jimhilt (2387) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 14, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours with a four-fingered white head that fades slowly and leaves a good lace. Medium carbonation. Clear golden amber color. Light-medium bodied. Nose is malty. A different triple - starts flowery sweet; finishes smooth and sweet. $12.50 for a 4-pak of 330's.
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear, rich deeper yellow in color. Nice dense off white head. The flavor is more on the sweet side, but also malty. Sweet greater than malty. If you are in the mood for a smooth sweeter tripel this is the brew for you.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2004 Nice clear yellow with a huge rocky head. Aroma of dried peaches and apricot. Flavor is malty with peach, apricot and hints of vanilla.A little alcohol warmth follows. This reminds me a bit of the Adnams brews.
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2006 Very enjoyable beer. Golden copper in color with a nice medium white head. Yeasty.Peppery. Fruity nose. Really good. Medium body. Great beer.
rkearney (35) - Amherst, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a fantastic beer, and very enjoyable.
Nice golden Copper color with medium white head, great lacing. Slight sweet fruity nose. Tastes of ripe fruits, and spice with medium body.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle, snifter. White bread, toasted grain malt (L); earthy, spicey hops (M); doughy yeast (L). Very lager-ish aroma. Body is a medium gold and is crowned by the most magnificent creamy, white, lasting head I've ever seen. Moderately sweet, lightly acidic flavor becomes a moderately sweet, lightly bitter, lightly acidic finish. Not nearly as complex or Belgiany as I was expecting. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. The bottom line is: aesthetically pleasing, but the aroma and flavor didn't meet my expectations.
EdPaulsen (117) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 8, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
look at that cool big bottle in the picture! i've only seen it in small bottles, but i'm sure the taste is just as good or better. i remember reading it's a combo of 3 or 4 grains. beautiful golden color with huge white foam. little spice taste with medium mouthfeel. very drinkable and elegant, a nice alternative to more expensive belgian goldens like duvel or even the stuff from unibroue. (all of which i think are equally good).
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2004 Amazing Belgian Ale, not much I can say that hasn't been said already. Sweet malty flavour but missing some complexity.
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 1, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours true gold with a fizzy head and streaky lace. Has a deliciously rich and estery aroma with notes of sweet malt, alcohol and spices. The body is sweet but its weakness hides the alcohol content. I was a little disappointed with the lack of complexity, but it's a very pleasant drink nonetheless.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
5cl Green bottle, poured into a Orval glass.
Pours a light golden color with a really creamy white head that leaves patchy lacing down the glass.
Smells primarily of banana esters with a hint of cloves.
Tastes a bit watered down, to be honest. Good flavor but rather weak and a little astringent. Cloves are the primary flavor. It's complex, though, with fruit esters. Good but not great.
Mouthfeel is, again, a little too watery for my likes. Drinkability is good as there's nothing objectionable at all. A good tripel, but not great.