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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25074) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 1, 2005
Great rich orange body, white block of a head. Yep, Belgiany. Not outstanding. I prefer the dubbel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HermanW (1044) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2005
A very nice abbey. A living foam and a very good taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (14001) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2005
Bottle. Fruity aroma, apples? Golden colour. Big stable creamy head. Flavour has a hint of caramellised sugar. Peppery, warming finish. A little astringent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2005
A solid abbey, nice spice to it. Doesn’t seem to have suffered from its takeover by Heineken. A world-class contender.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2463) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - 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.

   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.

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