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 it’s good, othertimes it’s 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.
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown-amber pour with a off-white head that lingers. Aroma was sweet and fruity...figs I would say. Flavor is also sweet and complex, with fruit and a almost bubble gum character. An overall good but not great beer.
robinvboyer (3395) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
wow.......if you cant get westy 12, this is just as good. excellent! aroma of dried fruit, and caramel. nice big fat frothy head. absolutely a piece of heaven.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2007
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle. Poured into a St. Bernardus Tulip. My favorite Belgium which makes it my favorite beer. A wonderful pour, Frothy white head. Dark amber in color. Fruity smell. Wonderful complex taste. I like this better than the Westvlederin because I think it tastes "cleaner", and is much more available. That being said, the Westi is the original.(for those who do not know the story, westvlederin used to sale its recipe to St. Bernardus for mass production, in 1992 the trappists started selling for themselves (to retain the trappist "logo’) and St. Bernardus carried on the "formula" note it is not a trappist, but the same basic stuff as a Westvlederin Abt. 12)
pintocb (646) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome. Very bready and fruity nose. Can smell the alcohol, but it doesn’t detrace. Very murky in the glass. More effervescent than I expected. Tastes like heaven. Lots of malt and esters. Sweet and bitter hops all at the same time. Alcohol in the finish, but not hot, just present. Awesome.
pubbe (493) - Højbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark reddsih brown with off-white lasting head. Heavy malt and pretty high level of hoppy bitterenss. Some orangecid is also detected. Malt and a high level of carbonation on the palate. Average finish, with nice hoppiness. Certainly a well made and tasty beer.
Jerre (2799) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2014 Bottle; 33 cl Deep brown with off-white head. Aroma very yeasty/bready, with dark fruit notes and some alcohol. Dark fruits again in the mouth, with a yeastiness as well, and the warming alcohol, though that is very well-integrated considering the abv%. Soft and delicate, but packed with flavour, a truly, outstanding beer.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle. Dark reddish brown...Slight head, good lacing...VERY fruity, yeasty aroma...Taste was fruit fruit fruit...Apple, figs, plums...Very pleasing after taste...Very easy to drink.