chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Carbonation doesnít seem overkill but this really makes you need to burp-- more than any beer Iíve tried. Still the best Belgian brew Iíve tried. Beautiful look and lacing. Nice nose, great finish and aftertaste. Pit fruits, grapes, carmel malt balanced with mild spice/herbs and hops.
alexanderj (3503) - 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 (249) - Columbus, 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 (2318) - 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!