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 (1909) - 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.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2004
Pours a nice golden color with a decent white head. Aroma had a decent belgian spice, mildly fruity nose. Flavor had a mild spice taste, much less than i was expecting from this. Fairly sweet, decent beer. npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2004
Cloudy gold with a small white head. Funny nose--dirt, sulphur, pepper, coriander. Very spicy, peppery flavor, somewhat sweet, with warming alcohol and some strong yeasty notes. TheBeerGod (6261) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2004
Pours a clouded golden blond with a medium fizzy white head. Aroma is sugary with fruit and yeast in the mix. Light spice in the aroma as well. The taste starts off sort of like a tart fruit with spices and some sugary notes throughout the taste. Definite pepper like spice towards the finish. The very end seems more sweet though. Odd mouthfeel as it seems almost dominated by whatever spices are in there. It adds a weird sharpness or tingle in the mouth combined with the carbonation. I’d like to see how this one ages. Good beer, though! pivo (2688) - GERMANY - MAY 9, 2004
BOTTLE: nice yeasty, estery and spicy nose, hazy pale orange-gold, very fizzy but dissapating head. Quiet start with a wwak juice-likemalt body, then breaks into vanilla flavors followed by a peppery finish that lingers. Thin, but a decent balance and very respectable. Was better on tap. YogiBeera (2569) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2005 RERATE: Vintage 2001: Hazy orange color - kind of green shines through too. Frothy head. Apple and banana nose with koriander and oranges. Also yeast. Kind of weak. Banana, grape, cinnomon and pepper taste. Spicey aftertaste. Fizzy and tickles on the tongue.