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RATINGS: 788   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2005
The Lure:
Broad-shouldered honey thrones over the low carbonation, emboldened by the ingested alcohol and the newly-acquired peach perfume.

The Festivities:
Apart from its fruity (peaches, apricots) allegiance to the Belgian-style it is advertising, it seems to have been lured into the mead sect, where sweetness reigns unjudged and alcohol flows unbridled. Lacks the effervescence and liveliness of flavors that I look for in a Tripel.

A drying puddle of warm honey rests on the oven top, a forlorn, sad dollop.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FrancoisMtl (63) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2005
Clear golden color. Honey and fruity nose with woody notes. Sweet and alcool flavors with hint of hazelnut.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2005
Aroma:honey... Appearance:Gold amber,very small head... Flavor:Malt,honey,small taste of alcohol and a lot of sugar...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 21, 2005
Sweet, sugary, fruity, honey aroma with mild spicy and woody notes. Mainly clear with just a slight yeast haze with shy white head that diminishes immediately to ring. Dried apricots, mild sugar, a hint of raisins, in the falvour with alcohol very apparent in the lightly spicy, peppery finish. Medium body though somewhat bland in the mouth with mild alcohol warming. Bottle sampled at the Voyager par des Papilles group tasting Feb-05.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2005
Cloudy orangy amber color with a ring of lace. Aroma of fruit candy, oak, yeast and alcohol. Strong and sweet flavor of malt, alcohol and yeast with a subtle bitter finish. Light body, creamy texture, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2005
Quickly dissipating, whitish head. Deep golden/orange/amber. Spice, fruit nose. Sweet, candy sugar, honey dew melon, very sweet body, honey, clover, wood, finishing with a faint yeast twang. Banana and clove, phenols, bubble gum. Show me some love Brother Dave.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - FEB 12, 2005
22oz bottle...mellow triple...nice head, deep copper color...fruity apple, banana nose, followed by a malty body, hints to hoppy spiciness, and a little citrus...ends nicely balanced sweet/bitter. crappy fake wax plastic crap over the top of it...overall, a mellow, malty beer, no alcohol noticed, but it seemed very American...almost the body of a barleywine or DIPA. Enjoyed for sure, not what I’d look for if I craved a triple though, malts were strong, but not enough yeast to make itself known.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2005
Medium bodied. Taste is bitter up front, but then accelerates to an even more bitter taste. This is not to style at all. High alcohol, so luckily your’e not getting too ripped off.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2005
Pours a cloudy, dark amber color with a very small head. Aromas of bananas and spices. Sweet. Bready and pear tastes on top of the bananas and spices. Light alcohol. I’ll give it an extra point for the wax top.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thefatmanrocks (22) - California, USA - JAN 15, 2005
MOderately flavorful...hints of citris below banana. Rocky white foam that fizzed quickly. Amber-orange color. Sweet-moderately. Lovely buttery mouth feel with a lingering taste and texture. enjoyed it, would buy it again. Will cellar it for future consideration.

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