Sickboy282 (1116) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 12, 2004
Draft- Pours a light amber with a nice white head with beautiful lacing. Flavors of bananas and spice. A little thick on the palate but goes down smooth. This brew isn’t horrible, but isn’t memorable. DarkElf (3067) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAY 11, 2004
(Draft: O'Brien's in San Diego, CA) Spicy, fairly bitter, lots of banana, but no real maltiness; Sweet flavor but not cloying or syrupy; The flavor is okay initially, but is unpleasantly bitter and out of balance by the finish; Just has a thin flavor all in all; Spicy banana aroma; Golden in color; White head fades to a sheen fairly quickly jazz88 (2684) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 10, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2005 Rating #2 Bottle (6 3 7 3 15). A golden orange color with a cream colored head. A spiced, pepper, mild light fruit aroma with hints of the sugar candy flavors. Sweet and sugary with some banana, clove, and yeasty belgian flavors. Warming and dry the beer finishes smoothly. Rating #1 Tap @ Toronado (7 3 7 3 16). Without my beer list in hand I couldn’t remember if I had had the Brother David’s Tripel. As any good ratebeerian should do, I ordered a glass just to make sure. Golden color with an off-white head. Nicely balanced with light spices, belgian candy, and yeast. Somewhat dry on the palate. DaSilky1 (2608) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2004
clear apple cider colored, very nice closely knit foamy head...yeasty, banana-bread aroma..very very assertive banana-laced yeast flavors...spicy flavors too...with biting alcohol and background sourness...extremely full bodied, meaty, bready...i like this a lot actually...very thick. Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2004
This tripel pours with an orange amber body with a full head and a good amount of lacing. The aroma is sweet and yeasty with nice banana notes and a touch of spice. The flavor is slightly sweet yet slightly bitter and spicy with nice banana notes and some yeasty notes. Medium bodied, oily smooth yet slightly dry.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 9, 2004
On tap at the Buckhorn saloon in Boonville.Spicy yeasty aroma.Amber appearance with no head. Spicy fruity banana flavor with mild hop bitterness and a yeasty finish. Reminds me of New Belgiums Triple. dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 22, 2003
GABF '02 There's nothing more refreshing in my mind on a hot summer afternoon than a nicely made tripel,because really, who wants to drink pilsner? Golden straw in color,slighlty hazy with some fruit and spice character coming through. Nice foamy head with medium body,yeast flavors folow this beer from start to finish. joet (2680) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2002
On tap at Toronado: Beautiful gold color, a mite sticky and this prevents the aromas from escaping the the top despite the adequate effervescence. Still delicious in its own right. It just seems a bit thick.