GothGargoyle (1605) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy light orange with a great white head that leaves lots of lacing. Aroma is belgian yeast, banana, fresh bread, chamomile, hints of stone fruit, honey and orange blossom. Light-medium bodied, well balanced on the palate, lightly dry and spicy finish. Taste is bread, chamomile, Belgian yeast, hint of banana, grains of paradise.
dlovell2 (1125) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy copper color with white creamy head. Aroma is fruity malt with yeast and cloves. Creamy mouthfeel. Dry malty grain start with some fruity notes, followed by earthy yeastiness and finishing with citrus and cloves. Quality brew you would expect from a Trappist Product.
Slubgob (216) - West Hartford, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle into tulip. Hazy orange/copper. Banana, clove, cinnamon studded orange nose. A bit on the cold side, tastes kind of like a hefe and ale blend, with south what and banana of a hefe with the hops of an ale. Finished a touch bitter.
stevoj (2744) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice Belgian, beautiful fluffy head, buttery smooth. Cloudy golden body, slightly spicy, slick, chewy, smooth.
mixmasterob (944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slight gusher. Hazy orange pour with a rocky white head. Aroma was clove and some banana, white pepper. Flavors were yeasty with notes of orange, bubblegum and earthy malts. Lively carbonation. Overall and pretty straightforward, well executed Belgian golden ale. Refreshing.
ShakaZ (3) - - FEB 1, 2015 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light, rich foamy head. Subtle citrus notes. Not bad for the first American Trappist. I believe this is the Westvleteren 4 recipe.
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raymow (985) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap at Dog & Bull in Croydon - tasted like an IPA. It was ok but nothing special.
BillWyce (817) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy amber color, with a 1-finger off-white head. Aroma of candied fruit with some yeast underneath. Maybe some grass as well. Medium-to-full body, slightly oily, with a dry finish. Candied fruit flavor with a touch of citrus bitterness. Earthy yeast underneath that lingers in the finish.
WonBall (17) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This ale suffers greatly by comparison to its brethren, but it’s not a bad drink by itself. Modest aroma with a hint of bread, cereal, freshness. Sits well in the glass. Taste a little too astringent for me, I like to get away from that too-bright character in my beer. Lasted ok. Overall a decent beer but not a shattering experience like Chimay, Saint Bernardus or The Ale Whose Name Begins with W Which We Cannot Purchase.
thebeertourist (5073) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from City Beer, SF. Hazy golden-orange with a lively head. Banana, orange zest and herbal notes. Good herbal bitterness, fruity flavours, some sugary sweetness. Not bad.