wilnatp (622) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
BOTTLE. Sweet/syrup, malt and yeast nose.
Yumzies (19) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a Trappist glass and maybe it was my pouring skills but I was somewhat disappointed at the lack of head. However, it was a nice hazy bronze/copper color with some long lasting lacing throughout. The aroma was pretty amazing. Malty, caramel and some fruits. The taste was not complex but still nice. I couldn’t really put my finger on the flavor but it seemed like a mix of caramel and a mild lingering alcohol taste yet sweet and without a bitter aftertaste. I found it to be smooth and easy to drink. It’s a great beer overall.
omanson (3) - - DEC 24, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Un gout corsé prononcé, une amerture très agréable, une touche de caramel et un alcool qui vien sublimer le tout.
Un final plutôt amère .
fkoolen (362) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Beautiful hazy Amber colour, nicely lacing beige creamy head that lasts. Nose and taste with caramel, toffee, dried fruits like figs and dades and almond: barley-wine like complexity in the sweetness. Nicely spicy and herbal Belgian yeast character alongside really smooth (!) malts. Finish is sweet but short. No big alcoholic punch despite the high abv. Carbonation is too high for my liking (typical La Trappe), good body, soft mouthfeel.
Ktwse (2239) - SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy deep brownish amber with tall off-white head. Aroma of hazel nuts, muscovado, dried fruit, spices, slightly burnt notes. Taste is rich sweet, nutty and spicy, with just a hint of bitterness in the finish. Rich, creamy body with soft carbonation.
markschiedon (276) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasting blind from 33 cl bottle.
A flowery aroma, with alcohol and almonds.
The clear red beer has a small brown head.
The sweet taste gives a warm feeling inside.
dslam (69) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful aroma. Pours hazy yellow brown with a good amount of carbonation. Tastes delicious. Hints of caramel. Has a very nice pallette.
afinacio (7) - - DEC 21, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excelente cerveja Ale, strong mas adocicada. Aparência excelente, pouco olfato porem muito potente na boca. Nuances de banana.
assousa (16) - - DEC 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cor cobre, sabor intenso e equilibrado! Muito top!!!!!!!!
AtronSeige (706) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 21, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma: High phenolics, spicy, pepper. High esters, banana, Light bubblegum,
Appearance: Clear, amber body. Large, white head, lacing, good retention.
Flavour: High fruitiness, banana, plums, , High maltiness, bready. Light warming. Dry finish with lingering fruitiness, plums. Light bitterness, just to balance the rich maltiness.
Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium-high carbonation. Silky, creamy
Overall: Wow! Increases complexity as it warms up. A really wonderful beer.
330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
16E. Belgian Specialty Ale
Ragnampiza (524) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - DEC 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 750 ml bottle at Il Maltese. Light ruby red/copper, slightly hazy, with a nice, creamy and persistent yellow-ish head. Very intense and powerful nose, lots of fruit esters, peach in syrup, dark fruits, chestnut honey, mature fruits (esp. pears and cherries), a light alchool presence as well. Quite complex overall. Pleasent warming sensation upfront, quite velvety and smooth, perfectly balanced between bitter and sweet notes. Toffe and dry fruits (nuts, almonds) in the aftertaste. Dangerously drinkable considering the ABV. Soft to average carbonation, medium to full body, slightly oily texture. Great.