urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2003
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Merely adequate nose, but a ton of very balanced flavor in this tripel. The alcohol and light sweetness work very nicely together, and are engaged by a silky palate. This might be my favorite of this brewery's regular lineup (and the label "art" is not nearly so tacky as the others).
Dorwart (2535) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great big snowy white head with huge carbonation (typical of Unibroue). Aroma dominated by spices and yeast with a touch of lemon. Color is a medium gold with a slight cloudiness. Flavor is sweeter than I expected but still very good. More citrus flavor and not as much yeast. Alcohol presence though (NICE). Finish is smooth and tingly in the mouth with a nice alcohol warming. Another fine quality beer from Unibroue.
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - SEP 19, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2008 Spicy and dry, with a nice balancing sweetness on the finish, well balanced. Interesting Belgian golden ale. Spiced with coriander? Nice cloudy golden orange color. Very light head. One of my favorite beers from one of my favorite breweries.
bierkoning (12350) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color, cloudy appearance. Flowery, slightly hoppy aroma. Sweetish flavor with vanilla, peach, apple. Alcohol burn. Deceptively drinkable well made beer.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - SEP 17, 2003
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Light colored yellow/gold and cloudy. Citrus, spice, and yeasty nose. Way too sweet on the palate. It's almost like drinking melted butter in some ways. There is something about the yeast, spice, sweetness blend that I despise. I could only get through half a glass. One of the only beers I've ever poured down the sink.
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2004 The cork hit the ceiling at mach 1. I was not prepared and the shock actually lasted a couple of minutes. There is a warning on the bottle but who reads this? Luckily I did not aim at someone. Cloudy blond beer with a quickly disappearing head. Citrus, yeast and alcohol aroma. Slightly sweet well carbonated beer with citrus, yeast taste with side tastes of hop and spice.
thehoff (598) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a very beer looking beer. Looks like a nice draft, good head. Smells like a Unibroue beer, very strong. The flavor is much like their other beers as well. Subtle at first and then builds to a very alcohol strong finish.
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Moderate head. Cloudy (unfiltered)yellow color. Sharp (champagne) start, with a sweet malty finish. Good spiciness with a mild fruity balance. Surprisingly mellow for 9% alcohol. I enjoyed this beer very much.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
This was my first tripel style.Shared w/ my uncle Paul and my father.I loved it then(98)(not even knowing a beer could contain 9% alcohol.And I love it even more now.Very chmpagne/wine like aroma(sweet yet sharp)Pours out w/a nice head/some lace/Pretty hazy goden w/ fine yeast in suspention.The taste is very smooth and enjoyable.Malt/hop/spice perfection.9% hidden very well.Lots of bubbly on the tongue w/ hops & sweet malts dancing w/ the alcohol.I love this beer more than I expected.If this is the end of the world...I'm all about it!Sharp/smooth/highly recomended!
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 1, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden orange color with white wispy head. Aroma is full of citrus notes with cheese and yeast background. Flavor is well balanced, slightly tart with lots of spiciness. I really liked this one as it was very easy to drink.