PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 21, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The appearance is perfect, a thick white head crowning a translucent golden liquid. The smell is tantalizing. The taste however is the best part. It tastes sweet, but in a way that does not assault the senses. There is a hoppy, fruity taste followed by a welcomed hint of bitterness. The palate is full, more than I expected in such a light beer.
3fourths (7526) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2012 White frothy head sitting atop a slightly opaque golden color. Smells heavy of yeast and malt. Taste is very smooth and nice on your tongue. Yeast taste is strong, with light hints of sweet fruit.
GermanBrews76 (676) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge white frothy head. HInts of yeast & a nice toasty maltiness. Very gentle, clean & crisp. Plenty of subdued hops. Great yeast presence among the light fruits and sweetness.
Ni209 (67) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
very dry, but it had a nice bitter bite to it.
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this draft, so I assume that it may be younger than the bottled versions described by other raters. Clear, not cloudy as I expected. Great lace after the small white head dissipated. Taste of cloves, pepper, wheat, and alcohol, a little fruitiness (banana maybe), and then a lightly bitter finish.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 18, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A phenom of a trippel. Pours with a grand head and beautifully cloudy body. Flavor is very refreshing especially for a beer of this strength. Very drinkable and very very ejoyable
tallguy108 (34) - USA - JAN 16, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - JAN 14, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2011
2010-08-11, draught at Ris Ras, Århus, 8-5-8-2-16=39
Cloudy light amber color; small sized creamy head. Malty aroma. Strong body, round; good malt flavor, a bit biscuity, somehow yeasty and spicy too; very good flavor, but the bitterness is a bit too much.
2008-04-04, draught at Ris Ras, Århus, 7-4-8-4-16=39
Just hazy golden color, creamy head. Soft aroma of malt, and light biscuits, maybe a bit perfumy. It has a good malt flavor, dry, with a good body strength, with a very good Belgian yeast job. Well bitter. Very good.
2003-01-14, bottle, vintage 1997, 5ys old, 8-5-8-4-16=41
Beautiful amber color, thick head.
Very nice aroma, more delicate than Chimay Red; caramel and old hops.
Good body structure and good balance; it has aged well, just some oak cask flavor, and a light liquorice hint.
Final stronger and more interesting than Chimay Red.
domtom (65) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 8, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very cloudy, nice colour and head. Sweetish and discreet. Lacks of character.
Trappistenbier (48) - BELGIUM - JAN 7, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20