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RATINGS: 1354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
This golden hued ale is marked by passion fruit and herbal notes in the aroma, with subtle suggestions of banana and honey surfacing from its deep and complex palate. The Tripel's finish is remarkably long and soothing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holdwine (1131) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2004
Killer beer! I had it on tap (Reserve- 9.8%) from a batch that was aged in bourbon casks (Jim Beam). Strong bourbon notes all over the place. Combine with an awesome triple and I didn't know where to go. Nice suble vanilla and banana notes and all that great yeast. I cannot say enough positive things about this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2004
On Tap-Blind Tiger NYC-Nice clarity, but no head-might be something about the way it was poured. Good solid malt presence and alchohol apparent as well. Would love to have a few more of these on a cool winter afternoon. Nice belgian from a great brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2004
Couldy golden straw colored body, tight bubbled white head, laceing seems to stick around for awhile. Aroma is spicey/ malty with a fruity back bone and some mild phenolic yeastiness. Spicey yeasty flavors dominate a citrusy fruit body (grapefruit, grape, mild lemon). A slight malt sweetness comes through near the end. Palate is dry with a lingering after taste. Tripels are not my favotite but good none the less.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2004
Big bottle, hand marked batch 49. These Americans have put together a Tripel that can compete with the best: fin du Monde, Maredsous, and Karmelit. Solid all around performance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - APR 5, 2004
Competently constructed American version of a Belgian tripel; Sweet, spicy (cloves!), slightly bitter, balanced and completely in character for a Belgian tripel, and on par with the typical tripel from Belgium; The spiciness comes out mostly in the finish; The mild nose is lightly sweet with some spicy notes; Carbonated mouthfeel and fairly sticky; Golden yellow in color, too light to be a shade of golden, and definitely a little hazy; White head is composed of tiny bubbles and has solid retention, but lacing slides down the glass

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2004
Pours a hazy yellow with a thick white head. Nice lacing down the glass. Fruit and yeast on the nose. Tingly mouthfeel. Citrus fruits ands spices on the tongue. Bold and crisp flavors. Nice smooth finish, with a lingering aftertaste. A great beer at a great price!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2006 Bursting with the smell of fresh sweetbread. The use of the fenallic yeast kind of give it a minty aroma and flavor. Not too much mintiness to ruin the beer but borderline drinking too quick after brushing your teeth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3498) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 27, 2004
Bomber, batch #49. Aroma is yeasty with banana and clove. Color is a hazy blonde with a moderate off-white head. Start is kind of metallic. some cirtus lemon notes in the middle. Malty finish. *shrugs*

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pubscout (28) - Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2004
If Allagash can make a Belgian this well, and sell it for less than five bucks a bottle, who needs Belgium? This is an exceptional beer and an even more exceptional value for the buck.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2004
Bottle, "Batch #47" (3.21.04) Pours a very pale but brilliant yellow, completely clouded with yeast; medium to smallish white head with excellent longevity; fair, visible carbonation that presents itself as a light fizz on the palate. Aromas are subtle but complex: honey, ginger, tropical fruit salad and cream. The flavors are much of the same up front, plus a nice depth of spices - coriander, allspice - and fantastic yeast and salt notes at the end. Absolutely amazing beer. I wish there was more of an alcohol presence, but otherwise perfect and so so so quaffable.

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