5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2005
Bottle pours pale yellow, almost witbier like, hazy, quite carbonated, large bubbley white head, with spotty lacing.   Zesty aroma, spicy, floral sweetness, with bit of light fruit like zing.   Minor whisps of alcohol.   Citrus peel or corriander based flavor on first sip.   Cloves as well.   Zesty and spicy, quite tasty.   Full body, medium but spritzy mouthfeel.   Finishes with lingering spices.   Very zesty, and very delicious! eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 12, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2005 I just love this one, so complex, sweet, full on the palate, beautiful cloudy burnished gold, echoes of spice, candied fruit, so rich, so warming...only takes a couple of these babies, and what a way to go!! FROTHINGSLOSH (8142) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2014 8/2011. I have been drinking this beer regularly since 2001. It is one of my staples and my beer fridge is never without a couple of bottles of this one. Even before my all consuming passion for good beer took hold I was drinking this one and their Trois Pistoles. To me this is one of the shining examples of the majesty that is the Tripel style. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this fine brew pours an opaque bright orange color with a large white head. The aroma is strong and has a strong yeasty element and notes of pear, apples and spice. The mouthfeel is thick and the flavor is strong with sweetness. There are strong yeasty tastes and ripe fruit - pear, apple and maybe a hint of apricot. There is a mild dry spicy finish that is stark contrast to the sweet beginning and middle. The 9% alcohol is well hidden in this beer. In short this is a fabulous beer and one of my dear favorites. LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2005
smelled sweet, light fruit scent (maybe peaches or apricots or ... idk something), as well as wheat and malt. pours from the bottle cloudy golden with a thick thick white head. taste is powerful. lots of fruitiness, but i still can’t put my finger on which one exactly... malty goodness...NICE clean finish, with a little alcohol burn on the end. definitely worth having. mmmtasty420 (4) - USA - JAN 6, 2005 does not count
a delightful fruity smell with the taste of spices and sweetness. I enjoy it perfiously especially since the 9% alocohol gives you that needed kick.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2005
Malty fruityness with apricot in the aroma. Hazy golden body with creamy white head. Flavor has a sweet maltyness with a spicy touch. Palte is creamy and smooth. chriso (21656) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2005
Cloudy blonde colour. Very Belgian in style. Reminded me of those strong Belgian blondes like Duvel.and Piraat. Fruity flavour. The alcohol is noticeable, but nor overpowering. Slips down dangerously easily for a big beer. Definitely the best Canadian beer I’ve had to date. Mind you it only had Sleeman Silver Creek Lager and Quidi Vidi Honey Brown to beat. Bottled at the Green Leafe Cafe Williamsburg.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2005
Bottle: poured an orange/yellow with a fizzy head. Sweet fruity aroma which is like holiday sweetbread and candy. Hops also lay below the sweetness. There is a good deal of carbonation, not overpowering. There is a sweet/sour content followed be a major alcohol warmth. It is surprisingly drinkable with a dry sweet finish. ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2005
Solid, above-average pseudo-Belgian. Herbal yeasty aroma; pours golden with strong head. Aftertaste of Hoegaarden florals. Very tasty and economical alternative to Continental brews. I would try this again, for sure. thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2004
Holy cow. If there was ever a beer to drink to get ripped, this is it. COmbines the drinkability of a belgian white with the strength and complexity of an abbey trippel. Hazy yellow-golden colour with a white head. Dryish- orange spicy flavours, an absolute beauty.