HonusWagner (1531) - Florida, USA - APR 15, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Perhaps I sat on my bottle too long, because I didnít really get anything resembling what I expected. It would be hard to describe the flavors, something like perhaps what I imagine burnt granola might taste like, but overall the beer, while not undrinkably awful, was certainly not "belgian pale ale with vanilla beans" tasting.
daknole (9415) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy light brown pour with a light head. Lots of bubblegum, ripe plantain, clove, doughy malts. Ok.
Reynolds314 (2385) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a huge fan. Cloudy milky straw pour. Aroma is clove, bubble gum, banana and wheat. Taste is sweet pink bubble gum.
williamstome (946) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orange brown pour, foamy off white head. Aroma is inteResting; a lot of yeast, raisin, cherry, vanilla, fruit. Flavor is cherry vanilla and yeast. Super sweet.
Leighton (11641) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours lightly unclear gold with a creamy, white head. Definitely some vanilla in the nose, also bread, a bit of candi sugar. Medium sweet flavor with lots of bready malts, Belgiany phenols, bubblegum. Medium bodied with fine carbonation and oily texture. Sweet finish with more sugary bread, toasty toffee, some dry biscuits, more oily vanilla. Nice stuff. Fairly novel.
WillRunForBeer (801) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster at the source. Pours yellow brown with a white head. Aroma is cramel and clove. Flavor is on the lighter end of what I would expect in a trappist. Wheat backbone, some clove, some fruity esters, dry finish.
Bacterial (1678) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy light caramel color pour. Interesting nose. Funky Belgian spices with some vanilla in there, which seems odd. Taste is pretty good, but certainly unusual. Hoppy vanilla and a Belgian spice that ligers with some bitterness in the finish.
Palme (3474) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from a 0.75l corked bottle @ Top Hops (BA) Bottle Share. This is a cloudy glowing orange looking one. It has a lovely big lacing off-white top and a really fresh hoppy, Belgian yeasty nose. I get traces of some faint berries and itís light tart and quite nice. In the mouth it has a lively small bubbled carbonation level and a general oily mouthfeel. Good flavors. Itís near candy sweet with yeast, red sweet apples that feels really balanced. Ends in a soft dry finish. 15.06.2013
mcox90 (1585) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle, corked & caged. Batch 18. Pours a cloudy amber hue with a two finger off white head. Glad I used a Trappist glass. Candied fruit aroma with Belgian yeast and a hint of vanilla, all on the subdued side. Ever so slightly sweet flavor featuring light fruit, apple & pear come to mind, with light vanilla. Just a hint of Belgian funkiness. Light bodied with a ton of carbonation. Finishes dry.
jredmond (5553) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of Jay at Paulís July 2013 tasting. Pours a light ambe body with thin lacing. Aroma is malt, spice, banana and light bitter hop. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of grain, malt, spice, clove, banana, bitter hop and light vanilla.
Brew42 (61) - - JUL 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy amber with a thick off white head.
Smells strongly of spices with a hint of vanilla.
Tastes different than I expected. The vanilla is disappointingly subtle. The strongest flavor is spice with some bitterness.
Mouthfeel-Crisp and slightly carbonated.
Overall-Decent beer. I had hoped for more vanilla.