goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2005 Poured a brownish orange color with a small head. Not as carbonated as their triple i had prior to this. Aroma is sweet of apples, caramel, apricot, and bubble gum. Flavors of caramel, dark fruit, and alcohol. Some spice at the end. Medium bodied.
RERATE: Very different this time. Hazy dark copper with thin off white head and plenty of floaters. Aroma of fruit, leather, cheese, and sugar. Flavors of spice, bitter, and fruity underneath with a dry finish.
DocLock (7826) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lovely deep orangish/ruby color with a colossal white head. Aroma of malt, barnyard, multiple dark fruits and berries, toffee, scotch, and cabernet. Tastes malty, fruity, and with great balance and complexity. We have a winner here, people! For my money, this one kicks Orvalís ass! This one just made it onto my Christmas list!!!
jimhilt (2398) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 23, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cream, five finger plus (pour very slowly) head that goes slowly leaving a good lace. Clear amber color. Medium carbonation. Nose is a sweet malty nutmeg. Starts smooth and sweet, has a mellow finish. $8.54 for a 750ml bottle from Oliverís Beverage Albany, NY.
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber color, heavy sweet fruity aroma and taste, full body, light sweet alcoholic finish.
Drinker101 (54) - East Ridge, Tennessee, USA - OCT 14, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very muddy brown color. Pretty light lacing. Aroma is sweet and nutty. This beer kicks ass! I love the tastes of the pineapple, grapes, and candy. This is so far the best I have had!
Cornfield (5465) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2005 Pours a sweet amber color with reddish hints with a frothy off-white head. Has quite a spicy aroma, dried fruits, extra sweetness. Definite alcohol present in both smell and taste. Quite sweet in flavor, strong on dried fruits, a caramel maltiness, lots of spices. A bit syrupy. Good warming drink for Chicago Winters.
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clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interestingly complex nose that I canít quite decipher. Flowery? Itís good, however you describe the nose. Nice Belgian lace forms on the glass. Flavor is equally as complicated, with spicy notes of alcohol. Also had banana flavors, with just a hint of bitterness. Great beer.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep murky amber, fluffy off-white head. Nose is a rich combination of ripe dark fruits, spices, brown sugar, caramel, fresh bread dough, and cotton candy. Flavor is loaded with intense notes of raisin, plum, caramel, with a hint of sweet molasses. Full bodied, creamy, soft carbonation, lengthy warming dark fruit finish. Very nice for a nightcap.
arhythmt (69) - USA - SEP 24, 2004
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I feel this is the best beer in the world, or at least it becomes the best beer once itís been aged for about 4-5 years. The last few aged bottles Iíve had were stunningly good; now that itís rebranded as de Koenigshoeven, it should be easy to find again in the US. The taste is the same between the two labels, incidentally.
I always find the bubble gum ester to be a good way to tell whether the beer has aged long enough. While that particular flavor is good, it vanishes with age and allows the natural richness of this beer to shine through instead.
willblake (2647) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
09.24.04 11.2oz bottle. Bottle has LaTrappe but label say Koningshoeven...Iím assuming itís the same. Pours a rich, dark, reddish amber with slight wispy head. Aromas are very nice fruits (jammed berries) and bready (like raisin bread) with light spicing. Tons of banana. Flavor is super sweet and malty, banana is present from front to back. This beer is out of bananarific control! Slight nuttiness to the malts adds depth to the finish. Body is a bit thin for a quad, I thought and the beer is refreshing, even. Well, certainly not the best example Iíve had of the style, but not a dog, either.