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RATINGS: 1219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kkarlo (13) - SERBIA - FEB 5, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2008 The beer pours a nebulous deep brown color, the head portly in size, frothy in structure, the color a light tan with the residual lace a nice coating upon the glass. Nose is a bit plummish, sweet malt, fresh and pleasant to the senses with a sweet malt start and the top middling in its feel to the palate. Finish is stingingly acidic, the hops purposeful in their spicy bite, quite dry aftertaste and a nice warming sensation from the relatively high ABV, Quite a drinkable beer, and much better than the blond.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
VonkBrewer (14) - BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2009
This fresh and fruity beer is really fantastic. It really stimulates my tong and gives me a lovely feeling in my tummy. The best beer I ever drunk!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Straling (295) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2009
Bottle 33cl. Aged this bottle for almost 2 years before drinking it. Pours a dark brown/reddish colour with a good size head and little carbonation. Smell is very fruity and present. Very fresh and fruity aroma that is very present and pleasant, excellent subtleness to the nose. Taste is absolutely magical, I would almost dare say that this tops the westy 12, has a lovely sweet and bitter fresh fruity taste to it and has a nice mouthfilling texture and goes down like a charm and leaves just the most gentle bit of alcohol burn in your throat, but just the right amount to not cause you to experience this as pain. Besides from the appearance, overall I would really rate this beer better than a westy 12 and rochefort 10, this is much much better than I was expecting and I recommend to everyone to age this a couple years (mine was baught in the summer of 2007). My bottle was, according to the label, valid until the 23rd of March of 2009, so a couple months overdate, but WOW.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
yhaquim (3) - BRAZIL - AUG 15, 2012 does not count
A delicious Belgian trappist beer, strong, with grate taste and so far my preferred from beerjack menu.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Wolfenstein (96) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2007
A great trappist I enjoyed while visiting Brugge, Belgium. A resident of Brugge suggested I try this after seeing me enjoying a Chimay, A wonderful dark and malty brew with "woody" aftertones. Great brew.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Craybees (18) - New York, USA - JUL 17, 2009
Excellent, long-lasting frothy head--actually probably the best example of the style in this respect. This isn’t sugared-up, as some reviews (rather confusingly) assert. Pretty damned near perfect. Grossly underrated, too. I’d take this over a Rochefort 8, even, and that’s saying quite a lot.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Bottle 330ml. Masterpiece. Aromas of caramel, bread, cherries, and cookies. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and long length. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Dark amber, with a thick frothy head.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mbeem (104) - New Hope, Alabama, USA - FEB 8, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2006 Mmmm.. What a wonderful beer this is!! Pours a dark ruby / mahogany into the glass with a off-white head that dissipates rather quickly but clings to the glass throughout drinking producing a beautiful lacing down the glass. Aroma of fruits, mainly raisins and prunes but with a hint of apples. Malt and fruit in taste with a hint of alcohol (the alcohol is well concealed in this one). Must get some more of this!! Absolutely wonderful!!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
parisiona (16) - CYPRUS - APR 2, 2012
One of the best beers I have ever tried! Almost The perfect beer!! :)

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (439) - BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2012
Dommage ! Après le bel essai transformé de la blonde à 8%, cette brune ne tient malheureusement pas la longueur … Et pourtant le départ était fameux bien que la couleur un peu trop rousse à mon goût pour une brune, bref on se comprend... Ce départ était surtout très beau par la mousse incroyablement jolie, beige, très épaisse et à gros cratères, et la lèvre qui trempe dans la 1ère gorgée. Les arômes sympathiques trouvaient de la mûre, du raisin et de la cerise noire. Mais on sent dès la 1ère gorgée que les saveurs ne vont pas suivre, quasi un peu sucrée avec une pointe de bois, mais sans dominante majeure. La 2ème bouche confirme cette crainte, quoique un peu mieux liée. La 3ème s’oriente un peu sur le candi, pas sirupeux, mais on ne sent pas le top niveau des trappistes, bien que la texture est toujours soyeuse. La longueur est correcte mais sans envolée. La levure douce avec un peu d’amertume est un peu faible. La finale est sympathique sans plus... En conclusion, une bière trop peu typée pour une trappiste, malgré ses atouts de départ... Mieux vaut regarder l’extra bruin en 75 cl...


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