dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2004
Mid gold, cloudy, finely carbonated with a loose white head which hold quite well considering the ABV. Musty, slightly sour fruity aroma. Drying, bitter flavour, but not over the top, with some mustiness also. A pleasent enough beer, but without the complexity in my sample that was indicated by some of the other rates. BCAR (223) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2005 Little bottle. Clove and citrus are the dominant initial characteristic when smelled. A definite sweet alcohol flavor is present as well. Very effervescent, large bubbles abound. Banana is a strong flavor to this tripel. Finish is dry and the alcohol is very present going down. A very good example of the style. BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2004
Awesome nose of hazelnut, vanilla, apple, and alchol. Pours a light hazy honey blond. The average white frothy white head is mostly diminishing with no lacing. The sweet flavor starts highly acidic and malty, and the finish is long and sweet. The medium dry fizzy body finishes mostly astringent with a hint at the brew’s gravity. An excellent brew.
leaparsons (10859) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2004
Cloudy orange in appearance. Aromas are oranges, lemons and spice. Flavours are fruity - mainly oranges with an orange zest bitterness. Some spices, too. This is a well balanced and interesting beer. A good end to the world. Kevin (2217) - Montana, USA - JUL 20, 2004
bottle. pours a cloudy yellow orange with a lasting creamy head. one word comes to mind when i smell this, Grapefruit. taste is nice, creamy with an overall hop profile, taste like orange juice and vanilla ice cream, which i like. finish has some malt but overall keeps a fruity creamy taste. damn i used a lot of verbs here, "but i am what i am", to quote popeye using corect english or something.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2004
Bottle. Nose is malty and strong with alcohol. Flavors that come out are prune, orange, alcohol, black pepper, and carbonation. Very rich comlex flavor. Nice black pepper finish. Finish is really nice-spicy and dry. Yum. Muy bueno. mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2004
750 ml bottle. Cloudy yellow in color with a nice white head. Banana clove aroma. Spicey. Malty flavor with hints of spice. Nice beer. Full bodied. Enjoyable. MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2004
750 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy light yellow with a nice rocky white head. Banana clove aroma, with an alcohol component. Big thick malty flavor with hints of banana and clove. Like a big, giant weiss beer. Better than I remember from years gone past... TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2004
Beautiful looking beer. Has a citrus tast to it (lemon and something else). A bit of a bitter bite, but in a good way. No bad aftertaste like I expected when I took the first sip. A good beer. antisnobJP (274) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2004 Bottle. Brilliant bright gold color with a fluffly white head that never completely fades. Hazy. Aroma of clove and ginger spiciness with some nectarine- like fruitiness. Fantastic. Fizzy fine bubbled carbonation. Spicy and citrusy flavor that is sweet at the start, tangy at the finish. No odd aftertastes that I have noticed in other Belgian style ales. Alcohol warmth is present, but flavor is not obtrusive. Lighter mouthfeel than I expected for a high gravity beer. As it warms, a carmelly almond flavor makes its presence known. Once again, fantastic.