Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yeasty, baked bread-like nose with a wonderfully smooth, rounded mouthfeel. Thick off-white head, somewhat malty sweet body. My nose is a little stuffed up at the moment so I did not get any of the fruity aromas. Crisp, drying finish. Nice stuff, like a meal in a bottle.
aclore99 (2) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2002 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Not as spicy and complex as it’s cousin the Grand reserve, this is still a wonderful Trappist Ale that gives a mix of cinnamon and vinilla with a complex malty flavor
Citellus (28) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 3, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Medium brown color, large lacy head. Malty, fruity and spicy. Smooth mellow taste. Lots of flavor, complex and subtle. Hint of apricot, banana, vanilla and other spices and aromas. Mouthfeel is very full and round. Finish is smooth and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Great beer. My favorite of the red, white and blue.
presario (4426) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 2, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2004 Thick pillowy head. Amber brown Aroma of red wine,light yeast and apricot if you are looking for it. Silky smoothness. Alcohol warming in the back of the throat. Flavour is much more agreeable as my palate improves from my first tasting. Malty, dry, hoppy, slight earthy quality. Light notes of chocolate, licorice, alcohol.
skortila (4178) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2010 Aroma has mostly raisin and caramel malts. hazy, brown coloured beer with an off-white, big head. The taste is quite sweet, carbonated and a bit unbalanced.
Original rating from 2002: 4.1 Appearance is great, especially in my Chimay-glass. Well balanced taste, this sure is a brother of the Chimay Blue.
SteC (131) - Oostende, BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one is a good one, a bit less character than the bleu, but still very good.
Racegoer (351) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(99)ninety-nine beers on the wall,(99) ninety-nine beers, take one down pass it around ninety(9?),..Wait NO.. we count up on this site not down, and I am almost there,to 100 it may not seem like a lot to many, but it is to me. Some people have 100 ratings in a month its taken me almost 4 months. I am just hoping Fed-Ex delivers my package (beer trade) tomorrow for a fantastic #100, Ok on with the beer ratings. Deep rusty colored, malty sweet, as dry a finish as a James Bond Martini,I prefer the Bleu, can you say YEAST ?This aftertaste ought to last until Monday. I am glad we are expected to get 4 inches of rain tomorrow or otherwise I would be high & dry from this Ale, still Highly Recommended !
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was not very surprised of this beer. Though it has a fine colour and a creamy head, the complexity is not very high. I found some notes of fruit and yeast and that the alcohol is mild. Nothing extraordinairy.
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red colour with thick cream head. Ample carbonation and strong coriander nose, with some sweet malty and yeast nuances. Fairly complex flavour profile, buscuits, bread, sweet maltiness, coriander, sweet orange, etc.