garthicus (2929) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 29, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2010 Perhaps I got a bad bottle, I shivered when I drank it, initially a lovely cookie slash banana scent. Appearance is of a small head, golden colour and a general inviting hue. The flavour took my breath away, very bitter with strong alcoholic undertone
Still, I will drink it again!
Re-rate - 01 October 2010
Appearance: gorgeous hazy orange with TONS of white floaties, whispy white head. Aroma: lots of orange peel, spice, cinnamon, caramel, good alcohol punch to it too, warming clove & a hint of banana. Flavour: woah - huge tangy malt bomb at first, caramel, banana, lots of alcohol, cinnamon with a long bitter sweet finish. Woah. Super complex. Beautiful. Hamirubi (587) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAR 29, 2007
This is one of the top trappist beers, but it’s not my favourite one. Fine taste, mature look and perfect flavor. Muggus69 (2494) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2007
330ml bottle. Been a long year since i’ve tried one of these. This particular bottle is best before tommorrow, so I thought why not! Spicy aroma, slightly nutty, buttery, toffee like malts, some fruity phenols from the yeast, nothing too outstanding. Looks great poured out into my Duvel glass. Thick billowing head atop a hazy looking gold body leaving clumps of lace. The body is rich, liqueur-like at times, surupy yet not cloyingling sweet. I’m bombarded with notes of cinnamon and apple, peach, apricot and citrus notes, some breadiness, camembert-like cheese mould flavours, all balanced out with good amounts of buttery caramel malts. Alcohol is apparent yet not burning or too warming, merely adding to the body of flavour. Finish lingers, tantilises, slightly drying but begging for another flavour journey. Fantastic brew, glad I got to try it in more ideal circumstances than the first time. xmarcnolanx (937) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2007
This beer has a fantastic head. The aroma is yeasty, a little sour/alcoholic and spicy.
Taste-wise, I would say that it has a nice lingering alcoholic and slightly bitter finish. This tastes different than the first time I had it. I remember liking it much, much more the first time. Has a citrus and apple note to the beer along with the spicy finish. Hmm, I just do not like it as much as when I had it even a few years ago. Burrobuns (83) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAR 28, 2007
Very very tasty. I loved the color, the slight alcohol bite, the spice flavor and the lingering carbonation.
DrFantasmo (8) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 26, 2007 does not count
Highly carbonated. Nicely spiced. Aroma of citrus. Tastes of fruit and spice. Very good beer. GRM (4051) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2007
Sampler, Trappist evening hosted by Philippe Wouters at L’autre œil, savoured on site on January 17 2007; eye: golden, hazy, good effervescence, white head; nose: alcohol, spices, orange; mouth: malt, alcohol, spices, caramelized malt, finale in alcohol with a hint of spices, creamy texture, good carbonation, full body, lightly bitter, mildly sweet; overall: tiny disappointment
Échantillon, soirée trappiste animée par Philippe Wouters à L’autre œil, savourée sur place le 17 janvier 2007; oeil : dorée, voilée, bonne effervescence, mousse blanche; nez : alcool, épices, orange; bouche : malt, alcool, épices, malt caramélisé, finale en alcool avec une pointe d’épices, texture crémeuse, bonne carbonatation, corsée, légèrement amère, moyennement sucrée; en résumé : petite déception tykjen (182) - Florø, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2007 THE tripel! A classic among the classics. Wonderful complex aroma. Well hidden alcohol, very drinkable. Slightly sweet finish, but drier than most in the class. muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 16, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2007 Bottle. Pours hazy gold/amber with floaties and a fluffy beige head. Aroma is citrusy with a nice banana/clove dance and nice spices and yeast. the flavor is more aggressive than I expected. Lots of strong citrusy fruits, a sweet candied apple note, as well as the nice spices and yeast found in the aroma. The finish is warm from the alcohol, and just dry enough to make you want to take another sip immediately. Updated, in a blind tasting, this won over Allagash tripel, Tripel Karmeleit, and Chimay. Wonderful. MarkoR (959) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2007
A superb beer. Hazy blond in colour. Generous head. Taste of fruits, citrus and lemon.