Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Re-Rate 06/12/02: This bottle is the 2000 vintage, been rest in my íCellarí for the last year and a half.
Clear cherry red, creamy beige head, tons of lace. Nose is malt, plummish, earthy, sweet. Front is sweet, the top medium to full, the finish is hop spicy, acidic, dry, robust, and quite pleasant. Age has improved a bit, but I still like the double and triple better.
aracauna (2997) - Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Raisins. And Molasses cookies. Soaked in Rum. Thatís what I get out of this beer. The beer was a little flat, especially for a trappist beer. Good beer, but Iíve better beers.
bonvivant (168) - Smithfield, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Different. Not hot in flavor with a 10% abv. Spicy apricot rich malts. Color a lot lighter than I expected
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This just doesnít stand up to the La Trappe Tripel. The Quad is too medicinal/spicy, and the malt flavors arenít as sweet. The 10% alcohol IS well hidden.
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The sampled bottle was from 1992. Redorange beer with a fruity nose. Lots of blueberries and raspberries. Itīs huge and just keeps going, like a mix of The Green Giant and the Duracellbunny. The flavor is sweet with toffee and marsmallowtones.Fruity with a peppery tone and some sharpness. A true world class beer that definitely gets better by the years.
omhper (18970) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampling of the 1992 version in 2002: Dark amber. Aroma of berries and malt. Very malty, rich, bready, big toffee flavour. It has matured and developed better wonderfully, gone is the syrupiness, and you canít notice the alcohol. Worth waiting for...
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An interesting beer. Cloudy peach color with a medium sized head and a big spicy and yeasty nose. Lots of malts with apricot and light fruit flavors. Spicy with a bit of a dry finish. Interesting and quite enjoyable.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 16, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good but canít stand with the great trappist breweries. Smell molasses but only faintly. A very warming beer but tastes better when it is still cold. Gets an almost stale aftertaste at room temperature.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells of mild molasses. Hazy peach colour, almost no head. Strong alcohol, plums, and sherry. Warming finish, (at 10%, I guess) Complex. Fantastic!
leaparsons (7805) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
What is a quadruppel? Easy to drink even at its high alc content. Lacking in a special something...