Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Effervescent, slightly hazy apricot colour with a thin, white head. Aroma of plastic, alcohol, mango, pineapple skin, rotting oranges, caramel. Body is fairly alcohol, obfuscating some of the other notes that I was hoping would carry over from the aroma (well, not all the aroma notes were desirable, but some were). Apricoty notes emerge before the alcohol gets too overbearing, alongside more plastic and a fair bit of treacly and caramelly malt. Finishes alcoholic and plasticy. I've found those kinds of flaws in Weyerbacher beers before, and it's too bad because generally I like this brewery.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale golden color with almost no head on it. Aroma is slightly metallic, but has the usual malt and yeasty notes too. Flavor is too relaxed for a tripel in my eyes, but its still nice. Mouthfeel is unsually challkty too boot.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2003
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was a good beer but not the best. It was a little too spicy for me, but I still would not hesitate to have one once in a while.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
OK beer, but actually a disappointment. Probably won't order a second time. Slightly stale aroma and flavor ("aged" hops? or just poor storage?). Belgian yeast twangy taste is more twingy than twangy. The brewers should have worked a bit more on the recipe and production process before releasing for sale
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden yellow color with a small whitish head that dimished quickly to a thin ring and fast dripping lace, nothing sticking really. Smell has a good yeasty aroma, somewhat spiced and thick with sweet malts, citrusy lemon thats dulled down with some clove and band-aid plastic-like notes and a hint of alcohol. Taste is quite good with dulled lemon and candish malts with a soft front, creamy feel and medium body thats pretty hefty in the middle with a yeasty fresh grab which adds some spiced zest and drying notions late. The finish has some interesting complexity with the drying with grassy notes, raw melon husk, lemon peels; a cottony fluff coats the inside cheeks and tongue in a later aspect well after each sip. This was extremely close to getting 9 in smell and taste, I want to give it those numbers but something makes me want more from it so a solid 8 it is. The alcohol is extremely well hidden, it hit my head about 3/5 of the glass as it is a very drinkable triple and I just kept drinking it
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma was of yeast, ginger, citrus, and hops. Translucent orange in color. Tasted of oranges, clove, and sweet, fruity malts. I like the subtle spiciness on the back of the tongue....it all came together nicely. A very drinkable beer, full of flavor.
Darkover (1513) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly cloudy golden color with a white head. Aroma is sweet, yeast and spice. Flavor is sweet and malty. Finish is very dry and a little tart.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color, fluffy white head. Yeasty aroma. Body is a little thin. Flavor is dry and yeasty with hops perdominating the finish. Slight spiciness and sweetness.
jsquire (3417) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured a clear gold out of the bottle with a thin, quickly dissappearing white head. Nose of honey and spice. Lots of candy sugar sweetness with an almost too syrupy mouthfeel. Very sweet, and a little too one dimensional for me. Alcohol is present but not obvious, and there is a darker, apricot flavor, but it is just beaten up by the sugar. If I had another bottle, I would put it in the closet for a year and see what happens.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - SEP 26, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy, golden body with a medium thick, creamy head (long lasting). Bubbles are clung to sides of glass and rise from the bottom like your favorite soda. Smell is mild hops, caramel and a little bananna. Taste is big time sweet and complex. Caramel, apple, cloves, cinnamon, banana and alcohol sop onto the palate. My only gripe about this beer is that it feels sticky, ala fountain drink syrup. Aftertaste is cloying with cloves and honey.