LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
VERY good trappist ale. Lovely fresh aroma with a touch of bananas. A wonderful fruity (again bananas) flavour with a LONG, strong finish. A bit more dry than the other trappists I have had.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 4, 2002
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. Everything about this beer is top-shelf. Upon opening, the beer proceeded to fizz out of the bottle. It pours a deep cloudy umber color, with sediment collecting at the bottom. The head pours heavy and thick, delivering an intense aroma of alcohol and apple/pear fruitiness, with hints of grape. This beer is so complex I fear I missed half of what I was drinking. More like a fine wine than a beer, particularly in the nose. Character is unbelievable. Very important to use the right glass, or at the very least, a wide lipped snifter style vessel or wine glass. Be sure that the beer can open up and breathe to reach itís potential.
caesar (4505) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2002
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2003 This beer has the typical dubbel features: its appearance is nice dark and it has sweet taste. I quite like this Westmalle version of our beloved dubbel beers!
When i opened the bottle there was a nice top of foam on the bottle, which looked so nice, appearance was worth a 5!
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - NOV 4, 2002
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2006 Definitely among my favorites. Much better than the Tripel. Lovely candied fruit and molasses flavors.
jutuahol (189) - Jyvšskylš, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2003 Dark brown, huge light beige head with nice lace. Aromatic and sweet malt nose. Medium to full body, bit dry, smooth. Moderately bittered, bit sweet and caramel-like, strong. Bitter, sweet, dry finish.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This pours a very nice amber/brown with a very large white head. Very malty in character with a slight dry finish. Worth seeking out.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
While I did enjoy this one, it just wasnít quite as good as I had hoped. The color was a bit light for me. I like a nice opaque, dark brown color. Too much light came through. The aroma was very nice. Apples, raisins, black currant, plum, and cherry. The flavor was a bit disappointing, though, as it didnít really fit the aroma. Donít get me wrong, this is a world class beer, but it just sort of didnít live up to the expectations.
DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 23, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had a nice malty taste to it, but nothing that really knocked my socks off. That was the first out of my sixer, Iíll re-rate if necessary.
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2002
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured in a tulip glass, exhibits a cloudy almond color with little yeast floaties. Thick tan head which stuck around throughout the beers fragile lifespan (around me, anyway!) Initial flavor positively explodes in the mouth. Tons of llcorice, bubble gum, and other candy sweetness. Above expectation hop bitterness is absolutely brilliant. The alcohol warmth melds with the hops and sticks to the tongue. Sweet, malty, and one of the best damn beers I have ever had the pleasure of sipping.
igneous1 (1475) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 6, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice foamy head that lasts....fruity aroma and taste....alocohol lingers somewhat in the aftertaste...but still, a great beer!
rerate: slight head, mahogany brown color, fruity aroma pear and apple in the flavor. slight spicy finish.