Ni209 (67) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
its been a while since i had this one so i'm going to sing you a song; ahem......
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear coppoer colored w/ lots of tiny bubbles, it has nice lace to a quickly diminishing head. The flavor is slightly sweet, almost a 'subtle syrup'. The nose has a honey-like smell. The bottle had 2000/2001 on the back. The alcohol was Not noticeable
IslandHaole (1086) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - FEB 25, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A slightly hazy amber with a thick but quickly dissapating tan head. A rich thick fruity nose with alcohol and wood tones. Sweet honey with warming alcohol and a mildly hoppy bitter middle. Yeasty esters evident. A smooth warm finish, liquid velvet. A good dessert beer like a tawny port or cream sherry.
DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2003 Little head on the pour, and it has an opaque rusty orange color. The flavor was way too sweet for me, it tasted like smoked maple syrup. Next time I guess I'll try the triple.
Diqqiediq (17) - Meerkerk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first beer from La Trappe and I must say it's a good one. The taste is very good.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2000/2001: Pours with little head, eventually dies completely; murky, dark amber in color. Interesting aromas waft from the glass: fruity alcohol, dark fruits, and earthy yeast. Mouthfeel is very soft, slightly watery, and barely carbonated. Malt flavors are cakey and sweet. Alcohol shows up in the finish, but not as much as I expected. Some spices seem to come out more as it warms. Bitterness resides on the tongue after the swallow. Enjoyable, but not too complex.
WabashMan (1004) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice, well rounded belgian ale, with a fairly mild flavor and nice color. Good, but not exceptional among belgian strongs.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 10, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Terrible. No head, pure alcohol....just not what a trappist beer should be IMHO
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2007 bottled, at hell hunt in tallinn. glad to be able to update my rating as the old one made no sense. much better than i remembered. stewed plum and pear aromas, quite warming, lots of pear and some brown sugar. not subtle but good anyway
karsten (240) - odense, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice amber colour. Sweet and fruity aroma and flavour. Medium-bodied. A very strong brew but not unpleasant. Has a warming effect.