ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cidery sour aroma. Taste is like a ligher lambic, appley, lightly sour, moderately dry with hints of lemon and finishes lightly bitter.
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
First review on RB:
At the pour, I was intimidated by the strong alcoholic aroma and the excessive "junk" at the bottom of the bottle. I soon realized these both contributed to a full, round, satisfying flavor. There is a bit of banana that came through that I could live without. But the sugar I found pleasing. Very good stuff. I look forward to trying the other bottle I purchased in a few months.
Ernest (6222) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2005 Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, fully lasting. Body is hazy dark yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly yeasty (cobwebs), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs), moderately malty (cookie, cereal), with notes of apple, banana, and alcohol. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Odd how different an impression this makes from my first experience. Smells like they used corn in this instead of candy sugar, quite frankly. Almost smells like a malt liquor, and that just ainít right. Too sweet. Not a fan anymore, and no, this isnít really a tripel.
rabuc (143) - carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured cloudy amber brown with tan head. tasted of a rich, fruity, yeasty sweet but not to sweet malt flavor. finished dry and slightly hoppy. i like this beer but want to taste other triples to compare.
Frank (2881) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly cloudy golden with no head. Mildly sweet nose with hints of citrus and banana. A tart bite up front is followed by candi sugar sweetness. Very fruity--apple, grape, pear--and a bit more of a citric hop bite than I'd normally expect for the style. Slightly sticky but not too heavy with slightly biting carbonation. A bit of alcohol dryness comes out in the finish. Definitely a solid Tripel.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2005 Kind of a sweet and sour nose with hints of apricot. Not the most enticing brew to look at. To be honest, I really didnít like it the first time I had it, but Itís growing on me. Not quite my favorite Belgian, but not horrible.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy, pale golden tangerine. Fruity, alcohol tinged nose. Small thin head, only lasting along walls of the glass. Sweet, honey, pear, apricot, orange, finishing dry and vinous. I didnt like it at first, but after slow sipping, and letting it warm, I do enjoy this tastey tripel. Pleasantly satisfying. I am curious how this will taste with age...
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Extreme Beer Fest '04: Thin white head with a golden yellow color. Aromoa is not all that pleasant, kind of alcoholy. Pretty nice smooth flavor with fruity finish. Not great for a abbey.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - JAN 7, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden. Weak,quick dying head. Leaves a pithy,ring. Aroma is sweet and vinous as hell,lots of fruit. Mouthfeel is creamy,big body,silky texture. Malt right off the bat,with some yeast. Pretty empty before the finish. Lots of bread,and some hops in the finish. Good mouthfeel,but other than that,this just doesn't do it for me.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden color, thin white head. Aroma of apples, spice, malt and yeast. Flavor was spicy, and yeasty, abit of fruit and a tiny bit of alcohol. Medium body, pretty nice job masking abv. Pleasant.