GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Escape from Alkatraz is all I could think of as I poured this brew into my official tasing goblet. The effers shot up from the bottom liquid to fill the remainder of the 18oz of space in the glass. It’s a 30oz goblet. After the froth subsided to half I sipped and found not a trace of carbonation left in the nectar. Oh well, the froth was a might tasty, kinda creamy. It poured a pale yellow with a huge frothy head. Aroma was tropical perfume and spice. Nectar weight was medium with a creamy texture. No residual effers, not one. Fruity flavors up front including beer candy, banana, sweet cream, and some mellow citrus. The finish is fruity also with no bittering at all. I was actually surprised how similar to a true Belgian it drank. Overall: Mellow, soft, and fruity. Well ballanced and alcohol is hidden. Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - MAY 3, 2006
Nice gold pour, small head. A nice spicy flavor, citrus, doughy, abit sticky, overall quite good! thanks to Tjthresh for the brew! SDalkoholic (2395) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAY 2, 2006
Bottle: Golden with small amounts of dust flakes and head is a thing layer of foam. Lively aroma of true Belgian yeast and small notes of banana, clove and spice. The drink is both heavy and smooth with a full body and light creaminess in the finish. Strong flavors of clove are found with minor reminders of the aroma again. Impressive tripel.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 30, 2006
Pours a clear deep golden color with a nice laceing off white head. Nose yeast, some fruits and different spices. Interesting tingly mouthfeel. Not the best tripple I’ve had,,,,but pretty damn good. weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2006 Appears a hazy gold with a lush white head that slowly fades into a small head. Scattered lacing was left around the glass.
Smell is of typical Belgian yeast aroma, spices, with a mild corn syrup smell & some sugary sweetness.
Taste is of sugary pils malt with some corn syrup, perhaps some Munich in there with a touch of yeastiness.
Mouthfeel is quite full bodied and lively for a tripel. Tingly on the lips, hitting the center of the tongue, swee at first, with a chalky dougyness that lingers on the tongue.
Taste is better than originally reviewed. Similar to the original flavors but a sugary, citrusy, tropical, slight candy flavor, along with a touch of creamy vanilla. Old score was a 7.
Smell is phenolic, sugary, mildly corny but in check for a trippel with some tropical fruit notes and apricots evident with vanilla. Old score was a 7.
Mouthfeel is smooth with a yeastyness that carries some phenols along the palate. A light sugary burn up front.
Drinkability overall is better than originally quoted at a 14.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2006
(03.25.06) 12 oz brown bottle purchased from Liquidsolutions.biz. 7.8% ABV. Best before September 22, 2006. Clear golden yellow with average white head. Good lacing. Average carbonation. Spicy clove aroma. Medium-to-full bodied that starts with light malt sweetness and fruity/spicy clove flavors. Finishes dry with light malt and hop bitterness fade. Well-balanced and flavorful, this is an excellent Belgium ale. luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2006
Sampled at 4th Boulder Strong Ale Fest. the beer pours a hazy, medium yellow-amber color with a very small, nearly nonexistent head. The aroma is lightly malty with notes of husky toasted grain/dog food; hoppy with trace notes of herbs; trace notes of banana and a moderate note of cooked corn. The flavor is moderately sweet with an average-length, lightly bitter, tangy finish with an unclean aftertaste. The body was light, the texture was watery and the carbonation was lively. rdawson321 (145) - USA - APR 11, 2006
Pours with a huge fluffy head. Bright gold in color. Very floral. Malty and bready, with an almost wheat-like character. Malty, smooth finish despite lots of carbonation. Great example of the style, but not quite my thing. beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2006
Bottle. Gold yellow pour, with a decent fluffy head. Spiced citrus and bready yeast aroma with some light malts. Spiced citrus flavors, with a little earthy hops and bready yeast. Clean finish. Very nice. Tmoney99 (14761) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2006
Bottle. Clear dark amber pour with a large frothy white head that lasted and has good lacing. Good citrus spice aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Full citrus and spice flavor with a moderate finish. Good complex brew.