unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The commercial deScription of this fizzy brew fits quite well. It pours very yellow, with a huge, big-bubbled head that lingers with minimal lacing. It smells like coriander mixed with other herbs and spices, with a hint of band-aid thrown in. Someone earlier said it, and damned if itís not in there! The taste is immediately peppery, spicy, and very dry. This reminds me of the vegetable-type ales, itís so earthy and spicy, like the smell of fermented fruit or vegetable peel left in the sun. Lots and lots of smells and just as many components to the taste. The palate is a bit heavy, especially when the brew warms. Considering how complex this brew is, the finish is actually clean with warming alcohol. I donít dislike this brew, I just donít like it that much, either. I can see how some people would really like it. Maybe Iím just not a tripel fan...though I thought I liked all things Belgian...hmmm. I just donít really care for medicinal ale.
jhwarfield (125) - USA - MAY 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2007 Bottle. Pours yellow to gold with white head.. Fruity aroma with hints of spices. A full mouth of meaty aroma with each drink.
bigtasty (23) - USA - MAY 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a hell of a fun beer. Iíve drunk a bunch of this and itís always a treasured experience.
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle. Large white head. Hazy yellow colour. Complex aroma, citric & fruity with hints of rose pepper. Fruity & slightly alcoholic taste, but still a favourite!
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2007 750. Beer is murky, medium straw-brown colored. Head is largish, white, frothy. Diminishes but mostly lasts.<P>Rich and fruity. Malty with light notes of caramel, toasted grain, biscuit; Hoppy with moderate herbal lemon zest, light/moderate resinous pine; Yeasty with light notes of dank basement, trace plastic/band-aid; Light notes of peppery alcohol, traces of banana/clove, tropical fruit and peach.<P>The flavor is light/moderately sweet, light/moderately acidic, lightly bitter with a long, warm, lightly sweet, light/moderately bitter, moderately acidic finish.<P>The body is medium, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively. <P>Solid and enjoyable.
PilsnerPeter (3034) - Flushing, New York, USA - APR 28, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2008 Pours an orangey-gold color. Long lasting, creamy head. Very dry on the palate with a fruitiness and a smooth finish. Highly drinkable and alcohol is well hidden.
Keeper (252) - Milano, ITALY - APR 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellow, with a very foamy head,
Flavor dominated by alcohol, fruit in aroma.
andrewtroth (25) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cloudy yellow, with a very foamy head. Too-prominent hops flavor with little complexity. Not terrible, but ultimately unsatisfying.
EithCubes (5366) - New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2015 Bottled in Amsterdam. Dark golden brown pour. Not exactly excited after finishing this one, too alcoholic and simple. Dry finish but the beginning sugar puts me off. [2006.04.25: 2.8]
What a curiosity that rating was! Hereís a fresh bottle, best before end 08/07/16. Nose is very sweet, golden and fruity with some strong acetone flying in, touch of spice. Pour is initially about 70% foam despite my good practices and best efforts [not a gusher or infected], eventually clear golden with a a large foamy off-white head. Taste lightly sweet with some fusel burn and nail polish remover, extremely phenolic and heavily spicy with golden pils malt and a little earthy character, spice. Very warming, even a burny, and Iím not going fast here, itís just freaking rocket fuel. Very rough medium-full body, medium fruitiness with medium bitterness and a dry finish. Touch rubbery. Iíve had better results brewing my own tripel with this yeast, wtf are they doing? Am I supposed to wait two years for this to calm down? What is it about this one?! [2015. 03.11: 2.6]
Skinnyviking (8188) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 24, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. White and lasting head. Unclear yellow body. Fruity alcohol aroma. Flavor dominated by alcohol, otherwise very spicy and hoppy. Too bad not served cold enough.