madsberg (11283) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled: Golden coloured. Unclear. Off white fluffy head. Yeast, apples and light alcohol in the nose. Malts, yeast, sweetness and alcohol in the flavour. Slightly sour. Is thin bodied and dull, with a very short life on the palate.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Extrme sweet nose, fruityness, but becomes somewhat artificial. Hazy golden body, small white head. Way too sweet flavor, becomes really gross.
Ungstrup (33425) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An unclear orange beer with a diappearing head. The aroma is of yeast and oranges. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw and yeast and a dry end.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2005 Very malty smell, cloudy tan color, light white head. Very sweet flavor with heavy malt flavor. Aftertaste is a very bittersweet taste. I would call this an interesting taste, the alcohol doesn’t come through at all. Enjoyable.
RERATE--Had this on tap at the open house, and it was much better, especially in the aftertaste, which was much less bitter, spoke to one of the brewers and discussed this, and was advised to try to get it within 2 months of brewing to get the best flavor.
donvitozou (141) - memphis, Tennessee, USA - JAN 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
very good aroma, golden with spice and fruit smell, taste didnt change too much as it warmed, there were hints of burnt-sugar or molasses
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a golden body with a small white head. Aroma of banana, cinnamon, and yeast. Flavor of fruit, yeast, and spices. Soft mouthfeel.
lamas (1532) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange with medium off-white head. Smell is fruity and hoppy. Bananas and strawberries are present in the nose. Taste starts off sweet and finishes with the tangy sourness of citrus fruit. The warming quality of the high ABV is present at the finish. Unpleasant stale flat aftertaste.
JorisPPattyn (9134) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy amber-orange; good off-white head. Banana, bubblegum esters abundant in the nose, more than in most German Weizens! Soft sweet taste with sourish background, again completely ester, AND diacetyl. Fruity, seems not completely fermented. If this is supposed to be a triple - for chrissakes, then it ought to have been fully attenuated! Finish yields rosewater. Rather full-bodied with restsugars, well carbonated. I’m underawed. Depending on what it was supposed to be, agreed, but it is underattenuated under any circumstance.
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells like yeast and alcohol with some spicy, flowery hop notes. It is a golden-yellow colo, r with a diminishing white head. It was a little bit sweet to begin, with hints of sugar and light malt. It has a finish that was slightly sour, which could be due to the rather high carbonation. A little more bitter than the other goldens that I have had.
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Some malt and sugar, some trace of alcohol, too carbonated and not enough body. All together a bit non-descriptive and almost bland. Wanted to like it, but just too little of everything to be a good abbey tripel.