GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, - FEB 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the LCBO (6.9%). Pours a hazy deep orange with a lot of fine white head that dissipates a bit slowly. Smell is a bit sweet with some caramel, some grassy hops, and some definite yeast funky bready earthiness. Palate is on the lighter side of medium with a whole lot of frothy carbonation in the mouth. Taste is hard to describe, a bit sweet and acidic at first, the carbonation takes a strong hold and then tastes a bit bitter, and after the carbonation recedes you’re left with a bitter hoppy flavour. Very interesting, though not really up my alley.
rgf001 (163) - München, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2015
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 19-Oct-2011, aged at room temperature (20C) and drank 28-Feb-2015. Great head but it did not remain for long. Persistent high Aromas of sherry, aged alcohol, aged plums, figs, old hops. No malt aroma detected. Flavors of leather, earth. Low bready, biscuity malt flavor. Alcohol taste is smooth, aged. Acidity is low to medium, not lactic or acetic, but like a good wine. Mouthfeel is medium thin, with good carbonation; little warming alcohol. No astringency. Aftertaste is short, pleasant and dry. A bit odd but I did not pick brett in the aroma as I expected.
Werthergoethe (25) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 26, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Хорошее, освежаю& пиво. .
lux_edwards (160) - - FEB 24, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
For me this is the perfect beer. Golden amber beer with a creamy head that lasts and lasts. The aroma is citrus and hoppy. The taste is slightly bitter but the palate is perfect and well balanced. I love this beer!
omanson (34) - - FEB 24, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bière complexe, nez sur une torréfaction , robe orange , une trappiste commune je trouve , dommage je l’ai bue un poil chaude.
tarmok (92) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 24, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Appearance: orange clear liquid frothy white head dissapears quickly. Aroma: urine. Taste: medium bitter, light sour, light sour.light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, bitter finish.
Ned33137 (7) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - FEB 22, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Complex (but in a good way) taste, with bitterness in aftertaste and very good hop.
willisread (170) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 21, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
330ml bottle from Masuyo’s in Asagaya. Poured into a stemmed tulip. Hazy brown/orange color with a huge off-white soapy head. Strong barnyard, brett, orange zest, brown sugar aromas present. Nice lacing throughout. Nice sweet/sour notes on the palate with a great long dry finish. Citrus and brett notes become more present as the beer warms up to room temperature. World class beer.
migwell (58) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating the Trappistes is pretty difficult since many of them are world-class brews, they are generally all complex, offering a variety of often subtle flavors, and many cleverly disguise a high alcohol content. I drank Orval decades ago in Belgium and am drinking it again now. Not my favorite of this style, with a lower ABV and a less complicated taste profile, it is still a fine example of brewing as an art. Enjoyed in a Chimay chalice it is a little bitter, certainly quite dry and with a bit of a metallic finish... still understated and quite drinkable.
pyskaty_dawid (11) - POLAND - FEB 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color with nice head. Aroma: fruit, spicy, wine accents, brett notes. Nice bitterness. Dry, sour, beer. High carbonation. Good but only good for me.
Deu (810) - Nantes, FRANCE - FEB 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of yeast, clove, floral, & spice; Flavor of malt, hops, some yeast, citrus, and spice; Finish is slightly bitter & and a little acidic; Has a nice hop character -