FLnative80 (174) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. 11.2 FL. OZ. 6.9% abv. Pours a cloudy, golden color with an off-white head. Spicy, pumpkiny, aroma with hints of apple. Smoother palate than aroma suggests with a dry, sour flavor. A very smooth and refreshing beer.
brianbuntz (49) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 11, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a rich amber. Flavor is malty with some citrus, spice, and hops that lingers in the aftertaste. A good Belgian beer.
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - APR 10, 2007
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pretty dark bottle pours a ridiculously huge white head and good lacing. This is in Jackson’s Great Beer Guide but he spends more time talking about the abbey then he does the beer.
I like the color. I like the bottle. But the skunky taste and the inflated price leave me happy only that I can cross this off my list.
Burrobuns (83) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good beer on the whole. Big head with great retention and a refreshing carbonation. This beer is like abbey beer lite, in my opinion. Easy to drink with great light (upper palate) spice, floral, hop and citrus flavors. Doesnt have the same staying power as a lot of the more solid, darker belgian brews.
cgarvieuk (21897) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2013 bottle 9/4/07 or 4/12/08 not sure which ...an amber coloured brew, little hop on nose, rich full tasty mouth, a little spiced shines through. quite drying 3.7
bottle bbf 10/08/16 drunk at Mass online orval tasting 24 Jan 2012 ... golden amber ... soft yeasty fruit nose ... light fizzy ... quite dry ... soft fruits ... quite peachy ... soft earthy toffee back bone ... Ok its quite subdues with no real anything i can place ... its soft and simple ... it doesnt exite me or repel me ... im tending toward the word boring ... but not quite 3.5
bottle bbf 10/08/16 drunk at Mass online orval tasting 24 Jan 2012 ... crisp amber ... thin white head ... soft farmyark funk fruit nose ... quite fizzy ... was a gusher ... ok very bretty ... def farmyard ... light toffee ... light fruits ... but mostly im only getting the brett... Not really liking this ... 3.2 how ever a good experiment in aging as these are quite clearly different beers ...
At home(24 may2013) in Memory of Simon, with Zimbo who joined our tasting group as we both shared a friendship with simon ... bottled 300113 ... golden amber ... big white head ... big soft bretty ... mellow fruit nose ... dry fruity front ... light brett again ... tiny soft hint ...here to you Simon... may your name long be mentioned.
thefederalist (307) - Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA - APR 8, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2007 Pours golden-orange, enormous head, amazing retention. The side of the glass is decorated with tiny bubbles that move toward the top, and make me feel like I’m watching the opening to the Matrix. Aroma is of noble hops, and slightly yeasty. Carbonation is lively and flavor complex. Lots of citrus, some hop bitterness. Initial sweetness, but never cloying. Finishes long and dry with some more notes of pepper and earthiness. The guy at the store looked at me funny when I bought this, as though he wasn’t sure what exactly it was. This, I should have said to him, is beer. - Note. Seems much less impressive upon re-rate.
brstp (201) - - APR 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Sour fruit aroma, banana, interesting neon-ish orange color, big white head that looked like it would hang around but left tiny little lacings and was gone within a couple minutes. Taste is floral, some alcohol, lavender, dry, relatively simple. Nice beer.
aenimopiate (176) - The United States of Texas, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite good. The aroma of fruit dominates and matches the coloration well. It has a huge white head that hangs around for a few minutes. IJ love the trappist ales, and this one is no exception.
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The color was a light peachy brown. The head was very thick, creamy, and off white. The head laced the glass very well. The aroma was earthy, yeasty, and a little tart smelling. The flavor was very dry, slightly earthy, and a little waxy/bitter. The palate was thin/med bodied and slightly carbonated. The finish was warm.
emacgee (4613) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden color with a thick creamy off white head that leaves a thick lace. The aroma is lightly sweet, definite fruit and spice, and after half a glass gone and a swirl some very sweet bubblegum hints. There was much less going on in the flavor than I expected. Very light alcohol, definitely dry hopped, some spice, and some Belgian earthiness. The palate was fairly full and dry. The finish has a bitter edge to it coming from the hops and features a slight warmth. Overall, I was very disappointed in this Trappist. The flavor was not nearly as complex or pronounced as I expected and the dry hopping threw me off, but I am biased against hops.