jefcon (1357) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The color of spun gold in the glass with a fizzy white head. Aromas are cobwebby and bananas, definitely highlighting the yeasts in this tripel. I notice the smooth creaminess of this tripel moreso than others of the variety. Wonderful dry finish. A warm breadcrust flavor is brought out by the astringency.
gulf690 (21) - AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Good thick head with an amber orange tone, very cloudy. Had a lifted and bright nose which was very attractive and enticing though not as deep and meaningful as others of this ilk. Nose had a little bit of medicinal note and the body was lighter and less forceful than expected. ’menthol’ and ’bandaid’ followed through on the palate and these ’menthol’ characteristics were a little off putting. This lowered the tone of the whole thing for me, though it had obvious attributes that kept its rating a little higher.
maximusud (27) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich golden color with a thick, white head. Smells of fruit and yeast. First taste is complex with citrus lingering on the tongue after swallow. Quite heavy for a light colored beer. A nice change from your run of the mill domestics, but nothing incredible.
SayNoToCoors (65) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great Belgian brew! This one finishes nice and dry, has the classic HUGE Belgian head and is nice and creamy. Fruity notes such as Bananas and candy sugar. This is a great brew! it has a lot going for it.
jonsiii (165) - Fredericia, DENMARK - APR 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2005 #7@basen. Cloudy look. Light yeasty aroma and a bit of fruit. Taste strong and alcoholic. Gets the heat on...
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Hotell Simonkentää, Helsinki Finland Backlog 1 April, 2005
Refreshingly full bodied, nice acidic taste and sweetness combined. Complex taste of dark fruits and tropical fruits.
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Clear to hazy gold with a big creamy head. Plenty of medicine, band-aid, and cloves in the initial aroma. Some cellar malts (dusty, musty barley) with a spicy hop element. Banana, cloves, and hot spicey flavours with a nice toffee-like sweetness and pointed hops. Very nice. Quite hot but also very hearty. Loses a couple of points for having slightly harsh bitterness. Excellent.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tripple the burn. Tripple the buzz. can i get a hell yea? First half was heavy on the alchy and cirtrus. Mellowed out into a fluffy mouthfull with banana and sweet clove. Snowfall throughout the glass. A damned winter-wonderland of yeast in whats supposed to be spring. for fecks sake.
pivnizub (8737) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - APR 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Straw coloured with a big fluffy long-lasting head; impressive fruity nose (banana); even thogh not low carbonated, very smooth in the mouth; thie initial orangey fruitiness, accompanied by hints of candy, switches over to soft but clear hoppiness. Very "warm" and complex brew.
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2005 pours a murky honey colour. nose is yeast, apricots, spice and a fair bit of alcohol. well bodied has a dry, warming finish.