Dopplebock1538 (71) - Sanatoga, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Really can’t put my finger on what this beer what’s to be, other then strong.
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2005 Damn good beer. Tried my first strong ale the other day (Piraat) and wanted to try an American version. Victory brews some good stuff, so I thought Id check it out. Pours a very nice looking golden color with some great head that remains till the last drop. Aroma is ok, smells spicy and doughy, with maybe some rose(?). Taste is good. Vanilla and clove are recognizable and the beer finishes pretty crisply with a slight sweet and malty taste. Alcohol is hidden until it warms up a bit. Definitely creeps up on you.
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - MAY 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled, very little head w/ subdued aroma. taste alcoholic, sweet and complex.
Stew41 (1909) - Phuket, THAILAND - MAY 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Creditable interpretation of a Belgian Tripel. Noce golden hue, slightly cloudy. Spicy sweet nose, true to type. Palate is also on the mark, slightly viscous with spices. Sowewhat light weight for the style and quite crisp, the latter enhanced with some reasonably high fizz levels. Does keep the beer from cloying however. Totally eats up the 9.5%.
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Definitely golden. Thick white head. Aroma is very fruity with a hint of alcohol. Taste is fruity with a lot of apple flavor and a nice spicey finish. The alcohol is easy to notice once the beer warms. Still a very good beer that’s not quite as good as the actual Belgians of the same style.
thehinge (292) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 24, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a honey color with a small white head. Smells like a bouquet....very floral.
Sweet taste with hints of clove in the finish. Very good.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2005 This beer poured golden with a nice head, the smell had a good spice aroma to it, the first time i tried this beer i really didnt like it but then i had it on tap, and i rather enjoyed it, very smooth for 9.5%
NJJereme (385) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2007 Pours into a beautiful head that is 1 and a half inches thick. Citrine-like color complimented by a multi-layered bouquet. The taste finishes with no bitter afte- taste. Hints of clove tantzlize the palate. It is smooth but a little too sweet.
Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2005 An inoffensive tripel--but it left me with the eternal question: where’s the beef? nice vanilla undertones and mild sweetness--but nothing else that’s recognizable. Not bad--but missing some pizzazz.
sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottled) Somewhat hazy golden color with a medium, tight and foamy head. Crisp, lemony-hoppy, spicy and fruity, quite duvelish aroma. Very fruity, sweetish-malty, yeasty and spicy flavor with an inch of balancing sourness and acidity. The flavor reminds me of Tripel Karmeliet. Smooth, medium to full-bodied palate with soft carbonation. Slightly sticky-sugary finish. Very easily drinkable and hides the ABV remarkably. A very enjoyable and balanced, refreshing, well-made tripel.