JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2004
Pours like a witte, very frothy and bubbly. Salty fruit aroma. Standard banana type flavor with some malt and alcohol. Decent, but not great. beerlover82 (241) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2004 Pours a light golden color, with fruity aroma and flavor. Thin head that vanishes quickly, medium-bodied. A little too sweet for me,this is quite a dissapointment from a great brewery. BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2004
Bottle from clarkvv: Pours a golden orange hazy opaque color with lots of small dark particles. Keeps its white head for a long time. Smells very good - yeasty, candy, sugar, malt, apple, peach, grape, carrot, coriander. Initially sweet, grassy, light fruit, doughy, with some lemon in the middle, some orange, pepper, grass, and alcohol. Finishes very dry and warming. This is the best I’ve tried from this brewery. ClarkVV (6708) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 13, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2007 2004 bottle (pretty sure). Great pour. Transluscent, bottle conditioned, rusty orange, golden-peach. Great head that does not leave, small and white. Decent lacing and fine bubbles and yeast. Aroma is wonderful. Exceedingly clean and strong of yeast, yellow apples, candied sugar, light sweet vinegar, ripe white grape skins. Wow, what an aroma. Flavor is quite good as well, though the finish is a bit watery and stale. Starts out with lots of alcohol, and a big flavor which is very reminescent of peaches soaked in cointreau. Moderately acidic, estery, and has a good dose of alcohol. For being my favorite style of trippel (estery, alcoholic, low sweetness) this certainly goes over well with me. Wow, I really like this one. 9/5/7/4/17hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2004
2006 bottle Drunk on 12/16/06.
Head is initially quite large, but rapidly diminishes to cover. Is this still bottle conditioned? Hard to tell. Seems very clear, and this bottle had rested for some time. Light/pale gold with a hint of dry grass and bronze tints (yellow-green). Very hoppy nose and flavor, actually seems to mask a good deal of the beer. Not syrupy or too sweet, but actually, rather lean and filtered tasting. Loose carbonation and a fair amount of astringency on the end. Light alcohol warmth, tons of dry phenols and very, very dry nectarine skin esters. Banana and buttery honey notes seem rather unrefined. Love the hop flavor, but that’s about all it seems to have going for it now. Score is for the current bottle.
Hazy, medium golden in color with a small white head. Spicy and fruity aromas. Sweet, spicy and fruity tastes. Taste struck me as run of the mill and nothing too special. Fizzy body.
jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2004
Too me this seemed very far from a tripel style. Tasted like a spiced marble rye. Dry with limited hops. JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2004
Sweet banana and coriander nose. Aweful sweetness at first sip, but that fades to a spicy and very dry taste, reminded me of some saisons, but overly alcoholic at the finish. A beer of ups & downs. vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2004
Art of Beer Festival 2004: Has a clouded golden color with a small white head. Smell is of spice/fruit/citrus. Taste is of light spice/fruit/citrus and finishes a little watery. Overall a bit to thin for me. Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2004
Poured a light hazy gold with a thin white head. Fruit and bread on the nose. Lots of vanilla on the tongue, along with caramel and light fruit. Weak and watery. I didn’t know the style of the beer when I bought it. After I poured the beer I knew it was a tripel, but that’s about the only thing about the beer that resembled a tripel. A weak attempt by a good brewery. dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 22, 2004
Streamy, hazy gold in color with a small white head.Fruity,spicy, yeast aroma. Flavors of fruit,apples,spice, alcoholic warmth.