Additional notes 11/27/22 (pictured):
From the date of the original notes, this must have been one of the very first beers that I purchased in Atlanta after the cap was popped.
Interestingly, the exact same beer, from the exactly the same store, 18 years later, $5.14.
Beautiful high head, same classic, drying, peppery alcohol laden sweet notes. Undeniably ‘Tripel’. All of what you read below applies 18 years one.
Original notes 07/03/04:
$2.75, Greens Beverage, Atlanta, GA, USA.
I was extremely surprised at how drinkable this was. I always feel that as one gets to 9-10% ABV you are getting into territory that can force you just to have one or two of a particular beer before reaching for something much less demanding. However, it seemed like this could be consumed at an alarming rate of knots! Take Care!
Slightly thin in the mouth.
Cloudy, golden pour, with a small head. Very fruity both in terms of the aroma and the taste. Unmistakably Belgian Tripel with all the sweetness that one would associate with the style, a lovely, drinkable (within reason) example.