JorisPPattyn (7970) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2003 Dark orange. Slight white head. Vinegary nose, spicey, malts & honey-like (strange, no honey added on this). Sweet taste. With a punch - a good one. The aftertaste is peppery-spicey - but whether this IS valerian and lemon balm, I don't drink enough pharmaceutical concoctions to decide that. This is nice, anyway. Very rich mouthfeel. Spicyness keeps going on. Amazing, interesting, but the bed has to be near.
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - APR 26, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had from bottle on April 18, 2003 at the Suffed Sandwich
I very much enjoyed this beer. It has a sweet, caramel aroma with a hint of smokiness and malt. The appearance is quite nice with a hazy, amber color. There are small particles evident and virtually no lacing. The beer is quite flavorful. While it finishes with a smokey aftertaste, the beer itself is a bit acidic with a sweetness that masks the alcohol content very well. Highly recommended - a great surprise at the tasting.
Bov (9602) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 12, 2003
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
cloudy dirty brown colour, absolutely no foam, chaotic aroma of malt, potatoes and perfume, sweet, oily and medium-bodied, bitter plumy finish - urgh ?
Trappistenbier (49) - BELGIUM - JAN 7, 2003
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20