WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful hazy orange pour with a large white head. Yeasty spicy Belgian nose. Not my favorite Trappist ... a bit too dry, a bit too woody / cedary and spicy / peppery for me. Makes an interesting
SpringsLicker (3288) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy dirty orange colored body with a pillowy white head.
Yeasty Belgian aroma of malt with some light spice and fruity apple.
Dry start that finishes with some tartness. Highly carbonated spritzy mouthfeel.
ironryan22 (52) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
hoppy, light and fruity..this is a belge for the summer! has been summed up well by others..a unique, complex taste. definately a belge i will go back to.
jb (2635) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark orange with a decent whitish head. Bit of yeast in the aroma along with primarily an orange woody aroma. I didnít notice a sharp or sour taste. Mine was on the mellow side. Creamy mouthfeel with a bit of hops at the end and a very neutral finish. Enjoyable.
nrdoughty (3) - London, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2006 does not count
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Massive long-lasting head, colour ranging from light and cloudy in the bottom to dark amber in the top of the glass. Smerlls of fruit - raspberry, cinnamon and honey - christmas spices. The initial taste was suprisingly sour. With a bit of air after 3 to 4 minutes of pouring the sourness dissipated leaving a sharpish taste with a hint of wheat in the aftertaste. The bottle itself was brown glass in a curved style reminiscent of the blue Tynant water bottles. The beer becomes fuller-tasting with more of a cherry hint after warming a few degrees. The foam is the best part of this beer. You could eat it with a spoon!
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Perfect amber color with small chunks of yeast floating around. Massive foamy head that looks like whipped egg whites. Smooth mild malts and bready yeastiness to begin followed by a dry peppery finish. Behind all of this there seems to be some caramel syrup and hints of fruitiness. I enjoyed the complexity and depth of flavor, which seemed to change as I got further into the glass.
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 3, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2006 6.9% ABV. Hazy light amber color with white whipped cream head. Strong classic Orval aroma of mostly malts then spice and hops. The taste is really nice. I get a complex mix of malt flavors accented with some spice and hops. I canít place which spice. High carbonation. The taste ended with a really pleasant light malty aftertaste. I remember this being a tasty beer last time I tried it 15 yrs ago. Yumm. It tastes excellent now.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I drank a one month old bottle. At first when I poured it and sampled it, I thought it was garbage. What I find with most Belgians is you have to let them sit for awhile and get warmed up. After a few minutes the aroma and flavor changed alot. It had a dry, hoppy smell with light notes of tart fruit. This reddish golden pour had a big white frothy head. It was light and hoppy with alot of complex notes. Later I sensed apple and cinnammon. It was almost burning, that is how spicy the cinnammon tasted. Very smooth and dry.
Bartzilla (586) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 1, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I finally decided to plunk down my hard earned cash and try this supremely overrated beer. Maybe I got a bad bottle but I definitely wasnít impressed. I think this is more of a status thing for some people. Iíll take a Duvel or Chimay over this any day. It was extremely bitter and not in a good hoppy way. Iíve never drank model paint before, but I imagine it wouldnít taste too different than this.
Zeswaft (1505) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled: 06/30/2005. Pours copper color with a big frothy white head. Real sour/cheesy lambic aroma. Quite effervescent. Flavor is pretty unapparent and watery, at least for a belgian. Quite sour and bitter. A little bit of woody taste. Unspectacular to say the least. Almost a little bad. I see itís cellarable for 5 years. Maybe this isnít good fresh...or 10 months old. I donít know where the high rating comes from. This bottle says 6.9% abv.