kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy gold with a large lasting white head. Big wheaty vanilla aroma with some spicy notes. Alcohol dominates flavour, with vanilla, grain and spice flavours there too. Medium bodied. Ok but very one dimentional, and alcohol is overpowering regardless of temperature.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2005
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draft: at beer festival, quite nasty in my opinion, off flavors, cloying, sugar sweetness is unpleasant, bad batch perhaps?
kirtley (3) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2005 does not count
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Yes, disappointing. I’m drinking it on tap at a beer festival. Dominated by candy sugar - thin otherwise.
Nate (3710) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet herbal-floral aroma with some candy sugar, honey, Belgian ale esters. Smells more like a tripel than other abts I’ve had. Fruity. Deep golden amber clear with thin creamy off-white lacing head. Medium-thin watery body with medium-high carbonation. Some carbonic burn and alcohol warming. Starts sweet with an alcoholic punch. Malt, candy sugar, fruity esters. Some extra complexity in the flavor like other abts, of which the aroma masked initially. Sweet alcoholic finish, with drying hops adding a bit of bitterness. Slight metallic type notes toward the end. After is mildly chalky, sweet, with esters and yeast hanging around. Buttery. A good beer, but not in the class of Westy 12 or Rochefort 10.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark yellow color, white head. Cloudy appearance. Spicy, fruity and hoppy aroma. Full bodied. Flavor starts with sweet tones and some spices, ends with dry and mildly alcoholic tones. Rich aroma and flavor.
Kinz (3274) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Listed on the menu as a tripel, that is what this beer definitely is. Fine haze of particles hang in a medium to deeply golden body, good head. Aroma is spice, a touch of perfume, and sweetness, quite nice. Full on malt flavor, great balanced spiciness with a peppery note, hint of dried hops, and definite yeast. Quite yummy! But not a quad.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JAN 7, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle, no notches for BBD. Pours dark golden with a slightly off-white head that is generous. it sits for 5 minutes while the head drops leaving plenty of lace behind. Bubble gum in the nose, with some banana and alcohol. Nice body, malty beer with a good dose of hops to it, but the finish kills it...a sort of stale metallic comes out in the lingering fruity finish. What would be a very nice beer is nearly ruined. I’ll still give it decent marks, because it is still enjoyable up to that finish. I’ve gotten this same flavor out of the other Het Kappittel beers I’ve had as well. Too bad.
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
shared the bottle with motelpogo xmas eve, cellared for a year and pretty old already before that i think although i cant remember the useby. classy smell of plums, alcohol and a surprising hoppiness. smooth and mouthfilling. nice balance of yeast fruit, brown sugar, grainy malt, coriander and just enough toffee. nice long dry finish. not staggeringly flavourful but very smooth and balanced.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Bright, dark gold, hazy with touches of bubbling and small floaties, large diminishing head; yeasty, spicy, sourdough-funky nose, more saison-like than anything; sweet and rich on the tongue again with the funky stuff, nice dry herbal component (rosemary, white pepper, and dandelion coexist) but with touches of sweetness at front and finish; full, stable body, heavy late bitterness and pepper, subtle alcohol. Quite nice, though not tops for the style by any means. No idea how old this bottle was.
lamas (1355) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2 oz bottle. Pours a light orange with super-thick white fluffy head. Aroma is sweet with hints of banana and lemon. Taste is almost like a barley wine. Not much flavor besides the alchohol which is very strong and up-front. Starts sweet and a little spicy then finishes bland, flat and watery. Warming. Too much alcohol and not enough flavor.