Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2003 Clear golden color with almost no color. The aroma is slightly sour or bitter, but there is also plenty of fruit--apple, orange, peach, white grape and a touch of honey sweetness. The flavors are a bit strange--the sourness really comes out in the mouth. Luckily the finish brings out some sweetness and the fruit. I don't really know what to think about this one. Sometimes it was pleasant and tasty. Other times, things were sour and quite off. All in all, I found this to be a bit disappointing.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale sunlight gleams out of my glass. . .thin cloud wisps create intermittent shadows. The air is filled with wild yeast, pineapples, orange flesh and soft (fresh from the over) dough. Flavour is full and coats the mouth with soft oranges, banana peel, fine pepper dust, fresh flowers and some interesting grain. I hadn't had a nice tripel in a while and this one sat very well with me.
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 7, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy orange, with a small white head that completely lasts, and laces extremely nicely. Aroma of sugar and spice, yeasty, and slightly fruity. Flavor is sweet, some honey, some spicey - very enjoyable mix of flavors. Fairly full-bodied, ends quite dry, alcohol barely pokes it's head through towards the end.
gsmitty80 (1833) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
One of my bottles was double labeled, now im not a stickler by any means but i thought of it as somewhat sloppy and the beer inside reflected the outside. Not a regular drinker of Tripels, i found this one the least enjoyable one ive had and the least enjoyable of the sampler.
Oakes (12789) - 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.