reakt (949) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 bottled. Potent and sleek - this is my favourite La Trappe. Cloudy amber w. thin white head. Fresh fruit aroma of banana, apricot and sweet peach with hints vanilla and malt. Taste of dried fruits - raisins, dates, prunes and candied apples. Warming edge of alcohol. Full-ish body with a soft mouthfeel. A damn good quad.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber body with a small off-white head. The aroma is honey, banana, peach, plums and raisins. The flavor is fairly sweet, candi sugar, prunes, banana and pear. Medium/full body with soft carbonation and a very soft, silky texture. Decent, but lacking proper attenuation.
b33r (696) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle was actually Koningshoeven Quadrupel Trappist Ale- which was a very nice bottle by the way. Dark orange/amber in color with small disappearing head and no lacing. Aroma was malty with some alcohol. Flavor was malty and fruity with a bit oily mouthfeel.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2007 Draft @ Monk’s Cafe of 2006 (this version is supposedly hoppier). Darker red-amber with a medium head. Aroma of spices, yeast & dark fruits. Taste was a well balanced mix of dark fruit, sweet bready malts, some spice, and a nice hop balance. Good Quad.
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear rich red color with nice sized white head that fades quickly. Aroma is of belgian spice, some fruit, and some malt. Taste is much the same with spice, fruit, some slight yeasty funkiness (bret?). Above average carbonation that makes the 10%abv slide down your throat without even knowing better. Pretty damn good.
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pale (for the style) copper with a thin and suddenly no head at all. Doesn’t look too flavorful, but it certainly smells otherwise. Sweet and relatively heavy malt, round and broken up and balanced by the alcohol. A bit fruity to boot, predominantly cherry with a hint of tutti fruity. The mouthfeel is a little thin, but nice and sticky with low carbonation. Just not as satisfying as I’d expect from the style. The flavors are sharp, but a bit overboard. Big sweet malt, rich with caramel balanced by a good measure of alcohol and a bit of that Belgian twang. Again, very fruity. Not very lively, but not exceptionally dull. A suprisingly spicey finish, with things like anise, and a surprisingly dry aftertaste, with only lingering fruit and alcohol. I enjoyed this and would drink more for the right price. As I remember this, it was reasonable.
IrishBoy (3923) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Spechs; Webster, TX; nose of spiceess, caramel, sweetness, and vanilla; Lightly hazed dark amber with a small tan head; flavor of spices, alcohol, caramel, and yeastiness. Good quad!
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - APR 2, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
11.2oz bottle. Pours a beautiful clear dark amber with a large light tan head that leaves great lacing. Aroma is spicy yeast phenolics complimented by a slight caramel sweetness and pleasant floral hop aroma. Taste is malty, and slightly alcoholic with hints of sweet caramel, and a realy wonderfull spicy yeast character finished off by the perfect amount of bitterness. Med-full mouthfeel with a wonderfull spicy and fruity aftertaste. Much different then other Trappist beers but just as good.
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2007
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Off-white hed on and amber dody. This beer is very well done : there are numerous hints, like frauits, spices. Malty, just bitter enough, quite fulfilloing. It has everything a good beer should have. I’ll buy it again.
Carl99Fan (187) - Suwanee, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle...11.2 oz. Orange hue, malty taste. Very smooth. I taste licorice and perhaps a hint of banana. I’m missing the cherry flavor that everyone else references. I’ve tried all of the Trappists except Achel, and would rate this above Chimay and Orval. Thinking of having a second tonight....great palate.