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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - AUG 16, 2003
Murky (I poured the yeast in) orange/gold/yellow color with a massive white head. The aroma was just what I expected...grassy/hay, citrusy, yeasty (bubblegum), and slight alcohol. The flavor was similar to the aroma, but with more emphasis on the yeast element. The feel was okay...a little too much carbonation for my liking. Pretty good triple.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4316) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2003
Gourgeous golden blonde beer with a refreshing fruity aroma. The flavour is slightly aniseed with large hints of sweetness. A great refreshing Belgian beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2003
Looks like a tripel. It being a tripel, I'm less than deeply surprised by this fact. Anyways, it's golden-cloudy. Nose is a bit lemony, very sugary, quite zippy. Fizzy, makes the tongue sparkle. Sugary, not as spicy as preferred. Finishes soft and welcoming, tart but a little bland, sort of like a Belgian hooker I'd guess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CEZ (399) - Milano, ITALY - JUL 25, 2003
Dark yellow, cloudy body under a tall, lasting white head which leaves a beautiful lace on the glass. Aroma dominated by malt sweetness, spices, fruit (orange). Tastes thick and sweet, with hints of licorice and a bittersweet finish. I don't know exactly why, but it seems to lack a really distinctive character... I mean, it just reminds me of other beers instead of being a unique experience. So it's good, but not unforgettable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deprogram (115) - Renton, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2003
25.4 oz. bottle Quite light in appearance, with a pale golden hue, and ephemeral, fluffy head that can get quickly out of hand. Aroma sweet, underwhelming, slightly biting and sour. Taste is complex, wheat-bitter champagne without the cloying sweetness. Grows on you. An accomplished brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (3095) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2010 Semi-clear golden. Creamy head of tiny bubbles leaves just a bit of intricate lace. Fruity aroma with a bit a citrus--very nice. Flavor mostly follows aroma. Nice balance between sweet and tart. A hint of lemon Jolly Rancher. Very smooth. Very creamy. An excellent tripel in all respects. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Racegoer (353) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - JUN 6, 2003
hazy orange , creamy head. Robust with flavours of malty fruits, orange Christmas cookies,hoppy citric, full and rich, will re-visit this one

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TChrome (1425) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2003
Very nice aroma reeking of yeast and pears. Pours big head which mostly diminishes. Moderate lacing. Unfortunately, the flavor does not live up to the aroma. Kinda one dimensional. Some yeast and spices just not enough to justify an exceptional rating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2580) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2003
Nice light golden color with an OK foam. This tripel isn't to distinct from the other belgian tripels but it isnt bad either. Some carbonation and a medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
orangelazarus (53) - USA - MAY 24, 2003
Tripels so far all taste the same to me. That's not exactly a bad thing, they are all quite delicious. Maybe next time I try it, I can get past the excellent sweet taste and say something about the more subtle flavors.

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