wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. Light brown color with large off-white, frothy head. Aroma is spicy and yeasty. Flavor is malty, with a little chocolate, yeasty, and spicy. Excellent finish.
yngwie (16315) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2007 Bottle. Dark/red brown color with small tan head. Candi-sugar and sweet fruits in aroma. Quite sweet and light alcoholic taste. Aftertaste is much the same, and bitterness is almost non-present in this beer. Not my favourite trappist-beer. Thx to KØLF. (050923)
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark brown color. yeasty malty smell. taste is sweet, fruity, and smooth. this is a good one but i am not sure its as good as the blond one is, that was a really good one. worth the try, maybe not worth the buy again. not bad tho
harrisoni (16728) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Reddish brown, thin beige head. Nice choccy malt with some plummy fruit. Some sweetness in mouth, then more fruit and choc towards the end with nice hoppy finish which is very dry. Nice brown beer, although not as complex as the best ones
krja (1) - Sint-Truiden, BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2005 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown colour. Aroma: dark fruits, candied sugars and sweet carame.
Very good brown beer, but the least of the Trappist Ales
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2005 Served in Achel glass.
The aroma was delicious and reminded me of (don’t aske me why) Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Ale. Sort of sweet and fruity w/ the complexity of the sea, hehe.
However, appearance, I can’t completely recall, quite "standard" I think.’
Flavor reminds me of Orval, sour and flat, even though I prefer this one to Orval.
andershn (90) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A reddish-brown, slightly hazy beer with a stable, tan head indicating much carbonation. Lightly fresh aroma with licorice and citrus oil. Complex flavour with a bit of lemon, licorice. Excellent beer.
Sten (726) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown with a decent tan head. A good aroma of malts and hops. The taste has a hoppy undertone that is overwhelmed by dry malt and some chocolate. Full body. (Bottle 33cl)
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this at the Steelgaarden in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The Steelgaarden is below the Bethlehem Brew Works Brewery & Restaurant and boasts over 100 Belgian ales. So, I just had to pay a visit. Unfortunately, I was already a few in, having sampled the five beers currently being brewed. But I decided to end my evening with something a little sweet. I was not disappointed. There was that candy-sugar sweetness coming out. The hops were all but non-existent. Tasted apply sweet with a dry, raisiny finish. Excellent for sipping and listening in at the bar as college coeds ordered Miller Lite (which was not available). Not as complex as some other Trappist ales but pleasing nonetheless.
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown colour with a reddish hue, and a medium rocky head. Caramel malty aroma, dark fruit, coffee, some hidden hops and yeast, obvious alcohol. Smooth medium body, a malty taste with a complex sweet touch. Quite special, in the positive way.