The Etruscan (480) - Tuscany, ITALY - JAN 11, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beige creamy, soft and fully lasting head. Dark amber-mahogony color. Aroma is fruity and slightly spicy. Flavour is fruity too but more balanced with a slightly bitterness that appears also in the long and mellow finish. Medium to full bodied. I tasted it near the Abbey de Scourmont, Belgium.
jgb9348 (4439) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great hazy dark brown colour, fantastic fruity, malty smell...full taste, with hints of fruit and a short distinct aftertaste!
Trappistenbier (49) - BELGIUM - JAN 7, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
mickblueeyes (106) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber hue, cloudy. Thin white head that disperses quickly. Light earthy fruit (musty cherries?) on the nose with a hint of yeastiness. Medium-bodied with continuation of the earthy fruit on the palate. Very light flash of malty sweetness on the medium-long finish and some yeastiness.
danimal (10) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Creamy off-white head that holds well, smells moldy/yeasty with complex notes from King Alcohol; nice reddish-brown body with hazy appearance. Up-front lightly sweet with strong sour milk qualities. Banana, cola, prune, vanilla come together with a nice acidic/metal long finish. Carbonation is lively - not what I would consider a session beer, but fun.
Aubrey (3413) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rerate: Honest head; rosy-red, hazy hue; intense and inviting nose; strong and yeasty flavor, yet subtly sweet and soothing. Very smooth and drinkable, with small, tightly compacted bubbles. Very mild overall, yet not boring at all. I took it up a notch with some stinky Chimay cheese. It went unbelievably well with the beer. Addtl note: detected some interesting, candy-coated flavors. A sugary flavor that reminded me of those conical, multi-colored suckers of yesteryear. Maybe even a bit of that candy coating on Boston Baked Beans. Good stuff! But I think I like the Blue the best.
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2003 Brown in color, with a thick, creamy off-white head that lingers, leaving sheets of lacing. Aroma is malty, slightly yeasty, fruity (banana and apple). Malty sweet start, middle is fruity with banana and some apple, and an acidic finish. Body is on the fuller side of medium.
boto (1796) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 1, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mahogony in color. Very tasty. Lacks the body of some of the other trappists, including the blue.
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great beer and everything I expect out of a belgian strong ale; actually preferred this beer to Trois Pistoles and Westy 12 although it didn’t stand the test next to its bigger brother, the Chimay Blanche. Great copper color, medium body and head, suprising fruity aroma and palate - perhaps due to the properties of the yeast used in creating this fine beer. Great balance between alcohol,carbonation and flavor. Look out for the chunk of sediment waiting for you at the bottom of the bottle.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good mahogoney color. Light tart aroma. Sits well on the palate. Not as full bodied as the bleu.