maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle with the Koningshoeven label. Pours a stunning sunset mahogany, teeming with pollenlike floaties. Drippy lace tails follow the deflating airy ecru head. Anise, pear, and vanilla scents comprise the first wave aromatics. Ensuing bouquet of bubblegum and bananas, candied fruits and marzipan, lychee and salt, and the heady sweetness of mothballs and denatured alcohol. Flavor comes through crisp and barely sweet, spicy and yeasty, evoking walnuts, rosemary, mango, and caramel. Intense and warm, yet still soft, ethanol character. Actually quite light and thin, considering the beer’s heft. Near-eternal aftertaste of strawberry Chapstick, cantaloupe, chocolate, and metallic “tang.” Comprehensibly complex and enjoyable, but also mild-mannered, inhibited, and pastel… a nubile nymph who won’t go past second base.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
http://www.moonlightbridal.com/frontend/proddetail an amber/ chestnut brown with thick, foamy yellowish beige head. Aroma of plum, raisin, fig, chocolate, roasted malt and strong alohol. Sweet up front with taste of dark berries, chocolate and a strong maltiness foloowed by a dry sweet alcohol finish. Very Good!
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - NOV 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had great expectations to this one, being my favorite style and all. Muddy brown look with a bubbling brown head. Aroma is very intense. Alchohol, darkfruits and portwine on the posetive side. Also had some metallic eartheren notes that i wasnt too found of. At first the flavor is as great as expected. Powerfull flavor of alchohol, sweet fruity notes, wine and portwine, but towards the end the alchohol kinda takes over and gives the brew a vodka like finish that wasnt too suitable. Sparkling mouthfel.
Laegraid (37) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2007 Tasted 22. Nov -07. A lot of smell with some kind of sweetness, maybe honey and port wine, not Sure. Tasted a lot of nuts in it. A bit to sweet and overwhelming alcohol for me.
Bontus (741) - Flanders, BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Fonnefeesten Lokeren.
My first La Trappe.
Overwhelming aroma, very complex but in harmony. Fruit & spices, sugar and malt.
Full body, average carbonation.
Overall a great Abt.
TrefwoordPunk (876) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2007
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a warm amber with a medium white head and a sweet, fruity nose. Taste is complex sweet, with alcohol, fresh fruit, caramel,brown sugar and malt. Nice sweet finish, make this a very good beer!
MagnusVMagnum (48) - USA - NOV 19, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I got it under Koningshoeven Qudrupel. It’s just plain excellent. I’ve been trying a number of Belgium beers for some time now (if I could get around to reviewing them all) and so many lately have reminded me of Delirium (either Tremens or Nocturnum) lately I’m almost fed up. Don’t get me wrong. I love Delirium, but I can’t help but wonder why its generally rated so much lower than so many Belgians that taste just like it. Maybe it’s the pink elephant.... In any case, this one is very noteworthy to me because it does NOT taste like Delirium to me. It still has that distinctly Belgium flavor, but I find I like it better than both Corsendonk (another fine one that does NOT taste like Delirium) and possibly even Duvel (might need to compare a bit before I make up my mind). In any case, it’s excellent.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle. Hazy brown/amber color. Big, off-white head. Fruity, sweet malt, alcohol. Very balanced beer. Mmm.
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy amber with quickly diminishing large white head, leaving hardly any lacing. Apple aroma, taste has some complexity with ripe fruit, spice, and some alcohol warmth. Some dry, bitterness to finish, thought it was an enjoyable brew.
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heavy hoppy aroma. Huge frothy head. Good lacing Mostly lasting longevity. Clear brown body. Light bitter initial flavor, with a long finish duration. Medium to full palate and a creamy texture.