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RATINGS: 959   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lunkie (1484) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2005
Strong spiritus aroma. Clear red colour with fair head and lacing. Strong spiritus malt flavour. Fizzy palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2599) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
Cloudy gold with merangue topping and chunky lace. Marc dropped the bottle, trying to show me how incompetant I am at using a wall-mounted bottle opener. It didn’t break, but the beer fobbed a bit upon opening. Woody red grape aroma with notes of oak, peach, and some sweet malt and spicy alcohol. Not unpleasant, woody cardboard flavour with alcoholic raisin and a late sourness that develops with contrapuntal bittering. A little warming with a light body and high carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ptsotd (14) - Juliette, Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2005
Pours orange gold with billowy white head. Notes of heavy bread and light citrus. Full palate. Very bright taste of lemon/orange alcohol with spicy peppercorn finish, herbal endnotes. Very quenching at the end of a summer’s day. Heavy spirals of lacing. Quite nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2005
Bottle. Hazy ambery gold pour with big white head. Big aroma of citrusy orangy fruit and spices. Lots more of the citrusy and maybe lemony flavors, and fairly sweet, with a peppery spicy finish. Some herbal notes too.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2005
strong alcohol and feels it, for a lunch. Lots of foam, orange colour, some lace. Yeasty. Citrus orange yeasty taste. Not a bad brew from this brewery so far. Sweet and spicy finish, with cardomon, cinammon and clove.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2005
Bottle. Light hazy golden colour with a small off-white head. Light spicy yeasty fruity aroma and a soft velvet fruity taste. Medium to full body and a sweet finish.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonMoore (1923) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2005
Deep golden colour with largish, steady white head. Nice aroma of yeast, fruit malt and perhaps some hops. Taste is more to my liking than most tripels, better balanced and nicely complex. Fruity, spicey and malty, medium carbonation, dryish with a long fruity, bitter finish. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2005
Golden amber color with a creaming lacing white head. Citrus, pear with a touch of spice in the flavor with a creamy, smooth palate. Nice balanced finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25079) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2006 (Bottle 33 cl) Dark golden with a huge creamy head. Quite some sweet malt in a delicious balance with the not too dominating hops. Spiced and very fresh but perhaps not the most outstanding of tripels. 200893

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2005
Served at 48 f from a 750ml caged and corked brown bottle: Bold, lightly bronze tinted gold with a towering cap of creamy white fluff. The cap has tremedous staying power, it roots itself like an old tree over the active yellow body. Lacing adheres to the tulip glass in a softly billowed sticky sheeting. Aroma is medium dry with slight grain tones bringing an earthy huskyness and is mildly peppered yeast. Tiny citrus ornaments hang in the background with a lemony spritzed pear juice. Flavors intice right from the get go with a pleasantly mild tone of balanced spice, fruits, dryness, and richness. On the lips its fruity with lemony tartness, pear juice evens it out to become much more manageable. Fluff-a-ly spritzy and boldly full on the palate with nice mild tones of yeast that have subtle little spices of pepper, clove, and herbal grasses. Lingering earthen grains trap the dryness within the spicy yeast and fondle the taste buds into submission into one nicely dancing-off-the-tongue fruity crispness. All the while keeps a well rounded fullness and malty body. The mild tones in this one are more to my liking for the triple style and favors a very decorous drinkability from start to finish. Great subtle, milder tones, and flavors to it that really make for a nice treat. Recommended.


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