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The king of the abbey beers. It is amber-gold and pours with a deep head and original aroma, delivering a complex, full bodied flavour. Pure enjoyment! Secondary fermentation in the bottle. (Temp: 8-10ºC)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2004
One of my personal faves, this one is balanced well all around. The alcohol bites just enough, and the flavor explosion lasts throughout each sip.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2004
Spreading the Belgium love around the family on Thanksgiving here in Council Bluffs. 48f pours like transparent caramel with an exploding large bubble head, fairly quick to dissipate from a fat finger heighth. Leaves a lacy garter. Vegetal aromas of carrots, celery and artichokes in a malt aspic. Taste of the above veggies on a mineral plate. Nice and dry. Very pleasant thin sweetness like frosted green grapes. Carbonation pops off the tongue sending the hop character up to the roof of the mouth and then cascades down the sides of the tongue. Nice alcohol bite. Everyone enjoyed this, and were amazed at the wine-qualities of the Belgian beer. Welcome to my world. paired well with breaded oysters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2004
(Bottled) Quite hazy, light amber/orange color with lots of floating yeast and a smallish, creamy head. Fruity, citric aroma with some alcohol and honey hints. Spicy, peppery and citric (orange) flavor. Dryish, medium to full-bodied, carbonated but soft palate. A tasty, well-balanced and pleasant tripel, both dry and syrupy at the same time. I like!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GonZoBeeR (2919) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2004
Aroma:lemon and spicyApperance:Golden with a large withe head on top.Flavor:lemon,malt,spicy,alcohol and honey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77 (5099) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 9, 2004
Lots of carbonation bubbles playing around in the chalice. A huge white head tops the light copper colored body. Certainly impressive in it’s presentation. Aroma is more interesting than most other tripels I have encountererd. The strongest smell is barnyward funkiness, like Orval. Also some lemon sourness and a little cinnamon spice. The taste is more sour than other tripels at first. I find this to be interesting. Barnyard taste and dusty cobwebs in the mouthfeel. A dry and slightly spicy finish. Also a cheesy note. As you drink some pears and some brown sugar are also present. This would be great with a strong cheese or maybe some fruit for contrast. Refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2004
bottle. gigantic white fluffy head. golden body with an orange hue. strong aroma of yeast and spices. sweet and fruity, alcohol is quite evident. my favourite so far of the affligem beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6436) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 6, 2004
This golden amber ale pours with a lacy white head. The flavor is fruity and light, with spicy enhancements. Overall, a very nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5470) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2004
750 ml bottle - Whole Foods, Austin, Tx. Pours a light, bright orange with a fluffy white head, solid lacing. Strong, solid aroma of fresh fruit, nectarines perhaps, and a bit of wine. Flavor has elements of orange peel, raisins, dates and a wee bit of yeast. Alcohol comes through in the end, but is not distracting. Mouthfeel is thick enough. A most decent Tripel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6390) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 30, 2004
Woody, sweet malts, honey, touch of spice and fruit. This amber gold pours decent white head. Sharp front with plenty of bitters that is followed by sweeter malt and warming alcohol. Kind of dry end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
OberonTheifEMT (56) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Wonderful aromas, reminds me of a fresh pear. Very sweet body. Strong enough to please, but a pleasantly light and refreshing finish. Quite quaffable. Extra points in overall for being a great value at $6.99

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