donvitozou (141) - memphis, Tennessee, USA - JAN 4, 2005
very good aroma, golden with spice and fruit smell, taste didnt change too much as it warmed, there were hints of burnt-sugar or molasses bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a golden body with a small white head. Aroma of banana, cinnamon, and yeast. Flavor of fruit, yeast, and spices. Soft mouthfeel. lamas (1636) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2004
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange with medium off-white head. Smell is fruity and hoppy. Bananas and strawberries are present in the nose. Taste starts off sweet and finishes with the tangy sourness of citrus fruit. The warming quality of the high ABV is present at the finish. Unpleasant stale flat aftertaste. JorisPPattyn (9982) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2004
Slightly hazy amber-orange; good off-white head. Banana, bubblegum esters abundant in the nose, more than in most German Weizens! Soft sweet taste with sourish background, again completely ester, AND diacetyl. Fruity, seems not completely fermented. If this is supposed to be a triple - for chrissakes, then it ought to have been fully attenuated! Finish yields rosewater. Rather full-bodied with restsugars, well carbonated. I’m underawed. Depending on what it was supposed to be, agreed, but it is underattenuated under any circumstance. thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2004
Smells like yeast and alcohol with some spicy, flowery hop notes. It is a golden-yellow colo, r with a diminishing white head. It was a little bit sweet to begin, with hints of sugar and light malt. It has a finish that was slightly sour, which could be due to the rather high carbonation. A little more bitter than the other goldens that I have had.
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2004
Some malt and sugar, some trace of alcohol, too carbonated and not enough body. All together a bit non-descriptive and almost bland. Wanted to like it, but just too little of everything to be a good abbey tripel. CamdenD (1197) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 22, 2004
While not a golden-ale affcionado, I did enjoy this beer. Wonderful nose and appearance to this beer -- full aroma with notes of vanilla and flowers; beautiful golden-hazy color that just looks romantic in the glass. From here, though, things don’t get better. The taste is mild and smooth, but really doesn’t have the complexity of the nose. The aftertaste of this beer is a bit sour with heavyhanded overtones of sugar and malt. Oh well, a good beer, doubt I’ll have another one however. Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2004
Bottle: Aroma is combination of sour and sweet apple. Pours an orangish-gold with a fizzy head that diminishes quickly. Apple and some grassy flavors. Grassiness diminishes in the finish and the sweetness intensifies. Has a Euro-lager flavor and bitterness in the finish. Lots of carbonation. Very dissapointed with this one. SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 11, 2004
Bottle, many thanks to slob! Pours slightly hazy, light golden orange with a large white head that diminishes mostly and leaves heavy lacing. Aroma is frutiy-yeasty, banana, ripe pear, sweet bread and spice. Flavor comes on strong, initially sweet and fruity, with a strong tartness and alcohol presence toward the finish and a lingering sourdough aftertaste - a little unbalanced. Medium body and assertibe carbonation. tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2004
Strong fruity aroma with plenty of sweet candy sugar and some light notes of alcohol. Hazy yellow straw coloured with fizzy white head that diminishes to thin cover. Sweet and fruity with light phenolics in the finish and a fair bitterness in the aftertaste. Alcohol is present in the flavour and also as a warming sensation. Fizzy carbonation is disappointing and texture is creamy if a bit oily. Bottle.