mikejmadden99 (103) - Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well another good brew by Weyerbacher, this golden colored ale has a smooth fruity smell, with hint of peaches and oranges. Its taste is smooth and fruity, but I felt is was a little to bubbly, or carbonated, I am really unsure of why it tasted like that, but I will a have a few more tonight and report any changes in my opinion in the morning.
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 26, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Labeled Belgian Style Trippel) Opaque orange with minimal head. Aroma is sugar cane, banana and spice/yeast. Flavor is sweet and malty, but bitterness in the swallow makes for good balance. A bit too much carbonation, and a hint of astringency in the aftertaste are the only drawbacks. Hides the alcohol exceptionally well.
obxdude10 (2027) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2002
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very sour flavor, I didn’t really care for this beer all that much, a bit too sour for my liking, other than that it seemed very full bodied & well balanced, nice golden color, but just too sour
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is delicious. Lots of banana, with apple, strawberry and booze. Totally brilliant. Holds the alcohol wonderfully. So nicely structured. Tough style to do right, and they’ve come close.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good triple, nice golden color, sweet flavor, nice head, and two on an empty stomach made me feel groggy.
Slovak34 (99) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2002
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a pretty strong brew. It’s sweet and tasty.
ARMed (597) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank this when it was known as Merry Monks. An excellent Belgium ale that resembles the aroma color and taste of Maredsous 8, though not quite a soothing. Slightly overcarbonated, as many Weyerbacher beers seem to be, but a quality Blegium brew. Roasted dark color with a slight hazy overtone. Alcohol is well hidden but not overly complex. An excellent brew.
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Subdued hop nose, alcohol fumes and flavor dominate, slight spiciness wih clean finish
hopscotch (8861) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2003 Clear, light golden hue. Small, creamy white head. Somewhat lasting with very little lacing.
The nose is malty and yeasty with notes of fuzzy fruit, banana, peach and grapefruit. A whisper of English toffee. The alcohol is well-hidden in the nose.
The flavor consists of sweet Belgian malt up front with bursts of caramel, toffee and fuzzy fruits. Nicely balanced. Lightly bitter and lightly acetic on the backside with a hefty dose of warming alcohol and grapefruit.
Full-bodied with a syrupy mouthfeel and lively carbonation.. Medium-length, very astringent and alcoholic finish with damp straw at the wee end.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Given that it’s US-made, they did a helluva good job on this. Very enjoyable Belgian Tripel. The alcohol is almost undetectable - all you feel is a gentle burning sensation in your throat to remind you this is 9%. Rather sweet and malty. Delicious.