Ernest (7662) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2005 Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, fully lasting. Body is hazy dark yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly yeasty (cobwebs), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs), moderately malty (cookie, cereal), with notes of apple, banana, and alcohol. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Odd how different an impression this makes from my first experience. Smells like they used corn in this instead of candy sugar, quite frankly. Almost smells like a malt liquor, and that just ain’t right. Too sweet. Not a fan anymore, and no, this isn’t really a tripel. rabuc (143) - carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2004
poured cloudy amber brown with tan head. tasted of a rich, fruity, yeasty sweet but not to sweet malt flavor. finished dry and slightly hoppy. i like this beer but want to taste other triples to compare. Frank (4172) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2004
Slightly cloudy golden with no head. Mildly sweet nose with hints of citrus and banana. A tart bite up front is followed by candi sugar sweetness. Very fruity--apple, grape, pear--and a bit more of a citric hop bite than I'd normally expect for the style. Slightly sticky but not too heavy with slightly biting carbonation. A bit of alcohol dryness comes out in the finish. Definitely a solid Tripel. axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2005 Kind of a sweet and sour nose with hints of apricot. Not the most enticing brew to look at. To be honest, I really didn’t like it the first time I had it, but It’s growing on me. Not quite my favorite Belgian, but not horrible. Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2004
Slightly hazy, pale golden tangerine. Fruity, alcohol tinged nose. Small thin head, only lasting along walls of the glass. Sweet, honey, pear, apricot, orange, finishing dry and vinous. I didnt like it at first, but after slow sipping, and letting it warm, I do enjoy this tastey tripel. Pleasantly satisfying. I am curious how this will taste with age...
ukoolaid (580) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2004
Extreme Beer Fest '04: Thin white head with a golden yellow color. Aromoa is not all that pleasant, kind of alcoholy. Pretty nice smooth flavor with fruity finish. Not great for a abbey. raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - JAN 7, 2004
Clear golden. Weak,quick dying head. Leaves a pithy,ring. Aroma is sweet and vinous as hell,lots of fruit. Mouthfeel is creamy,big body,silky texture. Malt right off the bat,with some yeast. Pretty empty before the finish. Lots of bread,and some hops in the finish. Good mouthfeel,but other than that,this just doesn't do it for me. IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2004
Hazy golden color, thin white head. Aroma of apples, spice, malt and yeast. Flavor was spicy, and yeasty, abit of fruit and a tiny bit of alcohol. Medium body, pretty nice job masking abv. Pleasant. Dorwart (2585) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2004 Thin head which is retained nicely due to the good carbonation. Color is a medium gold and is slightly cloudy. Aroma is fruity with a touch of hops. Flavor is quite nice but not very complex. Good flavor of white grapes, yeast and a bit of spices. Finish is clean and smooth with a hint of alcohol. A bit dry also. A good tasting triple but not one with a lot of character. Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2003 Clear golden color with almost no color. The aroma is slightly sour or bitter, but there is also plenty of fruit--apple, orange, peach, white grape and a touch of honey sweetness. The flavors are a bit strange--the sourness really comes out in the mouth. Luckily the finish brings out some sweetness and the fruit. I don't really know what to think about this one. Sometimes it was pleasant and tasty. Other times, things were sour and quite off. All in all, I found this to be a bit disappointing.