Tejas (824) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught > Flying Saucer. Has the usual yeasty fruity flavor that shows up in all La Trappe beers. Good cherry esters on this one. Incredibly drinkable. Will drink again.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle… Lightly hazy amber ale with a mid-sized, fluffy, white head. Excellent retention. The aroma is complex mélange of caramel, biscuit, brown candy sugar, freshly baked bread, mandarin orange, light clove and a hint of sassafras. Medium to full-bodied with powerful carbonation. Leans a bit toward the sweet side of balance; offering up cookie, biscuit and whispers of clove, sassafras and mint. Crisp, lightly bitter, bready finish.
bierkoning (9563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber color. Malt, tangerine and a hint of pepper in the aroma. Malty sweetish flavor with pepper, tangerine, hints of tropical fruit and a touch of alcohol. Medium bodied, sticky mouthfeel. Pleasant and quite drinkable trappist ale.
djd07 (2535) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a clear copper amber with a large frothy off white head that leaves good sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a sweet malt with yeast and banana. Medium mouthfeel with a dry malt with caramel and light spice with a nice dry finish. Hides the alcohol well making it easy to drink, a very good Belgian ale,
TheBeerGod (4907) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Tyler’s in Apex. Rusty amber. Compact white head. Nose is spicy, floral, and yeasty with sweet malt, light caramel and fruit. Taste is peppery and floral with sweet malts, light citrus, hops and yeast notes. Body is medium with moderate carbonation. Ends with more caramel, yeast, sweet malts, spices, and fruit notes.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a dark cream colored head. Caramel and yeast aroma with light spice. Toffee and eatrhy yeast flavor with banana and light grass. Medium-plus bodied. Banana, yeast, and caramel lingers.
satan165 (1014) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
sample at fall 2009 tasting at brasserie jo. big yeasty nose that slowly reveals weizen like characteristics. sharp and refreshing again like the beer it seems to be emulating. hit of booze in aroma is fleeting but returns with a prickly sensation on the palate. color is a shade off of simple orange with near typical belgian head.
Moolesen (39) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
30cl bottle. Too large creamy head which might have been caused due to its temperature (I usual drink beers around 12-15 C). The taste is not as sweet as La Trappe’s Dubbel, but more intense, with a nice bitterness. A very nice beer
MennoO (148) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, hazy orange-brown with medium white head. overall nice aroma and flavours. fruity, sweet, some malt. it misses complexity though
bblack99 (525) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand bottle. Pours the sort of orange-brown of medium-strength tea with a wispy, thin off-white head that condenses to clumps around the sediment.
Aroma brings forth malts, banana, and a white grape/wine astringency. Flavor is first sweet, with that white wine and green apple tartness as well. Belgian yeast comes through in the middle and everything fades to banana and light alcohol at the finish.