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RATINGS: 1060   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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: 8-10ļC)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nquantz (28) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2006 750 ml bottle - pours opaque copper color. Moderate head that dissipates quickly. Floral and spicey aroma. Rich yeasty and malty taste with moderate alcohol finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2005
A murky, rusted-amber with a large, lightning-fizzy-fast, off-white head. Intriguing aroma with vinous grape (white wine) alongside hefty yeasts that showcases bread dough, barnyard and raw beef tendencies. Bittersweet & musty with a big yeast character held in place by a lightly malted backbone. Creamy & fluffy in the mouth (you canít tell by looking at it, but the carbonation is rather stimulating). Alcohol is well-hidden, but there is a warm settling in the stomach.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregClow (3194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2005
Bottle from Affligem giftpack - purchased at LCBO. Nice orange-gold colour with a moderate foamy white head that sticks around for quite a while. Aroma is quite herbal and spicey (clove & coriander), with a medicinal tinge as it warms. Very active body. Flavour holds the spiciness suggested by the aroma, along with some apricot notes, a pleasant yeastiness, and a warm, moderately bitter finish, with some herbal hops wrapping things up nicely. Very good stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6375) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2005
Bottle (330ml). Poured bubbly gold with an average foamy head. Aroma of spices (pepper & coriander), apple, lemon, some sweet malt and a fair amount of alcohol. Taste - spice, alcohol and even hop bitterness, a little light malt backing, but mostly sharply bitter; decent. Mouthfeel very lively, sharp and alcoholic. Solid triple - no St. Bernardus, but solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2005
Bottle. Pours a light hazy gold with a small white frothy head. Aroma of corriander and citrus. Flavor is very herb like with notes of corriander, orange zest and notes of alcohol. Full, carbonated, silky mouthfeel. Bottle said best before 11/16/02. Oops. (Not many of us around, must have sat on the shelf for a few years.) Still great regardless of thier reccomendations.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 12, 2005
Large creamy head, gold blond colour. Strong hop aroma, herby. Full taste, sweet alcoholic, metal-bitter finish that lasts long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjg74 (3018) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 11, 2005
750ml. Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color. Sweet yeasty aroma with a hint of pear juice. Flavor up front is quite spicy with a bit of a yeast flavor. Some grain seems to be present as well. Rich in flavor with a full mouthfeel. Alcohol is slightly noticable. Tasty, well rounded brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
altkencru (143) - USA - NOV 4, 2005
Incredibly, another great Belgian tripel. I donít understand why itís typically $1 cheaper than the other, IMO itís just as good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2455) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - OCT 28, 2005
750 ml bottle. poured hazy yellow with a huge head. Lacing was fluffy and filled the glass. Aromas were citrus and very Tripel like. Flavors were fruity and definitley full-bodies. Finish was dry, and quite a bit of alcohol presence. Not too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hansen (8410) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2005
Golden colour, medium head. Floral- sweet aroma. Flavor is too bitter, too much alcohol.

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