MikeyX (1) - Alabama, USA - JAN 12, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Clean and lively ale with soft intergrated spice of clove and banana nut bread. a fine addition to the Trappist Beer legacy.
Drake (9264) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at a tasting. Pours a clear golden amber with a large frothy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of citrus, stone fruits, bready malt, spice, mild doughy notes. The taste is spice, bread, stone fruits, caramel, lemon. Medium bodied, mild lingering spice.
DocLock (8094) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Plymouth. Pours hazy, bright golden with big, fluffy, white head and a shit ton of carbonation. Nose is nice and funky, old cheesy, yeasty, sweaty female feety, with notes of hopcitrus, apricot, and honey. Tastes candi sugary malty, yeasty, somewhat sweet, with hopcitrus, tart fruit, and a medium palate heft and complexity. Not a world class beer, but a damned good effort.
petergaynor (136) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 6, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
8oz on draft. Pours a hazy orange colour. Nose is spice with a hint of sweetness. Tast is nice light spice and funk.
Imaena (1915) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. This is a nice straight forward Belgian with a good balance of sweetness to malts.
kdhittel (68) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Have been looking forward to trying Spencer! Pouring at Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont in DC. Pours a hazy gold. Nice fruit and spice notes. Dry finish. Nice.
nimbleprop (5292) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2015
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
4oz pour at Churchkey comes a clear gold with some creamy, white head. Nose has a lot of yeasty esters, clove, baking spice, chestnut coney, candy sugar. Flavor starts ok, banana, clove, cinnamon but ends in this very strong mint toothpaste thing. Hard to finish. Bad keg?
marcus (6860) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours cloudy golden with an attractive foamy off-white head and a fruity aroma. There is a vanilla, clove, fruit and caramel mslt flavor with a nice yeast presence.
bhensonb (11675) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours hazy gold with a white head. Aroma is fruit and clove. Med body. Flavor is light fruity esters with clove. Pretty tasty.
NikkTwist (1774) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2015 Bottle at Eulogy and later on draft at Monks. Cloudy orange pour. Frothy off-white head. Lots of carbonation. Fizzy on the tongue. Tastes as if brewed with proper Begium yeast. Bittersweet orange biscuits. Citrusy and bready. Some blonde caramel malts. Mildly herbal and floral. Lavender. Cloves. Thyme. Pink peppercorns. Dry grassy finish. Feels maybe just a bit too clean to match the other Trappists.