iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 20, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, notched @ 01/04. Pours a cloudy orange golden with a medium white head. Aroma of musty basement, sour bread dough, yeast, some oranges, and an off-flavor I canít quite figure out. Iím assuming the 01/04 is the best by date, as this tastes a little too old. Flavor is much the same as the aroma, with some funky sourness becoming the dominant flavor. Considering this was five bucks, I am not happy. Quite fizzy carbonation, light-medium bodied. Not that great, Iíll have to wait until Johnís gets some fresher bottles.
IrishBoy (4071) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 1/04 Nose was yeasty/citrusy; color was hazy yellow tinged with orange; flavor was malty and citrusy with a little hoppiness in the bacground. Alcohol was well covered, I just barely could notice it under the other flavors.
eaglefan538 (3012) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 7, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ah, not my cup of tea on a twist of the finer Belgian beers, no less a trappist. This one poured with a nice orange color and a very pillowy fluffy head that just stayed fluffy for the entire drink. Lots and lots of carbonation rising in the clear beer as it set there in my Chimay chalice. Aroma was yeasty and hoppy, most interestingly grassy hoppy (get that grass out of my Belgian, and put it in a pilsner or something, yikes!). Flavor was citrus-like with honey, grassiness, and very light candi-sugaring. Finished with the grassy hoppy bitterness, a little too much for the style (probably because I generally donít like grass in my beers). Apples and grapes came out in the aftertaste as the beer warmed. Mouthfeel was acidic and moderate, not as thick as most tripels, though. Not bad, not great. More beautiful than anything else, but it improved in flavor as it warmed.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appears a hazy, light gold with a foamy white head that slowly fades out. Carbonation pumping to the top. Lots of yeasty chunks floating around the glass that is a bit less than appealing.
Smell is of light citrus, bubble gum notes, and a doughy, yeasty, breadiness.
Taste is of the same aromas with an apricot and bready yeast like taste. There is a touch of a mild sour lemon in there.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a crisp, effervescent bite that hits you after the yeasty notes.
reebtogi (5399) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pale amber colour with a fruity citrus aroma poured a nice white head and has good carbonation. Had a good maltiness and tastes of Belgian ale yeast. A fine trappist ale, a joy for anyone who likes this style to try.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAY 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 33cl. slender long neck brown bottle with a notched bottled on date the right side of label, 01/04, served in a chalice, sampled at cellar temperature.
Made a good appearance, poured a cloudy lightly orange hued pale golden with a foamy white that settled into a thin lacing, good carbonation.
Had a dry yeasty, herbal, and faint lemon fruity nose with a sweet pale maltiness in the background, whiffs of alcohol at the edges.
A crisp, carbonated smooth medium bodied mouth feel, above average drinkability.
Dry tasting in all areas, yeasty with a powdery flour maltiness in the forefront, the alcohol has a solvent quality that lasts through out the taste, a nice herbalness and a fruity and chalky finish with the solvent warmth lingering in the palate.
A decent Tripel, well worth trying.
bmanLS (134) - Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The bottle I had poured thick, cloudy and was nothing like the picture shown on this page. There was actually settling in the bottom of the glass. The mouth was fruity sweet as was the aroma and the carbonation was very mild. Nice enjoyable brew but a bit on the pricy side.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - MAY 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is a complex mixture of fruit, bread, caramel, and spices. The pour is a hazy golden with large amounts of particulate matter. Nice off-white head of moderate duration and little lacing. The flavor has elements of fruit, spice, earthiness, and malt.
ojclark (69) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden-orange. Some haze and sediment. Lasting off-white head. Toasty, malty, bready aroma with slight fruitiness. Complex flavor with big spiciness from hops and peppery phenols. Nice maltiness with toasty and bready notes. Very fruity with some alcohol notes. Aftertaste of spice, fruitiness and some alcohol warmth.. Long finish. Medium body with rich mouthfeel. Well-carbonated.
Furseth (2067) - Kungšlv, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle:Golden colour, wth a big white creamy foam.Aroma of,sweet maltyness, citrus, and fruits. Full body, and a long long, finish. A werry nice belgian ale!!