kepano (245) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 19, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This intriguing cave-aged brew pours a light chestnut brown with ruddy highlights and a large puffy beige head which laces beautifully in sheets and rings around the glass. Certainly complex, the nose is strikingly nutty, coincidentally suggesting candied chestnuts (marrons glacés), walnuts and plenty of hazelnuts. Genuine vanilla bean is in ample supply and very attractively highlighted by browned butter and salted-butter caramel. Perhaps I was synesthetically influenced by the description, but the nose had a damp, almost mossy spice component. Spice cake, prunes, raspberries and black pepper also lend to the complexity. The flavor continues to suggest hazelnuts, though rye bread and heavy yeast aspects are also dominant. The mouthfeel is exceptionally silky, reminiscent of a good cappuccino. Dried fruits become increasingly intense as the beer warms. Particularly apparent are dried pears, apricots and figs, each lending a vinous tone to this fascinating brew. A subtle but enjoyable earthy sourness lingers with the remaining malt bitterness. Well balanced, this an exciting, unique and eminently drinkable beer. A delicate and thoughtful effort that ages well and obviously garners my respect for Pierre Celis. (24/06/07, best by 21/11/08)
martjoobolut (294) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33L bottle. BB 17.09.2015, ABV 6,5%. Pours dark red amber with off white head. The head stays. Aroma is dark fruits, spices, and yeast. Taste is sweet, fruits, malt, medicinal flavors, spices, herbal, and little bit creamy. Overall: not bad, rather weird smelling and tasting beer.
WingdSoldier (28) - BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy brown beer with a nice lingering milky head, though a bit lacking in flavour.
jvhemert (306) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
AROMA: cereal, spruce, leaves, earthy,
APPEARANCE: brown, clear, frothy, white foam,
TASTE: lightly sour, medium bitterness,
PALATE: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,
OVERALL: excellent balance of sourness to bitterness and hop to malt to yeast aromas.
NordicV (982) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brun, grumlig öl med ett smutsvitt skum. Doft av jäst, torkad frukt och mörkt bröd. Samma i smaken tillsammans med viss kryddighet och lättare bananestrar. I den flaska jag provade så fanns det även en lätt syrlighet. Kanske inte typiskt för ölen men passade bra. Torr munkänsla med livlig småbubblig kolsyra.
Icedwarf (66) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Troebel licht bruin bier met hoppige smaak. mooie schuimkraag die blijft staan. Lichte rook smaak, chocolade en fruit. Smaak blijft opmerkelijk lang hangen.
JefVerstraete (876) - BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown colour, white foam. High carbonation. Aroma of caramel and dried fruit. Sweet with light bitter finish. Medium body. Good but nothing special.
PriorL (1153) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
APPEARANCE: clouded dark brown beer, small stable beige head.
NOSE: port, alcohol, malts, caramel, little oxidated?
TASTE: caramel, lots of malts, sweet, some alcohol.
Rather boring beer in general. Nice that they aged the beer, but didn’t think too much of it.
PeatyPete (248) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of yeast, bananas. Taste is soft. Butter, caramel and also some alcohol.
JonPet (4) - - FEB 14, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice! Filling and warming, yet quite easy to like
The body is medium and full, yet with prickly carbonation. Thate taste is sweet, but not overtly so, and with a little bitterness to balance it.
Malty and fruity aromas. Rye bread, dried fruit, brown sugar, ripe banana.
Michal95 (28) - POLAND - FEB 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smooth and easy drinking abbey with sweet taste and nice long lasting finish.