brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - FEB 10, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: The pour is an opaque reddish-brown color. The head is small to begin with and dissipates quickly.
S: The nose has the usual yeast and bready quality with some hints of dark fruit. The bulk of the nose, however, is the sweet caramel and toffee from the malt.
T: Like the nose, the yeast and malt really define this beer. A lot of sweetness from the malts with dark fruits (particularly raisins and figs) with a mild spice.
M: The body is medium with a high level of carbonation.
D: The world of Belgians is sort of a new thing to me, but it would seem I’m off to a good start. A very nice beer, indeed.
Oakes (13966) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2010 On the light side of dark brown, if that makes sense, very sedimented and with a big rich head. Deep malty, fruity aroma with rich plum, brown sugar, light toffee, raisin, peach and faint pear, alcohol and doughy yeast. Sweet malts in the body mix with a surprising tartness (mainly yeastiness). Fruits are subdued but still there (plum, pear). The malts seem subdued by a bit of wateriness...this is a 7.5% beer my I remind you so thatï¿½s a shocker but I may be viewing this flavour profile vis-a-vis its bigger brothers without realizing it. Anyway, a solid, sessionable trappist brown. Upon multiple tastings, I have upgraded my score significantly, to reflect the floral, smooth awesomeness of this beer.
chrisv10 (13482) - DENMARK - APR 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2014 Bottle, 7.5%. Cloudy brown/dark amber with big off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, yeast, dark fruit and spices. Flavour is malt, caramel, yeast. dark fruits, sweet, toasted, hop and medium bitter.
gunnfryd (13345) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, apple, yeast. Flavour is yeast, apple and alcohol.
bhensonb (12960) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong aroma of medium dark fruit. Brown malty yeasty aroma. It smells brown. Vigorous, persistent tan head. Lacing. Starts with mysterious fruit, passes to something like bread dough. Then caramel and chocolate notes rise. It is a bit thin, say medium mouthfeel. It is certainly unique and complex. It is good.
argo0 (12513) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours muddy brown with big beige head that eventually settles down. Flavor is sweet and smooth, fruity (berry), slightly caramel. One of the easiest drinking 7.5% beers I’ve ever had.
Tmoney99 (12415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. This was the last in the process of tasting all three of these brews. Aroma, flavor and body was much the same as the 10 and 8. With a lowerer and smaller alcohol finish. This was a good thing. The complex flavor and finish generated more character.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy brown colorwith a large frothy beige head. Has an aroma of caramel, light alcohol, sweet malt, florals, and light yeast. Creamy palate with flavors of sweet malt and spices.
Beerhunter111 (12343) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig süß, fruchtig, würzig. Geschmack röstmalzig, hefig, fruchtig, dunkle reife Früchte, Karamell.
HenrikSoegaard (12053) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2009 Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Brown colour. Nice but week hoppy and malty aroma. OK but not fantastic flavvor. Oily palate. I was quite disapointed about this beer.