ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy yellow colour with solid lasting head. Aroma is malty with some spices and fruit. Flavor is fruity with the lemon very clear.
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very soapy-clean aroma. One of the more substantial heads I’ve seen on a beer, perhaps corresponding with the cork-missile that should prompt a label warning! Flavor is very fruity, mostly banana with some strawberry and tart lime elements. Aftertaste is sort of like a Long Island iced tea. Though it has the tornadic bubbly appearance of a great tripel, too much of it "goes to the head" - the drink itself has bubbles but loses a bit of carbonation before it gets to the mouth (still quite adequate though). If someone was to offer me a Val-Dieu Tripel, hey, I won’t turn it down. And at 9%, I’ll drink the last couple or three ounces from the bottle itself despite the yeast!
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy, medium yellow color with a smaller white head. Lots of carbonation bubbles on the side of the glass. Spicy and fruity aromas and tastes. Grapes. Some citrus. Sweeter tasting. Thinner body.
Shag (2684) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A murky yellow appearance with a moderate white head and some good lacing. The aroma is lemon, spices, and pears. The flavor is a bit on the sour side with a some lemon and apricots. It has a rather soft mouthfeel and a citrusy aftertaste. Quite a nice Tripel here.
heemer77 (5174) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2005 Pours from the 330cl bottle with a beautiful lght gold color. Has a small soapy looking head. Sweet fruity aroma of pears and red grapes. Also has hint of nutmeg. The taste is a bready cinnamon. A medium mouthfeel backs this up. The flavors also has apples and warming alcohol. A solid entry in the style.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ML Bottle. Figured I would tackle this one tonight. Spicy aroma that matches the taste at first. Had a little citrus twist to it, but left a very smooth taste. Mild head that left quickly, white of course. I actually enjoyed this more than I thought I would granted the ratings. Gave a great buzz that dissapated quickly with no regret, granted the size of the bottle:) *watch out for that yeasty bottom. Will need to be spun*
Pailhead (5633) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap: Aroma is hard to pick up. A little spicey, a little hoppy I guess. Pours a hazy yellow with an ok head. Malty fruity flavor. Somewhat citrus with light hop finish. Lightly malty aftertaste.
Lubiere (11148) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
April 2004. Hazy blonde with a yeasty lemony aroma, a little tart. Sweet confectionnary sugar with alittle spiciness and oranges, and good alcohol warmth. Creamy mouthfeel.
haukur (1430) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 15, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
the aroma is very strange, very bitter outhouse character, somewhat hard to explain. The taste is on the sweeter note, easy going, some spices but very little, it´s nicely balanced taste wise, but it´s lacking a bit of something .. not bad but not breathtaking for the style
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale orangish golden, aroma of honey, and light spice, sweet , soothing , not overly complex but pleasant and satisfying, enjoyable