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RATINGS: 627   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Why is the Grim Reaper holding a mailbox? Well, that mailbox is from a dead Dark Horse beer. The Grim Reaper better know as "Death" was quite fond of our classic Sapient Summer Wheat Ale. When we changed it into a Belgian Style Triple, Death thought it would only be appropriate to bring something from that beer into this beer. So he picked the mailbox, and we weren’t about to argue with him. You can say what you want about him, but that Death sure has a big heart. So anyway...we brewed this beer with a Trappist yeast strain so it is very traditional. The flavors are incredibly complex with notes of mild fruit and finishes with a bit of clove. Although this beer is higher in alcohol it is very smooth and finishes dry on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 18, 2006
Pours a hazy golden orange amber with small floaties and barely any head. Just a light hint of white bubbles. Aroma of green apple, candi sugar, white grapes, hints of banana, some citrus and yeast. Flavor of yeast, caramel, various fruits...but flat. Not sure if something went wrong when they carbonated...or it became flat later. But either way something was off about this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2006
chardonnay coriander green grapes and skunk lactic bacteria aroma. hazy orange gold with a few white bubbles. honesy muscat grapes safforn lactic coriander, white with with a sweet touch. refined, balanced. sparkly palate, dry, good finish. Very nice, exceeded expectations.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2006
Bottle. Cloudy amberwith frothy white head. Sweet aroma of pears, brown sugar, yeast, caramel. Yeast really was evident and in not such a pleasant way. Medium body. The yeast took away from the flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2006
Light hazy yellow pour. Extremely yeasty aroma and flavor that didn’t mix very well with the hop profile. The yeast and hops contrasted in a really unpleasent way for me. Not my style of beer at all. If I want some yeast, I’ll drink a hefe-weizen. This was just too much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
milewide (1990) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2007 This is not my style. Too little hops. However, this is a fine US brew that may rival a lot of Belgian ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5466) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 9, 2006
Many thanks to Beerdrenched for picking this tripel up for me. Pours light gold with white head that leaves quickly. Aroma has a huge amount of fruit - passion fruit, white grapes and kiwi. There is also a lot of spicy and some Belgium earthiness. Medium body with fairly light carbonation for the style. Taste is very fruit as the aroma suggested - passion fruit and apricot are most noticeable. The finish bring the earthy aspects and spice. There is a bit of a cardboard taste on the finish. This is a nice American version of a tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2006
Slightly hazy golden body with a thin white head. Sweet candi sugar aroma with some light fruit. Sweet fruity flavor, some hints of candi sugar, and a light spice end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2006
Thanks to the random person who sent this to me. Light cloudy golden body with a thin white head. A very nice Belgian yeast aroma, somewhat fruity as well. A very nice taste, yeasty cherry, some light hops though for the most part, the taste is sweet. Smooth ending, though slightly hot.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kramer (5757) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2006
12 oz bottle, via Styles. Pours a hazy dark gold body full of very tiny floaties under an almost non-existant white head, just a thin whispy covering and ring. Aroma seems to be quite off, some fruity malt and yeast, but a very prominant garbage juice and rubber background. Flavor is like the aroma. It starts out fairly sweet and malty but finishes with the taste like burnt tires. Very wierd really. Some alcohol on the finish also. Mouthfeel is thick and cloying with very soft carbonation. Finishes quite syrupy. Overall, something was off with this but I’m not sure if it was the brewery’s fault or just due to age. From what I’ve read, I suspect that this was due to yeast autolysis but I can’t be certain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kevin (2191) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 9, 2006
crystal clear golden yellow with a thin white head. bready , yeasty lemon nose. tangy sweet flavor, pears and white grapes with a dry earth note. a nice beer with a bit of metallic in the finish.

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