Alengrin (1716) - BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Anniversary beer launched in 2009 with thick, creamy, yellowish white head and cloudy amber colour. Smoky aroma, caramel, meat, pear, pineapple, honey. Nutty and caramelly malt basis, clearly sweetened with extra caramel, light flowery hops in the finish. Enjoyable but like most of the La Trappe beers, clearly short of the world class one finds in the Belgian trappist brands, and I mean this objectively, without being chauvinist.
StilleStorm (716) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
DWF; Pours amber orange with a lacing, moderate lasting, off-white head. Nose is malt, caramel, yeast, apple, nutts and light spice. Taste is moderate sweet and light bitter with a moderate lasting nutty finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
k92488 (258) - NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
DWF. Kopper farge med hvit skum som faller samme. Mild Aroma malt gjær. Smak av gjær mal og karamell. Mild og fin. Jo mer jeg rater jo mer sjønner jeg at jeg ikke sjønner. Sjønner???
Finn (4167) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske 330ml fra Vinmonopolet, Bestillingsutvalget. Gylden. Svakt uklar. Bra middels høyt skum som varer en stund. Aroma av frukt & krydder. Smaken er karamell - uten å bli for søt. Lite kullsyre. Smaken får et lite alkoholpreg etter hvert.
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Een goed biertje. Ze hebben betere bieren bij La Trappe, maar dit was zeker niet slecht.
Giochaurand (43) - FINLAND - AUG 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2014 330ml bottle. Dark wood amberish colour to it. Smells like caramel and peach. Makes love to your mouth and tongue in a lively and lovely threesome as soon as you pour it inside. As Ger puts it, it’s a beer sex symbol.
edsspoon (406) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - hazy red with a big foamy beige head. Thin lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, molasses, yeast, coriander seeds and ripe banana. Taste is sweet and malty with peach and cherry. Fairly spicy and peppery with hints of cloves and quite yeasty. Medium body with a prickly carbonation.
Case (244) - GERMANY - AUG 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep orange-brown with large foamy white head. Aroma is coriander, spices, banana. Taste is quite spicy, candy sugar, yeasty, cloves. High carbonation. Good triple.
rangerred (924) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - AUG 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle into a goblet.
Pours a slightly hazy dark brown although I did let a bit of sediment slip into the glass. Solid one finger off-white head with very good head retention. Lacing was just so-so.
Aroma is extremely fruity, even more so than other BPA’s I have had. There is almost a tropical character to it but quite a bit of cherry thrown in. Also some peach and peppery spice. Quite nice.
The flavor carries over the fruitiness from the aroma with peach and cherry along with quite a bit of pepper and coriander. Nice bready malt in the background that plays nicely with the fruit. Very dry mouthfeel with abundant prickly carbonation.
Overall, this is a very good BPA although it fall a bit short of being outstanding. I love the fruitiness but the malt could be turned up a bit. All in all, though, a good beer.
KingsBrew (36) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle, Tulip glass. Malty with herbal aroma, Red liquor, Sweet/sour fruit taste, Medium body, Medium-high carbonation, Off white head, Oily texture, Bitter sweet beer with slight dry aftertaste