mikedR (865) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice tripel. I look for light fruit notes first and foremost in this style. And this one has them. Hard to go wrong!
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DutchMark (77) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good. Interesting well balanced flavor of caramel marzipan and dried fruit. It is strong but easy to drink. Rightfully a classic.
BLADT (60) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from bottle. Appears amber, almost cherry colored in glass. Smells sweet, with hints of lactic acid. Taste is fruity (tart) and well balanced.
samund93 (1) - - FEB 1, 2014 does not count
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Overall I was disappointed.
No real flavour.
Sweet in a strange way.
It looked nice.
Zer0 (1123) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours cloudy brown with a long lasting creamy beige head. Aroma is caramel, raisin, red fruits, alcohol (but not as much as in 10), floral, bready and some licorice. Taste is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter. Complex and full bodied. Long fruity finish.
Busick (161) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another good Belgium strong ale that I had to try due to all the hype and accessibility. Like the 10 better, but this is a great way to be introduced to this style of craft beer without paying or trading an arm and a leg.
hobsch (311) - Cologne, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 0.33l. Pours dark brown with small beige head. Aroma has dried fruits, molasses, plums, slightly sharp. Taste is medium sweet, lightly bitter, slightly roasted, dried fruit, plums, figs. Alcohol is well hidden. Strong carbonation. Very good.
tricksta_p (505) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky copper/dark brown with a frothy white head. Aroma of malts, ripe fruits, caramel, yeast, figs, spices. Flavour is malty sweetness, caramel, a bit sugary. Just like the Rochefort 6 this has quite lively carbonation, with a relatively dry finish. Very nice.
hockeybeerguy (532) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes. She pours a dark brown and leaves the same colored body with some purple edges - interesting. There is a one finger white foamy head - very pillowy looking clings for a good minute and slowly dies leaving adequate lacing but the lacing dies within a good minute. The smell has a lot of booze up front, candied fruits (a combination of cherries and plums) with some figs and clove well presented. The taste has a wholly sweet flavoring all the way through and lots of booze. It has a boozy/slightly candied fruit aftertaste with a thick candied fruit sticky finish. On the palate, she sits about a medium to heavy. The ABV is definitely felt and in no way is remotely sessionable. The carbonation seems good. Overall, wow, what a booze bomb, just wondering how fresh this is, wonder what 290616 means. I’m wishing I should’ve let this age for a bit as I think I had this way too early, next time I will definitely let this sit way longer.
ABT_S54 (76) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl in a Trappist glass. Pours a dark amber colour and is highly carbonated with a fair amount of sediment. Taste is quite delicate for such a strong beer and feels very carbonated. Taste is somewhat less than expected for the style. Mounthfeel is quite good with nice lacing around the glass. Aftertaste to me seemed quite medicinal. Certainly no match for Rochefort 10.