SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 8, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2004 Good stuff. Nice head with a lingering sweet and refreshing flavor. kind of sharp and sour towards the end. Wonderful drink, definately worth checking out.
bierkoning (12268) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Frothy head. Hoppy, grassy aroma with vanilla. Yeasty, hoppy, strangely enough refreshing beer. has some characteristics of a witbier, but has the hoppiness of a Crombe beer. Just a hint of tartness and grapefruit. Intriguing beer full of quality.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Again at the Dovetail. Pale cloudy yellow appearance, like weisse beer. Smooth fine head. Not all that as beers go. Herbal and citrus aroma/flavour.
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Love that aroma! Lemony and biting, could it be...Lysol? Think happy thoughts. Cloudy yellow body rich in yeast sediment. Flavor is citrus, with a crisp, sour, lemon feel and biting carbonation and acid at the back of the tongue. A medley of sharp, lively citrus awaits the lucky suitor of this quality Belgian.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer poured a hazy gold color and formed a nice bubbly white head that coated the glass with lace as it subsided. Some carbonation is present. An aroma of hops, cirtrus, banana and cloves. A flavor of hops, sour apples and some citrus. The finish was a bit on the tart side. Not a bad beer, but the flavor threw me off a bit.
JorisPPattyn (9380) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUN 15, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(I can understand that this is exported under the name 'single'. But the age-old original name, dating already from the Verlinden brewery at Brasschaat is STIMULO)
Pale yellow. Thick white head, collapsing. Fresh, herbal, grassy nose, a bit hoppy. I cannot smell the maize (joke). Sharper, spicey taste. Hint of mustard seed? Fruity taste likesome exotic fruit: papaya, cactus-fig,... Rather well-bodied for such a light beer. Beautiful traditional ale.Was one of the first, and last, beers calling itself "Trappist", before this became reserved for the Trappist monasteries. I still think it has Trappist-quality.
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 12, 2003
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer pours a cloudy orange color with a medium head and some slight lacing on the glass. The aroma is very spicy and filled with citrus hints. The taste is very smooth for having such a strong aroma. The spices also come out in the taste. Not a bad beer, but very spicy.
omhper (23313) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Cloudy golden appearance. Acidic, citric nose. Fruity, and slight less malty than Witkap Pater Tripel. Fresh lactic acid finish.
rauchbier (3786) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle conditioned. Hazy gold, good rocky white head and moderate condition. Grapefruit, apple and yeast aromas, slightly apple tart and corky flavours and a dry green apple finish.
Nate (4170) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2003
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very sweet, pleasing aroma - cotton candy and alcohol. Floral and pear notes, light fruity hops and honey. Golden honey color with floating sediment (chunky, not like cloudy wheat beer). White foamy lacing head. Low-medium carb and medium watery body. Overlying tartness - like white wine with sweet notes, giving it a dry feel. Taste of honey and little hops bitterness. Sediment imparts an earthy/yeasty flavor and peppery tones. Last pour of sediment gave more yeasty/citrusy quality. I like dubbel and tripel styles better, but this was pretty good.