Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle at Capital Ale House Downtown. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a large head. Average head retention and lacing. Aroma of yeast, banana, citrus and tropical fruits. Taste is bready and yeasty with huge citrus and tropical fruit notes. Light peppery spice also. Full bodied. Nice beer.
jtclockwork (9999) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very easy to drink abbey. Lots of banana, resins, dough and spruce. Rated 5/28/04
hopscotch (9952) - 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.
adnielsen (9709) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in Exira, Iowa. Hazy, yellow appearance with a creamy white head. Yeasty golden, sweet Belgian ale nose. Yeasty, sweet, floral fruity Belgian golden ale. Slightly tangy, yeasty finish.
hopdog (9525) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy, medium golden in color with a small white head. Spicy and fruity aromas. Sweet, spicy and fruity tastes. Taste struck me as run of the mill and nothing too special. Fizzy body.
Sammy (9233) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2005
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nice head. Initially like a yesty Unibroue, but then Sour and acidic. Not finishable. Too dry, too carbonated. cloves are shocking to palate. Lemongrass does only sour it further. Medicinal.
GT2 (9132) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355mL courtesy of tastybeer. Pours a cloudy, deepish yellow with a billowing, bright white, forced carbonation head that settles quickly with no retention or lace. Aroma of cloves, overripe bananas, pineapples, phenols. Taste is sweet, boozy, grainy, sugary, cloying with spicy alcohol. Bubbly, prickly, high carbonation palate. 9.3% is very apparent.
Dogbrick (9085) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at From The Vine beer tasting Oct 19th, 2007: Cloudy yellow-orange color with a medium fizzy white head that burns off steadily. Quick patches of lacing. The aroma is bread, yeast and sweet fruit. Medium-bodied with flavors of yeast, fruit (banana) and earthy malt. The finish is spicy with banana and pear aftertaste. Overall this is a pretty good beer, although it is definitely on a lower rung than the world class Tripels out there.
JoeMcPhee (8788) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle. Pale golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma is very yeasty and peppery, ripe banana. Lightly phenolic. Spices, especially clove/allspice, some bubble gum. Flavour is very fruity and phenolic, banana, overripe fruit. Sweet Belgian pale malt. Comes across too heavy and sweet. Carbonation could be dialled up a bit too, to make the body feel lighter. Fairly greasy/heavy mouthfeel and a bit of a chemically finish. Not a great example at all.
3fourths (8455) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2012 12oz bottle tasted along side Prophecy at Zeno’s in State College, PA. Clear amber yellow color. Has the proper nose of a tripel, with sweet sugars and spicy, estery yeast notes. Crisp, fresh tasting, properly bitter and mildly dry. Very fizzy, full of the Weyerbacher yeast, which I really don’t care for, but otherwise and OK beer. Not one of the best.