NikkTwist (1878) - 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.
trapped (1120) - New York City, TURKEY - JAN 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy dark orange with large spongy whitish head, typical Belgian yeast aroma, high carbonation, full body, vanilla flavor, medium finish. This is a fine specimen, astonishing to find a Trappist monastery in the US.
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 2, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours copper with thick tan head. Aroma of yeast, banana, and grains. Fruity, nutty, bready taste with banana and clove and a bitterness that covers overshadows any residual sweetness. Full bodied and highly carbonated. Finishes dry and slightly hoppy. Very nice Belgian style ale.
Travlr (14703) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Murky golden color, thin white edge head, an ugly beer. Aroma of raw bread dough, orange peel, funk. Taste is spiced citrus, bitter, could be better balanced.
hopdog (9570) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a hazy golden color with an averaged sized head. Yeasty, fruity, some lighter spices, and bananas.
rjplumer (597) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange amber opaque body. Frothy head exploded out of bottle before I could (I wasn’t ready for it). Smooth clove Belgian earthy aroma that’s so delicious that I wanted to bury my nose in the head and inhale more of it. Mild bitter character. Smooth butter, fruit and spice taste. Leaves a mild fruitiness to in the finish. Delicious and it should be savored but try and hold back on this one.
Cali2DC (2) - Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spicy aroma, bright finish. Tastes of ginger snap cookies and mineral water
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Yumzies (19) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
First Trappist brewed in the US? Had to try it. Poured a hazy copper/orange into a Trappist glass and had a head that was lingering and quite foamy. The aromas were fruity but more toasted. Nice flavor but I sensed a little more hops in the back. Feels nice but enjoyed it more as the head dissipated. Really nice beer.
jackal1961 (4) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Helaas in Nederland moeilijk te krijgen, maar de moeite van het zoeken waard. Een Trappist met een zeer zachte smaak die wat mij betreft net wat subtieler is dan bv. de Zundert. Een bier wat zijn Trappistenstatus zeker waard is.
Bule (1075) - California, USA - DEC 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle pours a hazy pale brown color with a lot of frothy head. Nice caramel flavors though a little dilute.