dyetube (1182) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
this beer pours a brownish red with a 1/4 in tan head. it has aromas of nuts and raisins.. flavors are very smooth with nuts and spices and raisins. this is a nice beer, but not one of my favorite of the abbey styles. Cheers!
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown. Strong trypical abby taste. High alchol but can still scence the fruit and some other flavors.
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark and murky with a nice whiteish head that slowly dissapated into a light ring with some lace and a dollop in the middle. bready/yeasty aroma with some, what I think is an orangey fruity aroma. Lots of carbonation up front that is kind of getting in the way of the taste. Almost coffee like bitternes rounds it out. Obvious fruit tastes with a creamy pleasing texture.
FrankJohansen (3602) - Sabro, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle. Brown colour with a laaasting head. Sweet taste of malt and orange. Full body with lots of taste, but with a slight alcoholic aftertaste
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
found in a bottle in 330ml size at the tap room in warren n.j.Poured a ruby brown color with a perfect head.The beer had sweet and malty flavors,an absolutely great tasting beer!
CSX333 (2) - USA - SEP 23, 2005 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured in a St. Bernardus chalice from a 750 ml bottle cooled but not cold. Smooth, creamy, plenty of fruit. This one never disappoints. A favorite Quadrupel.
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap: Ashlesy Ann Arbor. Wow, served in a tulip glass. Small head stuck around for a while. Very complex nose candied, faint coriander/orange, very smooth but a fair amount of carbination, some coffee and other bitterness towards the end. Warm alch. note. Excellent
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2005 Sweet fruit nose not unlike rum. Incredible pour from the bottle with head to the top of the glass. The flavor is very focused with warm sweet malts, banana bread and sugar cane undertones. Smooth, creamy finish with just the right bitterness. My love for belgian beers is growing.
jefcon (1389) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep mahogany color with a massive off-white rocky head. Small bead. Leaves lacing in its wake. Aromas are lightly perfumed, baking wheat bread, some faint candied orange, LIvely carbonation and a long-lasting palate. Still, the beer is smooth and creamy. Plenty of fruit and hops extend into a rich malty caramel "meat" of the beer. The finish is bready and has just a hint of hazelnut depth and the bitterness of coffee bean. A fantastic beer.
sfontain (802) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2 oz. bottle from the brand new natural foods store on Sawmill Rd., Columbus, OH. Paid $3.49. This is a perfect-looking beer; very dark garnet color with a thick, frothy, bubbly, everlasting head that leaves froth all the way down the glass; thick globs of yellow floaties abound. Aroma is heavy and full: malts, caramel, dark fruit, rotting vegetables, spicy, alcohol; unfortunately the less apparent smells are too subtle. Flavor is strong and really nice but just not as easily describable as the rest of this beer; taste is malty with sugar and some dark fruits; the alcohol bite is just perfect here, though. Somewhat more carbonated than I was hoping, and barely thin; otherwise silky and not sticky. Overall this is a very solid beer; I think some people do overrate this just a tiny bit; I don’t quite see the complexity in the flavor that some people claim. However, this is a very good beer at a price that isn’t terrible in comparison to some other comparable brews. Very good.