Koelschtrinker (18349) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 17, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hefig alkoholischer Antrunk, wenig herb, etwas süßlich. Das Bier bietet nicht gerade ein breites Aromenspektrum. Zum Ende noch muffig malzig. 7/6/7/6/8/6
B3lisario (3) - - MAY 16, 2011 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice colour and smell. Tastefully and at the same time not to strong. A nice beer
Kuzo (116) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a medium copper with thin white head and lots of lacing. Aroma is light fruit, apricot, pear. Taste is light malts with a nice sour apple overtone. The apple really becomes prevalent as it warms up. Very mild spice. Soft, light/medium bodied, some carbonation. Goes down very easy but not much to remember.
erickok (5629) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amberbrown body, lightly filtered, with nutty coloured head. Big head with small bubbles that brings out a yeasty aroma. Dough, leather, roasty and spices/nutmeg. Rich typical Belgian style sweetness with a slight bitterness in the back - but fatty rather than dry. Like the sticky mouthfeel. Slow drinker. (33cl bottle)
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle into a trappist glass. The head is very thick, and the lacing is smooth and creamy. The color is a hazy amber, with a medium body. The scent is rich with dark fruits (plum more specifically) and some caramel with a hint of spice. The flavor is delicious and satisfying, the low carbonation makes it seem creamy. Flavors of sweet malts and yeast come to the tongue, with a faint vanilla bean aftertaste chased by the spicy warmth of a nice 7.5% abv. I loved this brew, simply another fantastic trappist brew.
Martinus (4563) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red amber colour, enthusiastic, fluffy, cream white head. Yeasty malt aroma, some tartness, banana, reminding of overripe fruit. Rather sweet flavour, quite malty, caramel, some spice. Slight bitterness coming through. Finish rather dry, some lingering fruits/malt tones. Rather nice.
(From 33cL bottle)
Brewed for the 125th aniversary of the brewery, and this is my 125th rating. What a coincidence ;)
beer4eternity (226) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Looks nice in the glass: Opaque, hazy, orange-amber hue with small amount of yeast sediment, large frothy light beige head quickly diminishes, sudsy lacing. Divine array of complex aromas: very fruity (sweet over-ripe fruits, apricot, banana esters, cherry) marzipan, moderately malty especially caramel, toffee, brown sugar, yeasty , spicy (clove especially) later on a hint of mint, yuuum. Tastes delicious: light heavy sweet though not cloying, moderately bitter. Enjoyable palate: medium body, oily slightly syrupy texture, light carbonation, dry warming spicy finish. Very very enjoyable.
davidm (2071) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 28, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 750ml. Exceptional beer. Aromas of caramel, nuts, and bread. Taste has a sweet start, with bitterness taking over for a long finish. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Orange, with a frothy head.
BritAlesRule (216) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful dark walnut/mahogany and fairly opaque, with floating yeast throughout. Half-inch foamy head dissipates to an eighth-inch creamy version that stays. Aroma of caramel and raisiny confections under an overcast sky with rain-soaked walkways and blustery winds blowing through orchards. Flavor is much the same with a backbone of chocolate and licorice. Perfect medium mouthfeel, slightly spritzy with a mild alcohol bite coming in at the end but still awash with flavor.
The Aroma is the star here and the alcohol profile, especially at just 7.5% was slightly offputing, still, my next favorite beer of theirs after the Quad. Nice to stumble across a Trappist I haven’t had outside of Westvleteren.
patrick767 (4038) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle - Pours murky ornage with a one finger head. It has a very fruity aroma with cherries and other dark fruits. The flavor is sweet and full of dark fruit. It has a bubbly palate, a medium body, and is a very tasty, excellent quaff.