MiP (15253) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2009 Bottle, 7%. Yeasty, malty aroma, slightly spicy with some CO2. Hazy chestnut colour, semi-stable tan head. Quite yeasty flavour with a long malty aftertaste. Not as sweet as some dubbels, but not really dry either. Mouthfeel a little swelling, due to quite high carbonation.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A light brown colour, with a good head. Spicy aroma, with a sweet taste. An okey beer, but the Chimay bleu is the best from this brewery.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
03 or 04 Bottle. Nice brown/red color with big head. Lots of the Belgian yeast in the aroma, nice and spiced, with some fruits. More of the yeast and sweet malts and fruits in the flavor, and an appropriately thick mouthfeel.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice fruity aroma and beutiful reddish brown color. A nice drinkable belgian. Dry, fruity, and a touch of hops. Quite enjoyable.
paul9639 (116) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap. Poured a nice copper with a nice head. Aroma was hoppy and somewhat floral. The flavor was acrid and overcarbonated, but overall pretty enjoyable
ashbeero (51) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper coloured beer with a creamy beige head, long lasting and with good lacing. Aroma includes fruity and floral characters with some caramel malts. Quite obvious alcohol content. A lot of complex fruity flavours aswell as sweet darkish malts and hops. Has a dryish, bitter flowery finish. An authentic trappist beer.
BeerloverEJ21 (131) - Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2007 11.2 oz bottle.. I had this last night because i hadn’t tried it in forever, and I was glad I did. It was expensive as hell, but worth it. On the pour, good head, dark brown-red color, lots of carbonation. Smell was fruity, cola-like spice. The first taste was amazing, far better than what I remember. Tasted like a lively brown ale, with a belgian-sweet finish. Nice warm alcohol notes. Top notch!
weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JUN 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
.75 liter bottle. . Nice red color with a creamy head, very inviting smells of fruit and oak. Taste is sweet with hints of fruit and caramel, well carbonated almost too much. Sweet stickiness afterwords brings a need for water.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
05/03 on the cork.
Pours a rich auburn with a frothy light tan head. Smell is fruity, caramel malt, lightly bitter, candy sugar/molasses.
Taste is again that rich fruity and caramel malt. Lightly spicy. A bit overcarbonated but that fades as it warms. Rich and smooth. A bit sticky mouth especially in the aftertaste.
Not overly complex but surprisingly good.
oh6gdx (25240) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2008 Bottled. Hazy brown colour with huge bubbly beige head. Sweet alcoholic citric aroma with some malty notes. Barley, malt and lots of yeast in the flavour. Also some banana and caramellish hints. Pleasant palate, but a bit much carbonation.