NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
More like a wine, perhaps because it didn’t seem very cabonated. Very sweet
smell, and innitially a very sweet flavor, quickly followed by a sour aftertaste. Maybe
this is the way a trappist Ale is suposed to taste? A first experience for me.
Definately an ale I’d like to try again.
GoufCustom (801) - HONG KONG - AUG 25, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long.
Preparation: bottle stored at refrigerator at around 4°C; Popped at room temperature at 12°C (within recommended temperature range) onto the Chimay chalice.
Looks: Cloudy hazy amber brown colour with thin trace of dirt- like yeast sediments; One finger head and crumpety off-white foam which lasts for 2 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing with quite fizzy carbonation.
Aroma: Fragrant and sweet malt which can be smelt half a foot away, with strong fruity banana, silky vanilla, almonds (stronger as the beer warms), plums, light raisins, bubble gum, sugar, cream, light chocolate, very light alcohol, light Bel yeast and spices. Sweet and tempting!
Taste: Medium sweet amber malt, with strong plum, dark fruits, thick caramel, burnt toffee, banana flesh, strong molasses, light alcohol, spices, Bel yeast, lemon, strong bitter hops and sharp grass.
Body: Mid to light. Creamy and quite slick palate.
Mouth Feel: Moderately thick amber malt base with incredibly strong caramel which provide a base for layers of dark fruits, fruity banana, toffee and molasses for layers after layers of smooth, velvety sensation. Quite comfy and really entertaining!
Booze and Sweetness: The 10% abv is hidden most of the time, very well-managed, never screaming and blended in well with the complex tastes. The molasses is very strong but never cloying, seems to bring out the best in the phenolic spices. Great!
Hoppiness: Spicy aroma, with equally strong in lemon, hop cones and grass in taste, a standout against most Abts or Quads. Bitterness is sharp and quite potent, a good balance against the caramel and molasses for an abrupt, strong sweet and bitter finish.
After Taste: Wet, sweet, creamy and fruity to mouth.
Comments: Taste and palate-wise, its closest rival is Sint Bernardus Abt 12. While the latter impresses with big fat and rich maltyness and intensity, this one features some clever layers of really fruity esters, thick slap of toasty caramel, neat sweet booze and strong bitter hoppiness to make a name of its own. Not as rich as I wished for, it still an impressive Quad. Highly recommended of course and what a nice way to celebrate my #800 ratings! :-)
Watje2010 (36) - - AUG 25, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
cereal, chocolate, coffee, brown, clear, rocky head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish. One of the best in its style!
rosskyle (1) - - AUG 23, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle. Dark amber color. Good head retention. Banana aroma. Clean finish. Heavy beer that warms you up.
Cenzura (15) - Warsaw, POLAND - AUG 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Dried fruits, banana, sweet malts. Taste: Again dried fruits especially plum, spices and very classy alcohol aftertaste. Low carbonation, small head and average lacing. Price [Warsaw, Poland] 18PLN at Elephant Belgium Pub.
wvhoran (190) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy orange-brown with a firm and creamy off-white head. The aroma is fruity, caramel-esque, of yeasts and spices. The flavour is sweet with ripe peach, nectarine, caramel, yeast, pepper. Nice, not complex, but nice.
Coolmac (53) - SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light malt aromas. Sweet, fruity with a spicy back bone. The alcohol is very noticeable but enjoyable.
qulment (18) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle/tap, dark beer quite strong, tastes heavy, perfect for winter days, strong flavours, a bit wooden, over all a very good trappist
Niller (582) - Hammel, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Brugsen. Pours amber with a good beige head. Malty taste with notes of fruits, caramel, alcohol, banana. The texture is oily. Creamy mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Nice bittersweet alcoholic finish with banana notes. Quite good
Jaimie1 (6) - - AUG 16, 2014 does not count
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
La trappe Quadrupel is behoorlijk zoet! Het biertje zelf aan uiterlijk ziet er wel mooi uit
Mosby54 (11) - DENMARK - AUG 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a small, white head. Banana in the nose. Tastes malty sweet, but with a nice edge of bitterness. Although 10%, it's nicely balanced.
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