mjg74 (2973) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from BevMo. Pours a brownish/orange color with a sizable off-white head. Aroma is earthy with a bit of spice. Some yeasty qualities as well. Dry vinous qualities up front. Fairly bitter. Pretty full flavored brew. Gets better as drink more.
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light bright but hazy orange amber, topped by an impossible mound of beige foam. Great clumpy head retention with thick foamy lacing. Malty aroma - dark malts and honey at first, a little tart and funky behind that. Then a lot tart after that!
Sharp and tangy beer - with tangerine, bitter grassy hops, yeast, dry toasted malt and a bit of barnyard funk (I know what goat hooves smell like - this is similar, but subdued). Medium body, soft but biting carbonation. Delightful and delicious. A damn shame it is so pricey.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 4/1/2006. The bottle forcefully spat out some gas when opened. A massive mound of white chunky head sit atop a dark brown beer. Aroma is a mix of a citric tartness and classic Belgian yeastiness, but neither of these aromas are too strong. The beer looks effervescent, but the carbonation is unnoticable on the palate. Sweet malty notes at the beginning with a dry, mildly sour finish. This beer grew on me the longer I nursed it. Very nice.
bergface (56) - madison, Alabama, USA - JAN 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really like this beeer, but its rather dry and drinks almost like a chardonnay. Usually dryness is not a quality thats sought (hence the palate score), but I thought it was tasty, and a bit of a change from some of the other trappists Ive had recently.
alfmaester (8) - godalming, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2007 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 18/20
Belguim beers are my favourite and this one fairs quite well. It has sort of a clear amber colour and has a great long aftertaste. A bit of orange in the flavour too. Yep, a satisfying conclusion.
alfa (14) - Canterbury, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2007
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The champ. if I could only have one bottle of beer in the rest of my life, this is what I would choose. Very complex floral highlights, no yeast overtones, very bitter, very dry as full as flavour ever gets.
donvitozou (141) - memphis, Tennessee, USA - JAN 10, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
from 11.2 bottle. pours clear golden orangy. nice whie head, very carbonated at first. floral smells and a bit of banana, also that chewy smell of belgian yeasts. malty body with dry bitter finish. warms to slightly sour and wheaty taste. bottled in ’04, 6.9% on label.
TheSexualNinja (9) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 9, 2007 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
11.2 oz bottle. Pours dark with a huge foamy head. Has a fruity aroma. Fruity flavors as well as earthy flavor undertones with mild carbonation and a slightly dry finish make this an excellent trappist brew.
jgd0608 (187) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
11.2 oz bottle. Cloudy orange, with a big bubbly white head. Yeasty smell, with some fruit. Very Malty, with a bitter aftertaste. Medium bodied. Overall quite bland, and was hoping for something more special like some of the other belgium brews i’ve had, quite non-offensive and easy to drink.
ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - JAN 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks to jjd0608. Poured a murky golden color with a lot of carbanoation. Aroma of bananas is present. Taste like a cherry lifesavor. Good beer.