wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice stuff. Poured golden with a thin white head. Aroma was fruity and had a touch of butterscotch. Taste was very pleasant. I’ll have to try this again because I have only sampled it so far.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Applely, nice. Refreshing to the nose and taste buds. Love the staff at au trappistes, paris.
hair-old (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
picked up a half/litre can in manitoba.
beer was past exp date but was
stored warm.chilled on ice and then poured into a huge brandy snifter.
i saviored this beer over a 2 hour
period,every sip tasted different as it
warmed up,simply delicious.highly
Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Similar to a belgian blonde but much, much earthier. Lots of yeastiness and a bit of hoppiness. Very full-bodied given its strength.
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden amber color, with a nice white head. Aroma is a bit on the weak side, but is fruity - smelling of apples and bananas. Flavor is of sweet apples, pear, and holiday spices. This is a beer that just about anyone can enjoy. Yet another style to love...damn, beer is a wonderful thing.
guzzler67 (1666) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy amber appearance with a thin head and spotty lacing. Woodsy, malty aroma with a hint of spice. Well carbonated with a mild fruit taste and a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Tart, dry finish. Very enjoyable.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2005 Slightly dark reddish amber color. Clear and shiny. Generous creamy off-white head. Delicate and light perfume hops with light earthy touches. Overall very light, yet enjoyable flavor. Sweet and creamy taste, with a balanced amount of some kind of mild hops. Earthy, sweet caramel hints, fruity champagne-like hops, Very good subtle complexities. May be worth getting a corked bottle to keep around a few years...
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red orange colour with nice creamy head. Malty aroma with hints of fruits. I can smell apples. Has a sweet fruity and malty taste with a nice bitterness. This is a very good beer.
oh6gdx (25388) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Amber coloured with a creamy nice head. Sweet aroma of fruit along with notes of malt and hops. Malty taste with hints of fruit and honey. Finish is a bit bitterish, but overall a nice beer.
highlandlad (1470) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2005 Vive La France. A great biere de garde and one that complements many meals. I’ve found it’s also a beer that non-beer drinkers can enjoy. It pours an earthy tangerine colour with a huge lingering head. The nose is herbal and yeasty. Smooth, medium body, with a deliciously fruity middle and a light dryness in the finish. Tangy orange characters dominate a sweetish body. Fabulous. One of my favourite beers. (Champagne bottle, October 2002)