Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This brew pours with a golden body topped by a thick head with lots of lacing left on the glass. The aroma is sweet and flowery with some peachy notes. The flavor is sweet yet bitter, malty and flowery. Medium to full bodied and slightly dry.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enormous dense white foam head sitting atop of a slightly hazy golden body. Exotic fruit and spices are in the air above the mouth of the glass dominating all but a rich earthy yeast character. A medium palate is dominated by fruit and yeast character,with subtle notes of malt and alcohol.
envane (567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was very good. Light orange with plenty of yeast floaties. Aroma of tropical fruit. Flavour is citrus and mango with peppers and hops. Achel is a very underrated Trappist brewery.
Crockett (1010) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My bottle was like a raging yeast infection. I've never seen so much cottage cheese in a bottle of beer. Pours light orange. Piles of floaters. Herby, sweet, and boozey. Some pepper, late hops, slightly sour. Has a brandy quality. It was good but not great.
sayravai (4673) - 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 (7416) - 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 (11971) - 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 (2141) - 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.