DeliveryDriver (170) - Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled in 2010. Pours a hazy reddish-orange with a giant head that dissipates slowly into a cap. Yeast is visible floating around in the beer. Dark fruits dominate the nose. Plumb, cherry, grape, it’s like holding a glass of brandy. Taste is sour more than anything. Sweet and yeasty, even has a bit of a hop bite. Big, slow sipper, even with the alcohol content being what it is. Unusual beer, more reminiscent of a lambic than other trappist beers I’ve had.
Senka (734) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is so different from batch to batch. First one was had in 2007. Last on was 1 year ago in Italy. It is still one of the best, but every time I get my mount on it - it is different. Not like Kwak (came to my mind) - always the same. Next time I will add details.
Dohny (289) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy dark yellow orangish color with big white lacing head. Aroma of leather, stable. Medium body, lively carbonated, warming alcohol. Fruity flavor with spicy tones. Bitterness in aftertaste lingers.
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ElManana (546) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Have had this numerous times. Pours orange, brown with a nice head. Fantastic balance between funkiness (brett), bitterness and lots of dryness. This is my go-tobeer in any bar I ever visit. For me THE Belgian Ale.
MatthijsE (919) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ home. Pours hazy orange with thick foamy white head. Aroma is very Brett, tropical fruits, mango, sweet oranges, citrus. Taste is a touch wild, very carbonated, dry, crisp.
Shielfing (12) - SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle aged for 15 months, from Aba-jour, Ghent. Leathery almost horseblanket farmyard, atop the joyous crisp blond I love. Stunning.
snuit (1) - BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2015 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice foam, little acidity, great aftertaste , nice beer, not served to cold please
WonBall (13) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another fine Trappist, sampled at home, in Amsterdam (where it performed substantially better than at home), in Brussels and Paris (ditto) between April-July 2014 and again in Brussels Jan 2015. Has the aroma, pour, head, palate that one would expect of any true Monastery ale. A little too hoppy for me, a little smoother would be nice. But I quibble. Try this in a tulip as your introduction to Trappists. And get it in Benelux if you can, the bottles I drank over there were far smoother than at home and would earn it a 4.5...if only...
Padchenko (108) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6.2% bottle. Thick white head on amber cloudy, sweet smelling beer. Some sweetness in the taste - sugary sweetness rather than fruity. Heavy in its character and containing yeast it is bready and it is in some ways like a wheat beer reminding me of Paulaner. Lovely beer
tillmac62 (287) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
BOD 2/7/13, BBD 2/7/18. Pours a clear medium amber (copper) with just a hint of garnet. World Class head volume, lacing and retention - the best I have ever seen. The final pour provides a mild cloudiness.
Complex nose of sweet fruit (grape, pineapple) coupled with tart lemon. Underneath there are notes of Belgian yeast, a slight spice, subtle sweetness and a bit of slightly sour earthiness (funk).
Medium body with a creamy texture. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the finish.
Unfortunately, the flavor profile isn’t as impressive as the appearance or the aroma. It is intense, lacks complexity, and is poorly balanced. From the onset, phenols dominate and little else comes forward. In the middle, a bit of biscuit sweetness is underneath, but you really have to "look" for it. The finish is dry.
Bierridder_S (86) - BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
20/01/2015 33cl bottle @ Vert de Gris, Brussels.
Nice orange amber with perfect foamy white head. Aroma : Hops, spcies,yeast. Taste : hops & spices, yeast, some sourness, some candy sugar and nice long lasting bitterness in the end. Damn, I can taste it again on writting this. Very nice mouthfeel. Even if beers like this are usually not my faivorites and the first taste is sometimes an effort, there’s just one possible rating, as nothing compares to it!