petewhitley (294) - JAPAN - NOV 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
~This review was made some time ago via another application, and thus the specific details (beyond numerical scores) are no longer available~
Marcius (120) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - NOV 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance with reddish / amber color, cloudy liquid and very tall and dense head.
Fruity flavor (grape and citrus) and aged wood.
The palate is quite acidic, bitter and dry finish.
Unlike most Belgian, it isnít sweet.
A trappist different, I still canít tell if I recommend it or not, I need to drink it more.
harrymel (516) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Time to revisit this one.
Bottled October 2012, drank 29JUL13
Standard lightly hazed honey colored ale with a huge foam cap that falls to a central dome in about ten minutes. The bubbles almost look like a perfectly toasted marshmallow. Smells of grain, hay, grass, pineapple, pear, and a little clay yeast. Flavor is bitter with a solid biscuity malt profile, some nice corn character and a hint of english cucumber muddled in there someplace. Medium on thin with nearly flat carbonation at this point and a refreshing finish. Iím torn on this beer, as I move toward more delicate beers with nuance and what I currently consider maturity in the beer - I feel like this is a good beer and understand how itís considered world class. I cannot see, however, how this manages to be a approachable beer for me, but leaves me simply empty at the end. I donít long for more, I donít take a sip and immediately want another. For these reasons I continue to steer clear of this one.
From notes verbatim on 10/28/10
A: Pale apricot ale with massive head that just keeps growing. Maybe overly carbonated? Dull clarity.
S: Lots of bretty funk. Sharp, strong, herbal. Iím fairly neutral to this one.
T: This beer is soooo bitter to me. I canít tell why. I may need to revisit this beer to make sure Iím not having an off night.
M: Very carbonated. Medium body ale.
D: I struggled to finish this beer. This makes me wonder if I simply got a bad bottle, or maybe I just am having an off night. But this is horrible.
jmagnus87 (2033) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle sampled at a tasting event. From notes. Oaky and earthy with a bit of funk. How the heck have I not rated this yet?
IPAgutten79 (175) - Skui, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2013 Bottle 330ml @ home. Pours hazy golden with gigantic head that lasts pretty long. Aroma is crisp, hoppy, fruity and yeast. Taste is very dry, quite sweet as well, especially in the aftertaste. Didn?t love it.
Ontape (82) - Valley Village, California, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, dated well over a year ago. Pours a reddish blonde. Nose is fruit, caramel malt, Belgian yeast, something like cherry cough drop. Taste is drier and funkier than the smell would lead you to believe -- but still a bit sweet. Mouthfeel is excellent, I didnít love this beer but the carbonation and light-to-medium body made it easy and enjoyable enough to drink. Obviously a very good brew but not a personal favorite.
ThreeCats (485) - ISRAEL - OCT 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy honey color with a huge foamy head. Aroma oaky and funky with strong cidery note. Taste bitter and dry, not at all what youíd expect from a "Belgian Ale". Very funky taste with precedes into palate
bursprak (145) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2013 Bottle @ home. Nice orange color with a small head. Nice dry taste with a fruity finish. Very nice beer!
DrWally (46) - BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
defintely one of my all time favorites. very authentic taste, dark dark blond color, beautiful
Hirsty (23) - Perth, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma - caramel, bread, herbs, noble hops, dough, leather, alcohol, banana, bubblegum
Appearance - amber, orange, cloudy. Head rocky head, tan foam, good lacing
Taste - heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, so many good but contrasting flavours
Palate - full body, thick feel, fizzy, long finish
Overall - one of the finest beers in the World and one of my desert island beers. Complex and challenging but so moreish,