beerplace (1801) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2017 ganache (6007) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
With honey, huh? Bottle, ’Brewed in Year 2012/11’, so pretty fresh for a Trappist. Nose sweet, lightly fruity yeast, clover honey/strong floral component, some roast and a little more wood. Deep, dark mahogany brown body with a short tan head. Taste much the same as the aroma, yeast-forward, fruity, semi-sweet to start but dries out very nicely by the end, touch of bread in the finish, main course of grape and berry, mineral water, caramel/toffee, licorice, burnt plums and wisp of smoke; the whole shebang (and especially the palate) gets a light lift from warming alcohol but it’s incredibly subtle, seems more like a 6.5% Belgian. Clean, no astringency, minimal hops and very low bitterness, body is fullish with pleasant carbonation, overall impression fresh and vibrant. There is definitely a flavor contribution from the honey, though obviously no sweetness; it’s floral and vaguely herbal, the dank medicinal quality of Jäger or Angostura off in the distance but freed from the depressing clutch of liqueurdom. Very different from the other Trappist quads but well-made and quite tasty. A very welcome addition!
330ml bottle from Silpo (thx, Vlad!). BB 2017-06-10. Pours a very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is dried fruits (dates, figs), caramel. Similar taste with some strange bitterness. Quite good. gausti (3) - AUSTRIA - SEP 17, 2017 does not count
Dark brown to dark red colour, taste of honey, bread and a bit of dried fruits. Smell is honey and dried fruits. A bit bitter in the aftertaste, overall a really good beer! DonGregorio (478) - POLAND - SEP 10, 2017
Bottle (2 months before expiration date). Hazy copper to brown colour, average to large tan head. Aroma of caramel, raisins, prunes, apples, dried fruits. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter, of caramel, raisins, figs, prunes, apples, toffee, light alcohol. Rather sweet finish with notes of caramel and dried fruits. Medium to full body, oily texture, average carbonation. Overall: really good and mature quad, very nice sipper. Cristobal37 (1176) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 7, 2017
Bottle bb 11/2018 light brown color. Woody, whisky, sugary and malty. Malty, iced tea, dried apricot, peach. Full flavor remains for a long time. Legit quad, for whatever reason it's not mind blowing, but still a great accomplishment for the only Austrian Trappist. kapusil (1463) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 7, 2017
0.33l bottle thanks to Cristobal37. Hazy dark brown body with a thin beige head. Aroma of caramel, dark sugar, raisins, plums, whiskey and surprisingly a bit of wood. Taste of caramel, sour cherries, peach, raisins and some whiskey again. Great beer.
holdleder (377) - Kongerslev, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2017
33 cl. flaske. 10,5 %. Mørk øl med brunt skum. Lidt udefinerbar smag af askebæger. Er ikke begejstret. Købt i Skjold Burne i Aars. Bacchus66 (772) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2017
330ml bottle @ home. Pours hazy dark brown with a large, lasting creamy head. Dark malt, wild yeast, banana, spices, wheat, wood, vanilla. Full bodied. Long warming finish. Very nice, and gets better as it warms. vandreso (1) - Balneario Camboriu, BRAZIL - AUG 18, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2017 Cerveja marron, Média formação de espuma bege, muito olfativa, aroma de frutas secas. Autêntica Trapista. Jashiu (1403) - Gdañsk, POLAND - JUL 19, 2017
Bottle from a bottle swap, thanks Monster Magnet!TrefwoordPunk (1281) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2017
Malty caramel. Sweet and full with lots of bread and caramel notes.
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a reddish brown with a small to medium white head and an aroma of sweet malts, ripe fruits, toffee, roasted malts, basil, rosemary and maple syrup. The taste is heavy sweet with some roasty notes in the finish. Really nice.