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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 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2003
Aroma is made up of spicyness (coriander) as well as some fruitiness (pear and banana). Appearance is a nice glowing golden yellow with a large, quickly dissapating head. Flavor is sweet and fruity up front with a spicy finish with a little alcohol bite. Mouthfeel is satisfying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (8481) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2003
Cloudy bright orange. Medium white head. Lemons, pears, and grapes are smelled. Highly carbonated. Smells and tastes like cough syrup. Sharp flavor, bubbly on the tongue. Flavors of white grapes and cloves, allspice, and ginger. Very spicey and filling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - SEP 26, 2003
Loved this triple. Helped me through a rough night of fighting at the inlaws. Orange-y finish with that great warming alcohol that comes with triples. Fine, fine beer, though I prefer doubles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 16, 2003
Blonde gold color. Extremely large white foamy head. Aroma is fruity, yeasty and sweet. A medium bodied tripel. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are spicy. Bright yeasts with touches of candy sugar. A very drinkable beer once the head diminishes. Nicely balanced. Smooth taste. Very slight alcohol bite at 8.5%. Touches of apricots and oranges. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is dry. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2003
I broke my promise to never follow a tripple with anoher tripple and this came after the Monkfish (which was to die for) so I was a litle disappointed. Though, it was more refined than the blonde. There was a certain peppery yeastyness that was unexpected, and unwanted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - AUG 29, 2003
Creamy mouthfeel and good head. Aroma is spicy and taste is pretty smooth. I'm not a big fan of tripples, but this one is pretty good. Better than Kasteel.

   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 (4379) - 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 (403) - 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.

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