rumproasts (3500) - 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 (9619) - 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 (5758) - 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 (1012) - 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 (58) - 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.
smith4498 (3137) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a trade with WillRunForBeer. Pours slightly cloudy burnt orange color with off white head. Aromas of yeast and bananas. Doughy yeast flavor with banana, clove, fruit, and grass. Medium body with lively carbonation. Thanks Brian.
jimhilt (2442) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a one finger cream head that fades very slowly leaving traces of lace. Hazy pale amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Belgian yeast nose and flavor is yeast, cloves and bready. $2.99 for a 330ml bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma.
zathrus13 (1728) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy orange/gold, with a medium sized white head. Aroma is spices, fruit, yeast, malt, and hops. Flavor is spices, yeast, malt, fruit, hops, and a little alcohol. Medium body. Better than expected.
AdiBeer (1681) - 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 (2580) - 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.