SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 18, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good, highly drinkable Belgian style triple fermented ale. Bottle conditioned in 750 ml container. Attractive golden-amber slightly hazy color with average, quickly diminishing head and fair lacing. Very complex aroma with wheat, honey, apple, flowers, lemon, coriander, clove and lots of yeast. Initial sweet and acidic malt and yeast flavors, nicely balanced with hops. Flavors became more complex as the ale warmed up bringing a bit more citrus to the ever-present yeast. Not outstanding, but definitely worth the special club price. I look forward to trying the other bottle in a few months to see how it ages.
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Complex nose, caramel malt flavors and plenty of spiced falvors as well. Finishes with a strong alcohol flavor (but not in a bad way)
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 13, 2003
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2003 What a nose! Great texture and the yeast was especially present. The wheaty flavor was a bit much for me, but definately something that I wouldnt mind having again.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - MAY 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wheaty, alcoholic nose. A whiff of peaches and some cinnamon. Nice and solid, but not outstanding. Citrusy, not a definitive malt presence. Alcohol is very evident when cold.
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - MAY 5, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
alcohol was apparent in the flavor, sharp to the tongue, cloudy, rather malty and yeasty, a good belgian tripel
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2003 Light yellow in color. Yeasty aroma with very small head.Taste of citrus with a little bit of bitterness on the finish. Overall a decent belgium tripel.
Braudog (5949) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy yellow with a standing head. Yeasty aroma. Sweet and creamy, almost wheaty flavor with citric borders. Quite good.
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
See my review for Don De Dieu for everything except color as La Fin Du Monde is a bright lemon color. Not that they are bad beers just to similar to tell apart. In fact they taste like Blanche de Chambly as my wife reminded me.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This lovely treat reminded me of New Belgium's Trippel. Similar wheat/citrus aroma and flavorful body. I did find La Fin to be a bit more complex, but maybe that was only because it was a touch heavier. Just a bit of a light, slowly disapating head.
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A light golden ale with smooth frothy head. Body lighter than expected but stil carries a nice flavor profile of fruit and spice.