DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2009 Re-rating this fellow, id had a few bad experiances of this, but now my palate seems to be up for anythign these days. Aroma is outstanding, a beer you could nose for hours, floural and very well balanced. Taste is great too though the sourness gives it an edge keeping it not as good as the aroma for me. Still a world class beer and should be in the top 50. REARTE: Up from 4.8-5. Acht its just the best thing thats ever happened to the beer world. Its utterly outstanding, it just keeps you guessing and completly basts my tits off every time.
joergen (23987) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange coloured with a huge off white head.
Fruity aroma with some sweetness and notes of spices, hops and alcohol.
Fruity flavour of spices and hops.
Dry bitter finish.
weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Picked this up in Belgium in a trappist 6 pack. While this is not an entire stand out, excellent in its own right. Great aroma almost sweet perfume. Taste is a little less dramatic. Orange and spice but a bit to sour in the afterbite.
marcus (7818) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This orange trappist ale pours with a large fluffy white head. There is a nice candy flavor with a carbonated mouth feel. This beer is not as complex as most of the other trappist ales, but is certainly one of the better beers in the world.
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Funk, horse blanket (i’ve never smelled one but this must be it), funk, sour, funk and more funk. This is the true "you’re not worthy" beer. I don’t see it. I tried to relax and let the nose convince me that there was something else there, something more complicated that I just had to stretch to appreciate. But as with all true mysteries, this one is just beyond me.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2006 Hazy orange brown amber, copious rocky white head. Acetic tartness and some muskiness in the aroma. Sharp malt flavors and muted acrid floral hop notes peer their way around a Brett horsey, wet hay character. Musty tart finish. Mouthfeel is very dry.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2006 Bottle. Nice pour, aroma of citrus and fruit. Flavor is citrus and fruit also, as well as smooth.
ABUSEDGOAT (2417) - California, USA - JUN 20, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2006 It only took about 900 ratings before I could really enjoy this. Pours an orange body with a large rocky head with amazing lacing. Orval is always the standard for lacing. Aroma brings a huge complexity of bretty barnyard action, oranges, other fruits, hint of European hops and sugar. The mouthfeel is delicate and balanced. The hops dance on the tongue at the end. I think my only complaint is that it doesn’t have enough ’beer’ for all of the interesting stuff going on here.
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours a cloudy orange/amber with a nice big rocky white head, lots of carbonation throughout. Aromas were of loads of yeast (bad breath funk), touches of cider and dry leatherness as well. Flavor was sour light fruit, dust/must, slight hop bitterness. Tremendous mouthfeel, very lively, like soda water.
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Earthy funk yeast aroma. Massive amount of thick white head with excellent lacing, even in a non trappist glass. Golden amber with lots of champaigne bubbles. Perfect presentation. Subtle but complex flavors. Nothing really jumps out at you, but it is not watery either. Some citrusy hops, but mostly sour beginning and end. Nice mouthfeel, the lively carbonation combined with the sourness leaves the perfect feeling on the tongue. Not too experienced with Trappist Ales, but a fine brew.