beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had this by the bottle at the Boston University Pub. Slighly drier than the white, if I remember right. It was okay, but not remarkable for the style. Not exceptionally strong tasting, though, which is a blessing. Not something I’d go after specifically, however.
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2006 The nose is salty, lemony, and pilsner-esque, but with a slight altbier tinge. This one pours a brown amber that is unfiltered with a nice white head. The mouthfeel is dominated by a thick carbonation upfront that thins out into a medium finish. The first taste is banana-pepper and perhaps yeast followed by a "juicy fruit"/fig middle and a medium, dry, and bitter finish.
Tmoney99 (12402) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Color was a reddish brown with a frothy medium head. Aroma medium sweet fruity tone. Flavor was full and smooth and had a long finish with an alcohol bite. Good brew.
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - MAR 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy brownish red color with a stable white head...lively carbonation. Grapes, yeast, and other spices. Dry bready flavor with an uderlying alcohol presence. Good first trappist ale.
Bailz316 (228) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2005 Creamy head and dark brownish red color. Pleasant, fruity aroma, specifically banana. Medium-full bodied beer although a little boring. Still always a very good choice.
ABUSEDGOAT (2419) - California, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2008 Reddish brown body, small head in its glass. Aroma is sugar, bananas, and raisins. Flavor is the same. Slightly metallic. I used to like this a lot more.
jmcguire1969 (161) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A light bodied double that strangely has hints of rice in it...reminiscent of a Kirin or Sapporo.
I swear I did not have any sushi or Japanese beers tonight. Shaka Tamasna Kata Frata Brada!!
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours more of a light brown than copper, thick head quickly dissapates. Might be my oncoming cold, but the aroma is quite muted, nothing really prominent. Fruity flavours with a spicy underlay. Cherry, dried apricot notes. Full bodied with a balanced finish. Cheers!
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2005 Pours a dark brownish color with a nice amount of foamy white head. Aroma is sweet and spicy. Flavor is light on the palate, sweet with raisiny spicy finish. Only the slightest bit of an alcohol taste. Overall, delicious.
GarethYoung (1110) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2005 pours a ruby colour with a moderate lasting head. Apricot and Plums in the nose. easy on the palate, refreshing finish, i really enjoyed this.