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 (9215) - 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.
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - MAY 9, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
goldebn colour, big soft head, good lace.
aroma of citrus , malt, toffe and indistinct spice.
hasa seet candi sugar taste ut with enough yeast,spices and hops to keep it lively and light.
good palate and easy drinking for a beer that is almost 10%abv.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good belgian tripel for where it is made. Great creamy head, well worth the price.
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet, raisin tones, big bitterness and the typical belgian almond tone.
TAR (2503) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2003 Belgian yeast, pilsner malt, obvious spices, and Belgian candy sugar in the aroma. Creamy and dense white foam. Notes of bananas, spice and a blanket of pale malts. Finishes very dry and rather appetizing for such a large brew. About as good as a Tripel can get. I will wait a while to try the Barleywine and Quadrupel because this thing was still kicking when I popped the cap.
quiksilverxtc99 (99) - USA - MAR 9, 2002
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Yeasty! not sweet at all, wasn’t pleasing to the palate.
legion242 (2223) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured clear until the yeast hit; dense head- whipped cream; candi sugar nose- classic belgian aromas.
Classic sharp mouthfeel- tingly. Full and pleasing. Not too sweet. Thank you to VENOM.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 18, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The crisp ending made me want more, balanced the sweetness and totally hid the alcohol. The suspended floaties even looked right in this beer. Seemed to lack the complexity of other tripples, but still a great brew. Thanks VENOM!