sudomorph (707) - Barrie, Ontario, - NOV 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Bier Markt Toronto. Pours a murky, translucent, caramel colour with a half-finger, off-white head that thins to a film.Aroma is big dark fruits. Raisins, vanilla, and a pitted fruits.Taste sweet but balanced very well. Dark fruits blended with mild vanilla, caramel, and peach/apricot. Mild fruity/spiced aftertaste.Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. A touch slick in the mouth but still clean, creamy, and with an effervescent carbonation. Very nice mouth feel.Overall I?m really liking this. Awesome aroma, taste and texture. Will buy again for sure. Cheers!
yacoob91 (3) - POLAND - DEC 18, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
appearance: dark amber, slighlty hazy, nice thick head but quickly decreasing in volume, creates decent lacing
nose: typical belgian yeast, fruity and floral, goźdźik, bananas, malty, caramel, amaretto
mouthfeel: medium but soft carbonation, medium to full bodied, smooth, throat warming alcohol
taste: complex, pleasant, sweet, low bitterness, slightly alcoholic, fruity, quite short aftertaste
migwell (41) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The juicy liquid fruitcake palate includes dark fruit sugar, dried figs, faint banana, and a trace of biscuit suspended in a very creamy, moussey beer. First up is brown sugar followed by raisins and plums. Next is the licorice followed by a lingering herbal sweetness. The 10% ABV is not very noticeable. The beers tastes like it smells, which is refreshing. It pours a hazy dark tea amber under a 3" rocky off-white foam cap that slowly dissipates into clingy clumps of finely bubbled foam. The beer lines the glass with lace and upon swirling shows a hint of legs. Smell of date and prune was almost immediate along with black plum and some light Damsen nippiness. Also a lot of brown sugar and apricot sweetness. As you drink there is also a deep boozy aroma that sneaks into the nostrils and detracts from the taste somewhat, ridiculously feather-light, almost to the point of having a flattened body... while you don’t overtly taste the alcohol, it certainly thins out and helps float the beer across the palate.
Question: What would Ernest Hemingway think of the above style of writing? Same as me, probably. (All quoted from a single page of another beer rating site.)
Anywho, this is a pretty good Trappiste, full bodied and heavy with a big dose of dark fruit. I would say that the alcohol is more up front than in the better Trappistes, but this is a damn fine brew. Consumed in a nice (nicer than their beer!) Stella Artois glass.
redknob (18) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours and sits pretty. Smells like banana candy. Sweet and sour cherry flavour with rich, thick texture. Like over ripe fruit. Sweetness and volume of flavour hides the strength of alcohol.
Ester_ (114) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber -brown colour. Aromas of caramelized malt, Belgium yeast and spices. Flavours of caramelised malt, Belgium yeast, spices, candy sugar, candied fruits. Round mouthfeel. Couleur ambrée. Arômes de malt caramel, levure belge et épices. Saveurs de malt caramel, levure belge, épices, sucre candi, fruits confits. Alcool bien camouflé, rond en bouche.
mjansen1310 (41) - Soest, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2014 From a bottle. Pours brown with a white head. The taste is really full. Fruity, yeasty, caramel. Top class stuff! They can definitely la trappe me with this beer in a room yea yaw!
DroolYeast (296) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home.
Aroma of caramel, alcohol, some fruit.
Clear amber with big off-white head. Tiny lasting. Moderate+ sweetness, light sweetness. Full body, oily texture, sweet alcohol finish, light+ carbonation.
Cantabrian (878) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
I can’t say that I was too impressed with this beer. In spite of many perfect features, there’s something about that "tutti-fruti" flavour that reminded me cheap bubble gum from times of yore.
ippers (17) - - DEC 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mooie kleur en uitnodigende geur. Smaak is heerlijk zoet maar ook nog is met een mooie afdronk. Wat een top bier!
s_hartshorne (1746) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle head of steam Huddersfield. Golden thin head. Aroma is yeast fruit banana. Taste same lots of pepper cream nice bitter finish. Great full mouthfeel. V good.
Alusmamuts (499) - LATVIA - DEC 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown cloudy with medium off-white head. Yeasty aroma with fruity and spirit notes. Sour-sweet fruity yeat taste with touch of bitter.