daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2008
bottle, and a helluva quad IMO. Reddish/brown pour with a light tan head. Aroma is all sugar, malt, syrup and dark fruit. Flavor is sweet and malty with a certain alcohol burn. Good stuff if taken in slowly. BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2008
On tap at O’Brien’s.
Appearance is a clear dark red hue, dense layer of off-white foam, moderate lacing.
Smell is sugar and sweet fruits mostly, pear syrup dominates, cotton candy is in the mix too.
Taste is pears with a touch of raisins, some sweet malts and yeast in the middle, finishes with slight alcohol warming.
Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, watery texture, prickly carbonation.
Drinkability is fair, surprisingly pear-dominated quad, the alcohol is well-masked, quite light and fruity for the style. yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 20, 2008
Tasted 20/08/2008. Prune, toffee apple and cola... with a big dose of alcohol perfume and a some herby medicinal notes. Drinkable but alcohol dominates a bit much and I’m left feeling that is is little more than an upmarket bus-stop beer. Aquilo (651) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 19, 2008
I love a beer with a nice thick head. And this one has the look. It is a nice clear dark red-brown, and the head is amazingly thick and fluffy. The smell is a bit off, presumably because it hasn’t traveled well. But the bottle stink wears off after a few minutes. The aroma is then quite pleasant. It is grassy and floral. Very floral in fact, very sweet as well, like honey. The flavor is very sweet as well. Almost too sweet. Toffee, cream, and a hint of cardamom in the finish. Mouthfeel is light and bubbly, as a Trappist should be in my opinion. Quite good overall. Not my favorite style, but this is undeniably good. Reid (2527) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 14, 2008
750 ml bottle as "Koningshoeven"
Amber in colour with a tight bubbly light tan head. Ferocious carbonation shoots up continually from the bottom of the glass.
Lightly fruity aroma, peaches and cream, strawberrys, custard apples, with ever present medicinal hints in the back, with some spice.
Sweet apples in the taste..red apples, some strawberry, bitter malt finish, thats long lasting, some tannin in the end too.
Very nice comfortably carbonated..great palte.
Enjoyable beer for 10%!
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Bottle. Poured a deep brown body with thin head. Aroma is light figs, plums. Flavor is light dried fruit, plums, figs and grapes. Smooth body with a very minimal alcohol burn for the %. m4rest88 (389) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - AUG 12, 2008
Pours with an amber color with lots of sediment and a small off-white head. The beer smells of dark dried sweet fruit, a little of barnyard, yeast, and very dark malt. The beer feels medium to the palate with some light to medium carbonation. The initial flavor of the beer is sweet, and it finishes off with a bitter taste that lingers well after the final sip. A sensational beer that appeals to many different beer tastes! blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2008
bottle poured into a trappist glass has a copper amber color with lots of sediment and a thin off white head. aroma of sweet dried dark fruit, banana yeast, and dark malt. mouth feel is medium with some thickness and good carbonation. flavor is sweet with plumb, cherry, candy fruit, yeast spice, minerals, and light alcohol. finish waters the tongue with fruit and light bitterness. Borresteijn (6970) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2008
Bottle @ home. Orange/amber colour with a purple hue. Thin white head. Aroma of sweet fruits, sweet alcohol, some yeast. Reminds me of a candy stick. Flavour is fruity, sweet, balanced by a nice alcohol bitterness. Mouthfeel is very soft and creamy. Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Pours an amber color with a small white head. Aroma is of dried fruits and some malts. flavor is much the same but some alcohol shows through. Pretty good, but not worthy of the trappist name.