bam023 (2) - - OCT 21, 2017 does not count daveshawley (27) - Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured an opaque mahogany with a large light brown head that settled down to a nice constant 1/2 finger ring. Aroma is dark fruit, raisins, cherries, and some malt and caramel. Taste is slightly sweet and salty with a little souring cherry thrown in. All with a nice slight alcohol warmth. Extremely complex and well-balanced. Medium body with a tingle of carbonation followed by an astringent finish - not quite champagne dry. This is a good example of what a good Belgian beer can be. Perfectly deserving of the rating.
caramel, coffee, alcohol, butterscotch, brown, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, full body, creamy, bitter, JohnnieMoonWalkR (2) - - OCT 21, 2017 does not count
My favorite beer by fare on a cold autumns day. Has be to appreciated in good company with lots of time.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Navers (206) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2017
I have very good memories about this beer, when I was drinking it around 10 years ago, before trying craft beers, it was magnificent back then. But today... I don't know what happened, this batch (best before 16.05.2022) was really disappointing. Aroma was plummy, dried fruits, molasses and alcohol, but somehow weak. Taste was really alcoholic and watery, malty, sugary and fruity. It tastes like a bad imitation of Belgian beer, alcoholic and without character. Bottle bought in shop called Smak Piwa. kucharz (115) - Rzeszów, POLAND - OCT 20, 2017
rodzynki, winogron, ciastka maslane. swietny przedstawiciel gatunku. alkohol rozgrzewa na koniec w przelyku. limbonicartbeer (115) - - OCT 19, 2017
Cerveza color café turbio con corona de espuma de baja retención que desaparece para dejar una corona de espuma de burbujas compactas en anillo que deja rastro en la copa. Aroma a levadura, dulce, frutas y una percepción de alcohol. Al paladar semi ligero de consistencia notas a levaduras belgas, dulce, cereales, alcohol sutil al final que calienta el paladar de manera agradable. Excelente cerveza.
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Bill Becker (1369) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017
From Jun 2006
Poured from 33cl bottle(best by 08/09) a cloudy dark brown with a large head of foam that dissipated slowly leaving just a fine layer with lots of lacing.
The smell is all sweet and fruity and yeasty with strong notes of plum. A very nice nose indeed.
The taste is very sweet up front; I note molasses & fig(?) with just a touch of the plum that I noted in the smell and no yeasty flavour at all. The alcohol is not a factor in the taste but does create a bit of a warming feeling...nothing wrong with that but I know that 1 of these is all that I could handle at 1 sitting. ;^)
Bottom line: I had this brew a couple of years ago and I have to honestly say, I didn't care much for it at the time but now, after expanding my palate's horizons, so to speak, I find this brew a definite winner and certainly a world class product. I thoroughly recommend it! Youngil.j.cho (2) - - OCT 15, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2017 I’m not a Trappist lover, But this beer is awesome. It has complex aroma and taste. Daboch (104) - Gdansk, POLAND - OCT 11, 2017
Ciemno brązowe, mętne piwo z obfitą pianą która dość szybko znika ale zostawia ładne ślady na szkle. Aromat intensywny rodzynki, winogrona, czarne porzeczki. W smaku podobnie plus karmel, brązowy cukier, lekko winne, dobrze zabalansowana wytrawnosc że słodyczą. Niezmiennie znakomite piwo Barea (83) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 8, 2017
Bottle from supermarket. Aroma: honey, spice, plum, dried fruit, yeast. Golden color, long lasting foamy head, oily texture, full body. Taste: plum, dried fruit, red fruit, alcohol, honey, caramel notes. Slight bitter ending. Raggyc (1) - - OCT 7, 2017 does not count
Ottnot as nice as I hoped
The taste was average and there was no real aroma