fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Cloudy medium amber color with a small fizzy fair lacing off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, light yeasty. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily and carbonation is lively. Very light and easy to drink.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beauty pours a reddish copper color and has lots of berry sweetness in the flavor. The body is surprisingly light, for a trappist. It struck me as almost like a summer beer. Very enjoyable though.
eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Like its brother the 8 it pales in comparison to the mysterious perfection of the 10.
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2oz bottle via trade with kenb. Aroma: Dark fruits (plums, figs), candi sugar, caramel, bread, yeast. Appearance: Walnut brown in color and murky. Off-white head was full and creamy with decent retention. Nice lacing. Flavor: Caramel, dark fruits (cherries, plums), yeast, slight alcohol, candi sugar. Fairly dry finish. Palate: Medium-light bodied. Medium-high carbonation. Alcohol warming in back of mouth. Overall: Nice beer, but living in the shadow of its older brothers.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - FEB 20, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
#800!!!! Poured a medium brown hue with a tan head which had great retention. Aroma was midly sweet with cocca and dried fruit notes. Flavor was complex, with sweet cocca notes a nice mild coffee presence, and some fruit notes mainly raisins. A nice carbonated feel and mild alcohol in the finish.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle: pours a light chocolate brown colour with fizzy head. wonderful aroma of sweet toffee malts and darkish fruit some roastedness also and sweet spices very complex aroma. flavour of wonderfully light roasted coffee and fresh picked fruit with the sweet spices from the aroma. the aftertaste of the fruits stays around and i am glad.
Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beautiful deep red color with a fluffy white head that lingered the entire time I drank. The aroma was POWERFUL and complex: I noticed vanilla, coffee, and strong hops. The flavor was equally powerful, making this beer less drinkable then I had hoped. The finishing taste stayed on the pallet long after the gulp. I can say that is a very good beer, but not a beer that anyone would drink in vast quantities, simply because the flavor is too big and overwhelming. In summary, an original tasting Belgium beer, but not great. Cheers.
petermadsen (390) - Vesterbronxxx, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle and with a bit of a cough...
Aroma is fruity, with a freshness not found in the to stronger rochefort’s. The taste is fruity, with a shipload of fresh berries, some chocolate and a very faint hint of alcohol. It ends quite dry and quenching, with a slight ’tang’. A bit thin, but only if you compare it to it’s stronger brothers. Otherwise it might be described as thirst-quenching... A very lovely beer in its own right.
benpickens (444) - Camarillo, California, USA - FEB 16, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Muddy brown with a frothy long lasting head and medium carbonation. Aromas of cider, cola and apples. Sweet and malty with an unusual acidic effervescent finish.
Beerdedone (2981) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a smooth brown color with a medium tight head. Aroma of sweet malt,drk fruit, brown sugar, and a touch of alcohol. Taste is rich and sweet with notes of citrus and sweet toffee. Finish is dry and sweet. Excellent beer