shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2008
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An absolutely lovely brew. Deeply dark with a fine caramel cream head, a nose of dark fruits and spices, and a palate with hints of ginger, the slightest touch of cinnamon, and light bits of something elusive--nutmeg perhaps?--backstopped against a wonderful mouthful of dark fruits and brown sugared malts, yet with the alcohol balancing out the sweetness. Lovely. Absolutely love.
bweezy (53) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this in Toronto. Expected big things from this, and was disappointed. Nice aroma, dark amber colour, full of spicy flavour. Unfortunately, that spicy flavour did not feel all that pleasant in my mouth. Something just wasn’t "balanced" about the overall flavour.
armando629 (2455) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 12, 2008
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brutal one. The monks had done it good for ages. Minimal head, but beautiful amber color, the taste is very complex with the coriander. You can feel the high percentage of alcohol in the flavour...
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2008
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice head that lasts to the end. Great mouthfeel, malty. You’d never know it’s 10% alcohol!
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is of bourbon and vanilla. Body is light to medium with a fair amount of carbonation. Flavor is definitely sweet (syrupy rather) mixed with spice and malt. Can tell there is a bit more alcohol but a good beer for cold winter nights.
AmEricanbrew (6657) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl. bottle. Copper colored with a thick tan head. Has a Cotton candy sweet vanilla smell. Medium bodied with an airy mouthfeel. Taste is a strong ,sugary spice flavor. Finishes with a medium strong alcohol tang. Not a bad fire side belly warmer, though the alcohol taste is pretty harsh here. Jan 2005
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[858-20071127] Tap @ Beer Bistro (Toronto, ON). Malty banana wheat aroma with some sweet booze. Clear, amber body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Grainy malt flavour has hints of caramel and banana and dates. Medium body is not obnoxiously boozy. Nice blended.
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml brown bottle (labeled Konings Hoeven Quadrupel) from The Lighthouse in Manchester. Pours an amber red body thats translucent but slightly hazy with little head to speak of. Smells fruity - apple, grape, citrus. Tastes fruity - apple, grape, citrus - with a fair amount of pith and hints of malt. Some alcohol is noticeable, but not as bad as it could. Surprisingly flat and aqueous in mouthfeel. Somewhat one dimensional. Tasty enough, but not as tasty as some of its Belgian cousins. Not that impressed with this one, I’m afraid... This may benefit from some aging, but for now, I’m just not feeling it...
ukoolaid (579) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Anam Cara (Monk’s Cell). Pours a cloudy reddish brown with minimal foamy head. Sweet yeasty aroma with dried fruit. Candy sugar and fruit hide the alcohol pretty well.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL Bottle - A substantial amount of fruit in the aroma and flavor. Alcohol is very well hidden in this creamy sweet malty beer. Excellent