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RATINGS: 775   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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The brewers of Anderson Valley had to conjure the High Priestess of Fermentation to help them formulate and create this rare hand-crafted elixer. It is luxuriant, smooth, more that a little wild, and at 10% alcohol, it's bound to raise your spirits. Open the Bottle and greet the High Priestess. You are worthy.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Meh. There is a LOT of alcohol in this--it practically dominates the flavor, and what flavor isn’t alcohol is syrupy sweet and uncomplicated. It would be cloying were it not for the cutting power of the-you guessed it-alcohol. Way too hot and borders on disgusting.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2006
From bottle. Pours a cloudy, dull orange with small, off-white head. Nose is of sweet dried fruits, spices and yeast. Flavor is more of the same, sweet, with some alcohol in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JAN 28, 2006
Bottle provided by OldRaspy. Pours orange amber, with a small off white head. Nose is sweet yeast and fruity, a touch of spice (light clove?) Flavor is on the sweet side, fruity in almost a fruit punch way, some more light spices. Decent medium body, very drinkable. Warming alcohol in the finish. Pretty nice triple, and a bargain.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CMUBEERMAN (421) - - JAN 23, 2006
I think this one gets kind of shit on in the ratings dept...I’ts better than their dubble, but not that good of a tripel. Whatever...it looks good but the head doesn’t stay around like a belgian head should. Tastes pretty fruity...no much yeast or malt profile. But hey it was easy to drink and better than a 3.3.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2006
Clear , orange-hued, under a sizeable, creamy head. Sweet, fruity nose. Smooth, lightly hoppy, bits o’ spice. Nice and easy, going down. big spicy fruit, medium bodied, light, yet lingering finish. Doesn’t have enough presence, or character, though, to be memorable. Alcoholic content is well-hidden...at first. Then comes the brandy feel, and the burn. Nice enough, though. Not quite a typical, or a trancendent tripel, but nice.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (10766) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2006
Red copper ale with nice white head. Sweet coriander and oranges ina roma with light alcohol and hops. Rather thin sweet candy sugar in mouth, with warm alcohol and light orange peels. Short and thin. DumDum’s Belgian Sendoff on August 25, 2005.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Slightly hazy orange body, thin light tan head, clumping, creamy. Aroma with notes of pineapple, white grape, spice (peppery), and alcohol. Slightly tart body with pineapple, toast, and a spicy bitter finish with hot alcohol notes. Heavy on the spices and less complex than many examples.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcr (2278) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Translucent copper pour. Strong aroma of sweet, ripe apples with spice and banana notes. The flavor is filled with sweet malts revealing themselves as plum, apple and banana with a touch of clove in the back of the mouth. The beer is light and sticky on the palate with a slight burning finish, probably because of the alcohol. Nice, but not as rounded and balanced as the other two tripels I have rated.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2005
Amber body with a creamy head that immediately begins to disappear. The nose is yeasty, filled with light apple fruitiness with some residual sweetness. Full, round mouthfeel is loaded with bready, sweet malts and yeastty, dark fruits. Some artifiicial sweetener taste (candi sugar?) is present as well. A slightly bitter finish is surprising and nice. If they could curb some of the sweetness without adding anymore alcohol this could be a real winner.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDalkoholic (2206) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 22, 2005
Pours a beautiful orangish copper color. Head was a thin layer but broke down to patches of foam. Lovely aroma of authentic Belgian yeast as well as banana, clove, rose, and spices. The flavor is immediately recoginized as spicy and sweet with a moderate amount of malt and yeast playing their role. Other flavors such as banana, sugar, clove and lime leaf are also found. The finish somehow comes up empty with almost no aftertaste to speak of. I dont feel right about comparing this beer to another beer brewed from a different company but i can’t help to say that this does remind me of a Stone vertical epic 2004 a lot.


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