puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really wanted to like this beer more than I did. The bottle is awesome and the pour is absolutely perfect (read: super-thick, rocky, lasting, awesome head). The aroma is kinda skunky, lemony, with a dank, floral, piney kinda taste. I really so no complexity at all, and even a little unpleasantness in the taste, though I still managed to find redeeming qualities. This beer really falls just short of greatness.
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden orange color with a lovely white head that lasts as long as the beer does. Intriguing aroma with subtle hints of melon and lots of pumpkin and spice. The flavor is spicy with subtle hints of apple. A nice dry finish caps this beer off nicely. Truly fantastic and perhaps underrated.
Keeper (253) - Milano, ITALY - AUG 26, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Optimal alternative to the Chimey even if it isn’t optimal.
Ottima alternativa alla Chimey anche se non ottima.
gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2005 Very good. Complex taste. One of the best beers I’ve tasted. Not quite as good as Chimay blue but close.
wijlen (3) - BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2005 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
laat uw bak orval enkele jaren rijpen en er ontwikkeld een vollere smaak kleine investering als je kijkt hoeveel een goede fles wijn kost
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Robe blonde voilée au reflets cuivrés surmontée d’une mousse épaisse en dentelle, mais fugace. Arômes d’épices, d’agrumes et d’acidité. Ressemble à une saison trappiste...
rmmello (3) - Oakley, California, USA - AUG 17, 2005 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Laid down for a few years, hoppy aroma, nice golden brown color, great head & lace. Clean dry flavor, very little fruit, maybe a little citrus in the finish. should have purchased a new bottle to compare.
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dry and crisp semi-fruity taste with an earthy and spicy presence. Pepper & maybe coriander comes through the dry orange flavor. Tasted it pretty fresh while out - need to buy some & age it.
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a nice reddish orange color with good foamy head. taste is unique--tart apple, subtle cherry, and a strange medicinal taste as well. finishes dry. while this beer was definately very good, it may be just shy of great, although i really do wish i had more of this.
dwyerpg (5550) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 11, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells nice. Head is full of hops and alcohol, making you think it has a higher alcohol count than it does. Different, slightly hoppy but pretty light over, a nice trappist ale. The trick on this beer though is to not drink the head, which is surprisingly bad, esp. for its style.