1more4dessert (326) - Upstate, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
cloudy pale yellow with small fizzy and nearly instantaneously vanishing head. complex mixed frutiness, mellow and well blended complexity, no singly dominant flavor note. not as sweet as many in the style which I like, reminded me some of Allagash white but the yeastiness in this brew is better tamed.
freekyp (1462) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2006 Strong grape and slight apricot in nose. Hazy maize color with pure white, but quickly diminishing head. Initial swallow is very tart, opening up to sweetness as the swallow goes on. Slight bitterness appears in middle, fading quickly to be replaced by a very sweet, slightly sour finish. Nice maltiness rises in aftertaste. A wonderfully complex, yet fairly light Tripel.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: It pours a hazy golden color with a thin white head, which quickly dies.
Aroma: The nose is full of candy sugar.
Flavor: You can taste apricots. The mouthfeel is a little thick on the tongue, but very pleasant. This is an enjoyable trippel.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2003
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2007 I have KrisB to thank for this. Cloudy Copper color, big frothy head with even frothier lace.
Taste is sweet and spicey, texture smooth and perfectly carbonated, finish dry. One of my very favorites.
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2003
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well, the label says "Belgian Style Golden Ale," but the website here lists the beer as a Tripel. I'm rating as a tripel. Aroma is yeasty, but very faint. Some fruity notes as well. Beautiful burnished gold color, with a hice white head that faces too fast. There is a slight haze to this beer, which is OK for this style. Flavor...WOW. Huge malt/alcohol up front, fading into a pleasant hop/m alt/yeast balance in the finish. Pretty good for an American secular effort!
fly (1394) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - AUG 14, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
very tasty and true to style so far as this North American knows. Are the monks of Pennsylvania at odds with the Amish? Or do they bring a case of this to the barn raising? If they do I need to get up there as I really like the stuff.
Silphium (3158) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a thin, straw-colored body with a thin white head. Has an intriguing aroma of earthy, spicy light fruit, including banana-like esters. Flavor was likewise fruity, spicy, and sweet. Alcohol is well-hidden. A very tasty Tripel, and a nice complement to Unibroue 11.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 6, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
light golden trippilish color with a frothy white head and a lonely big bubble..banana accented belgian yeasty aroma, with spicy pie notes..maybe coriander and nutmeg..who knows and who cares...sweet & very spicy start with lots of coriander..and probably a lot of belgian candi sugar or some non-fermentable,almost non-drinkable substance...this comes mighty close to cloying sweetness.. DAMN IT..some baked banana notes too..more damn spices in the aftertaste..spice and yeast and cloying sweetness..that says it all..STOP TRYING SO HARD...YOU FOOLS!
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden, scant head. Fruity/sweet yeast aroma. Quite malty, with definite candy sugar notes. Minimal hops, alcohol well-hidden.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent trippel. Huge head that disapated very quickly. Very sweet yeasty aroma. Good flavors and mouth-feel. Li liked this one a lot.