jcc83 (137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a cloudy brownish orange, with an abundant light tan head. Wonderful malty, floral, spicy aroma with notes of citrus and alcohol. Flavor was sublime, with a dry spicyness from the hops up front and an ensuing sweet fruity maltiness, containing flavors of plum, raisins, cinnamon, and citrus, with a hint of alcohol in the finish. And what an excellent champagne-like dryness! I have to say that I love this one.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - SEP 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lite Amber with a big bubbly head. Very funky smelling with a lingering floweriness. Some grapefruit and horsehair. Body is a little lite for me. Very hoppy, peppery and interesting. I wa told that this was from the last batch of Orvals brewed with an open-secondary. Cool!
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dull orange color with tons of head. Smells mildly fruity with a touch of bubblegum and peppery yeast. Lots of pepper flavors with a little bit of fruit. Finishes very dry with yeasty notes. I’d like to try this intresting beer when it is very fresh, because there might be a little more going on except for the overwhelming dry/pepper thing.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 10, 2004
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2004 Cloudy light brown/oragne in color. Huge foamy white head. Has a nice floral aroma. Very tasty as well. Malty with fruity tastes as well as spice. Has a VERY DRY finish with some hops. I mean very dry to the point it left me with cotton mouth after each drink. Cost me $5 for a bottle on sale, so I probably won’t drink again unless I find a good deal on it. OVER RATED dun dun chuh.
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 9, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2008 Huge, fluffy white head on this brownish, orange, cloudy brew. Very active. Malt, hops, yeast and fruit abound and nicely blended with a little clove, and other herbs in there. Active carbonation, nice and fizzy. Malty, bready and smooth hops dry finish, maybe even some citrus. Good brew.
Gorbalev (2957) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2006 Bottle, Trappist Glass, Beer Bistro, Toronto. Dark copper pour, somewhat cloudy. Fantastic floral aroma, lots of fruit in there as well. Mouthfeel is quite active, but not over carbonated - perfectly balanced with the numerous flavours - malt, spiciness, some fruit (I got raspberry and even some melon) and all topped off with a dry hoppiness. Alcohol is present, but only in a complimenting way. This was my first time trying this beer ever - what a wonderful beer and a true pleasure to drink.
tony2times (23) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
the beer was a cloudy amber and smelled like a mix between hops, fruit, and flowers. too bad I didn’t taste any of that, but still i liked the initial taste.
macdeffe (52) - Århus, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is very hoppy. Not the very bitter hop taste, but the more flowery kind coming from aroma hopping (dry hopping). It has a kind of earthy taste and aroma. The first time I had it with some friends someone mentioned horseshit :-) and I can’t quite get rid of the picture. But is it smelling of horse shit or tasting like horse-shit I can’t really decide. Strange associations you get now and again
walleye (1067) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured cloudy light copper with off white head.aroma green apples citrus, floral, hops, honey.flavor hints of fruits a nice bitterness, was hoping for the honey but none came out. I do have to say that the aroma was far better than the taste but it still was a very good beer
zathrus13 (1724) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2007 Cloudy golden/amber, with a large white head. Aroma is hops, fruit and earth. Taste is very fruity, mostly citrus. It starts out a little sweet, but quiclly becomes dry, and a bit bitter. Not what I expected from a Trappist beer.