sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2005 (Bottled) Opaque orange with a medium, foamy, very lasting (lasts longer than the beer), lacy head. Very fruity, even phenoly aroma with banana, orange-peel and berries - surprisingly hefeweizen-like, and quite refreshing. Yeasty, very fruity, sweetish flavor with strong grassy hopping in the long, mouthdrying finish. Medium-bodied, crisp and refreshing palate with a bit foamy but balanced carbonation. Some alcohol burn, but suits the style - and warms even in the winter. A decently complex, pleasantly hoppy trappist.
(Rated 2/8/2004, was 6-4-8-4-16=3.8) Amber color, no head. Mild, yeasty aroma. Sweetish toffee flavor, hides the ABV well. An excellent, easily drinkable and enjoyable blonde.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fluffy head, which soon dissipates. Cloudy golden colour. Quite a lot of bitty sediment. Exceptionally perfumed estery aroma. Mango, orange & honey. In the mouth, this is underscored by peppery hop presence. Very nice so far, but falls away a bit on the finish for me; it is bittersweet, but the aftertaste descends into sugar. Overall, though, very flavoursome and pretty good. It just needs a little more refinement to lift it into the very top rank. Bottle.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy golden color with a small creamy white head. Had an aroma of citrus and yeast. The flavor was of cream, citrus, and malt.
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2004
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrusy in aroma. Really good and complex. Cloudy yellow in color with a white head. Nice malt character to it. A well made brew.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2004 first in a trappist rating string of 5. Musty citrus aroma, with notes of orange, lemon, and lime. Pours a cloudy yellow, with floaties and a perfect, beautiful rocky white head (in my Belgian Ommegang glass). Nice citrus malt flavor, with a little taste of said fruit. Malt flavor is creamy, and all indications point to a very well made brew!
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale golden and hazy. Creamy white head. Citric and yeasty aroma. Notes of lemonade, apples and pepper. Sweet and malty flavour. Notes of lemon, coriander, yeast and spices. Slightly medicinal finish.
obxdude10 (1971) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy & light golden in appearance, white head, straw & other weizen-like characterists in the nose, yeasty flavors, slight hoppy bitterness, great balance, slight banana & clove tones, very crisp & drinkable, very nice Belgian stong
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright golden orange color with a creamy white head. Very beautiful in appearance. Aroma was a bit yeasty with a little bit of banana. The taste was crisp and matching of the aroma. A bit too bitter for my tastes but better than your average beer.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy yellow body topped by a creamy white head. Lacing is excellent. This beer looks very nice. Pleasant yeasty fruity aroma. Flavor is quite nice, fruity, peaches and citrus. Somoe bitterness develops towards the end. Body is medium and smooth. A very nice brew worthy of its Trappist label.
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a nice thick white head. Nice aroma of banana and spices. Mouthfeel was full. Citrus fruits and banana. This was a really nice beer, but the aroma was def the best part!!