golemjk (5) - Carrollton, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2006 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great looking beer. If you are looking for a beer that you can just sit down and throw back than leave this beer alone. It is a beer to savour and enjoy. I loved it. The only thing I don’t like is the strong alcohol taste it leaves on your palate. This is easily forgotten though because the beer is a masterpiece that will never let you down.
eaglefan538 (3017) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 1, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2008 Fantastic brown color with a modest head that dissipated while drinking. Lacing lasted throughout and the sediments were visible with each tilt of the glass. Slight citrus and plum flavoring and yeasty odor with a decent amount of sugar. A nice beer. (Re-rated in Aug’05 and Oct ’05, with an upward bump on the latter. Steady rating and experience in 8/07, nice spice and dark fruit interplay, rich, enjoyable.) Re-rate in 7/08: Lots of nice flavors still going on, dark plumby fruits the feature, but there was a corn aspect that was noticeable and distracting. I will not knock the rating yet, but if I get that flavor again, this thing is getting knocked down.
tenghave (404) - Taastrup, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2007 Øl fået til Ølentusiasternes festival 2006.
Bedømmelsen kan derfor være skæv pga. mængden.
+ Fået hos søster
+ Fået til julefrokost
+ fået hjemme
Rød-brun øl som er ufiltreret.
Smagen er typisk kloster-øl, dog ikke så tung, som forventet.
Alcohollen er tydelig, og der er en bitter fornemmelse efterfølgende
jake65 (3316) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAY 26, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark copper, brown pour with a frothy head. Nice smooth maltiness with floral tones, caramels and citrus tones as well. Delightfully easy to drink.
beergut111 (210) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 26, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I have not been able to find this stuff in Toronto for a while but I remember that it was the first trappist ale that I had ever tried, and I enjoyed it. My wife also enjoyed it and she is not a beer drinker. It was very malty and had the taste of rasins. Would definitly buy it again if I could find it
gigantor (4) - USA - MAY 25, 2006 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Large head, deep brown body. Smells of yeast and raisins. Tastes of yeast, roasted malt, and alcohol. The bleue is good for a more balanced and complex taste, but try the blanche for its dry simplicity and bitterness.
swiseman (472) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 23, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
For some reason, I was a bit disappointed by this one. I love Chimay Red, but I found the roasted flavours and alcohol taste a bit too overpowering in the Blue. However, I have never seen a beer with such a thick, rich head which is evidence of its quality. Nevertheless, I think I will stick to the more mellow Belgians.
molassesfan (202) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From my notes, August ’05. My first beer over 6%. Nice brown color, ridiculously big head. Fruity aroma with hints of yeast. Nice smooth taste, alcohol slightly palpable. Malt flavors as well as florals and esters. Too complex for words, an amazing beer. Should be even better with cellaring.
loseratheart (110) - USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Distinct yeasty taste with floral palate. Ended up pouring it the wrong way the first time, second time way better. Great, but not the best Trappist I’ve had (Rochefort 10), distinct taste. Nice off-white head. Hints of roasted malts. Very well rounded.
reebtogi (5471) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice brown colour with a hint of red. Aroma fruity with a heavy yeast. Tastes a little yeasty as well with a good maltiness. Heavy carbonation as well. I did enjoy this beer, but it is not one of the best Trappist Ales I have tried.