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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)


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2387) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2005
Bottle. Golden amber in colour with a large white rocky head, very nice lacing. Aroma was yeasty, with some pineapple, pears and peppery spices. Flavour of yeast, candy apples, bready malts. Creamy mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes with a medium creamy bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2005
Sparkling, lightly hazed golden colour. Rocky head - big, frothy and white. The nose is big and sweet with yeast and fruit. Candyish with light pepper and a touch of organic hops. The body contains a solid hop bitterness at the front which carries into the middle. Nicely warming with a light maltiness that does’t really come out. A bit too bitter for a triple, I thought.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2005
Cork date says 4/2003: Pours a clear golden bronze with a nice, creamy, and well-lacing white head. Aroma has a strong, candy-like, Belgian malty caramel aroma with lots of bready yeasty esters. Body starts rich and bready with lots of sweetness leading to a dry, yeasty, candi sugar finish. Nicely balanced with good complexity throughout. An enjoyable tripel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2005
Dark orange colored, medium lasting white head. Slightly cloudy appearance. Spicy, fruity aroma with mild alcohol. Medium to full bodied. Flavor has citrus, fruits, nice lasting spices and medium crispy alcohol in the end. Hints of sweet caramel comes up also in the end. Slightly one dimensional, but still nicely balanced triple.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (10453) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2005
Hazy gold ale with a thick creamy white head with good lacings. Pleasant bananas and spices in aroma, with light alcohol. Tingly yet creamy mouthfeel. Good sweet malt with spices, cloves, coriander, lemons and red delicious apples. Nice hoppy and sweet finsih, with smooth alcohol in the middle. Very pleasant offering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (12992) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2005
Bottled (BB 05/2005)
Hazy golden, good white head, lace. Aroma of apples and lemon. Good strong body. Starts with tickling carbonation, then opens tasty citric flavors and finishes with alcoholic touch. Some citric acid in the aftertaste. Balanced, good triple, straightforward.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2005
Orange with a fairly attractive and creamy head of foam that shows an attractive lace. The aroma, though subtle, shows a bit of citrus fruits, dough, orange and lemon. Initially, on the front palate, the flavor is a bit ghastly but things turn in the mid-palate as notes of caramel, sugared fruit and butter toffee begin to develop. A bit sweet, especially on the finish, but overall, this beer is pretty characterful and a stark improvement compared to the brewer’s Dubbel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2005
The aroma is very complex with lots of malts -- a little heavier and headier than most tripels. Some marshmallow and candy cane whiffs in a hazed light orange color. The head disapates quickly. Tje flavor is robust -- none of that characteristic Belgian thinness -- this stuff is all malt. A little woodsier that I would like, but still good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2005
Golden yellow with large pillowy white head. Malty honey aroma carbonated palate... Alcoholic flavour sugary sweet... lighthop and bitter .... decent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
millejt (4) - Mobile, Alabama, USA - JAN 28, 2005 does not count
Cloudy opaque amber color, nice frothy whit head that dissipated rather quickly. Fruity slightly spicy aroma. Nice citrusy taste with fruity after taste. Overall an excellent Abbey Ale.


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