foduck (330) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2005
This is the way I like beer. A good flaw right up front, the unmasked alcohol, right in my face. Its fumes warm my nostrils. Underneath the obvious ethanol lies the spiciness and yeastiness that I crave. A bit of bittering hops thrown in but none for aroma. Great stuff, very craft-brewed feeling. Not unlike a very well-made homebrew. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2005
12 oz bottle-pours a light tan, thick head. Color is a cloudy yellow/straw. Aroma has light spices. Taste is malty, light spices, creamy, sweet. Good carbonation. 3.3
on tap-pours a thin white head. Color is cloudy yellow. Aroma is malty, fruity. Taste is malt inspired creamy, banana and alcohol then comes through. 3.6 Ron (3964) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2006 Had this at the Flour City Brew Fest. With this brew being light in color and in body I was very suprised to find out it was a 9.5%. Some citurs and malt flavors with some hops to round it out.Had another bottle 3/21/06 from JB. Still very good. walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2005
Bottle. Straw color with white head. Lots of cloves spice on the nose, also some citrus and grassy notes. Medium body. Flavor follows aroma. As it sits, a very nice grainy malt sweetness comes through, along with more citrus and tea-like flavors. Very enjoyable, but then 9.5% usually is.... The alcohol is actually very well balanced for the style. thehoff (598) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2005
OK a lot of alcohol. Had it with my manager after work. IT was a little over the top for being that late and it being the first drink of the night. STRONG. And other than that It tasted like bitter hops. That is it. The manager was Doug and the bar was The Union in Kalamazoo, and yes the beer was free because it was a sampler.
jb (3255) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2007 Had at Rohrbach’s summer brew fest. Was surprised to find this classified as a tripel. Straw color, some wheat and citrus in the palate. Liked the hops to round it out.
Rerate - aged a bottle 1 yr 6 mos. Outstanding. Spicey aroma, sticky sweet palate. Beautiful balance.
12/11/05 rerate - had this from a bottle this time. Wheat and yeast, creamy lustrous mouthfeel, Sweet cloying finish. I liked this but not sure if this style is worth the bucks. bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2005
the aroma of lemon, citrus and corriander is amazing. so is the cool light flavorr - not as complex as the aroma. finishes slightly sweet and refreshing. and 9.5% -- couldn’ttell till a read it here. CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2005
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Excellent American Belgian Tripel, reminiscent of Staminee de Garre’s house beer (Piraat 10.5?). Orangey yellow with rocky persistant head. Really Belgian aroma of yeast, coriander, orange, alcohol. Full bodied, long spicy hoppy finish. Very good. adrian910ss (2575) - Doylestown, PA, USA - AUG 3, 2005
Pours a light golden yellowish color with a thick creamy white head, which fades quickly. Smells of sweet spices, with hints of banana, pepper, and other fruits. Tastes very much like a good belgium beer should, minus the darker appearance. Is slightly sweet with an abundance of spices. The alcohol is hidden well, but once you have drank the bottle, watch out !! It hits you rather quickly. CamdenD (1197) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 2, 2005
Very refreshing beer at 9.5%. Golden haze color and crisp palate make this beer drinkeable and pretty. The taste is mellow and the nose is malt and pepper. Well done.