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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 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2003 Honey cloudiness with subtle nose hints tripel to-die-for, but a surprising peppery undertones is so distracting, I must say the least fav of my triple experiences despite its head ;).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3437) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2003
Pretty golden color with an attractive white head and a subtle spice nose. Lots of coriander spice with very fruity, almost vinous flavors. Sharp yeast in the finish. Nice body and a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2003
What a nice beer.Great honey golden/copper(hazy,very pretty bubblesSmells fruity/alcoholic(teases of champagne?)slight banana/definite honey(great malt/hop blend).Nice little head that is not in a hurry to leave you(yet not obnoxious like duvel)The lace is sent from heaven.The taste is so smooth for a tripel.Nice hops/great dry finish.A must try for belgian lovers.A masterpiece from Allagash.Batch# 38.On finishing this blessed 750ml the yeast at the bottom brings this one together even better.Super hazy/yeasty/smooth.Get it!(reasonable price)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2003
Golden cloudy color with large head that stays. Sweet fruity flavor that has a nice hoppy spicey taste. Sweeter than other tripel's I have had.Nicely balanced. Finishes dry and long with a little alcohol feel in the mouth. Great american tripel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2003
Batch 33: Hot damn, Timdanchanta is 21! He secured this one up in Illinois a couple of weeks ago for his first "legal" beer. So anyway, poured a pure golden color with a long-lasting thick white head. Flavor was fruity, with a little bit of sourness thrown in there - the complexity is admirable. A terrific beer, and a very happy b-day to my good friend Tim.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2003
Batch 33: Cloudy appearence with just a tad bit of sourness. I could problably taste more of the flavor if I did not have a Macanudo beforehand. An honorable 1st beer for my 21st.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6019) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 18, 2003
Batch #33: Hazy tangerine hue with big fluffy head and outstanding lacing. Aroma hints of large yeast(sourdough bread); big and fruity(passion fruit, apricot, ripe pear, blueberry, banana); spices (clove and corriander), and vanilla. Malty taste at the start followed by a twangy yeast and then a massive spicy finish. Very once in a while I detect a sour fruity undertone, but next gulp, it's gone again. Surprising dry and crisp for a large tripel. Medium to full-bodied, it has a lively mouthfeel and a bit alcoholic feel. Wow, a unique take on the style, doesn't suffer by becoming overly sweet, in fact it's almost overly spicy. One damn nice American version of the classic style. Thanks to BierBauch for the trade.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2003
hazy light orange, white head. citrus, yeast and sweet vanilla bean aroma. flavour bursts with honey and black pepper with fruit and a light hoppy bite. finishes soft and slightly creamy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2003
Medium honey orange with medium light creamy head. Very faint floral and yeast aroma. Mouth filling medium light body. Soft floral honey and tropical fruity sweet and lighter bitter flavours. I was a bit disappointed in this one as I found it kinda bland for an Abbey tripel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rodolito (163) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 10, 2003
Slightly hazy peach color with a thick whitish head. Aroma of fruity tastiness (light pineapple) and bready malts with a slight twang. Sweet maltiness with fruity flavors. Sugary and lightly hoppy with a subtle spiciness. What I expect from a trippel. Moderate mouthfeel and soft but steady carbonation. Nice dry finish. Alcohol not evident.

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