bigben873 (153) - Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma - Wheaty
Appearance - Medium-clear brown
Taste - Can you say Belgium?
Overall - What can I say? I’m not a fan of Belgian beers. Gave this a try but it tastes like all the rest to me...
migwell (87) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 30, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I liked the Allagash tripel, but this one is a miss for me. It’s thin bodied and lacks complexity. I don’t care for the flavor and wouldn’t want to have another. As is my practice now, I let this slowly warm up to bring out more flavor, but it just seems like more bad flavor. Not a keeper!
McCarty23 (53) - Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown pour with tan head. Smell of almonds brown malts and bread. Flavor of pecans and more brown malts.
SlovakSniper (3647) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch#114. Une bouteille de 75 cl partagée avec ma femme et ma belle-maman. Une robe brune acajou sur laquelle flotte une généreuse tête beige. Au nez, les malts sont foncés en caramel et en notes chocolatées. Bonne présence de noix autant aux arômes qu’aux saveurs. Raisins et figues avec une touche des houblons terreux et quelques épices (cultivars et/ou levure?). Bon corps crémeux qui mousse à la belge. Une finale bien sèche et modérément longue.
AdamJackson (3370) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark maroon red, 1 finger dark brown head. The aroma is nutty, pistachio, burnt sugars, caramel and wood. Clean yeasty taste with hits of dessert wine, dark fruits. very interesting. nice beer.
vtafro (4424) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. It comes to my attention I have never rated this beer... Brown hazy pour with tan head. Sweet brown sugar, sweet malt and light fruit aromas. Spice, fruit, some sugars, mild fruit and sherry flavors.
drpimento (2403) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best thing here was appearance, which was a huge, rocky, cream-colored, long lasting head, some lace, and a clear buckwheat honey amber color. Aroma is mainly yeast, some malt, fruit, spice. Flavor’s similar to nose, somewhat bittersweet along with some carbonic tang and a little metallic. The metallic affects the body leaving high points that don’t fit. Maybe this beer gets a lot better with age, as the label suggests.
VastActiv (3517) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Beer Authority, New York. Colour is cloudy dark orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dark fruits, some sweetness and malts. Quite malty dubbel in fact. Nothing special still.
woodychevy (583) - - FEB 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Charleston. Definitely tasting old- second bad bottle I have bought from there. Pours a nice dark amber. Sort of a rich old-world color. Definite Belgian notes upfront- spice, banana, clove with malty caramel sweetness and fig/date coming through in finish. Pretty stale so hard to judge accurately. Slick and full mouthfeel. Bit metallic at the end. Might be great. Seems to be well balanced. Will have to try again- maybe on tap at source.
beerme31 (539) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark copper medium tan head. Aroma of yeasty dough, caramel, banana, and clove. Medium sweet taste. Medium full body, light dry bitterness and slight metallic finish. Solid overall.
ESPh (95) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice ruby amber color, white lacing after the pour. Medium body with a little cherry, cinnamon, vanilla but not sweet; a complex taste. Nice and smooth, high carbonation, crisp finish. Not sweet, just enough bitterness. Good alcohol level. Highly recommended.