Zupastan (153) - Kortrijk, BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
75 cl bottle @ home, shared with my dad. Clear amber beer with a medium, off-white head, non-adhesive. Aroma is caramel, orange peel, raisins, quite sweet. Medium carbonation. Taste is grainy, alcohol, some sweetness, caramel, bitter touch, quite watery. Aftertaste is short and abrupt, caramel.
MMR (615) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice seasonal beer with a nice deep aroma. It tastes of caramel and oak.
daniele (6927) - ITALY - NOV 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle ramato carico velata non molta schiuma note fruttate caramello lieve frutta secca lievito amaro contenuto un filo aroma erbaceo
Daanminator (378) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had deze fles nog staan tussen me biervoorraad en was een beetje in de vergetenheig geraakt. Bier is mooi donker van kleur met een schuimkraag die helaas erg snel wegtrekt. Aroma is fruitig, smaak is wat van gedroogd fruit.
MisoW (2525) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours brown color, lightly beige head. Aroma of caramel, malt, sugary with some yeast notes. Taste is medium sweet, lightly bitter, caramel, malt, sugar, yeasty, spicy, raisins.
pivnizub (9521) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Hazy, ruby-amber coloured, some floaties visible, stable off-White foamy layer; dried red berries, caramel and delicate traces of Wood and vanilla in the seet dark-malty nose; moderate sweet and mildly bitter flavour, medium bodied, not very soft; lingering vinous-fruity and caramelly finish with a slight bitterness in the aftertaste. Good, good...
Stuu666 (7820) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Cafe rose red. Pours clear brown, nose is malty toffee, oak, taste is dry, woody, smoke, vanilla.
ha1ag (793) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared with Tbone, thanks Timo ! Dark hazy amber color with small frothyy off-white head. Fruity nose. Aroma has sweet ripe fruits and a bit of yeast. Flavour is fruity (dried figs, plum?) and licorice. Alcohol is noticeable despite low%. nicely balanced, pleasant brew.
Gangstergafje (369) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
What a beautiful beer. A jubilee La Trappe beer being brewed for you, is the biggest honor a man can get. The beer is very appealing. The beer forms a large 1 centimeter white frothy head, which collapses to leave a thin creamy layer of slightly of white foam. The beer has a beautiful ruby red color, very beautiful when the sun is behind the glas and illuminates the contents. The smell is good. There is a sweet aroma, which gives a nice fruitiness. There is also a spicy coriander aroma. The smell is both sweet and herbal, which gives a perfect balance. There is a slight hint of metal. The mouth sensation is nice. However, the carbonation might have been a little more. The palate could have been a little more exiting. The taste is nice. The beer has the familiar La Trappe taste, which makes this my favorite brand. The beer has a nice almondy caramel light brown taste. This sweet tastes are balanced by a hoppy bitternes. The sweet and bitter flavors are balanced out perfectly. The beer also has a little refreshing sour aroma. Really, really nice. Unfortunately, the beer is seasonal and not available permanently. The batch has a sell by date of august 2015, so I guess getting hold on a bottle by now is very hard. Luckily I have another one in store...
DrSilverworm (9101) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle, from Dutch’s. A recent arrival. Looks slightly low fill. Had to use my teeth to open the thing (I remember having to that while tasting through the oak-aged quads..). Pours a hazy red, slight brown color. Just a little ring of off-white head. Dark fruit up front, toastiness, caramel, mild nuttiness. Nice richness to it. Some orchard fruit. Lighter, kind of crisp but somewhat abrupt carbonation initially. Smooths out after sitting, though. Lightly slick. Medium-plus body. Moderate-plus bitter taste, light sweet, kind of more dry finish. Nice to enjoy with my sandwich, but on it’s own, it’s a bit spicy, kind of rough, with an abrupt finish. Pleasant aroma, but not much to it, very brief. Almost feels like a watered-down version of a nicer, bigger beer.