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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2003 750ml bottle, batch #26. Pours a medium-dark, hazy golden color, with a large frothy white head that doesn't want to go away, clinging to the sides of the glass for dear life all the way down. Aroma is crisp - citric (lemon), spicy (clove), yeasty (banana), and light malt (doughy) . Flavor is also crisp, sweet start, making way for some banana and clove to coat the tongue in the middle, ends with some citrus - lemon and grapefruit mostly. Full body, complex flavors that get more impressive as the bottle gets more empty, only the slightest hint of alcohol at the end.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2002
intesting, reminded me alot of westy 8 for some reason. strong belgian flavor

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 19, 2002
Batch #28. Like their own description, subtle banana & honey flavors. It has a great nose; reminds me a bit of a white beer. Itís cloudy yellow w/ a big white frothy head.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2002
Batch #28: Wow. Big nose with pepper, cherry, strawberry and yeast all present. Filled half the kitchen with this wonderful aroma. Very fruity up front(banana, strawberries, cherries) with coriander showing through towards the middle as the beer leans toward peppery spiciness. Finish is spicy, nice and dry, and has a pronounced warming alcohol effect. This beer is a sight to behold - hazy golden with a large, frothy head that wants to stick around for a few minutes before completely dissappearing. Body and mouthfeel are just right. Sits nicely on the tongue and doesnít leave a pronounced or long aftertaste. Marvelous.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (10003) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2002
This beer rocks. I bet Stephen King drinks this stuff before writing each day up in Portland. Iíve tried a ton of Belgian Strong Ales. I like most of them and love just a few. The Westyís are awesome. Allagash isnít far behind the Westy Blonde. If you agree with my other Belgian beer ratings, you will really love this beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2002
Nose is spicey with a touch of orange coming to the fore. Flavor is complex but well-balanced. Quite sweet, but the sweetness balances out a warming dose of alcohol. Hints of oranges, coriander, cinnamon, and apples all compete for a place on the palate.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Racegoer (353) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2002
Very complex,fruity and sweet in the beginning,it has a lively carbonation. Sweet start then a warming spicy finish. 9% ABV is well hidden,lightly yellow,and quite frothy, Drinkable and Recommended !

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IneedAbuheer (69) - Ingleside, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2002
Golden, hazy color topped off with a white foamy head. Noticable hints of honey and banana. ABV is somewhat hidden, but what does come through adds to the flavor. Smooth and complex, but didnít make me want to come back for more.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brewmaster (168) - USA - SEP 11, 2002
#26. I liked this much better then the dubbel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - SEP 7, 2002
Batch#26.Meringue like head on this honey colored brew. Spicy citrus nose with a little hint of alcohol. Iím getting a little bit of this banana taste that is previously mentioned. Definately a nice tripel but Iím starting to think I like dubbels better.Addendum: As this beer warms up the edges really seem to smooth out and the bite from the alcohol mellows considerably. Really a fine beer.Iíll add one point to the overall. Thanks to Ringo for this one!


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