mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2007 Measured up as what you would expect in a traditionally strong Belgian like this. Good golden color with an appropriately hazy appearance. The head poured clean and frothy, with a good thick whiteness to it. Poured out of the bottle well. Mild citrus notes and expected yeasty notes. Light body, as expected.
Carl99Fan (187) - Suwanee, Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Iíd equate this to the Budweiser of the Belgian beers. Donít get me wrong, it is a decent beer, but in comparison to the mass produced Belgian ales, this one "lagers" behind. I do like the bottle though.
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Yeasty aroma, slightl lemon. Pour is very pale and dull for a belgian, with a flimsy head. Kind of watery though quite drinkable for 8.5%. Could be a lot stronger and have a lot more character for a beer this big, really. It tastes like its 5%.
CarpexxxDiem (6) - ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2007 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Simply grand. The best commercial trappiste out there mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Periander (50) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy golden with a creamy white head. Aroma is yeast and fruit. Sweet fruity taste is rather one dimensional. Some bitterness in the finish. Rather ordinary Belgian.
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent beer but nothing special. Pours with a big sudsy off white head and an odd shade of gold in the body. Smells like malt and alcohol with lots of fruity notes. Flavor is yeasty with malty fruit flavors, and alcohol notes and the last glass out of the bottle was quite chunky, almost chewy. Might be worth exploring further.
Brix (652) - DENMARK - MAR 20, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted 2007-03-16. Fresh bottle, 33cl. Yellow (light orange) colour. A little muddy. White, creamy, lively head. Yeasty aroma. Rather fresh taste of banana with a little metal in the finish. Not very interesting, but still a quite decent beer.
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - MAR 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden color, medium white head. Fruit aromas and taste. Rich flavor with lots of fruit and sweetness, almost none bitterness. Decent beer but abit to sweet for my likings.
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2007
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours golden yellow with white head. Sickly sweet aroma... like malt liquor... little yeast presence. Flavor was sickly sweet... like malt liquor... Very very very very disappointing... bad bottle?
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Floaters galore! This baby was full of them. Cool looking light amber. Kind of sour aroma with hint of yeast. Tart and bubbly on the lips and tongue. Alcohol content was well disguised. I really liked the looks of this one - much more matter floating around than almost any beer I have seen. Didnít have the fullness in taste that I enjoy -- I would have liked a little more maltiness.