sailracer (419) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the Julioís release tasting. This has the typical Belgian flavor with hints of bananas and cloves. There as an additional kind of musty overtone that made this unique. I like the idea of this beer, but Belgianís arenít really my favorite style so I have a hard time judging this against others. It was decent overall.
WonBall (10) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This ale suffers greatly by comparison to its brethren, but itís 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 (4933) - 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.
BeerFunGuy (776) - California, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Banananambanana banana banana banana banana banana banana banana bread. Woot woot
Schwarzbart (51) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Suds ooze out as soon as the cap is popped. Unfiltered and cloudy with some big chunks that fell to the bottom. The color is honey-orange. Belgian yeast esters that are floral and fruity like a smoothy with bananas. There's some mild phenolic spice, along with cloves. Medicine notes and faint caramel come out as it warms. Light bodied with ample carbonation. The phenolics show up more in the taste and yield some band-aid and plastic qualities. Spices are mild, but definitely clove. Also, there's fruits, banana, crackers, light wood and finishes with yeast esters and hops. Leaves a nice aftertaste and there seems to be plenty going on for the style, if picked apart, but somehow gets all washed out right in the middle.
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radagast83 (5175) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10 or 12oz pour at GBD. Poured an nice lightly cloudy amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma was light sweetness, some clove, ginger, light toasty malts. Flavor was light spices, touch of yeast. Reminds me a bit of a tasty witbier. Very nice.
BeerdedDave (626) - - JAN 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle at Bierstube in Philadelphia; cloudy, light amber color; slightly sour fruit aroma; spicy, grassy, fairly bitter; with lemony citrus notes
solidfunk (4529) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty nice light Belgian style trappist. Not disappointing as the first American Trappist beer. Light citrus and some light floral yeast. Seems as if thereís a top of bitterness, some hops. Pours hazy brown with ok head and lacing. Good balance. Tap.
keanex (1539) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle stamped AD098 F12.
Glass: St. Bernardus chalice.
Appearance: The head erupts with vigor and creates a hugely pillowy and dense white head that lasts a long time. I poured with the yeast so the beer is cloudy with a light amber hue.
Aroma: The aroma is slightly fruity with banana and pear, along with a clean sort of fresh air quality and a dash of floralness and pepper.
Taste: Clean body, hints of malt with a clove/anise finish. Fruitiness is restrained on the flavor, mild bitterness and floral flavors. Perhaps a touch of lemon.
Palate: Crisp and highly carbonated.
Overall: A fine Belgian beer, mild and cleanly brewed. If this were cheaper Iíd consider buying it once in a while, but $5 a bottle is too much to buy more than once or twice.
Dafairlie (1) - Georgia, USA - JAN 13, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Full bodied, subtle fruity accents. Dry finish, slightly bitter.
These Massachusetts monks know their beer.
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MikeyX (1) - Alabama, USA - JAN 12, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Clean and lively ale with soft intergrated spice of clove and banana nut bread. a fine addition to the Trappist Beer legacy.