Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2005 A dark reddish-brown body with a yellowed brown head, this has a dried fruit aroma with sweet malt undertones. Itís got a sweet/sour flavor with a definitie alcohol presence. Nice medium body. Tart finish. Not bad.
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dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Off-white long-lasting thick head. Red-brown clour, bittersweet flavour, fruity aftertaste. It is as much a pleasure to contemplate as to drink it.
arhythmt (69) - USA - SEP 25, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A good dubbel, particularly after itís been aged for a few years or so. Otherwise this one can be a bit harsh, almost like Chimay Blanche somehow (which is odd). Over time, though, this beer becomes at least as smooth as any decent triple-style beer.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, Best By 10/98. Man, was this awesome. Light bodied, smooth, tasty with just a touch of oxidation but it worked well. Mellow dried fruit taste. The aroma is like sticking your nose into a box of raisens. I wish I had another.
jimhilt (2340) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 10, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2007 Pours hardly any head so no lace. Cloudy amber color. Light-medium carbonation. Medium bodied. Nose is distinctly raisins, starts sweet but not cloying, finishes smooth and mellow. Another excellent trappist. 750ml bottle for $7.99 from Hoosick St. Discount Bev, Troy, NY.
From my notes 6/6/2007 pours one-finger light tan head that fades quickly to a ring leaving a good lace. Deep mahogany color. Caramel nose. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Flavor is a nutty brown and some caramel. On-tap for Ä2.40 ($3.29) for a 250ml chalice from Corner House Cafe Amsterdam, NL
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(4 Jul 04) Dark brown/black liquor with ruby undertones and a large, creamy light brown head with excellent lacing. The aroma is lightly alcoholic with notes of raisins and a heavy malty caramel. The full and alcoholic body is oily and creamy with a slight chalky finish.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown,not quite the robin red they describe,just a bit of head.some fizzles.Does have a nice blend of maltiness but also some sweer syruoy tones and letís not forget fruits inhtere also.Alcohol is that of a bigger beer.Maybe because the flavor it should have isnít quite as distinctive as it should be.Not all that impressed.soyur aftertaste.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish tinted dark brown beer; yellowish-brown head, dissipating. Liquorice, mint, thick green leaves, blackcurrant, rich malts. Sweet, malty and woody at the same time. Liquorice, and a particular kind of sweet I used to know, blackcurrant flavoured. Nice flavour, but very simple, missing depth and complexity. Medium bodied, bit slick. Long sweetish-perfumed aftertaste. OK beer, but too one-sided for a Trappist, that ought to mean excellence;
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown with mid-size tan head. Sweet
malt and fruity aroma. Flavor of dark
fruits and a sweet malt finish. Very little
johndoughty (3528) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big head upon pouring, with a dark brown apearance.The head soon subsides. Taste is slightly nutty, with a very pleasant texture and lasting aftertaste. All round a very pleasant and well balanced beer.