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RATINGS: 877   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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)


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2002
The final new beer i drank in State College at my favorite bar before i moved out to smaller... yet better things in western PA. It was the only beer left that i hadnt had, so i saved it for my last one. Another delicious Belgian strong ale with a sweet, bubbly, spicy and fruity flavors and mouthfeel. Citrusy aroma and a nice cloudy golden color. The entire 750ml bottle was delicious. A fitting end to 4 years of college.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2002
An easy drinking triple wiht good spicy flavor and nice finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2002
Slight sweet start, fuirty, spicy and yeasty character, bitter finish, quite solid, smooth body, nice bite on the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2002
A beautiful golden orange color. Huge head. Nice yeastiness. Some citrus hoppiness. A dry, moderate finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (9829) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2002
Creamy, lasting head. Only slight maltaroma. Sweetish, malty taste with some lemon and grapefruit. A bit hoppy and herbal. Slight alcohol burn. Hopbitter finish. A bit thin.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2005 Head is initially large, frothy, off-white, fully lasting. Body is hazy dark yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately yeasty (mold, basement), lightly malty (grain), lightly hoppy (herbs), with light notes of banana, clove, plastic, and alcohol. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly bitter, lightly acidic. Finish is moderately sweet, moderately bitter, moderately acidic, slightly husky. Medium to full body, watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Tripels need one or both of the following things to even be enjoyable for me: a good yeast character or bright noble hop bouquet. This has neither. A soiled mattress kind of yeast stink along with dull hops and grainy, cracker-like malt, even a slight plasticky note...I dare say this is closer to malt liquor than tripel. Over the years I don’t think I’ve ever scored this above low 3’s, and I just like it less each time I have it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 22, 2002
Bottled, 750 ml. Bright orange/amber, cloudy, giant rocky slow-dying head. Very yeasty/malty aroma, not as sweet or potent as I expected. Great flavor; sweet/tart orange and peppery spiciness vie for your attention through the fine, generally dry finish. Another winner from this fine brewery.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2002
Again Desmedt seems to amaze me. Never tried it because I was afraid it would be waste of money. But the opposite is true. Nice hop perfume aroma. Golden, large white frothy head, good lace. Light sweet, citrus, herbs, very sparkling. Short, ligth bitter en peppery finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 8, 2002
Apparently no more brewed by De Smedt (the label says: Affligem Brouwerij) - golden-orange colour, big creamy head, nice lace, very yeasty and spicy with notes of orange, smooth with a robust bitterness, very long bitter orange finish - simply beautiful !

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2002
Dark straw color with a voluminous head. Very fruity with spicy flavors of anise, sweet orange peel and caraway. A midlevel triple.


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