CapFlu (4311) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours a thin, frothy, white head and a clear, golden-orange body. Aroma of fruit, citrus and spice. Initial alcohol and spice upfront with a mellow malt mid-section and floral finish with nice, smooth burn. Very good.
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - MAR 9, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Peppery alcohol, flowers, cobweb permeating the nose and mouth. Not as dry as expected, slightly nutty finish and fairly light overall.
Verne (261) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A big long lasting head you would think it was a wheat beer. Dry flavor hops stand out but the alcohol dominates. Champaign like flavor. Not a great Belgian beer but a good one
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange body, effervescent head that settles loose and lasts. Some fruity aromas, with subtle spice and caramel malt underlying. Bittersweet, sour flavors, slightly spicy. Finishes dry and bitter, with the alcohol showing at the end. Easily enjoyed, but relatively unremarkable.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gigantic head that is frothy and white. Hangs around like that annoying neighbour. Aroma is malty and spicy with citrus smell. I swear the nose is somewhat pineapple? Also hints of cookie dough. Body is hazy medium yellow with dense tiny particles. Flavor is moderately sweet with citrus notes but the alcohol is quite powerful. Finish is bitter and acidic and leads to a dry finish. Very unique beer that I will enjoy drinking again.
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really looks the goods, nice gold colour with a vanishing head. Big yeasty nose and full body. Quite a complex array of flavours but let down somewhat but the noticable alcohol. Then again the guy I was drinking it with stated that it was the best beer he'd ever had.
TheBeerGod (4999) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden brown with a slight haziness. Strong generous off white head. Initial odor is of candy and alcohol notes with some spiciness. Definite spiciness and tartness in the taste. Finishes bitter but slightly dry. Alcohol is somewhat strong but not overwhelming. Recommended, though.
japet (38) - DENMARK - FEB 18, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice and strong beer, with a sweet alcholic taste.
One of the very best in the Tripel class.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My first Westmalle, and from the raves I've heard concerning the dubbel I am a bit thrown off by the tripel here. The 9% alchohol level is very apparent and I believe it's hiding some very interesting flavors. There's the typical belgian yeast esters and a tinge of sweetness in the malt complimenting this well, and there is a sort of "dingy" flavor in the yeast that adds some unique appeal - very yeasty. I really do wish the alchohol weren't so blatant here, other than that the beer is pretty tasty - although there is some citrusy bitterness annoyingly poking at my tongue.
WabashMan (1006) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice aroma and good color and head start this one. A LOT of alcohol apparent in the flavor which, despite this, is still nice.