rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, - APR 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Thanks to Joakim G.
Hazy amber color with rich, persistent head. Rich, phenol-like Belgian yeast in aroma along with fruit compote. Flavour is slight nutty and toasty in the background. Belgian yeast very present. Suggestions of caramel and apricots. Medium bodied and well attenuated. Very elegant beer.
jamestulloch (3364) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from The Beerhive. Hazy amber body with a thin off-white head. Faint lacing. Aroma of bread, yeast and toffee. Flavour of apples and stewed pear. Thin to medium body with a frothy, fizzy mouthfeel. Milder than I was expecting, based on the ABV and previous ratings.
elosop (288) - SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ljusröd med fint vitt skum. Doftar torkad frukt, lite aprikos. Smaken balanserad med lite karamellsötma. Eftersmaken tämligen kort med fin maltsötma.
Pongauer (68) - Maassluis, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An okay ale. The Chimay monks made sure that it dies not surpass their brews.
climberbob (416) - Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle by the pool. Caramel malt aroma. Dried fruit, caramel, malt. Mild bitterness.
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goofy34 (76) - Saint jean de vedas, FRANCE - JUL 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pas très belle il faut le dire, mais t’es bon goût de pain, de biscuit...pas si complexe que ça, un peu déçu quand même.
Holmen2 (2771) - NORWAY - JUN 24, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2016 From bottle at Moskus in Trondheim with KL 24.06.16. Hazy orange. Persistent off-white head and lacing. Fruity Aroma of pineapple flambé, banana, English marmalade, dark syrup and caramel. Similar taste. Well-balanced and enjoyable!
Achel (390) - Ioannina, GREECE - MAY 16, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.
Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home in London - sourced from Beermerchants. Aged about two to three years. Pours lightly hazy orange-gold with a frothy, off-white head. Rich Belgian yeast in the nose, candi sugar, fruitcake, brown bread, light banana. Medium sweet flavour with more sugary bread, some toffee, faint earthy bitterness, licks of alcohol, more yeast, toasted sugars, light brown sugar, faint berries. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly chewy, too. Nicely balanced on the finish, with more fruitcake, caramel and toffee, hearty bread, ripe fruits, aged banana, yeast, toasty sugars, faint alcohol, earth, peach, toasted grains. Really good stuff overall. Smooth and nicely layered. Just what you would want out of a Belgian strong.
minutemat (4144) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Mont Des Cats monastery gift shop. Pours deep cloudy amber, white head. Aroma is sweet, yeasty, floral. Taste, I guess, blurs the lines between a good sweet Belgian blonde and a tripel, with a fluffy sweet mouthfeel and light spice, perhaps verges a bit far into the sweet side even for my sweet tooth, but it’s vibrant and drinkable.
MayumiH (875) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Brewdog Brussels. Clear deep amber with a beige head. Malty body. Banana, raisin, caramel and clove. Semi sweet. Enjoyable.