EithCubes (5008) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
With honey, huh? Bottle, ’Brewed in Year 2012/11’, so pretty fresh for a Trappist. Nose sweet, lightly fruity yeast, clover honey/strong floral component, some roast and a little more wood. Deep, dark mahogany brown body with a short tan head. Taste much the same as the aroma, yeast-forward, fruity, semi-sweet to start but dries out very nicely by the end, touch of bread in the finish, main course of grape and berry, mineral water, caramel/toffee, licorice, burnt plums and wisp of smoke; the whole shebang (and especially the palate) gets a light lift from warming alcohol but it’s incredibly subtle, seems more like a 6.5% Belgian. Clean, no astringency, minimal hops and very low bitterness, body is fullish with pleasant carbonation, overall impression fresh and vibrant. There is definitely a flavor contribution from the honey, though obviously no sweetness; it’s floral and vaguely herbal, the dank medicinal quality of Jäger or Angostura off in the distance but freed from the depressing clutch of liqueurdom. Very different from the other Trappist quads but well-made and quite tasty. A very welcome addition!
yy0pp (570) - - OCT 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33cl. Cloudy dark brown with beige head. Aroma - chocolate, apple, honey. Sweet malt taste with dark fruit.
rollerton (60) - SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at Ölrepubliken. Very tasty and different trappist beer. Aroma of caramel, taste of caramel! Like liquid candy! Really good beer!
tnkw01 (1157) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Don’t understand why this beer is not rated higher. Deep dark, cloudy, amber color with a hugh off white head. Aroma is complex with hints of dry fruit and honey. Taste is also complex. Flavors of fruit cake hints of vanilla.
susanamayer (211) - Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brownish coloured with nice red glare, small beige head, plums and light alcohol in the nose. Moderate malty, light spicy and quite fruity (plum and banana) with a way too strong and unbalanced alcohol presence.
ronaldtheriot (1281) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - OCT 16, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Gregorius has a vaport train out the bottle neck, a thin, cream-colored head, a dark brown appearance, minimal lacing, and an incredible amount of pretty large tan chunks which settle at the bottom, making this beer almost a semi-solid beverage. The aroma is intense, and the drinker will pick up a multiplicity of smells, including grape skin, wine, vinegar, Maraschino cherries, acid, duck sauce, yeast, brown bread, bread crust, honey, lo mien noodles, and spice. Taste is likewise complex, with flavors including all of the above, plus smoked pork, Warheads sweet & sour candies, pine oil, licorice, prunes, butter, and assorted spices. Mouthfeel is heavy and chewy, and Gregorius finishes wet and cloying and munch-able. Overall, this is an outstanding beer, at a minimum, and I recommend it, in the strongest possible terms. RJT
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle served in a Chimay chalice.
Best before 02.05.2015. Most probably bottled in 2013 (end of 2012, maybe).
A: Pours a dark and bit cloudy brown color. Some small chunks can be seen when it’s poured. Forms a solid creamy beige head with low retention and only few lacings left in the glass. However a thin layer remains forever on the top
S: Roasted and very fruity, mainly. Strong notes of dry dark fruits like raisins and plums. Strong roastiness too: notes of coffee. Strong notes of caramel and candy sugar too. Very bready yeast profile, quite belgian-like. Some alcohol but quite mild considering the high ABV
T: Slightly sweet and roasted upfront. Less sweet than expected. Very fruity. Strong notes of caramel and roasted malts. Bubblegum sensation. Very bready yeasts. End is mild bitter and also a bit spicy after all
M: Heavy, creamy and a bit molasses body. Bready bittersweet aftertaste
O: Good drinkability. The Trappist stamp creates some expectations that this beer cannot accomplish. An authentic Belgian Strong Dark Ale, however, a less remarkable Trappist Ale
[ BA Review @ 10/20/2013 ]
turbothy (1102) - Bonn, GERMANY - OCT 11, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark reddish brown with little foam. Intense malt, raisin and coffee aroma. Powerful flavour with good hops. Excellent.
Oelbas (190) - DENMARK - OCT 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Let tåget mørk rødbrun med ikke så holdbart lysebrunt skum. Duften er svag med tydelig belgisk gær tørret frugt og mørk malt. Smagen er fyldig og sød med mørk malt. En vis bitterhed fra den mørke malt og humle. Sød eftersmag med mørk malt og tørret frugt. Er angivet som en mørk trippel, hvilket ikke giver mening. Den er nærmere en stærk dubbel eller massieve ale.
ZodiacM (91) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Een troebel donkerbruin bier met cremekleurige schuimkraag. Geur van mout, caramel en ananas (!). De smaken varieren van licht gebrande mout, caramel, koffie en weer die ananas tot kruidnagel. De afdronk is bitterzoet met een lichte toon van koffie. Een complexe smaak waar je van moet houden. ik in ieder geval wel.
nickel (304) - - OCT 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicy, vanilla, fruits, chocolote and only God knows what else in aroma. Dark malt and coffe with spices taste. Bittersweet malty aftertaste