tderoeck (7253) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22/XII/15 - 37.5cl bottle from Geers, Hopduvel or the monastery shop @ Tim’s Amazing La Trappe Oak Aged Series Batch 2 Through 13 Tasting - BB: 5/I/17, blended: 26/VI/2010 (2015-1754)
Note: after hoarding the oldest of these beers for over 5 years, I decided to crack down on them, before they disintegrate.
Clear amber beer, small creamy beige to yellow irregular head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of vanilla, oxidized, sweet, fruity, some alcohol, honey, floral notes. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet start, lots of vanilla, honey, little bitter, pretty oxidized. Aftertaste: sweet, honey, orange peel, spicy touch.
Wixie (204) - BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear red liquid. No head. Aroma of oak and fruits. Heavy body, no carbonation. Taste is sweet and rich.
BaroneBirra (398) - Gorizia, ITALY - JUN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle best before 2001
Dark brown, almost no head. Aroma of walnut, dried figgs and some alcohol. sweet taste, dried fruits. Some tartness while warming. Dry and nutty final. Some hints of tartness in the aftertaste. Medium body, almost flat.
PotjeBier (2277) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Julien’s Emptying The Closet Before Moving Back To Canada tasting, tfs Julien! With JulienHuxley, Caesar & Borresteijn. Clear red color. Aroma’s: sweets/snoepjes, een beetje muf. Retronasal: fruity sourness, fruit sweets, a bit old/muf, some wood. Flavor is moderate sweet with light fruity sourness. Medium bodied. Flavor lingers.
Borresteijn (5855) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
37.5cl Bottle, tfs Julien! Hazy purple-ish amber colour, off-white head. Aroma of candy, wood, sweet malts, hint of port, fruits. Flavour is quite sweet, typical La Trappe (and Jopen) candy, port, yeast, fruits, amber malts, some wood, alcohol, bitter finish. Medium to full bodied. Later batches are better. Nice to have tried this though.
caesar (6174) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Julien, small sample. Slight hazy amber to copper color, short frothy head. Aroma is slight spicy, soft caramel, soft port notes, but not as much as other old batches I tried. Soft sweet in taste, soft on the port again. Decent stuff, but it seems other batches were better or this one is past its max.
JulienHuxley (5207) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bought at a shop in Strasbourg, shared. Deep brown pourwith thin head. Aroma is really nice, sweet caramel and raspberry like fruitiness, I really dig this, winey character. Taste is sweet, boozy but not as aggressive as some of the more recent barrel-aged La Trappe quads I’ve had, very mellow with just slightly warming alcohol. Palate is smooth, full bodied with light carbonation. Tasty.
Calisky (2169) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUL 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2014 Couleur ambrée trouble, très légère mousse blanche. Super nez de Vanille, caramel doux, cassonnade, orange, pèche, note épicée de nonettes, bois de fut, fruits a noyaux. Gout complexe, bien sucré vanillé, cassonade, caramel doux, prune, fruits noirs, fruits sec, boisé,épicé nonettesl.
Super ronde en bouche, on sent pas l’alcool. Superbe!
jaghana (5096) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUL 27, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 37.5 kindly shared by Calisky. An amber brown beer without head. Nose is amasing on blond caramel, toffee and vanilla. Aroma is again on caramel, candy sugar, vanilla, alcohol is extreamly well hidden, smooth, oak notes, well made. Finish is on cassonade, spices, vanilla, grate stuff.
ThirstyBird (2391) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An old rating from the Kulminator. Pours a slightly hazy orang/brown with suspended particles. Small light tan head falls to a ring. The smell is a big sweet malty nose, oak, booze and dark fruit. The taste follows the nose with cherries, a little heat with a fruity and slightly dry finish. Medium body with a crisp carbonation.