kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2002
Sweet smelling, nice amber/orange color, very hoppy/sweet flavor with slightly bitter aftertaste. A fine beer from an excellent beer producing country. shorlin (736) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - FEB 6, 2002
Solid carbonation. Sort of a peachy amber colour. No big nose, but the Belgian Ale tones are in there. Estery, fruity taste. Needs to be dryer, IMHO. Good beer! caesar (7393) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2003 Quite good dutch triple. Actually very weird why the La Trappe brewery isn't entitled to the label of Trappists, because the monks decide everything according to beer brewing and even commercials on tv. The only thing is that the brewery is a part of Interbrew. I hope it's more a religious issue than a beer issue, because their beers are certainly Trappist quality! garv (24) - dalton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2002
I had this beer about 4 years ago. I don't recall enough to score each category, but remember enjoying it like I would any beer rated in the high teens. beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2002
A long sweet finish... a bit too long and too sweet for my taste, but a good beer nevertheless. Definitely better drank around 45 degrees. Nice copper/orange color. Medium body.
JPDIPSO (6298) - Wauwatosa, USA - DEC 20, 2001
Caramel and Butterscotch. Not a bad brew, but not a lot of complexity for the style. muzzlehatch (4975) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2001
Dec 2001 rerating (bottle). A nice-looking, bubbly brew with an Octoberfest look to it, and with a malty, yeasty aroma with a hint of citrus. Flavor has more than a hint of orange and other fruits; nice but seemed too highly carbonated to me. Finish redeems, awesomely dry but with a nice lingering malty sweetness. Improves greatly as it warms. This used to be my favorite Trappist; sadly, it has diminished somewhat though I still think its quite nice -- but happily, I've discovered many better examples! Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2001
Not as humongous, obviously, as the quadrupel. Good with nice crusty bread, gouda, and ham. motelpogo (8031) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 8, 2001
pretty lame for a trappist beer. no real cohesion between the flavours. too sweet fraternie (1030) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2001
A very good Belgian with some interesting flavor notes in the spicy malt. Amazingly smooth at the beginning, but seems to develop a little bitterness as it warms.