tomxcs (321) - California, USA - MAY 19, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2005 A nice amber color with a white, fluffy, lasting head. Aroma is complex -- cidery, sour, musty, red wine, sweet dark fruits. A very dry taste, sour, fruity, and hops throughout. The flavor is pretty interesting. The hops and sourness are interesting to my tastebuds and there’s a goodly amount of dryness in the aftertaste. One of my favorite beers!
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2005 Bottle. Very foamy loose head. HUGE head. Nose is sharp, floral, with hints of fruit, esp., bannana. Very nice cloudy orange/light brown color. Flavor is very dry and almost as sharp. Flavor notes of straw, hops, and bitters are the first notes I pull out. This beer is SOUR as hell. The sourness is like that of watered down lemon juice. The sourness is not completely unpleasant, but it is overpowering, as is the high carbonation. The finish is dry and sour. Overall, the flavor is quite unique, but the combination of dryness, sour, and carbonation is a litle to hard to handle. I like this beer because it is VERY unique. I wouldn’t drink this one every day, but it would be good to have this one every once in awhile. Soapy and thin.
haf (525) - Gijon, SPAIN - MAY 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Es belga, es de abadia... pues eso es una buena cerveza. Tiene un sabor mas afrutado q otras equivalentes ;)
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - MAY 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Soapy, very foamy head, light tan. Foggy/amber coloration. Aroma is fruity, apples, white wine, and cinnamon. Not nearly as sweet as the other Trappist Brews I have had, almost has a bitter tinge to it. Overall pretty good.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5523) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2011 A unique beer that is a special treat for me. +++ Sampled from a 11.2 oz brown bottle this beer pours a opaque orange/brown color with a huge orange/tan head that lingers forever and leaves great lacing. The aroma is sour, lightly fruity, a bit bready and has a strong musty funk element. The flavor is tart and sour with a tartness that lingers and is bone dry. There is a moderate dry floral hop element and moderate musty funk. There is a presence that reminds me a lot of champagne. The texture is light and airy, somewhat overcarbonated. Unique.
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAY 5, 2004
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The flavor is dry like Champagne and sour with an initially good malty base and mild bitterness; The finish is mostly dry and sour and just not what I want in beer; The mouthfeel is medium bodied with expansive carbonation; Deep amber in color and moderately cloudy; The nose is somewhat sour and stinky in nature; Huge off white head with a creamy, rocky top layer has excellent retention and lacing is okay; Cool, bowling pin shaped bottle
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2004
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2005 Nose of oranges and coriander stomped on in the barnyard with some floral tones. Musky, sweet, horsey, licorice notes. Murky, cloudy, brown-tan colour with rocky off-white head that recedes slowly while lacing wonderfully. Initially malty, followed by assertive woody, bret character. Strong floral hop flavour and lasting bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. So balanced between tart bret/yeast and sweet malt. Body is lively yet extremely dry. Straight-up easy to drink. If I was celebrating a sacrament this would be the nectar of choice. Complex, challenging and ultimately fantastic. Thank you MartinT for introducing me to this wonderful beverage that I have since enjoyed many times. Bottle.
Sammy (9553) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The upper 1% beer. Everything is interesting about it: bottle, taste, smell. Every taste was different. It was like a great wine. What’s in it? Must sip and enjoy because of the taste and the carbination. One for every of your close friends at a special dinner.
I had the 2nd in a special package two months later and it stank.
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus smell. Good white head and lacing fully lasting. A sweet taste that finishes slightly bitter.
nja (17) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 6, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
My favorite beer as of May 2004. Beautiful orange color. Complex aroma with hints of barnyard. Dry, with noticeable but not overpowering hops. Each sip, each bottle brings something new.