alexanderj (3381) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2007 Poured a reddish amber; medium head. Aroma of yeast, alcohol, plum, pit fruit, light malt. Creamy palate, slight warming at the end. Slightly sweet; alcohol fairly present. Flavor of pit fruit, brown sugar, yeast, caramel, alcohol. Complex.
psauer (2) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 17, 2007 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good trappist brew. Deep red with a tan hear. Alcohol very evident but a very drinkable beer. For me the brown sugar tones stood out.
bigcat03 (210) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 16, 2007
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Wilburs poured into trappist glass @ 58 degrees - Pours a beautiful deep red with a 1 finger tan head; a very beautiful beer to look at; plums, alcohol, malt, a little yeast, red wine, and tart grapes to the nose; alcohol, plums, apples, raisins, malt, bread, faint chocolate and brown sugar on the initial taste; Sweet malts, grapes, and a light bitterness of barley in the aftertaste; a smooth, full body; Nice carbonation with alight sharpness; A nice warming feeling when it goes down. This was an absolute pleasure to taste. Easily the most complex beer Iíve tasted to date. I just wish I could get my hands on it more easily!
deSixtus (3) - BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2007 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Itís a nice beer I drink it often because itís even hard to get the Westvleteren in Belgium and this one is available in lots of local shops
It has a sharp flavor a bit sweet in the beginning, a black clear appearance with a nice brown head
drazil91 (41) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I bought this since I canít get the Westvleteren here in the US. 16 bucks for a four pack? Worth it. It is everything an amber should be- too bad itís an Abt. Drank it right from the bottle.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruit, figs, citrus, caramel, metal, brown sugar in the aroma. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head. Sharp flavor, sweet upfront, caramel, brown sugar, some fruit, with a spicy character i canít place, and i can taste the alcohol. very nice though.
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2007
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a dark brown color with an overabundance of thick creamy tan foam. The head dies down to a more normal 2" in several minutes. Excellent, stick-to-the-glass lacing throughout the glass. I first get the aroma when the cap is lifted, and it is very prominent while pouring the beer. I smell this wonderful, still-rising bread dough aroma. Very yeasty. This is followed by a very potent alcohol scent.
The beer is sweet for sure, but absolutely not cloying. It is full of brown sugar and dried dark fruit, and there is a thick caramel maltiness to it, followed by a touch of raisin and rum. Faint spice in the finish - cloves or herbal/spicy hops, maybe. Fantastic full body, gently carbonated
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a fairly thick, foamy, tan head. Banana, yeast, lightly sweet malt, and mild hop aroma. Flavor matches the aroma with a little more bitterness in the finish than expected. Palate is medium, a bit creamy, and bitter-sweet. A little unbalanced, but the flavors present are enjoyable none the less.
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Tasted in 2004, DK-ITA: 0-0 with Troels.]
A truely very strong beer with alcoholic presence. Therefore it is a hardkicker for many. Sometimes itís good, othertimes itís less good. But lots of ingredients such as notes of fruit, sweetness, caramel. Heavy stuff!
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - JAN 12, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very good belgian beer. It lacks a lot of the estery quality of some belgian beers, which is actually a plus to me. I am not a fan of the banana taste in my beer. That said, it is very resiny, dark fruit and candy and complex with a nice finish.