Hoser (370) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A little syrupy young and better with some age on it. No where near a top quad. Page 272 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide and only 342 out of 500 Classic Brews to go.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - MAR 3, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really hard to believe this is a quad. It has such soft characteristics that I really had a hard time with the style. Aroma was really interesting with a battle between light and dark fruits. I thought the overall effect was something along the lines of rootbeer. A little spicy, a little fruity and a little sweet. Flavor is sweet, but nicely balanced with a nutty malt character. It’s nicely complex, but I still had a hard time thinking of it as a quad due to it’s delicate nature.
ScoWRee (399) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a beautiful golden color with a thin head with a floral aroma, yeasty. Tastes sweet, spicy, a touch of bannana, light carbination. Smooth finish. Has a bit of a cognac flavor.Very nice!
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A light lemon aroma with slightly alchohal bite. Orange red color with white head and excellent lacing. A very trappist tasting beer with a moderate sweet but very long taste. A very good beer to share.
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Orange-brown and clear, with a thick white head. Strong notes of yeast in the aroma. Fairly potent, with malt and yeast the dominate flavors. The subtleties of the fermentations are not present in the flavors, as with others of this style. Overall, not too bad.
Beltramelli (471) - Campinas, BRAZIL - FEB 26, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2007 With honor! Wonderful aroma, less wonderful amber-dark color and flavor. Intense RED FRUITS teste. This taste remains until the end, very good. Notes of banana, mainly in aftertaste. Dense and persistent foam. Moderate carbonation. Tip: It does not need to very freeze for to drink it There for the 4 or 5 degrees it is that this beer the flavors that it has............................................... Com louvor! Aroma maravilhoso, cor âmbar-escuro não menos maravilhosa e sabor idem. Desde o começo da degustação já dá pra sentir o gosto intenso de FRUTAS VERMELHAS. Esse gosto permanece até o final, muito bom. Raramente consigo sentir as "notas de banana" na cerva, mas nessa eu senti, evidente, principalmente no retrogosto. Creme denso e persistente. Achei a carbonatação um pouquinho excessiva, mas nada que prejudique as sensações que essa breja proporciona. Sempre considerei que uma Strong Ale (ainda mais essa, a 10%) pra ser excepcional deveria "esconder" o gosto de álcool, sobressaindo os outros sabores. Essa é exatamente assim. Dica: Não precisa gelar muito ao ponto de ficar trincando, como eu gelei. Lá pelos 4 ou 5 graus é que essa lindeza solta os sabores que ela tem.
zootfinster (213) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice amber appearance. Fruity, sweet, alcoholic flavor. Refreshes the palate with a nice medium carbonationFinish is a full sweet mouthful
fonefan (38495) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Cloudy medium amber color with a large frothy good lacing off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty and yeasty, alcohol, sweet, spices. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. Very nice and complex.
jalichio999 (502) - BRAZIL - FEB 25, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2007 Bottle, 330 ml. Dark amber coloration, with a very nice beige head, dense and consistent. Full-bodied, even with certain complexity. Sweet. Notes of almonds, coffee and chocolate. Perceivable alcohol, but well ballanced set. Excellent aroma and aftertaste. High carbonation.
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a beautiful dark amber with a light brown and very creamy head and some lace. Wonderful sweet, floral aroma, malty and fruity. Incredible taste - rich, creamy, reminds me of all the things I like about Chimay Rouge but with a bit more pepper alcohol. The hops are perfect, faint fruitiness in the malt, and a wonderful warm finish. Flawless. Slightly high on carbonation, but really thick creamy body makes for a great mouthfeel. Wow. It’s clear I need to buy this again as soon as possible, and based on the other ratings, I obviously need to let my wife try some. This beer wins in every way.