Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2005
A faint white head miserably tries to keep its stance above the hazy amber to orange body, failing. Unfitting nutty maltiness brings forth toasted grain hints, but it takes no time before the DMS slap kick its beany and peaty notes into an already frail mixture. Coriander vaguely attempts to put it back on track, but the corn is stronger. Hidden behind that epic battle, meaty apricot and mango, peachy juicy flavours hint at what could have been interesting. What we have here though is nothing so pleasant, the flat light bodied pointing anywhere far from Belgium while the candi sugar try to rectify the situation with its inherent sweetness. OlivierMTL (709) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2005
Couleur dorée aux reflets orangés, pratiquement aucune formation de mousse. Arômes de choux bouillis, DMS ainsi que quelques effluves estérifiés, style pêche. Flaveurs de grains toujours en fermentation et d’alcool suivi d’une amertume finale astringente et déplacée. Carbonatation active et piquante. Ne semble pas être un produit achevé ! Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2005
Bottle: Courtesy of Styles. Very sweet aroma. Honey, apple, candy sugar, and a hint of banana. Pours a transparent orange with an insignificant white head that is mostly just a thin ring along the outside of the glass. Flavory consists of apple, light honey, and light banana. Lightly bitter in the finish. Flavor just doesn’t seem strong enough. Somewhat watery. The last of the Unplugged series for me, and I must say that I haven’t been too impressed with them. whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2005
Fairly small, sudsy white head on a brilliant golden-orange body with fine particulates. Rich honey nose with very mild sweet fruits, pale wort, buttery nuts, and alcohol. A nutty, malty tasting tripel with sweet spice and citrus hops of medium intensity and lots of honey character. No off-notes, but seems underattenuated and doesn’t have any of the great qualities of a top-notch Belgian tripel. Thanks Erway. MilkmanDan (1942) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2005
Dark copper. Nose spicy, fruity, some yeast and banana. Flavor is soft and fruity, decent spicy. Bit thick for a tripel, but not offensively so, not fat or flabby or anything. Little head, needs more carbonation, but still good.
twindadplus2 (743) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Clear, dark amber color with a quickly disappearing fizzy head. Aroma of sweet malt, apples and raisins. Flavor is more sweet malt and spicy, fruity belgian yeast. Medium carbonation with a full bodied, syrupy feel. A good triple but seems to be missing something that the really great triples have. Maybe I’ll take the labels advice and lay a bottle down for a year. TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - AUG 17, 2005
Aroma of sweet malt, malt, and more malt with a spoonful of sugar on top. Lovely clear dark amber color but with virtually no head. Sweet malt flavor dominates with raisin and warm alcohol also asserting. If there are hops in there, they’re overwhelmed by the malt, alcohol and residual sugars. Thick syrupy layer clings to your tongue long after you’ve swallowed. Exceptionally rich even by Tripel-style standards. Noble effort that falls a bit short. Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2005
Clear amber/orange pour with a light ring of off-white head around the edges. Aroma was sweet with a Belgian yeast component and some bananas. The first thing that hits the tongue is carbonation that I didn’t see in the pour?!? This was followed, however, by a moderately complex flavor profile consisting of lighter fruits (such as apple), Belgian yeast, spices, and caramel malts. Very smooth from the middle of the mouth through the finish. Finish was long and sweet with bananas and spices providing much of the flavor. JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2005
Bottle: Morning urine color with NO head and NO bubbles. Not much aroma to speak of either. Slight hints of apple and yeast are hard to find in the nose. Lots and lots or sweet malts. Apple and raisins are also there. Finishes very sweet, with no yeast or spices detected. Medium bodied with almost no carbonation. Prettyt cloying. Almost tastes and feels like a cider. I dont know what it is, but New Glarus isnt doing it for me. richlikebeer (839) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2005
more thanks to HOPDOG for brining this the eric’s. the aroma and the taste were pretty identical, nothing hidden in this one, as both came out with sweet caramel malts, apple, banana and yeast. the flavors were nicely balanced and the finish was crisp and sweet. color was a light copper, with more or less no head at all. an above average brew, not as complex as some of the others, but enjoyable.