jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2007 November 2007. On Tap @ Beer Bistro. Dark amber brown body with a big light fluffy off white head. Proper glassware helped here I think. Aroma is muted, and the glass is a detriment here, not funneling much of it to the nose. Muted sweet mild, and mild notes of
alcohol. Lightly musty hints, sugary. Sweet malty-sugary flavour, notes of caramelized sugar, brown slight, light touch of fruit lingers. Sweet light alcohol warming in the finish. (7+) Smooth average palate is nice, but thinner than I prefer for the style. 7+/4+/7/3/15-16
<P>Re-Rate May 05 Orangey amber body, with a massive billowy white head. Sweet malty aroma, bit of alcohol. Flavour is sweet, a touch of caramel in the malt. Dry alcoholic finish is underwhelming. Medium bodied palate. 6/4/6/3/14 <P> Original Rating A disappointment from the first pour. I was expecting a dark malty beer along the lines of the dubbel, but this was so much like the tripel I had to double check. Bit of alcohol bite in the aroma, sweet lingering aftertaste. A good beer but not what I was hoping for. 7/3/7/3/16
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - JAN 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber colour. Medium-sized, off-white head. Flavour is malty-sweet, with hints of fruit, like banana and berries. Tasted highly alcoholic. Nutty, bitter finish.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful creamy head on a hazy orange amber colored body. Nose is very fruity with plum, berries and a delicate alcohol note. Flavor is sweet but turns into a nice sour bitterness. Spicy with strawberry and orange notes. Hides the high ABV very well!
Kåstå (1272) - Mol, BELGIUM - JAN 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber coloured beer with a big creamy off white head. Caramel and alcohol aroma and taste. Like the blond there is a light woody taste. Quite ok.
egajdzis (5117) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy copper color with an off white creamy head and nice lacing. Sweet aroma of fruit (banana), sugar and yeast. Overwhelming taste of fruits, especially melon, apples and citrus, some caramel, spice, and alcohol as well. A little pepper taste on the tongue. Mouthfeel wasn't as enjoyable as I was expecting.
mds (2118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
fuzzy, hazy brown. White creamy lace. Perfumy aroma, sweet, alcohol. Strong yeast flavour. Very strong alcohol taste, I didn't really like that aspect of it though it did warm me up a fair bit.
midejo (19) - amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
an almost perfect creamy/frothy head. A clear dark amber color. The smell is very hoppy, caramel, resin. Taste nice sweet, a light oily, creamy texture & well-balanced soft carbonization. A very nice (but strong) beer!
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - DEC 28, 2003
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the finest of Trappist brews. Very full bodied, almost port-like, with a warming alcohol glow that makes my cheeks light with happiness. Sweet and long finish. An excellent example of how noble a beer can be.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2003
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
11.2oz bottle- Color is a deep rusty brownish orange with big chunks of yeast hanging out at the bottom and suspended within, medium beige head retains a bit before fading to a thin collar and has very minimal spots of lace. Aroma is largely wafting with phenolic yeast and an ethonal alcoholic punch with a modest sweetness of malts lending dulled citrus of melons and orange with hints of banana, raisin, and plum and some touches of caramel skirt underneath. Taste has a nice medley of dark fruits noted in the smell and a malty smooth sweetness with nice yeasty underlaying notes of clove and bits of medicinal plastic. Overall very soild in its length of malts, dashing with dark fruits and trailing with caramel, lighter toffee, and slight mild spice in the finish. The alcohol hardly makes any appearance but there is some warmth sneaking in. Feel is nice and smooth, lightly chewy and creamy with a lighter side of the heavy or full but yet, not medium either. Quite a nice feel, fits well with the malts and yeast. Well balanced and pleasingly smooth and quite quaffable for having 10% ABV, although that sneaks up on ya quickly lending a bit of respect and engaging you to slow down and enjoy it. Best of the La Trappe IMO.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown-amber color with ample head. Aroma strong with a fruity tinge. Smooth and thick and strong in flavor. Impressive beer.