AdiBeer (1626) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: grain and caramel malts. Appearance: hazy gold, massive, creamy, white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: light bitters coming up, flowers, grain and bread again. Overall: not a massive fan of this one, nothing too extraordinary. Pint at Big Brew, Morristown.
PhillyBeer2112 (2569) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My father in law sent me a 4 pack and the glass, very nice surprise. And it all survived despite no padding lol! Poured hazy golden, large foaming head, very stiff. Nose was clove and phenols mostly, a lightly fruitiness that hints at banana and pineapple, barest hint of bubblegum. Flavor is very restrained. Very dry, hint of spice and clove, lightly medicinal. Not much body, Highly carbonated but not that fluffy airy kind of carbonation you expect in the best trappist ales. Its more fine, with a slight carbonic bite at the end. Finish is dry and somewhat empty/watery. Lingering phenols.
Mep3222 (611) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice Belgian yeasty aroma. Banana nutty aroma. Flavors of banana nutty, some malt. Pretty smooth and a nice tasty Belgian. Many flavors of a Dubbel but lighter in color. Some spiciness, like clove maybe? Maybe slight light palate?? Good beer overall.
Underdogs88 (188) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clove and Belgian fruity esters on the nose. Appearance is a light gold with a white fluffy head. Flavor contains notes of bread, clove with a spicy hop flavor. Bitterness is medium and dries out the beer. Mouthfeel is medium light with a high level of carbonation. Overall, it's a great tasting patersbier. Nice and refreshing.
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dmac (4281) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2oz American made bottle, guess they were going for lots of authenticity on this one, from Spirits Xroads. Poured a nice looking hazy bright orange body under a larger bright white foamy head. Aroma of yeast, banana, cloves, lots of dough some dates and fig. Body is to liverly, bigger body with aggressive carbonation and a quicker fading aftertaste. Flavor of yeast, grains, some dry tropical fruit rind, citrus notes, apricot skins and dry sugar.
mike67 (841) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 oz bottle. Pours hazy-orange with long lasting, foamy, white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of funky yeast, pale malt, and ripe fruit. Body is full and crisp. Funky, spicy yeast, bready malt, floral hops and ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long, semidry and spicy. Very nice brew, more hoppy than other Trappists IMO.
revolution2718 (278) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark orange, very hazy, big fluffy head. Nose is belgian yeast, wheat, light spices, a bit bready, banana, fruit esters. Taste has heavy yeast character, fruit esters, clove, spices, bready on the finish, a bit peppery, banana. Finish is a bit flat, overall thin mouthfeel. Hefeweizen notes on the nose, a more Tripel character taste wise. Interesting, complex, good beer.
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thome50 (1099) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Wrye. Pours a medium brown with tan head. Aroma is malt, toffee and some stone fruit. Taste is raisin, light burnt caramel, some pear. Some banana and clove at the finish to really cement that belgian thing.
jcwattsrugger (11286) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2014 Trade with mcox90. Well, not really a trade yet, as he came bearing this gift when we met today at Marthas Exhcange, and I did not have anything to trade back. Onto the beer...11.2oz bottle. white-haxzy gold. A-fruit-pear, some clove, lt malt-bready. T-follows along with an earthiness that overrides into the aftertaste .
Rando7 (760) - Iowa, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours light orange with thick fluffy yellow head. Fruity citrus aroma. Taste light fruits and citrus especially orange with pepper and spices. Medium body. Finish slight bittering hops.
Really pretty good, they managed to include traditional Belgian flavors while adding spices and hops to make it unique.