karsten (240) - odense, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good trappist ale but the alcohol is too dominant. Nice honey-sweet and slightly spicy.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 11, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
After trying so many lagers in Germany we went to Amsterdam and got this one . It was rainy day (heh) and only plus 10 C outside in the midlle of summer .To srong for may taste .... and not my favourite style as well but 12/20 it is .
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - JUL 6, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Corked bottle.Best before end 2005. I’ve had this sitting for about a year and a half in hopes of mellowing maturation.Cork easily removable with little life in removing.Pours shiny,golden ale with the whitest,frothiest,head.Acidic,spicy-hop,grassy aroma. Head is going nowhere but I can tell this beer is.Flavors of orange pulp(acidity),fruity yeast,and sweet malts.This is followed by a very soft appetizing spicy hop character.The best head retetion I have seen in a long time.Wish I had more.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2013 Flowers and piney hops floating on a foamy moat…Pillowy honeyed biscuit malts and green bitterness surround the castle…The most peaceful kingdom with about 18 months on it… In its first year though, it’s brimming with life (with a healthy dose of alcohol heat)...
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The alcohol can’t be missed - it’s front and center in this whopping Trappist ale. Could be better.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2004 Cloudy brownish orange color with floating yeast particles, has a foamy off white head that clings to my glass. Bready yeasty aroma of bananas. Sweet and malty fruity flavors with a slight bubblegum yeasty taste. Medium-full body with a dry finish, alcohol taste comes out as it warms, I like the Dubbel a little better, a bit more balanced.
mjmurphy2 (85) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2002
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The alcohol tends to come out in this one. Great bubbly head, but as it goes away, but by the end of the bottle most of the flavor is gone.
fraternie (797) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrus/ floral malt flavor. Smooth mouthfeel but little spice, making it seem a tad bland compared to world class tripels. Finish is subtle but slightly off.
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrus/floral malt flavor. Smooth mouthfeel without a whole lot of tripel spicyness. Nothing really outstanding when compared to the better tripel of the trip.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2006 RERATE: Had to try this again. Pale orange colour. Aroma is yeasty, and fruity. Flavour is sour, of alcohol, yeasty, fizzy, acidic, bitter, complex. Finishes bitter, citrusy, with hints of alcohol. Much better the second time around.
(Original rating 2.5)
I don’t know what’s so great about this. Heavy alcohol taste and it smelled of rancid apples and pears. Really dissapointed with this one.