Filed under: ABT/Quadrupel (trappist), St. Bernardus | Tags: aromatic, Bread, caramel, cherry, citrus, cloudy, drinkable, earth, explosive, floral, fruit, Fruity, grains, herbal, jungle, nuts, peach, pleasure, sharp, spice, sweet, tame, tea, Toast, Toffee
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ and Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ
Price: $4.25 or less
Size: 11.2 fl oz
Estimated Calories: 200 C
Aroma 10 out of 10
Balance: between Sweet and Sharp
Impression: very Nice
Malt Flavor: toasted Grains Bread Toast Nuts Caramel Toffee
Hops Flavor:Floral Jungle Spice
Other:Fruit and lots of it
Notes: This is beautifully aromatic – one of the finest aromas I’ve ever had the pleasure to enjoy in a beer.
Appearance 5 out of 5
Head Retention: Very, very good.
Notes: My original tasting was a gusher, but my subsequent tasting gave no such issue. An absolute standard for the type. Dark fully opaque body, with a long lasting, consistent bright white head.
Flavor 9 out of 10
Balance: More sweet than bitter, but fairly well balanced.
Malt Flavor: Grain Bread Toast Nut Tea
Hops Flavor: Earth Herbal Citrus
Other: Fruit and lots of it
Notes: The flavor is nice, and the fruity backdrop is a well balanced and delicious setting.
Palate 4 out of 5
Balance: more Sweet
Notes: This is quite enjoyable as a standard of the Belgian Abbey Trappist style.
General Impression: 18 out of 20
Craftmanship: Very, very good.
Freshness: I think that this second tasting was fairly fresh.
Personal Taste: Liked, quite abit.
Notes: A lesson — always enjoy a beer well within its intended tasting period, or suffer the consequences of enjoying at a later date.
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