maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2006
Hazy dark cherry color with a large frothy off-white head. Aroma of citrus with hints of sourness, a good helping of sweet malts along with some spice. Flavor of fruit with hints of raisins. Lots of spice, and sweet malt. Very gentle for 10%. Nuffield (4171) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Dark amber, bordering on light brown, with a curious head (at first irregular then dense and creamy, off-white). Citric, fruity aroma. Light barleywine qualities with a layer of bubblegum. Frothy, soft. Enjoyable. crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2006
Hazy brown. Has the typical belgian characteristic of strong alcohol balanced by extreme sweetness. But, this one is more balanced than most this strong. So, this one works for me. WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2006
Absolutely gorgeous. Dark reddish mahagony ... clear, but still so rich that in weak light it looks black. Sweet nose, sweet taste. Fruity, cherry, berry taste. Spicey rasiny taste as well. For all that, not really complex; dominant impression is sweetness, and the alcohol screams like a barley wine. Nothing about this is a triple. After all the carping, though, I’d be pleased to drink it again. Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2006
Bottle shared with Nuffield. Nose-sweet caramel. Taste-powdery, citric, tannic, fruity, mildly spiced. Has some mild saisin like qualities to it. Very big and full flavored.
thegreenrooster (4396) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2006
Pour is a hazy brown with a large white head. Aroma is spice and roasted nuts. Flavor is citrus with a large dose of of fruit sugar. Unlike the Grand Cru the alcohol in this brew kicks you in the pants. Is it tasty..yes. Is it the best tripel out there....no by a long shot. I would call this a average brew. stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2006
pours murky bronze with a large light tan head, aroma of belgian style spices, sweet malt, citrus. flavor is smooth, alcohol is present, sweetness and citrus also, good body, damn good brew. wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2006
Bottle. Amber, very hazy, with medium, lasting off-white head. Smells yeasty and spicy. Flavor is similar with a decent maltiness. Not at all a triple, more like a dubbel or high alcohol bruin. Slight citrus and alcohol in aftertaste. Typical belgian style, good, although not truly excellent. grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 6, 2006
Well..I bought this thinking it would be bright straw yellow and be a fricking tripel...No to so much...but man is this stuff awesome.
Rosted chestnut mahogany. Pale white head. Hazy and red. IT looks fabulous. Chicken bullion in the nose. This beer has that strange malty, salty thing going for it. This slides into a nuttiness that is quite chestnutty. Underneath it all is a mssive fruity yeast that is exquisite. Flavors pouind the palate. A sledgehammer o complexity and sweetness. Cane sugar sweetness at first. Saltiness looms silently in the background and then screams in the back of your mouth. Lemons appear in the finish and linger on until they turn to oranges and then strawberries. This is an excellent beer. Highly drinkable. THis would be a good one to get Macro drinkers into belgian beer. OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Poured a dark brown with reddish tint and a big tan head. A wonderful warming aroma of alcohol, spice and yeast, with a nice dark fruit undertone. Flavor was a sweet caramel malt with undertones of spicy fruit. A truely wonderful beer.