ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
this is a good god-damn mother-f@#@%ing beer. a sweet, belgian odor, with sweet malts and honey. it hides the 9.5% very well...... melikey.
JK (5732) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of yeast and malt. Dark and cloudy orange. Flavors of sugar, fruit, and honey. Aftertaste is also of honey. good stuff.
Dogbrick (11470) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This brew pours a lightly hazy orange/gold color with a thin white head. Thin and quick lacing. Aroma of spice, fruit, wheat and a little alcohol. Crisp body with a nice blend of fruit (apple and banana), spices, warming alcohol and sweet candy. The finish is long and sweet with a pinch of peppery hops. This is a very good Tripel.
desurfer (1280) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2005 Hazy gold body, foamy white head. Aroma of clove and spice. Tastes great, some banana and spice giving way to a sweet and dry finish. Deceptively drinkable! An excellent tripel.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden as the name implies but a nice cloudy golden. Alcohol is noticeable but not a bad way. I like the fruitiness that comes out as it warms slightly - extremely enjoyable beer.
ElGaucho (2391) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fruity and wheaty aroma. Dark yellow, almost orange in color, not unlike a German hefe. Particles are visible in the murky body. Off-white head. Good visible carbonation and decent lace. Very flavorful and high in alcohol. Faithful to the style, this brew is Belgian through and through. Palate is beautiful. A very good, flavorful brew.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I've heard such wonderful words about all things "Victory." This falls short, though.
Pours a cloudy golden with very little head for the style and leaves minimal lacing.
Tastes good; lots of fruits and such, just not exceptional. It's not as sweet as some I've tried lately, which I like.
Drinkability is good because of the lack of sickening sweetness.
This is a decent tripel indeed, but nothing special.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2006 Pale golden body with some haze. Biscuity aroma with pleasant floral and citrus esters and some musky, leathery yeast. Fairly sweet but tasty full fruity flavor with nice pungent spice and clove. Can get a little plastic, batch to batch. Pleasing fullness of texture and smooth palate. Nice carbonation keeps it clean and highly drinkable despite its strength. Good when its on (I tasted an unmistakably infected bottle once or twice - both 750s).
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well this is the very last beer remaining from Jeremy’s shipment to me in early August, the guy is a great trader!
Pours a pale golden orange body with a soft lace of head. The aroma is slightly bitter…it’s yeasty, and spicy. Flavor is the apex of this Triple; large notes of coriander and orange peel, the an introduction to my spice garden: thyme, clove, cardamom, and a sweet pickling spice, somehow all strewn together to make a very delightful brew! Mostly the yeasty notes and the thyme stand out to me, but hey, I just call it like I taste it.
The palate is medium, rather fizzy and soft…. The finish is a chunk of fresh sourdough bread. Enjoyable brew!
Discofish (152) - USA - DEC 19, 2003
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
At first you taste the alcohol, then a sweet fruityness. It is not too sweet, but it isn't the type of thing I could drink one after another. Slightly yeasty finish.