on the palate and finishes quickly.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of sour fruit and flower, although slightly metallic. Pours a beutiful gold color, small white head. Good hops flavor with a kick of spice, it could use a little more tartness. Tangy on the touge finish, with little aftertase. A good tripel but not the best. Allagash and Victory Golden Monkey seem to have a greater flavor.
karsten (240) - odense, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet and spicy aroma + flavour. Rich but not too heavy.
Caton (160) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The nose is instantly hit with a cascade of flavours with citrus, spices, oats, and apples. The flavours on the palate is rich and full with a big fluffy head that hangs around the whole drink. This beer is a gem.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2008 Meteor shower in the nose!!….Oranges, barley, wheat, apples and coriander explode and leave the drinker creating large expectations…I could smell this one for hours…The drinker suddenly takes hold of the beer and swallows…Smooth milk and cereal with languorous honey caress the tongue…Rose water ice cream galore under sticky whipped cream foam...This is perilously drinkable for its size...A spritzy champagne for a joyous harvest...
leaparsons (7493) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Citric with elderflowers. You really get the grains in the aroma that carry over to the taste. The typical ’foam in the mouth’ trappist mouthfeel is present. Hey, I have just detected a belgium wheat beer-like character. In an 8% beer. This’ll do!
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JUN 28, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big fluffy white head that sticks around.Aroma of citrus fruits and flowers. Medium golden color with nice carbonation.This is a very nice blonde. Would be great for a hot summer day on the porch!
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the best Belgian blonde beer that I have ever had. It does not have a trace of that damn ’hot’ taste. Very well made, good looking, good tasting beer!
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2002
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great and complex aroma. A sweet and quite heavy beer.
fraternie (797) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sedimenty, yeasty body. Spicy floral/citrus aroma and malt flavor. Very smooth finish, well-balanced tripel. The spice is very evident in the initial malt flavor, which is key for me.