SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - APR 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good tripel. A balance of sweetness, yeast, and spices. Quite a few phenol notes of fruit and bubble gum. It has an amber/copper hue. Overall its very nice. Lacks the flavor complexity of the best tripels, and the palate isn't as dry or alcoholic as it could be.
orangelazarus (53) - USA - APR 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Exceptionally spicy. This could easily have been raisin and clove wine for the prevalence of those flavors. The sweetness makes it hard to drink very much of this beer, but for an isolated taste, it's very refreshing.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) deep gold with good head. Fruit aroma with some pepper. Flavors are yeast and fruits with some spice/pepper.
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - APR 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap served in a Karmeliet tulip at Lucia's in uptown mpls. Aroma of banana and spices. Taste is of banana, wheat and cloves. A very refreshing and surprisingly light (given abv) beer that is a great match with our 70s spring weather. Not as full bodied or spicy as other tripels like Allagash or golden monkey, but solid nonethelss.
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Honey gold and cloudy, a thick head. Clovey with sweet bakery yeast in the nose. The taste is fruity and spicy (again cloves), and results from the three-grain wort and live yeast. As you empty the glass, you should note the origins of the term "Brusels lace".
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deep golden/light amber color... off-white head, very clear... yeasty, phenolic, bubblegum... outstanding tripel, one of the best in my opinion... slightly sweet, excellent balance, smooth finish
fomentateur (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beautiful deep golden color bordering orange. Nice light head full of tiny bubbles. Slight fruity aroma. Flavor is rich malty and slightly buttery like a nutter butter cookie. Clean crisp finish covers the alcohol nicely.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 9, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden hue with a nice sized head with decent lacing. Nothing special for a triple. Surprisingly easy to drink with not many flavors coming through.
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - APR 7, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keep finding beers that I've had a not rated - cool and annoying at he same time. This has to be one of the best deals around. Slight slant to the sweet side, but so well crafted and with so much flavor that it's no complaint really. Another that is almost too easy for me to drink. Lovely glass as well. Yum.
stephen louis (162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On the pour:deceivingly plain,pastel plum and cloudy.the head looks real good,small compact white bubbles that cling to the side of the glass,this goes way beyond lacing,sweet fruity/yeasty nose.
On taste:outstanding,spicy start,cloves Cinnamon,and sugar,then vanilla and rotten banana's,onto sweet brandy and orange..I could go on but I think i will just kick back and enjoy it from here,you get the idea...Its good!
body is great,thick,full and coats the pallet on first sip,sweet on swallow and fades into rock candy in seconds.