Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured into a trappist and gave me half a murky yellow body,and half a huge frumpy white head.as the eahd settled,it did leave nice lacing along the sides of the glass.the taste was very simliar to your average trppel witha little less bite/acidity.to me this is a nice switch as i feel some trippels have a bit to much bite.this is turning out to be very enjoyable.
erod61 (31) - Bangor WI, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2005
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a spicy clove and cinnamon burst dominate the front part of this beer. Alcohol is well hidden. This is all balanced with a malty finish. Iím not well versed in Belgians, and it would seem that I am less appreciative of this style than of others, such as stouts and bocks. Still a very enjoyable brew, just not really my "style".
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this one on New Years Eve ringing in 2005. A yellowish appearance and it was pretty flat. A good deal of lemons and other citrus fruit. Slightly sour aftertaste. A decent beer.
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yellow color with off-white head. A grainy malty taste that was good but, not as good as other Unibroue beers.
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy yellow orange with good off-white head. Very yeasty aroma. Lots of wheat flavor as well as yeast. Highly carbonated, a bit dry, and maybe a bit thin. But, overall not a bad Tripel.
Nekronos (4039) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2006 A little better than the Raftman, but once again, the palate was interfered with the flavor of the beer maudite. BUt I liked this one, even stronger.
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 29, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy pale straw colour. Can see sediment on the bottom of the bottle. thick rocky head that fades quickly. Dry yeast nose with slight fruit hints. Bitter yeasty taste with slight fruit notes.
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange body, medium persistent off-white head. Crackery aroma, spicy, with a touch of light fruit (white grape). Yeast-dominated flavor with breads, spice, and light fruit (again, white grape) finishing with a quick tart bite followed by the long yeast aftertaste. Pepper, cloves, and crackers are all here in classic Tripel fashion, but I like sweeter, fruitier examples.
jimlintott (13) - CANADA - JAN 20, 2005
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2005 Plenty of action here. I seem to have had a new taste experience with every swallow but mostly I was reminded of bananas. You donít really taste the alcohol but I definately felt it when standing up. The most fun Iíve had with a bottle of beer in a long time.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours with a white foamy head, pale gold with orange hints. The aroma is Belgian, sweet and spicy (cardamom and ginger) and also some vanilla (?). The flavor is sweet with banana and apricot. Lite spice presence. A bit sticky and long lingering. Just when it seems it might get to syrupy a very bright mineral fruit appears on the edges of my tongue and makes the finish a cleaner tasting treat.