henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - AUG 6, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer is bottle conditioned so I poured very carefully. It poured a slightly haze amber color with an ample rocky white head that dissipated to a minimal head but left nice lacing on the glass. The aromas of dried fruit and raisins were accompanied by pepper and cut grass. It had a medium body with lively carbonation and the texture was dry. The initial taste was medicinal and slightly dusty. This becomes extremely dry and crisp in the middle. The finish is slightly bitter and astringent. Has this beer turned?
jhliesen (771) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2005
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle--Color is a cloudy orange to golden color with a large head that completely reduced to leave a nice lacing on the glass. The aroma was of hops and citrus (orange perhaps?). Tastes dry almost like a dry wine, Reisling perhaps. A bitter finish. A wonderful beer that took a taste or two for me to start to enjoy and I was sorry when the glass was empty.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - AUG 4, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A deep amber color with a frothy light brown head. A fruity aroma and taste like a brut champagne. Very dry on the palate.
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy coppery color. Typical frothy belgian head. Taste is dry with a hint of hop and a slight fruit taste. I like this, but itís nothing over the top.
nicholai (100) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
botted. Hazy golden color, with small sediment and a big head. The smell is bitter and hoppy, with lemon and orange coming thru as well. Taste is surprisingly bitter for a belgian ale, I would almost typify this as slowly meandering toward lager.
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Orange with lots of carbonation at the beginning, which you can feel in the mouth. Hoppy smell, like flowers. It tastes fruity, a mixture of bitter and sweet. The only disadvantage of this beer is that itís duration is not too long.
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle at Pop the Cap fundraiser. Poured a cloudy orange with generous head. Great beer with good fruity hoppiness.
lbishop (8) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 25, 2005 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the tastiest beers Iíve ever had the pleasure of sampling. Has a bit of a fruity taste with a huge, long lasting head. Tastes very "earthy sweet", without being overpowering in any way. Has a slight orange tint, which could explain the fruity flavor. Iíve had very few Trappist ales that I didnít like, but this is the first that made want to run back to the liquor store. Only problem is, itís $5.49 a bottle. Otherwise, perfect.
Trev (2011) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pours coppery orange with bubbly tan head. Smells intensely of orange/grapefruit and, woody cedar, hoppy.
Hoppy citrus carries over into the flavour. With a warming alcholic finish that remains fairly smooth with a slight metallic aftertaste that isnít displeaseing..
3daddict (139) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 21, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unusual tasting, to say the least. This stuff must be an acquired taste. The quality is evident and I did appreciate it more as I drank but at $5 a bottle I wonít be acquiring too many. The taste for me finally settled at a sourdough pretzel and grapefruit peel punch. The head and lacing were milky and thick and lasted throughout glassfull.