slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enormous white head, fruity yeasty aromas. Hazy and golden. Itís very spicy and the mouthfeel is bubbly and refreshing. Almost great. Yep, Mickey Finns(?)
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What a delicious brew. Pours with a massive, snow white foamy head that sticks around for a good while. Aroma is an assertive fusion between typical tripel/wheat aromas, I feel, with lots of spicing, yeast, lemon. A sharp, fizzy attack on the tongue is host to many pleasing juices... lemon, fennel, pepper, yeast, a touch of white wine.
temporrari (397) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2006 Cloudy dark yellow, medium white head. Fruity and yeasty aroma, I can smell the Unibroue yeast strain. Flavor is mainly the same, fruity, yeasty, lightly spicy. Nothing to rave about but I enjoyed a bottle of it. Couldnít taste much alcohol in it, and it was rather good overall.
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy golden with white head. Nose of lemon and orange citrus, yeast, light malt, and spice. Flavor is all of the above, well-balanced and slightly tart. Super carbonation provides a bubbly mouthfeel and dry finish. Alcohol is well masked and lends a nice warmth throughout. Really good stuff, and a great food beer.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
a bit overrated i might note...my rating may be a bit on the generous side as well....decent, more so acceptable, appearance....murky macro body with massive, frothy white head...aroma of a whit, with added spice and yeast that is common in a tripel....flavor is nice, but not as complex as i would have guessed from a 3.8....citrus notes, spices, candy sugars are all there, which is nice; however, there is a heavy metallic aftertaste, which somewhat ruins the overall enjoyment of the belgian flavor...pleasant palate after warming
restless7 (104) - Lenexa, Kansas, USA - DEC 6, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden clear but clouds as it sets. Spicey aroma with a hint of hefeweizen. 9% ABV but you can hardly tell, finishes very clean and tasteful. Iíve found a new favorite brand and possibly a new favorite beer.
Fiend (104) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy copper in color, very carbonated with plenty oíhead. A powerful aroma of fruit, spice and malt...surprisingly little alcohol though. The flavor was a good counter to the high abv in this triple. Iíd have to say it has lived up to the hype!
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A very well realised abbey triple. Nose has hints of grapefruit, currants and spice. Mouthfeel is very smooth, albeit quite carbed. Cloudy, pale appearance. Taste is very well formed with some coriander, allspice and a bit of orange citrus. Lingering aftertaste with some good pepper coming through. No unpleasant alcohol despite the strength like any good abbey triple. A winner.
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle, Auchan, Calais. Cloudy dark gold with lasting white head. Citrus, blanche aroma, in fact very typically blanche like. Lees give it some backbone and character. Wheat beer style finish again with some lemon that lasts. Better than most blanches due to the lees
JRHBrew (367) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 29, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fan-freakiní-tastic! 750ml bottle pours blonde/almost amber with a mega head. I donít feel the need to write a tasting note, just buy this beer. Do it!