Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2008 Yet another one courtesy of the dynamic duo of Icelandic beer culture, Haukur and Eiríkur. They’re a bit too generous as I was getting a bit out of shape along the tasting...
I do remember being pleasantly surprised by this big boy. It warrants a re-rate for a better description, but truly one of the best I’ve had. Underrated here in my opinon.
(Rating: Ar. 8 App. 5 Fl. 9. Pal. 5 OA. 18)
Re-rate: I was a bit surprised seeing how high I’ve rated this one as La Trappe’s other beers haven’t pleased me much.
Surprised by initial lack of head and, if not for seeing through the brown bottle, how light in colour it is. The aroma is big, however.
Sweet aroma with some dark fruitiness and caramel malt. Same goes for flavour which is, if I remember right, not nearly as complex as the other Trappist quads. Mainly caramel, or maybe rather nouggat, and it feels there’s some nice hoppy freshness on the finish.
Reminds me a lot of Chimay Rouge this time around, although it’s not really that similar. A whole lot sweeter too.
It’s not awesome as I thought first time around but still very pleasant. It would probably rate higher for me if it had something to back up that sweetness.
Cartoonkhaki (1221) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark cloudy brown. Thin beige head. Sweet honey aroma. Cloying brown sugar flavour at first Mellowing out to Caramel and honey notes. Alcohol not that noticable. Slight dry hop bitter notes.
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A medium dark cloudy amber with a thin off white head. Very sweet dark fruit aroma with some caramel. A nice warming palate. Flavor starts very sweet with apples, plums, and caramel then ends with a nice combination of spice, cloves, cinnamon and raisins.
Eirikur (374) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - NOV 8, 2003
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I must say my prayers more often, this brew is an old trappist recipie, this stuff is one of the best ive ever had. I have to re-rate with comments later.
haukur (1345) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - NOV 8, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2010 what a beer! I wasnt expecting much since the other La Trappe beers have been very ordinary.. beautiful amber color, with a big head, great yeasty, candyish aroma.. taste is very special and very unlike the other abt´s/quadruppels score 4.7
re-rate 10 jan 2010
malty and tasty, high levels of sweetness. Unlike other tappists, yes, but not entirely in a good way. Good beer nonetheless
Darkover (1524) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber color with a big beige head. Aroma of yeast, sweet malt and candy. Flavor is sweet, dark fruit, acidic, and a little toffee and nuttiness.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2000 vintage, 750 ml. Bright amber body with millions of fine floating particles and a soft, thick head. Fresh fruity aroma of caramelized apples, lemon, cloves, and yeast. Smells like unbaked apple crisp. Tart sweetness. This beer has a nice malty richness balanced with refreshing acidity and a bitter finish. Flavor builds nicely as the complexities gradually shine through. Benefits immensely from cellaring.
pilsnerrogge (2590) - Finspång, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2003
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color, slightly unclear. No sediments. Rich head. Yeasty, malty aroma. Full-bodied , quite sweet with pine needle bitterness and a dry nutty finish.
Rastacouere (6154) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2004 33cl bottle into La Trappe glass. Dark orange colored, hazy with lots of sediments. Head is off-white and small, diminishing. The aroma is very pleasant, yeasty with sweet malty candy fruitiness reminding peaches, plums and green raisins without forgetting alcohol notes. Good medium to full mouthfeel, rather silky. The taste is not as refined as the scent, it's toffeish, peachy, very malty and sweet with a flowery spicy and hoppy finish that does not grab me particularly.
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer has a dark body - hue with a sweet initial flavor and a middle body.