TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 9, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy bronze golden with a thin, mostly maintained beige head. Aroma is a mix of fruity esters: pineapples, bubble gum, and phenols: apples, and candied fruits. Taste is lightly sweet with most of the flavors present in the aroma. Some of the phenols are overpowered by alcoholic esters. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with a Belgian alcoholic light stickiness and lush carbonation. Nice and probably my favorite of the La Trappe lineup.
MPA (866) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - DEC 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught, vintage 05. Reddish orange with nice off white head. Sweetish and malty in aroma with hints nectarine, figs, nuts and a little too much alcohol. Flavour is sweet with caramel, honey, alcohol and a good hoppy bitterness.
Stew41 (1822) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Take the dubbel and apply the turbo chargers. Big sweet malts across the bouquet and palate. Nose is very complete and shows good penetration. Very smooth to drink and underpinned with an appropriate level of fizz that keeps the flavours moving along. This is a polished effort that shows a lot of appeal. (e3.30 @ Café Arendnest)
PilsnerPeter (3032) - Flushing, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a murky brownish orange color with a bubbly off white head that fades. Aroma is sweet fruityness: bananas, dates, yeasty and a touch of barnyard. Creamy mouthfeel, with a slight fruityness of greengrapes, bananas, touch of maple sweetness and a light crisp dry finish. A fruity date flavor is left on the palate. Nice flavors, but nothing standout.
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2007 Looks decent, with a cloudy orange brown body and medium but moderately lasting head. Creamy butter toffee aroma. A nice smooth flavour initially, sharpening up though after swallowing leaving a slight bitter twang. Fruity aftertaste, with maybe some pineapple in there with a touch of rum. Quite a satisfying beer, with a warming glow and nice depth. I’m pleased to have a few of these beers, because it already tastes better than when I had it a few months ago.
Dredd (742) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Initial nose is strong on Banana which shifts towards apricots as it opens. The initial flavours are honey and sweetness but progresses through a whole range of fruits that finishes with a spice and smokiness that isn’t expected. This one is most unusual and unorthodox compared to the Belgium Tripels. The presentation is quiet good with good lacing and head retention and is a quality drop.
Svesse (7262) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at Monk’s Café, Stockholm, 17 Nov) Amber colour with small, brief head. Fruity and sweet nose with dried fruit, raisins and dried apricots. Fruity taste with dried apricots, raisins, cherries in brandy and marzipan. Balanced sweetness with a spicy bitterness in the finish. Nice one.
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
my favorite of la trappe thus far: pours dark orange with another disappointing head. aroma is over ripened fruit, estery with a touch of spice. flavor is really bitter sweet, and I like it. quite enjoyable sweet and dry balance. not the best, but very good. soda like palate, very active. pretty good.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Dark amber with a thick, bumpy cream colored head. Bands of lacing. Aroma of toffee, brown sugar, banana, alcohol (Bananas Foster?), spice bread and brothy yeast. Sweet (more than ’bittersweet’) flavor basically like that of a cream soda, with toffee and cakey malts, "Juicy Fruit" gum, banana, citrus, herbs and spice. Medium palate, lightly carbonated. Priced well ($5.99 per 750ml) and overall pretty good. My only complaint is that it’s a little too sweet.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong fruity aroma with plenty of alcohol apparent. Opaque deep golden blonde body is topped by a fluffy but shortlived head that recedes to a partial cover. Strong fruitiness in the flavour with alcohol notable and a pleasant botterness. Tart finish. Medium full body with very engaging carbonation. Sampled at Mondial 2006.