Shagnasty (130) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice aroma, of spices and fruit. Pleasant taste although the alcohol is apparent. Great golden color, will drink it again.
DanielBrown (4373) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Safeway, Shirley, West Mids. Hazy gold, with a thin, but sticky head. A solid honey and lemon flavour - super smooth ad tangy. A breathy alcohol strength on the finish, but on the whole ghostlike in it’s restraint. Sweeeet.
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught) Pours a medium, white foamy head and a slightly cloudy amber body. Nose is somewhat yeasty and lemony. The flavour is lactic, hoppy with undertones of apple sauce. Good.
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vintage ’00: Infected --> poored it out.
Vintage ’02: Very hoppy and bitter! Mild though with a smooth sourish mouthfeel and finish. Small head and amber colour. Fresh sourness in the aftertaste.
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(sample @ brewery) beer a hazy pale yellow under a puffy white head. nose is full of belgian-type funk. almost smells like an alcoholic wit. flavor is malty and sweet, balanced by the belgian yeast’s spicy flavor. still, a rather heavy beer, with not quite enough balance to the big malt flavors.
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really like the brews Victory cranks out. I definitely like this one, but not near as much as the Storm King. I love Triples, but this is not one of the best examples. The color is a nice golden-yellow. The aroma is spicy sweet. The taste is pretty good too, but it just seems to be a bit over the top wth the spice and fruit...just a bit. It’s still a solid brew. The 9.5% alcohol is hidden pretty well. Bottom line is that this is pretty good, but just not what I’d like to drink on a daily basis. To me, beers like St Feullien Triple and Stumblin Monk take this style to the next level.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold Coloring. Small Head. Hard to understand Abbey Tripel...but want to try again... spice... Not a bad beer...just expecting something different.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2005 Bottle (very lively). So, this is a good stab at a belgian style, but it’s hardly up with other triplesl. Amazing how this scores above the Westmalle.
Terminus (3545) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sip this one and enjoy. Nice color and head with a flavor that is so unique that it must be sampled to understand. Let your taste buds try to understand this one and relax.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle, snifter. Large, frothy, white head is well lasting and sits on a hazy, amber body. Bread, cookie malt (M); perfume, lemon hops (M); dough, cheese (M); banana, clove, peach, pineapple, ginger aromas. Heavily sweet, lightly acidic flavor becomes a moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter finish. Medium-full body, watery/creamy texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: the yeast profile is unattractive and too strong in the flavor.