fiulijn (16144) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy golden color; big head. Dry aroma, with a delicate hoppy note. Smooth Belgian Ale, with some Triple character.
rlgk (12823) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2004 Golden, somewhat hazy. Has a fresh aroma from citrus and oranges, some yeast and dough. Flavor is hoppy and quite strong. Some alcohol comes through, and the beer has a long finish.
leaparsons (8701) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light gold and orange in colour with a small white head. Aromas are mellow citrus fruit, pears and spices. Flavours are mild fruity malts, pears, with spices - just like the aroma. This has a good sparkle to begin with, later it gets a bit "sticky". Not that complex.
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2007 (Draught@Erasmus, Bruges) A scoring update with a few notes: a bit acidic, subdued but present hops. Harmless but quite ok. Should get better points from a bottle.
(Bottled, rated 6/2/2004, was 5-3-6-3-12=2.9) Hazy, golden color. Small, slim head. Light, fruity aroma. Medium-sour, fruity flavor. Carbonated, medium-bodied palate. Not irritating, but nothing special. [update Feb 11, 2004: Must re-rate this, as Malheur 8 and 10 were so damn good!:)]
bierkoning (10911) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big frothy head. Gold orange color, cloudy. Just a hint of citrus, some hops and some yeast both in aroma and flavor. Orange with just a bit of caramel. Dusty and an upcoming winey flavor.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I actually quite liked this one. Flowery and floury. Malty, with some nice lightly sour citrusy hops, lightly yeasty, some oats.
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear blond beer with a big white head. The aroma is rubber, urine, fruit and some hop. Light bitter hoppy taste. Rather dry bitter finish. Long dry aftertaste.
omhper (20672) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Mustard yellow and hazy with creamy head. Flowery arma. Clean and plain, much less hoppy than their ’10’. Notes of vanilla, low bitterness.
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong citrus aroma. Golden colour, good lace. Light body, light sweet, carbonation, citrus. Short finish.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 27, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Happy Birthday Trappist Ale Rules’ This beers for you. Re-Rate 08/27/02: I stashed this beer away 2 years ago today as the world renowned ’Beer Expert’ Michael Jackson said. This beer after aging for a year, or even better yet two years increases in flavor, complexness, ’yada yada yada’.
Well ’Mikey Baby’ let’s see. The pour is a clear amber, the head is off white, the lace in thick sheets to coat the glass. Nose is deep malt, citrusy, brandyish, a tad or hint of bubblegum, sweet. Front is sweet, the top is light, the finish is quite acidic, very dry, and a nice hop bite, also a hint of fusel alcohol in the moderately bitter aftertaste. Ranks a respectable #280 on my current 1000 beer list.