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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6444) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2006
Bottle shared with and courtesy of HogTownHarry. Third beer of our Dark Horse Brewing tasting. Pours a hazy dark yellow with a small diminishing white head. Aroma is yeasty with some apple and a light sugary sweetness. Flavour’s sweet, yeasty, fruity and very easy to drink. Couldn’t taste the alcohol much. Medium bodied. Pretty good, like a like session Belgian. 3 Dark Horse beers in a row, each one different from the last and each one quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2006
Bottle (12oz). Shared with blankboy, my bottle, via Pintbypint. Poured cloudy orange-gold with a small creamy diminishing off-white head. Smells like yeasty apple crumble - apple, pear with light cinnamon and brown sugar malt. Taste was also sweet and yeasty, almost a little cloying - brown sugar malt, fruit, with some hop and yeast bitterness on the quick finish. Mouthfeel was sticky, lightly carbonated, average at best body - we found this very easy to drink, sort of like a cross between a Unibroue Ephemere and a middle-of-the-road tripel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2006
Draft - fairly large fruity aroma. Beautiful golden color with a white, white head. Overly sweet flavor. One dimensional to my palate. Eh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
wintersdying (49) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 8, 2006
On draft at Rich O’s for Gravity Head 2006. Golden with a slight white head. Yeasty w/ hints of citrus and malt. Nothing to write home about... but not at all bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2006
(draft) Absolutly nothing special about this beer except that it’s an Abbey Tripel, so it’s special by default. Very good, but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 9, 2006
On tap at the Michigan House - Calumet, MI Hazed golden pour with a slicked head of whitish. Lemon, tarragon and typical estery belgian yeast aroma. Flavor is bright and effervescent lemon with chewy bread and saccharin candy. Glowing and warm, the 8.6 really shows through. Although, it is quite drinkable, although after half of a pint, it gets a little hard to sup. Cantelope smack. Finish of sweet sugar and grapes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBunn (2536) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2006
Very pale, highly carbonated, lofty foam head. Aromas of lemon, apple, spice (corriander?) and malt. Maybe some bread, too. Very sweet and mild flavoring. Yeast, floral/fruit, with a mildly bitter finish. Pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2006
Sampled at the Milwaukee YEHa!05 courtesy of Hezron: Pours a clear golden with a thin ring of white head. Lightly floral, sweet biscuity Belgian malty aroma has a touch of bready yeast. Starts sweet with toffee and floral with hops, finishing more dry and bitter. Nice authenticity and complexity with a smooth finish that hides the abv well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2005
golden yellow in color. dense, lacy white head. aroma is yeasty and spicey. Full in flavor. fruity, yeasty, and somewhat malyt. A solid tripel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3343) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Thanks to Chuck for sharing. The beer pours to a bright copper/golden body with a thin white head. Hazy with noticeable carbonation. The aroma is very nice. Reminds me of the hay fields. Also black pepper and dried apricots. The flavor is melons and hay and apricots. Spicy. Decent. The palate is a bit syrupy with noticeable alcohol. Almost drying to the palate.

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