Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2002
Batch #20: This was the strangest tripel I've ever had. The aroma was suprising for a tripel. Raisins, honey and caramel dominate, with hints of the candy sugar. There was no spicy/yeasty qualities so common to the style. The flavors corresponded with the aroma, however the alcohol was noticable. By no means bad, but amazingly strange. hopscotch (11180) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2002
This beer rocks.
One of the best tripels I have ever tasted. Great aroma too.
The nose is fruity and rich. Wonderful notes of cream, cinnamon, pears, plums, honey, toffee and butterscotch.
This murky honey colored ale has a large, white, rocky head with decent lacing.
The flavor is oh so malty and sticky-sweet up front; quickly becoming very lightly tart and lightly bitter on the backside. Perfectly balanced with bursts of alcohol, caramel, dark fruit and cinnamon.
Medium-bodied with a dry mouthfeel. Lively carbonation. Medium-length, very dry, alcoholic finish. Reminds me of Victory V10 with less body. Awesome beer. igneous1 (1538) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 28, 2002
batch 20-pours a very hazy orange/brown color with basically no head. aroma is of caramel and raisins. flavor is fruity with just a lingering sweetness. Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2002
This beer poured a dark gold color and formed a nice foamy white head that left some nice lace. Some carbonation was present. An aroma of malt, citrus and some candy(?caramel). The flavor was sweet, with elements of hops, and some other fruit I can't place. Finish was sudsy due to the carb and had elements of the malt and traces of alcohol. Not a bad beer, but not the best rep. of this style DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2003 (#32) Styrofoam head deeply trenched...Bronze and alive...extremely floral & perfumey, sour pollen...snorting ground flower petals in a freak coke binge...Super fizzy, flavor took awhile to take a stance but eventually flowered...hoppy...notes of old fashioned ribbon candy..alcohol warmth...if this beer was as cheap and readily accessible as..say...bud light...I guarantee that there would be peace on earth...
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2002
rose, bless her heart, pours the color of bright golden virginia tobacco, softened by a breath of haze. a creamy smooth head resides permanently--intractably topside. aroma is a ripe candied fruit smell: a fruit half-way between peach and cantaloupe, with alpine summer meadows of warm grasses and the breezy perfume of flowers. the character evolves as it warms, and as more of that chunky cargo still floating in the bottle comes into play. (the brewer generously included a couple extra servings of yeast right in the bottle in case you feel it requires it. like a few extra buttons sewn inside a good jacket, it makes it seem classier). with just a sip, the flavor is a gorgeous medley of effects: a brassy carbonation leads, but as it yields, the sweetness melts over the palate like a buttery fruit cocktail, with yeasty bread dough flavors. finally, bitterness creeps on so slowly it actually creates suspense. mild hops are sufficient to enchant the sweetness, and to tender a graceful finish of honied cognac. Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2002
Batch 35. (my bottle just says "Rose" - not "golden"). Strong fuit/alcohol aromas and flavors - a bit overpowering. Finish is dry but sweet and leaves the alcohol flavor lingering with sugar. well carbonated and felt mostly on the back of the tongue. This one tried to pummel me with it's flavors - back off a little, Rose! ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - OCT 31, 2002
Had a few bottles of this while watching the game. Very fruity and complex nose. Very
pleasant notes of berries, flowers, spice, oats, cinnamon, and brown sugar. I swear it
smells exactly like Cap’n Crunch Crunchberries Cereal. Pours a cloudy honey with lots of
floaties. The massive dense white head is rocky and mostly lasting with great lacing.
Heavyweight flavor that is very warm and deep. No shortage of balance here either. The
long finish is bitter, sweet, spicy, and sour. The medium ultra creamy body is lively, and
finishes alcoholic. This is a colossal brew. Hair of the Dog brews are at the top of my
wishlist now. JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 24, 2002
Super dark for a trip, sticky, sticky thick. Major sugar rush, maybe it was too young!! Big alcohol in the start, but sticky sweet sugary middle. Some hops in the end, but overall avery dark sweet brew. need one to age. heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - OCT 15, 2002
Triples usually force you to love them or hate them. I was really quite amibivalent about this one.
Rerate 10/15/02 I actually come out with the same rating, but will be more descriptive this time. Hot alcohol aroma which recedes after a bit. Solid and well made. A shade darker than other tripels I've had--strong gold. Nice spiciness. Sweetish finish is well balanced by hops.