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 (6209) - 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 (2685) - 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.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 1, 2004
Bright golden orange color, white head that died and came back. Strong aroma, yeast, vanilla, honey dipped donuts, orange. Flavor has this strange apple sweetness to it, vanilla. Long finish that eventually gets dry, some alcohol burn, fairly smooth carbonation. Somewhat unbalanced. All that adds up to a tripel (and I love tripels) that I wouldn’t really care to drink again. Maybe it improves with age like they say? muzzlehatch (4952) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2004
12 oz bottle. Slightly hazy bright golden, medium diminishing head leaves a nice ring. Very sour and yeasty on the nose, not a trace of sweetness that I could discern. On the tongue, thick and rather juicy at the front, some unexpected brown sugary sweetness, but predominantly sour-apple tartness and heavy yeastiness. Somewhat cloying in its thickness, and a bit too much in the way of vinegar. I’m quite mixed on this one...there are too many great Tripels out there to warrant trying this again soon. beermaniac (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2004
Aroma: Vinegary aroma predominate. Not a nasty strong vinegariness, but enough to turn me off. Can't pull much hop or malt out of it. This is the 2nd bottle I've had like this.
Appearance: Pours with no head at all, but the clarity was very good. Gold color.
Flavor: Flavor doesn't have the vinegariness that is present in the aroma, which is weird. Flavor has decent maltiness but no hop flavor, which is fine. Some spicy yeast character is noted. Ho-hum flavor but not offensive.
Mouthfeel: Carbonation relatively low.
Overall: I wasn't a big fan of this one. Its not a bad or offensive beer, its very simple and serviceable if need be but there are better examples of this style out there.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - APR 18, 2004
Pours cloudy and leaves an unpleasent aftertaste. The initial taste is fairly good however. I guess if you just keep drinking it, not allowing an aftertaste, you are all set. Well, probably not. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2004
Bottle pours hazy golden, tiny milky white head, active carbonation, and so-so lacing. Belgian yeasts and candi sugar on the nose. Seems true to style by aroma at least, bready/yeasty with some clove. Bready/yeasty up front, slightly sweet, but somehow turning rather sour towards the finish. A slight band-aid tinge in the aftertaste. While the sourness doesn't last long, its enough to throw it off. I like the fact its not as heavy as others, but the finish needs some work. The 9.3% ABV is well hidden though. Thanks goes out to austinpowers for the trade!