RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - JAN 26, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a pale golden color with a montainous rocky head that actually grew as it sat for a few minutes, and hardly fades away. There’s tons of lacing left behind on my glass.
Smell; at first I was a little dispointed in the smell, as it came of more tame than I was expecting. I let it sit for a few and came back and it really opened up. It has a really nice lemony citrus and a spicy pepper like smell, with yeast and hints of bread dough.
Taste; that spiciness really jumps out at me, followed by citrus and a nice malty bread dough. There’s enough of a hops to add just a touch of bitterness in the finish. I thought the carbonation would have more of a bite, instead it’s really smooth and creamy, and very refreshing.
I had this beer many years ago, and didn’t care much for it at the time, but now I have to say that this is one hell of a beer. I’m glad I gave it another chance after nearly eight years.
lordplayer (19) - Alabama, USA - JAN 25, 2006
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fans of this style of beer will be very happy with this Belgium ale. I am an IPA and APA fan, however, and will not be buying this beer again unless at a bar looking for some conversation. Too fruity and "frothy" and watch out for that last sip - sedament galore. Awesome appearance and bottle!
Quevillon (2802) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Un produit qui représante très bien la Belgique. Elle est face à boire, si tu es un amateur.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 24, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pale golden with a big fluffy white head. The aroma is wonderfully fruity with notes of bananas, pears and peaches. The flavor is apricots, grapes, pepper, lemon and apple. The finish is of a medium length, tart and bitter. Mouthfeel is light with very lively carbonation.
swiseman (469) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 23, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
very appealing look. rich, creamy head, heavy lacings. slightly heavier malt taste than other Trappists. very pleasing beer.
jhamiltonwv (4) - USA - JAN 23, 2006 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
BIG frothy head. A little exciting at first but also a little over rated. Easy to drink and 8.5 leaves a nice kick. It’s important to not drink the very bottom of the bottle since there is much sediment build-up. Very nice winter beer.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Maybe a little too much hype. Pours clear gold with the big white, fluffy head. Aroma is yeasty and sweet with sugar. Taste is the same, kind of like a tripel. Its really good, but I don’t really want it again.
jcr (2492) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2009 750 ml corked bottle. Golden body with big white head. Nice estery aroma of fruits and spice — banana and plum with pepper and a touch of clove. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. The tastes ran through notes of spice, pepper, orange, lemon and apple on top of a sweetness that gave way to a bitterness at the finish. Above-average carbonation. The ale was comfortable and somewhat soft on the mouth. The alcohol was not noticable except in the pepper notes. I don’t know whether my tastes have changed or this beer has, but I find it less complex than I thought it was.
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
As soon as i popped the top the foam began pouring, and as i moved it to the glass, it just grew. And grew. A rocky, marshmallowy, enormous head grew some more. Ridiculous. This beer better be good was my only thoughts, I nearly had a mess. Smells like a little malty and some hops, but mostly some sweet. The immense head grew taller than the glass, but....never fell over the sides... So confused...I even took pictures. The first "bite" of foam was almost acidic or perhaps basic to the point of soapy...in taste, a big let down, we’ll see...Quite a pilsner taste though the malts are very present. Good finish, the brew itself is quite clowdy, and a light/pale gold. So interesting.. will need another for a second trial.
tennisjoel (1304) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle which was served in a snifter at Old Chicago. Proper Glassware, what a bonus!! Puffy marshmellow, almost meringue like head. Thick and inviting. Body shows champagne like bubbles. Excellent! Not the best I’ve had in this style but darn close. Alcohol is well hidden.