ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - JAN 20, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy Orange color, creamy white head, very nice. Lingers as well. Citrucy flavor, really sharp. Interesting. lots of acidity. I kept thinking there was orange or lemon aspects throughout. Neat, though wonít buy again probably.
BobbyW3363 (154) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep hazy orange color, nice white head. Yeasty, fruty aroma. Dry, winey flavor. Notes of coriander. Pretty good, but a bit overrated.
Skinnyviking (8597) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Off white creamy head. Orange unclear body. Aroma of green apples. As claimed by the brewer it is definately dominated by a dry hoppy flavor.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JAN 19, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy, gold-orange pour, some floaties. Huge foamy white head that lasts forever, becoming rocky as it settles down. Nose is yeasty and spicy, slightly sweet with some hops and orange notes. Flavor is rather hoppy, with some smooth light malt notes. Nice body, and is certainly drier than other Belgians I have had. Medium bitter finish. I rather enjoyed this one.
norbrewer (15) - asker, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
balanced sweet aroma and powerfull tarty taste with a dry finishing
My favorite trappist
2Row (11) - USA - JAN 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is the second time Iíve had this beer. The first time I ended up pouring it out. This second time Iíve found it much improved but still lacking. I think itís just not my style but the flavors seem overly subdued. I enjoy the subtelty of the belgian yeast in this one but the overall flavor profile seems undefined. Those monks need to spend less time praying for salvation and more time praying for a better beer.
lonelybeergeek (36) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really donít understand why this beer is rated so highly. It is a decent beer, but itís no 98. However, I pretty much have to give this one at least a 15 overall because it is a belgian trappist ale. Too carbonated (is this because of age?), which detracts from the flavor for me. Next....
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours a orangish color with a frothy off-white head that is fully lasting until the bottom of my trappist glass. Aroma is sweet, fruity and hoppy. Flavor starts sweet (tarty) and finishes with a bitter dry bite. A well balanced and tasty beer that I canít wait to try again.
swiseman (472) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 16, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
sweet aroma, light and creamy head; rich amber in color. thick mouthfeel and some taste of alcohol without being overpowering. coffee/chocolate finish. good, but nowhere near my favorite Trappist.
bp (871) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2007 Orange color with a thin head. Hoppy and dry. I think I taste a little alcohol too which is odd for only a 6.2 ABV. Good overall brew but I prefer Chimay Blue (when I canít get a Westy of course).