drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2002
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m really digging these trappist brews of late, especially since I have a local distributer finally. This Quad is just as excellent as any imports I’ve had lately. Nice grainy aroma, beautiful amber color and just enough lace. The taste is very clean, and nicely malted. I can tell it is rather alchoholic, but it is so well balanced it is not a bit distracting. One thing I’ve really grown fond of with these trappist beers is the simplicity and lack of intense flavor. I’ve always been such a huge fan of thick stouts and Imperials, it’s nice to find brews that are excellent without overloading your senses. Like fine dining.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich amber/ruby glow. Strongly alcoholic, but not overpowering. Well balanced with a slight residual sweetness and a hint of citrus.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 23, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber color with a head that turns to a fine lace. Malty aroma with some alcohol coming through. Sweet musty flavor. High malt with just a hint of bitterness at the end.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Similar appearance to the tripel, maybe a bit darker orange, familiar specks floating though. Overwhelming alcohol presence in the nose, touches of sweet malt and some dark fruit. Very sweet body, alcohol abounds. Dry. 600th, thanks La Trappe.
SteC (135) - Oostende, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one is far from bad, but not excellent too..
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2002
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not a summer-beer. Very fruity and parfumated smell. I like the sophisticated mixture of strong violent alcohol together with the smooth fruit-notes.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2002
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Extreme, almost overwhelming, banana and apricot aroma. The flavour is rather strong, sweet and very fruity. I found some toxic notes as well.
Ungstrup (29108) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2005 [A 3 year old bottle of this surfaced in my cupboard and I noticed, that it was the first beer I entered on RateBeer 2½ years ago and therefore some 3500 sampled beers ago, so I thougt I’d resample it] A clear red beer with sediment floating around and a nice light brown head. The aroma is fruity with notes of yeast and spices I pick up coriander. The flavor is very sweet with the alcohol giving it warmth, it is very fruity with notes of prunes and wood as well as oranges and plums. Not much change in the ratings, but a better description than first time around. I’m pretty sure, I won’t go thru every beer I’ve had to rerate them.
[Original rating: A very delightful fruity smell. A good flavor but a little too much alcolhol taste - La Trappe triple is better. 7/4/8/3/14]
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Definitely strong, but the alcohol is well masked. Not quite as well balanced as I would like. Still above average, but not what you’d expect from a Trappist.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
unsuccessful attempt of a westy 12. Had the typical chocolate/fruit/yeast taste, but it didnt come together like it should have....not bad though.