HogTownHarry (6135) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (330ml). At Smokeless Joe shared with blankboy. Poured hazy orange (some tiny black sludgies) with a large light tan foamy-creamy lasting head. Aroma of banana, wine, spices (cloves, coriander), yeast, oily slightly toffeeish malt. Taste is blended and balanced, mostly fruity spicy malt and plenty of well-behaved alcohol. Mouthfeel lively and syrupy - way smoother than most tripels I’ve had, not as complex as the St. Bernardus or the Westmalle, but nevertheless ...
GonZoBeeR (2959) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma:yeast and caramel...
Appearance:hazy dark amber,light head...
Habanero (2806) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium white head. Orange-golden color. Nice spicy aroma. Well Balanced. Further description will follow...
oh6gdx (21122) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 Bottled. Amber colour, mediumsized creamy beige head. Fruity, sour aroma with some hints of stingy alcohol as well as earth. Fruity flavour with hints of raisins, licorace, spices, yeast and sourness. Also some slight alcoholic sweeness. Dry long fruitish and spicy aftertaste. Smooth palate.
Bart (2939) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark orange- amber colour, strong aroma, rather sweet taste, bitter finish. Ok beer
onystrom (1321) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great lasting head golden orange color, good aroma, a bit too strong and peppery for me.
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - AUG 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2007 <Bottle at home, b-day 2005>
Very tastefull Abdij beer, lots of different aromas including abricot and even some banana. Sparkling copper color and a very lively head.
paul9639 (116) - New Hampshire, USA - AUG 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a copper color with a lacing head. Aroma is spices and a berry fruit. Flavor is a complex blend of fruits, spices, and yeast. Good beer
BBB63 (6200) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle aged over a year and served in my La Chouffe tulip:
Golden honey hue with lot of small floaties topped by a fading fizzy head and some lace. The aroma has notes of caramel, candi sugar, pear, apricot, peppery hops, dusty yeast esters and even a hint of powder chocolate. Initial taste offered up a sweet mix of malt and fruit supported closely by a never ending spice character for clove and pepper, I too get some banana as well. A moderate phenolic activity and finished with a light bitter bite. Some lingering tart and wood tones after the drink. The feel is quite lively despite the appearance and is a touch warming and leathery. The whole is better than the parts and I ended up enjoying this quite a lot.
Sigmund (5343) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle, bought in Denmark. Pours with an enormous head. Colour is deep golden to brown (amber), slightly hazy. Very nice aroma of fresh and dried fruits, spices, oak and exotic wood. Flavour is slightly spicy and peppery on a malty sweet basis with brown sugar and oaky elements. Not bad.