Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Finally went ahead and tried this one. Split a bottle with barleyPops. Dark golden yellow pour, big white head. Yeasty, estery aroma. Plenty of fruity notes. Flavor was similar with some subtle hop notes and sourness coming through as well. Good, but not something I’ll drink very often.
atrox (450) - Kraków, POLAND - JUL 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange colour; white, fluffy head with lacing. Bretts, barnyard, some herbs and fruits in aroma. Dry taste, herbal bitterness, bretts
colui72 (192) - HONG KONG - JUL 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer needs to age. This is just a 2014 bottle and it isn’t tasty as it could be. Still pours amber with a huge head. Yeasts are alive and you can see a carbonation twister spinning from the bottom of the glass. Fruity aroma, taste of malts, but not too complex.
CurbDog (8) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fluffy white persistent head. Hazy copper colour. Brett, barnyard, hay.
Dry. Pear, apple, acidic, Brett. High carbonation, prickly, effervescent.
tsd08460 (191) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: leather, hay, grass,
Appearance: clear light amber, off-white head
Taste: umm - medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
Pumpkin87 (117) - - JUN 27, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very cloudy amber with huge off-white head that reduces steadily but leaves persistent skim.
Aroma of a sour, with green apple, stone fruit and funk. If chilled, let it warm closer to room temperature to open up. Even so, the upfront taste of this nine-month old bottling is must and heavy aromatics tending toward camphor, as though it were poured from a not particularly well-sealed cedar chest.
Some pear notes find there way through, and plentiful carbonation provides a satisfying mouth feel and attractively dry finish. But even with aeration, this lacks the complex flavor profile of many other Trappist ales. I’m going to try again with a bottle aged longer, because this one was disappointing.
Raistlin (177) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amberish color with huge head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is of yeast and bread and floral with bit of toasty taste to it. Mouthfeel is quite effervescent. Tastes like the Trappist ale you’d expect with dark fruits, dryness, and bready goodness
swesson (290) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle at Franklin's Bar at the Delano in Las Vegas. Pours a dark copper and makes a Belgian thick head with a lot of lacing. Aroma is of yeast and bread and plums. Mouthfeel is quite effervescent. Tastes like the Trappist ale you'd expect with dark fruits, dryness, and bready goodness. You want to savor Orval slowly and don't drink it too cold, the flavored will come alive as it warms up.
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dodskenta (75) - Rönninge, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vintage 2012 bottle. Beautiful clear ambee hue with a long lasting film of head. Nose is packed with brett, sweet malts, raisins, lots of figs, yeasts, grassy hops. Flavour is raisins, brett, spices, grassy, bitter hops. Big carbonation and dry finish. Full bodied with a chewy texture.
Turtles (373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy dark copper, large foamy white head. Sour aroma, green apples, herbs, bread. Fizzy mouthfeel. Fruity and spicy taste, apricot, pear, green apple, orange peel, herbs and malt. The finish is tart.
toninjo (7) - CROATIA - JUN 24, 2015 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0.33l. Its a good beer. Shady red color with a good taste. Best to drink from a cup and not more than one bottle.