beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2010 Cloudy blonde color with yeast in suspension, thin white head. Seductive aroma of earthy yeast, barnyard and spices. Mild flavor of hops with an amazing flavor of earthy yeast, barnyard and spices, bitter finish. Full body, slightly creamy texture, soft carbonation. Wow, this stuff is absolutely amazing, it has an assertive yeast character but remains easily drinkable.
imdownthepub (9198) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Conditioned at The Waagstuck, Antwerpen. Sl hazed Orange with big white head. Sharp zesty citric flavours with a spicy undernote. Faultless really for the style, its just that these blondes seem to leave the flavour a little short. Bitter hopping and a long finish.
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light yellow, hazy, beautyful rocky head. Smells like very much Duvel - maybe a bit sulphuric. Excellent carbonation and light but good mouthfeel. Very, very dry, with a bitter finish. Reminds me of a lightly hopped Duvel. Refreshing, bot my favourite beer style.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2004
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lovely pale orange hue, cloudy, resting under a thick, tapioca-ish, creamy crown of foam...angelic aroma, a zesty, spicy, but still mellow blend, soft and slightly citric, bits of lemon rind and ginger flit about...good stuff.
Sweetness on the tongue, too, rich and creamy mouthfeel, wondrous texture, really fills the mouth, and stays long on the palate. Light bodied, exquisite drinkability, a beer any good monk (and Iím tryiní to be one, lord, I am!) should surely deserve to luxuriate with throughout the remainder of a well-won day.
Probably the finest session ale ever brewed...no stretch here!
A superb little beer, absolutely delightful!
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden color, light fruity aroma and bitter taste, full body, heavy dry bitter finish.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Surprisingly strong, perfume-like, floral hop nose with underlying doughy yeast aroma. Opaque, deep blonde with a finger of white, fine-bubbled head that recedes slowly. Citrus-lemon notes, cookie dough and big sweet malt flavours with a fair bitterness and plenty of spices in the finish. Soft mouth and fine-bubbled carbonation with a crisp bitterness. The monkís working beer certainly gives pause for reflection. Bottle enjoyed with MartinT and Rastacouere at The Moan and Dove (Amherst, Massachusetts).
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An awesome beer that you can easily tell is from the people that make 12. Dry, yet malty sweet with some floral hop bite to it. Smooth but just a tad sweet.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the Moan and Dove. Nice pour. Itís a mysterious cloudy golden, obviously bottle-conditioned. The nice lasting 1cm cover of moon white head makes the westmalle chalice looks particularly attractive. Aroma is surprisingly hoppy, Iím first striked by a wave of floral goodness complemented by grassy undertones. Definite champaign qualities despite the big malty sweet components. Candi sugar is not used with moderation for a 6% ale, malt is honeyish, pilsner malt? and imparts coconut and bready aromas. Very yeasty palate all around, dry all the way. Spicy (pepper, mint, sage). Delicately flowery. Balancing mild tartness, mostly on the citric lemon side, salty finished with very restrained bitterness. Youíre welcomed in my glass anywhen my dear. A good dose of various herbs is always a pleasure to taste as long as itís more of a complement than the unique focus. No alcohol is noticeable in there. Thatís their session beer? It just made a monk out of me.
egajdzis (5119) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a hazy golden color with a medium white head, very nice. Lightly hopped, yeast, fruity aroma. Citrusy, hoppy, lightly bitter. Fruity mild tripelish qualities. Light alcohol and nicely carbonated.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Beer Mania in Brussels, Belgium.
Commanding and focused aroma. Quite floral and sweet, with honey, lemon, herbs and banana.
Enormous for its size and full of flavor. Dry malt, very pale, with a unique fruitiness of banana, lemon and clove accompanied by various spices, candy sugar and bready yeast.
Lovely, but this replaced the red cap? Why?