KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful amber hue with substantial whipped head. Aroma fruity and floral with hoppy traces--not overpowering, however. Flavor is delightully balanced between hops and complex malt/fruit profile, also enough body to augment high carbonation---this brew has layers of quality! Finish is spicy dry with fruit hints--reminds me of dry pear wine. Most interesting stuff...
lukin (342) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Pours cloudy orange with sediment and huge head. Aroma of citrus, bubblegum, yeast. Taste is banana, earthy, bitter. Interesting, but a little watery and does not stand up to its trappist cousins.
5avageNach0 (63) - Shanghai, CHINA - JUN 18, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
reberiii (113) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From bottle. Floral in aroma, bitter flower on the tongue. Full bodied and complex. Superb representation of the style.
CarloOG (5) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Big, off-white, frothy head. Citrus, earthy, basement aroma. Dry with a spicy, maybe pink peppercorn taste to it. There’s not much I can add that most dont already know. This is a great beer! Thank you, Walt for introducing me to this years ago.
DuffLover (73) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Was excited to try this. Pours amber with a huge head - looked very appetizing. However, it seems to be lacking in flavor. Maybe I had hyped this too much in my head, but I am somewhat disappointed now. Glad I tried it but would not go out of my way to get this again.
chalicemaster (45) - Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious, but not as special as Rochefort. Mild hops combine with wood and yeast flavors to make something very ’classic’ tasting and enjoyable. Truthfully, perhaps a little overpriced when compared to similar tasting beers but still very good.
XmnwildX12 (1623) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from AV3, nice orange pour with a full glass of head, too much carbonation. Aroma is great, some tart fruit like a sour, grapes and other vinous notes. Taste is like a dry sweet wine with some earthiness, not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
toxichop (176) - South Gate, California, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
S: Earthy bret, stone fruits and grapes. P: Has a big thick white foam and a brown golden color. T: It strikes with bananas but quickly goes into spices, earthy musk, grassy hops, and just a bit of cloves. M: light to medium body, nice soft carbonation. O: Solid
EddyBeer1 (132) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 14, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ambrée pratiquement opaque, forte pétillance, magnifique mousse crémeuse persistante. Huileuse au palais avec petite astringence sur la fin. Houblonnée à souhait, plutôt épicée, un rien surette, douceur fruitée. Une des meilleures trappistes qui soit !
mnmike (700) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
October 2012 bottle. Tons of head on this one. Smells and tastes of a bit of sourness - but in a really good way. This is like a better version of Damnation from Russian River.