Daytonbeer (665) - Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours gold and slightly hazy. Big white head and lots of lacing. Aroma of light fruits and Belgium yeast. Taste is the same with banana and candy sugar. Noticeable hops and a dry finish.
argo0 (11653) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Medium off-white head atop cloudy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, spicy/yeasty, light bread, clove, ginger/allspice. Taste is moderately sweet, spicy, some yeast, light ginger. Light-medium body, light effervescence.
j12601 (6863) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle I took to RBSDG at the Dad Pad. Pours a faintly hazed golden amber with a thin to medium sized white head. Soft musk, a touch of a yeast. Medium bodied, sweet yeast and a toucho f banana coming through. Musk and a touch of warm alcohol on the finish, yeast. Nice, warming.
closey22 (983) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
hazy straw gold color with rimming offwhite head; aroma is heartily grainy with touch of yeastiness; flava is rich fresh malt grain with earthy and mildly yeasty malty notes; feels medium with moderate foamy fizz; finishes malty yeasty chalky
Maxbier (401) - Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy dark golden pour with big off white head. Yeasty, orange, funk aroma. Citrus strong slightly dank. Some spicy notes, earthy hop flavors. Great, authentic tasting. Thanks dlovell2 for getting this for me in Maine.
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. hazy deep golden with one finger head. medium body with a lot of fruity yeast flavor. solid hops in add a touch of bitterness. very impressive.
adnielsen (9478) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home, via the rotbox. Thanks to Lukaduke for sending. Pours a pretty clear golden orange appearance with an off white head. Aroma has apple, banana, nuts, nutmeg, and a little bit of pepper. Medium high carbonation. There’s some toasted grain in the flavor along with some white fruits (pear, banana, apple), white pepper, and a bit of flowers. Medium high bitterness. Fairly low sweetness. Little hint of the booze. Pretty good.
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl, new exclusive American Trappist Anno 2014, thx alot to Koen for this bonus!, complex brew, floral/fruity and slightly sweet/bitter, balanced, cloudy, good head, good brew
Steasy66 (995) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beyond a gusher, it sprayed me in the face! Aroma is fairly complex, dark fruits, esters, yeasty, interesting but not overly appealing. Flavor is on the bland side, it might be better with age. Some dark fruit and a little bit of red fruit.
migwell (41) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Our local trappiste. I was put off by the price, but with a free glass thrown in, why not? This is substantially different from the darker, heavier and stronger trappistes I’m familiar with, but it’s no lager. The clove flavor really comes through and that is not objectionable, It’s a decent ale with an unusual flavor and it looks great in the provided glass. Probably a one-and-done, though since Duvel, for example, is cheaper and more to my taste.