SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Nose is spicy and hoppy. Flavor is slightly peppery and hoppy.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle - Pours golden just like the bottle says witha nice white head. Aroma is mostly of yeast a touch of lemon and spice. The flavor contains notes of lemon, bannanna, cloves, corriander along with the bready dough flavor that I picked up in the aroma. The alcohol is covered quite well in this one. It was a tasty brew!!
MattShizzle (600) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very strong beer. The light color will fool anyone that doesnít know better. A little too sweet, but still very good.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. golden colour, medium white head. There isnít as much fruity character in the aroma as Iíd like to see in a tripel. some lemon notes and spritzy carbonation. body is fruitier than the nose along with notes of cookies. lively carbonation. decent for an american tripel but doesnít really blow me away.
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 canít put my finger on what this beer whatís 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 (1941) - 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 thatís 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.