50belair (2219) - Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Specialty Beer Cellar. Murky brown pour with an off white head. Grain aromas. Lots of grain and cereal notes with some banana and caramel lowlights. Good body and mouthfeel.
janubio (404) - SPAIN - JUN 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. corked bottle. Pours an amber orange colour, with a small head that does not take much time to fade, but leaves a good lace and and a tiny layer on the surface. Smell of caramel, plums, raisins, cloves, apple and sugar. Medium carbonation, medium body, crispy texture. Tasteof caramel, oranges, sugar, plums, raisins, sugar and some spices.
Migmar (248) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish copper brown, creamy head. Caramel, banana, plum, yeast. Medium sweetness, light bitterness. Very smooth and enjoyable, very typical yet balanced.
HoppyBudgie (692) - SOLA, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with beige head.. Nose of ester, sweet malt with fruit and caramel. Sweet malty and estery with ripe fruits and yeasty notes. Kinda short.
superspak (2562) - Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle into chalice, bottled on 3/5/2013. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy orange copper color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of golden raisin, plum, pear, apple, light banana, clove, toast, brown bread, candi sugar, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast and bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of golden raisin, plum, pear, apple, light banana, clove, caramel, toast, brown bread, candi sugar, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy clove spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of golden raisin, plum, pear, apple, clove, caramel, toast, brown bread, candi sugar, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast and bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian amber ale. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast and bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
Arve_Christian (3031) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Norway (on order). Copper colored, ok foam. Aromas of malt, dried fruit, very nice yeast influence. Medium/full body & high complexity. SOme sweetness, but balances very well. Very enjoyable
kapusil (592) - HUNGARY - JUN 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.33l bottle. Hazy deep orange body, off-white head. Aroma of champagne yeast, pepper, orange zest, floral hops and candi sugar. Taste of bread, orange zest, candi sugar, floral hops with a slight sour character. Nice one.
Marko (3918) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of and shared with heavy who found it at Vrutak (thanks!). Poured a misty dark amber body with a huge off white head. Lovely aroma, creamy, spicy, sweet, apricot, some banana, but also some alcohol, hm. The taste is immediately a disappointment afterwards, meaty yeastiness initially sweet, gets better later on, giving out some weak esters, but never enchants, no hop flavor left, some unappealing bitterness maybe. As it warms, the taste develops, and it turns out a decent beer worthy of the La Trappe name.
venom666 (332) - Alicante, SPAIN - JUN 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red/brown color with a persistent beige foam. Aroma of sweet caramel and toffee, with intense notes of plum, cherry and peach.
Taste is similar to the aroma, with fruit, caramel and toffee at the same level which makes it a very balanced beer.
mile (2966) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light amber, cloudy, small to average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty - some wheat and sweetish aroma, some caramel and light tropical fruitiness, light alcohol. Body is medium to full, malty - lightly wheaty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and light tropical fruitiness. Finish is average, malty - lightly wheaty and sweetish, light caramel with light fruitiness, faint hoppyness light yeast and alcohol. OK aroma with tropical fruitiness. Flavor/finish almost totally lack the fruitiness. Trappist or not, but this one is really nothing special - lacks character.