omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 2, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful honey color with a quickly dissapating head. Brilliant Belgian smell laced with citrus and fruit, hops and sugar. Deep earthy flavor with overtones of sweetness and fruit. Mildly hoppy nose. Yeasty finish. Very nice.
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy golden color with a frothy white lacy head and lots of swimming yeast chunks. Fruity yeast (strawberries and grapes) and bready malt dominate the aroma. Small bubbly palate gives a silky, full mouthfeel. Finish is dry, sweet and warming with chocolate chip cookie flavor. A very drinkable and respectable Trappist ale.
Darkover (1498) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy yellow color with a big white head. Heavy lacing. Yeast aroma. Flavor of yeast, bread, spices nuts.
mwesth (279) - Skovlunde, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled at the Danish Beerfestival 2003:
Big head with nice lacework. Complex and spicy with hints of wheat. I will have this again!
ravidesai (938) - Bombay, INDIA - MAY 11, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
very nice ale from Achel. honey blind, big froth head, that left a dense lace sheet.
yeasty hop aroma with hints of peaches and citrus.
complex rich taste with everything from pepper to wild mushroom.
yeasty hop finish left a citrusy aftertaste.
hope Achel makes a dark ale such as a Achel 10 or 12.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Golden with spectacled yeast flor, white lacy head. Sweet sugured wheat taste, but distinctly un-honied. Lightly aroma. Not my personal favourite style but a trappist ale none the less.
Davidw987 (23) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 4, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very pleasant. Golden honey color, slightly cloudy with moderate head. The head collapsed to 1 mm pretty quickly, but then lasted the entire glass.
Flavor was a great clovey peppery mix, followed by a slight but consistent metallic flavor. (This detracted from flavor and overall score.)
Flavors and aroma were consistent through entire bottle. Carbonation was present throughout without being to fizzy.
I'd happily drink it again, but I wouldn't spend the $9.00 it cost me at my local retailer.
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 2, 2003
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer pours a very bright, but cloudy yellow with lots and lots of floaties hovering about. It has a very sweet aroma hinting of fruits. The taste is very full and reminds me of a weiss beer. I really didn't enjoy the taste much because the wheaty flavor is not something that I have ever grown accustomed to. I couldn't drink very much of this just because I really don't like the flavor.
SchlossyMcSaus (75) - San Marcos, California, USA - APR 10, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Active on opening, forms a fair white head. Hazy yellow brew is almost luminescent as light diffuses through it. Sweet aroma is round and fruity. Sweet flavor but not saccharin. It settles and fills the whole mouth, bitter only slighty at the end, all balanced by a hint of bready yeastiness. Super duper stuff.
rauchbier (3394) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle conditioned. Straw gold, thin white head and good condition. Some unavoidable yeast floaters and a layer of very pale yeast at the bottle bottom. Grainy duvel like perfumed nose with hints of alcohol yeast and coconut. Bread and grain flavours in the mouth with some yeastiness and a suggestion of malted milk. Finish was soft and mouthfillingly sweet. Prefered it to Westmalle tripel.