jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2006
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very pale gold color with very thick billowing white head. The beer is quite cloudy, almost opaque. The aroma is very sweet but tinted with some noble hops and a grassy aroma. The flavor is sweet bready, doughy malt, and a mild earthy hop bitterness. Alcohol is not particularly perceptible. The aroma and flavor remind me of farmhouse/saison ales I’ve had recently. The finish is a little sweet. The mouthfeel is thick but bubbly (well carbonated). An excellent beer.
Mike191 (9) - Grapevine, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2006 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Great light appearance with a great sparkle. Bitter. Unlike the Dubbel, this one is much stronger and sharper. Reading most reviews it is a prefered beer but beyond my preferences. Too much alcohol and too sharp/bitter.
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2006 Bottled. Poured slightly cloudy orange with a persistent white head. Aroma is citrus with a little sourness and a spicy yeast character. Smooth and substantial body with a little carbonation. The taste has a notable yeast character with some sourness. Almost tastes salty. Notes of dark fruits. The finish is spicy bitter.
Goldorak (438) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best before date on this one: 04-02-05 Sampled late July 2006.
Peachy and opaque, with a fair amount of chunky deposit, not much of a surprise for a such an old bottle. What was surprising was the lovely thick pearly white head, so far it seemed to have aged quite well.
Fusels seem to be a bit more tame than in a fresh sample, but were still fruity, if not a bit more vinous, but without being too maderized.
The age came through a bit more in the flavor, although carbonation was still in great shape. It made me think of an old attic or dusty basement, but in a good, fond memory kind of way. I was expecting the alcohol to be much more prevalent, but it wasn’t playing the diva at all, even though it was bone dry in the finish. The yeast was perfectly balanced along with it and had a great body to hold it all in place. A classic.
DarkMagus (499) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 1, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy, bright golden/yellow color... huge foamy, relentless head...left behind some lacing on the glass. Very flowery, yeasty aroma... strong yeast flavor with citrus, some slight spiciness, and maybe even a little bit of hops/bitterness. Very sweet, alcohol finish. Took me awhile to drink... pretty intense brew.
altonbrownd (5413) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 1, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed this in bottle in Cafe Vertigo in Amsterdam for after-work drinks. What a wonderful blast. This Trapist is very strong on the alochol, not too sweet and healthy proportion.
Deldoddadinho (4) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2006 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one is a really good Trapist tripel! Hard to describe the taste of it but something like sour fresh green apple...
It’s easy to get and It’s good..!
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a hazy light orange with a big off white head. good amount of carbonation. Spices seemed to dominate the aroma, with some dry apples and other fruits pushed into the background. Taste is very spicy up front, with hints of tangy citrus fruit, and a spicy, peppery finish.
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2008 pours a hazy yellow with an off-white head. nice aromas of floral, belgian spices and candies. well balanced malt, spice and sweetness. a very refreshing brew with a dry finish.
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, at the Trappist Cafe in Westmalle. Really good, happy to bring back a few of these back home.