Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I looked into this one expecting an achingly sweet ale, and was pleasantly surprised to be... well surprised. A little drier, a little more bitter maybe? Definately not as sweet, and definately more hoppy than I was expecting. All around pretty good.
johndoughty (4209) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I am not a great fan of Belgian beers but this is certainly an above average one.
Not as bitter as some Belgian ales it has a very pleasant slightly dry mouthfeel with at traces of citrus, Not as threatening as some Belgian ales it is well rounded and very easy to drink. Definitely one I would try again.
fraans (31) - ostend, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2006
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad, but there are better Trappist beers in Belgium.
Amber in colour, hard to get from tap, if possible even ?!
Worth a try!
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2006 Pours honey in color w/ full semi creamy froth receding to a rocky surface. Aroma is tart w/ barnyard features and cedar. Reminds me of Bordeaux. Medium nectar w/ very little residual effers. Flavors are bone dry and slightly bitter w/ a defined tart cedar cigar box character. Finishes long and dry w/ slight medicinal properties. Overall: Orval is a food ale. Harsh on its own. Goes good w/ real crab sushi roll. After a thorough search and seizure thus brew turns up in a watery grave. not impressed at all.
kcmole (28) - USA - FEB 25, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent beer, extremely aromatic with superb head retention and mouth feel. Finish was much dryer than you’d think of from a Belgian style beer, but very pleasant.
GRM (3232) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 330 ml, bottled on: 22.07.2004, expiry: 22.07.2009; eye: abundance of head, dark orange in colour, hazy, very slight effervescence; nose: floral, hops, spices, citrus; mouth: fruit, yeast, sour, long bitter finale
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark orange colored, strongly hazy appearance. Big white head. Fine spices, yeast, fruits, mild banana and licorice in aroma. Medium to full bodied. Fruity, yeasty flavor, aftertaste has citrus, dryness and sourness with medium alcohol, flavor differs and is somehow disappointment after great aroma.
ryananderson (74) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A unique beer. Very aromatic. Colour is orange and has a fizzy/rocky head. Flavour is a bit sour with the right amount of bitterness and alcohol. Very good beer.
sethdude (704) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled on March 22, 2005. Opened on rating date (February 22, 2006): Pours a rich orange color, extremely thick with debris and flocculated yeast. Masiive pillowy head gives way to great lacing. A very bice looking beer.Aroma is very yeasty, some toffee, mild banana, citrus, bay, and even some rosemary. Flavor varies from other trappists. This comes off more as a saison than a belgian ale, lots of warm citrus and yeast, opposed to the molasses and clove found in the other trappists. This is good in it’s own right, no matter. Flavor is malty initially, lots of caramel and sweet toast, followed by a massive, saison-like yeast riot, followed by a warm and mellow citric moment, then a warm, bitter alcohol note. Unfortunately, there’s also a bit of metal in there as well. Very different from what I had expected, but very nice, nontheless.
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2009 a nice trappist beer with a very strong hop and spice with a bit of critris tastes.a amber color with a nice foamy head which leaves a bit of lacing.