skaughty (644) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2004 Rating #100 750ml caged bottle (Grande Reserve). Poured with a sweet and spicy full aroma of figs. Appearance is as expected with a deep brown, with minimal head and suspended bubbles. There are elements of a Trippel in the flavor, as the weak esthers in the nose come through more. The dominant flavor though is a sweet malt, with some dry spices (cloves and nutmeg). The finish is short and smooth, with a little linger of the spice. Almost on par with Chimay Red, exceeding the white.
Ida7999 (105) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a root beer brown mixed with red an orange overtones, large foaming off-white head, highly carbonated, sweet (sugary) spicy aroma, fruity, also slightly musty and yeasty; flavor is initially alcohol, but is also sweet and fruity, a definite musty-yeasty taste as well, bitter aftertaste, alcohol is not hidden as well as in other Trappist ales, good texture
1more4dessert (330) - Upstate, New York, USA - APR 8, 2004
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
very deep mahogony color, medium head with huge bubbles, full bodied and spicey, a nice hop bitterness and astringincy is present in the finish which follows the full yeasty, fruity main course
Mathar (5) - SWEDEN - APR 5, 2004 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
the queen of the trappist beers ! one of my personal favourites, also. but beware, Chimay bleu has 9% alcohol ! don't drink more than 2 or 3.
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - APR 3, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle...pours a mahogany color (which actually surprised me) with a grandiose tan head. Banana and clove nose. Wonderful palate, banana flavors abound. A little hop presence in the middle, great finish. It is hard to top the last 3 beers I have drinken (Chimay Bleu, Kulmbacher Eisbock and De Dolle Stille Nacht). A superior ending to a great day.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 3, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It's been a while since I've had one of these, unfortunately. This pours with a large, rocky head, with really not much of an aroma, maybe slightly yeasty with plum/date hints; very nice oaky, slightly fruity carmel flavor with notes of raisins and dates and subdued alcoholic-ness for such a strong beer; slighty dry aftertaste, great balance in general. This is sooo much better than the red, IMHO, but a different brew, no doubt; very nice!
mmmstout22 (24) - USA - APR 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2004 Poured a very dark brown color. Thin head. Complex flavor with malt yeast fruit and oak. It's coplexity has probably earned it the high rating, but I believe it is a bit over rated. The Red is more drinkable, and I also really like the white when it is hot out.
Discofish (152) - USA - MAR 28, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delicate fruity aroma. Taste is crip, fruity and mellow yeasts and malt. Warming alcohol finish.
thegreenrooster (3220) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown with a fizzy head. Aroma is floral with yeast. Very nice and tasty. Nice carbonation and the malt is just right. For starter or pro this is a good beer.
piscator34 (1968) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 26, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A delicate and complex brew. Smells of mint, a just-opened box of wooden matches, and yeast. Dark brown and well carbonated, this beer tastes of yeast, subtle berry fruits, and toasted oak. WOW!