jefcon (1420) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful, rounded aromas of brown bread, figs, honey, maple syrup and cherry seltzer. Rich amber color and tiny bubble lacing that fully diminishes. Flavor is full of fruit -- figs, raisin, cherry with a nice woodsy malt backing. Long on the palate, if a bit fizzy up front. Solid malt backbone. Very nice, if not so delicate a brew.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep ruby brown in color with a small off-white head. Aroma of dark fruit, rasins,plums,dates,cherries with a mildly sweet-sugary note. Rich malt sweetness with dark fruit and a warming alcohol mouthfeel and a dry finish.
bigbish (552) - California, USA - MAY 21, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish tan in color. Pours with a thick cream head which stays for quite a while. Malty flavors, some butterscotch. Slightly fruitly. Kind of boring.
reebtogi (4386) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 20, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice light Belgian Ale. Easy drinking, light maltiness and fruitiness, light brown in colour and slightly yeasty. Good carbonation and head dissipates quickly.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAY 16, 2006
3.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Magnificent nose of berries, butterscotch & alcohol - wow!, that’s good. Pours a hazy
murky honey brown. The light frothy off-white head is fully diminishing, and leaves no
lace on my goblet. The flavor is balanced, but not terribly deep. Mostly malt character.
The body is light, fizzy and dry. Similar IMO to Chimay Rouge. Overall, a
BrotherJoe1975 (11) - Iowa, USA - MAY 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wonderfully sharp, caramel, malt nose upon first scent.
Slightly musty initial flavor with a lingering fig finish.
Slightly tart/sour notes.
Overall a good
SSSteve (3830) - - MAY 14, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
murky brown. malty, caramel, and toffee aroma. lasting small off-white head. not much lacing. burnt caramel, spicey bready malts, anise, dark and lighter fruits, hops, even a hint of chocolate. what a treat.
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy mahogany brown with a thick white head. Aroma is honey, fruits and yeast with some hints of tobacco. Sweet in flavour with notes of peach and apricots. Some yeast is present here too. Thick, caramelly mouthfeel. Finishes off with a warming alcohol feel and some raisin.
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - MAY 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruby colour. Huge white head, soon disappears. Easy drinking, alcohol is well disguised. Maybe a little lacking in taste, although the aroma of yeast and some summer fruits makes up for it.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown color with ruby tints, floaties galore, massive foamy white head. It’s malty aroma breathes sour cherries, with wafts of bread baking. Smooth like other Trappists, but much thinner body than the 8 or 10. Sour at times, more cherries. Dry finish, relatively quick. Clearly well made, but overall a less interesting Trappist. Rating # 600.