minguimore (17) - SPAIN - JUL 13, 2003
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
There are beers that are made to take when you are thirsty or to cool your throat in a hot day. This is much more than this. It is an experience. It has a strong and a little bit fruity taste that fills completely your senses. Is a beer that you have to drink slowly and enjoy.
NectarFarm (128) - Calgary, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2003 Pours a wonderful evil copper color. A great white head that refuses to die and a nice amount of lace. The taste hits your tounge in a beautiful wave of complexity that doesn't quite rival the bleu but is unique and very savory. I love this beer.
Rastacouere (6126) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2003 From a 330 ml bottle. Commercial description has it about right, color is appealing brown, the head itself taste pretty good. Overall the beer is pretty sweet, caramelic and pleasant with an enjoyable bitterness that pops in right on time. Complex and easy to drink for a trappist. Pure quality.
jercraigs (7790) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2007 July 2007. Hazy brown body with a moderate beige head (3+). Sweet aroma of malt, caramel, and lightly scorched toffee, hints of brown sugar, and wisps of yeast and alcohol. (7+) Sweet caramel malt flavour is relatively simply with dry alcoholic undercurrent that lingers long in the aftertaste. Tangy malt bite in the finish (7+). Smooth but light medium palate (3+). 7+/3+/7+/3+/14-16 - 3.7
<P>Dec 2000. The first of the gift set... Nice foamy head. Taste the spices more as it warms. Hint of fruit, goes down deceptively easy. 7/4/7/15 - 3.7
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very fruity. But also very good. Another good one from Chimay. Not quite as good as the Bleu, but good nonetheless.
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper/Red color. Substantial head. Fruity and medium bodied and flavored. Slight bitter finish.
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium brownish-red color, lots of carbonation, but head fizzled out quickly with no lace. Smells of ALCOHOL and nuts. Malty and nutty, and even at just 7% ABV, there was obviously no attempt to hide the alcohol, which after a while, became overwhelming. Watery palate and too flat for me.
silverbullet (17) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2003
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head dissipates. Cloudy, which is not how I like my beer. Apple cider. Smells good from far away. Smells really good, actually. Beery but citrusy. Not bad. Taste is not bad exacly. There's not much at first but after it sinks in it goes "BLACH!" Average nouthfeel.
cAPSLOCK (155) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very full voluminous lasting head with tiny nitrous like bubbles that give this beer a sparkling mouthfeel. The color is like an old penny... beautiful. The aroma is a little subtle but fruity malt and a little yeast... Flaor is mild for it's style but pleasing. I like the rusty taste in the head. Apples and berrys... with a bitter finish. Very nice to my mouth.
pedrobeernut (13) - San Pedro, California, USA - JUN 28, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
These monks make the most of the one vice allowed. A beer with complex wine-like qualities. Hints of various fruits come through as it warms. Try it with Havarti or another soft cheese. Outstanding beer.