SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 11, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2007 Rerate 11-18-07: Wow how my tastes have changed. This time I loved the sour, the funk and the subtlties. Bottle, poured beautiful honey color with a large foamy white head. Aroma is sour fruits - apple,orange and grapefruit. But okay, I guess that I’m just not there yet, not sophisticated enough in taste. To me this tasted really bad - sour and bitter with a lingering tart aftertaste. Medium body and good carbonation. Nice elements, but overall not my taste.
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A beautiful semi-cloudy amber with a huge off white head. Intense aroma filled with citrus, bananas, yeast and light spice. Light smooth palate. Refreshing. Flavor begins sweet, but quickly becomes slightly bitter with lots of citrus and malt. A long citrus filled, grassy, malty, bitter finish. Consdiering the rating is so high, I was a little underwhelmed. A good beer.
Boutip (5025) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2003
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2004 Pourred an orangy brew with what I consider to be the most beautiful beige head. Head retention for Orval is what other brewers should aspire to since it is the longest lasting I have ever experience. Taste is of complex spice with great fruit aroma. Also, great wheat taste with a strong body. One of the best trappist in my opinion.
flemdawg (539) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Date on bottle, 17,7 2007
Aroma was somewhat like bannanas with alcohol. HAzy orange color with a wonderful foamy white head. Long lasting and great lacing. Yeast, fruit, and sourness in the taste. Clean dry finish. Very tasty, but maybe aging it a bit longer will do it some good.
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured with a nice, thick, lasting head. Hazy orange colour. Excellent lacing. This beer had many citrus tones but was very dry and a bit bitter. Outstanding carbonation which made for a nice "explosion" on the pallate. This is not my favorite trappist but definitely worth giving a try.
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orangey, citrus smell. A firm meringue like head which stays till the end. A deep orange colour and full malt taste, dry and slightly sour.
Dredd (711) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - NOV 16, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
great initial impression with a magnificent head and golden/amber colour. Nice fruity yeasty aroma with a slightly fruity bitterness. Certainly pays to get this to the correct serving temperature. If it is too cold, the subtleness is certainly lost, especially the spiciness.
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2003 HUGE foamy head forms no matter how gently you pour it. this stuff is very light. rather refreshing. sweet then very hoppy and dry.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 14, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2003 Deep golden brown color with a big foamy head. Fruity, yeasty and slightly hoppy aroma. Taste is very dry, some slightly sour fruity flavors with a great dry hop character.
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2005 Orange-brown, hazy, thin white head.
Almondy aroma with notes of merengue, casks, cognac and fudge.
Hoppy flavor with notes of merengue, almonds, wood and smoke. Firm bitterness.