NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle at Yeoman’s Road Pub in Tampa.
Really well balanced beer that gets high abv without being all that sweet. Someone once told me they were in some casino in Canada and this was all they served...I could totally live with that.
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy pale yellow straw coloured body with a large frothy white head. Soft clove and lemony aroma. Zesty spicey taste, lovely alcohol level, medium body makes it easy to quaff down, enjoyed this beer and it was gone before I knew it.
savitska (163) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not as wonderful as some of the Abbey beers I’ve had on tap (La Trappe Dubbel), but still an amazing bottle-fermented Golden Ale. I love how much this beer reminds me of a good, dry sparkling wine. Very bubbly and effervescent with a good, balanced malt and hop nose, a refreshing taste and a slight alcoholic finish. Give a bottle of this beer to a wine-snob friend of yours and challenge them to look down their noses at beer.
mongkut4 (132) - Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong herbal/floral notes. Pretty well balanced, although maybe more hops towards the end.
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 8, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle. Hazy golden, with a thin white head. Lots of yeasty aromas and flavors; very full mouthfeel. Very rich and warming. A very good brew.
tomxcs (321) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very sweet, yeasty, spicy, and refreshing beer with a nice dry yet fruity aftertaste. Almost reminded me of a very strong witbier. I will definitely drink this one again.
mjg74 (3029) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 7, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very cloudy looking brew, pours nice with a bit of a head. A very spicy tasting brew. A little hint of sweetness, finishes very nicely. This is the kind of brew you just sit back and enjoy slowly whilst watching the last minutes of the sun setting and just pondering the universe.
Gachupines (1251) - USA - AUG 4, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good yeasty profile. Very malty, but fairly light at the same time. Excellent beer, will definitely try again.
dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mid gold, cloudy, finely carbonated with a loose white head which hold quite well considering the ABV. Musty, slightly sour fruity aroma. Drying, bitter flavour, but not over the top, with some mustiness also. A pleasent enough beer, but without the complexity in my sample that was indicated by some of the other rates.
BCAR (222) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2005 Little bottle. Clove and citrus are the dominant initial characteristic when smelled. A definite sweet alcohol flavor is present as well. Very effervescent, large bubbles abound. Banana is a strong flavor to this tripel. Finish is dry and the alcohol is very present going down. A very good example of the style.