MarkSachon (759) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. I wish the Benedictine monks had made this when I was at Saint Vincent College in the 80s. A superb ale that proves the Americans can do it just as well as the Europeans. I like the label’s motto ’Pair with family and Friends’ which is always a good idea.
vtafro (4954) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Super head, hazy golden pour. Fruit, spice, yeast and light floral aromas. Lighter flavor profile, some yeast, spice and fruit like tones.
Ratman197 (11380) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a cler gold with asmall lasing white head. Aromas of straw, fruitiness and yeast. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, yeast, earthiness and fruitiness with smooth dry finish.
boxofrane (2446) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Iron Abbey loft. Pours hazy orange with an immense, overcarbinated head that dissipates in a few minutes. There is some dead yeasties in the glass as well. The head leaves a gorgeous lacing. The aroma is very sweet with some dark fruit, brown sugar, maybe a touch of banana and fig. The taste has raisin, fig, plum, sweet finish. A very nice Belgian ale with a lower abv. The only downside is the price considering it isn’t imported.
Mr_Abner (200) - Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aromas of spicy yeast, malts. A light sweetness, spicy yeast, a bit creamy/chalky rather than crisp. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, dry finish.
ineedbeer (1264) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle.
Aroma is initially super fruity with a lot of Belgian fruit esters of stone fruit, faint banana and bubblegum. As the esters fade you get some nice clove and coriander phenolics with lighter pepper. Light caramel and burnt sugar notes.
We have a gusher! Pours a slightly cloudy copper gold with a large, frothy white head that lingers for quite a bit and leaves behind a high amount of lacing.
Flavor is moderately sweet with a large ester presence upfront of banana, bubblegum and stone fruit. As the esters fade you pick up some candi sugar and light caramel with a hint of toast. Medium phenolic notes of clove and coriander. Medium bitterness balances out the sweetness. A hint of alcohol.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a better beer than I was expecting when it gushed. Nice esters balanced with a good phenolic character that doesn’t turn to plastic. Some light malt and sugar notes compliment.
fishonmyplane (503) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - APR 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has an authentic Belgian character without being too similar to any other beer. Medium-bodied. Hazy golden color. It has some great, subtle fruit flavors. Mild spice notes, and lots of yeast. Sessionable. They’ve followed the Orval model, by carving out a strong niche with a single beer. I’ll be buying this one on a regular basis.
Bebum (517) - - APR 19, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tasted in a flight, accidentally after an IPA, and other highly exuberant beers, tastes watery.
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NeuroPliny (226) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at Birch & Barley, Washington, DC. Pours cloudy orange-amber with a generous off-white head. Nose is grass, lemon, cloves, spices, coriander, orange zest, and subtle yeast. Flavour is bitter hops, pine nut, lemon drop, spices, and cloves. Very interesting Trappist ale from the USA but I love the Belgians so much I can't help but compare. They win.
bigbish (596) - California, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A really nice, easy drinking trappist ale. A touch of cloves and yeast notes. Great on the palate with a wonderful aroma.