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RATINGS: 2933   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A reddish brown trappist ale, malty and fruit, featuring a 3 week secondary fermentation. This ale has a full, pale yellow head. The bouquet is full of esters and fruitiness. Notes of ripe banana predominate. The taste is fruity and slightly bitter, with a long, dry finish.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2007 (Bottle) Pours cherry red to brown. Fruity and sweet aroma with dark ripe pears and some cherries. A bit wineous but also a bit artificial. Candy sugar and a tiny hint of marzipan. Some yeast and spices. Well carbonated, sweeet flavour with earthy undertones. Some cherries and marzipan. Small, light bitterness. Medium body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - JAN 7, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2008 Bottle 0.3 l from Achel Kluis. Very very nice and balanced. Fruity and little sweet, yet doesn’t smell like babyfood like some abbey products. Very enjoyable. The mouth feel left a little to be disappointed of. It was fizzy and carbonated, but doesn’t really explode in your mouth. Re-rate, same score: (Vastarannan Kiiski). Spicy, malty. Quite bitter and slightly tart without being overly dry.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aenimopiate (176) - The United States of Texas, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2007
I was sensing the distinct aroma of fruits, but I could not distinguish which. The flavor is quite excellent, and the palate and mouthfeel are equally good. I recommend this beer to those in search of yet another wonderful trappiste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2007
Bottled. Pours a clear dark amber with a substantial and lacy off-white head. Medium body and fizzy carbonation. Sweet aroma with fruit, nuts, perhaps a trace of banana? Sweet taste predominated by fruit and malty goodness. Spicy finish.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stew41 (1909) - Phuket, THAILAND - JAN 2, 2007
A bit disappointing given the pedigree. Chocolate brown with a thin creamy head. Dull nose. Palate is dominated with fizz which makes it tough to get a read on the flavours. Darkish malts is about the best I can do. (BB July 2008). Perhaps I’m missing the obvious?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgianBeerGal (3776) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2008 33cl bottle. Pours opaque ruby/brown with small sediment. Medium tan heady and small lacing. Aroma is sweet and yeasty. Flavour is earthy, dark fruits, and hints of chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SoylentBlack (123) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 29, 2006
Beautiful color and head. Smooth body. Slight stink. A very mellow delicous beer. I can’t get over how creamy the head is.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (4096) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 27, 2006
Bottle; Nose of plums, spice, and caramel; Hazy brown with a big tan head thats slowly disapates, lacing the glass lightly; flavor of sweet caramel, spicy malt, and dark fruit, with some oaky notes. Body light-medium with a tiny smidgeon of bitterness in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2006
11.2oz bottle pours dark brown with a short offwhite head that stays pretty well and laces some. Aromas of big raisin, caramel, slight chocolate, candi sugar. Flavor is roasty notes, caramel, raisin, candi sugar, and light chocolate. Palate is airy but full bodied. Feels soft in the mouth. Easy drinking. Nice brew..

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - DEC 17, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2008 Bottle. Strong fruit malt aroma. Dark brown color with medium off white head. Flavor is roasted malt with bitter finish. Dried fruit notes. Bubbly carbonation on the tongue. Good overall.


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