patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. 25.4 oz. Split with Vin and Sean to celebrate the launch of PhillyCraft. Pours a hazy chesnut with a rich, fuzzy beige head. Aroma of fresh plums, rasin bread, cinnamon buns, butter, and grapes. Medium, perhaps slightly full, bodied with a chewy, firm, supple palate. This is a lovely sipping beer; perfect for a nice, slow session. Easy finish with very balanced malty/earthiness to balance the sweetness of the dark fruits. Excellent Belgian ale.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the brewery. Red hued with good off-white foam. Toasty and bread-crust malt in the aroma, alnong with a general fruitiness from the yeast. On the dry side in the flavor with some caramel and fruit. A little tart plum in the finish and a light bitterness. High carbonation and medium in body. A pretty nice amber beer on the whole. Avoids the weird house yeast character that I often get in their beers.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 31, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Hamilton Creek. Pours a murkey dark amber with a light beige head. Aroma of Belgian ale esters and candi sugar. Medium bodied with an earthy texture. Flavor of caramel, cherry, plums, and yeast- basically all the typical characteristics of a Trappist ale. Well done, and reminds me of Chimay.
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy amber with a beige head and lively carbonation. Aroma is earthy with roasted malts, woodsy, clove, slight resin hop, also slight alcohol. Taste is sweet and slightly bitter, salty. Long full palate with a creamy texture. Carbonation disapates quickly. Lacing is good.
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle from Total Wine in Tucson, served in a snifter. Pours hazy caramel amber with a tall, frothy tan head. The head remains and leaves a moderate amount of lace. The nose has aromas of flowers, fruit, caramel and pale malts along with a slightly acidic hop accent. The flavour is moderately caramel sweet with notes of banana and orange. There is also a faint hint of wheat. The finish is long and sweet with intense caramel notes. On the palate, it is full in body with a creamy texture and lively carbonation. Overall, this is an excellent caramel malty ale with fruity and floral notes. It is nice and complex, definitely the best of the Koningshoeven beers. 2010-12-24
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark murky orange with a snall head, Aroma of esters and dark fruit. Sweet and fruity flavour with raisins and fig. Reasonably complex but a little tame.
tderoeck (8076) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
18/12/2010 - 33cl bottle @ Gentse Biervereniging - Trappist night
Pretty clear amber coloured beer. Light beige thick creamy head, non adhesive. Aroma: caramel, little malty, some dried fruits. MF: soft carbon, medium body, smooth texture. Taste: caramel, sweet malts, a little hops. Aftertaste: caramel, little sour.
kerolasa (409) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is really big, but it could be outcome of my poor pouring technique. Colour is golden red and just a little unclear. Smell gives hay earth sort of aromas. Bit sweet taste which could mean this is really strong beer, but if I look the label it’s only 7.5. Puzzling. Well citrus and reisins aromas are not bad, with some earthy flavours as well. But not my biggest favourite to be honest.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - DEC 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 33cl. Pours a hazy and amber beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is sweetness, yeast and fruit. The flavor follows the nose with some additional malt. The palate is sweetness. Overall a good and well-balanced beer.
canary dog (733) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - NOV 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2011 RE-RATE: Pours a caramel tawny hue; head disperses quickly. Slight caramel and pear flavors dominate a rather subdued-tasting brew. Smooth, mellow, and luscious overall profile. Far from complex for a trappist or Belgian style ale, but I enjoyed the overall profile anyways. Easy drinking and yummy. Tastes like an ever so slightly "lighter" version of Chimay Bleu. Excellent.