fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Complex taste. Starts sweet then ends with a medium bitterness. On the way it has a very complex array of taste notes that dance around.
Available at Belgium Shop in Brussels.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 27, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly murky golden hue with immense creamy head and silky lacing. Spice (coriander/citrus) and malt aroma with notes of tobacco and leather. I also get hints of black pepper and fresh green chilies . Hoppy grapefruit bitterness that is not overwhelming but balances the flavor and fades into a nice malt and spice background. This bottle is from Belgium Shop and seems to be “young”. It is a great beer now and I only see it getting better.
Pailhead (6322) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Courtesy of wolhfs. Lemony and yeasty aroma that is also lightly spicey. Pours a cloudy dull yellow with a small white head. Lighlty yeasty and light lemon with a moderate hop and spice finish. A nice beer, but nothing great.
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy blonde with white head. Aroma is of coriander, yeast, spice and slightly citrus. High carbonation, bitter start, grapefruit bitterness. Bitter citrus, some coriander, easy drinking and different.
Crockett (1071) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy light honey with a big white soapy head. Aroma of yeast, sweet bread dough and apple. Slight passionfruit-like tart. Definite tropical fruit notes. Very clean tasting despite all the residue at the bottle’s bottom. Very balanced with hops being more assertive than expected. Mostly soft fruits and a dry acidity make up the bulk of the flavour. Some light toasted nut and biscuit. Not overly complex but well constructed.
shrubber85 (10224) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2007 At In De Vrede cafe. Sweet apricot and apple aroma. Cloudy medium yellow color with small head. A complex flavor - taste peach, apple, plum, and malt with moderate acidity. A great beer and worth the effort finding the abbey.
DYCSoccer17 (3603) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 31, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to my brother ChazyRPH...Creamy, milky aroma with hints of citrus and bananas. Slightly peppery. Aroma is pretty faint, though. Hazy blonde color with a nice long-lasting white head. Crisp, clean milky flavor with a nice pepperiness in the middle. Very very smooth finish. Incense and smoke appear in the finish. This is very interesting and very drinkable. Well-crafted beer.
schepers (32) - Limburg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It is surprisingly refreshing for this kind of beer, rather mild. Well rounded. Just bitter enough, not too yeasty. Fruity.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Jan Primus for this bottle. Pale gold in color, slight haze, incredibly retentive snow white head. Delicate, yet firm flavors. Nice complexity, malty, yeasty with some welcome bitterness. Grassy, fruity, very mild spice. Creamy texture although having a smaller body. Some love went into making this beer. Excellent.
harrisoni (16837) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2005 Bottle at In de Vrede, Westvleteren. One of my favourite beers in the world. Hazy golden blond colour, with tight white head. Hoppy citric creamy nose with yeastiness. Fullish in mouth iwth tart drying lemony citrus finish. Refreshing and wonderful. Had to re-rate again. Excellent yeasty/hoppy/citrus nose with grapefruit. Can’t express what a good blond this is