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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 werenít 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 14/20
heemer77 (5099) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 14, 2005
Dark gold with no head. The aroma is honey with some peanuts. There is also some bananas and nutmeg. The taste is bananas with some nutmeg and slight biscuit. This is fairly nice, but not a great triple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (7977) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2005
12oz bottle. Slightly hazy glowing soft orange color, almost resembling some wits. Fluffy perfumy yeast nose full of bananas. Flavor is quite sweet, though not to the absurd level of Karmiliet, but still fairly sweet for what I like in this style. Fluffy marshmallow and perfumy yeast flavors all over this one, with a sickly sweet overripe lemon and honeydew finish. Slight bitterness near the finish, with some toasty biscuit-likemalts, but overall itís hard to get past the twangy sugars in this one. Resembles homebrew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4761) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2005
On tap: Citrus, banana, yeast, and spice aroma. Hazy pale yellow with a small white head. Malty up front with lots of banana and yeast. Lightly bitter and spice finish. Slightly acidic in the finish. Banana spice aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - APR 2, 2005
Bottle. Clouded light amber color with a fair white head. Good amount of sugar in the aroma with a touch of yeast and spice. Flavors run about the same with sugar being predominant and lighter hints of spice and yeast. Very solid, but lacking in sophistication.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2004
Unbelievable price on this stuff. A nice Belgian tripel with all the trim and lace. Nothing that really sets it apart from other tripels, but very solidly done. I could drink a lot and at this price, why not?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2004
Bottle. Cloudy straw colored with somewhat of a head. Aromas of bubblegum, yeast and lemons mostly. Taste is sweet (maybe too much) candi sugars, peaches, orange and coriander. Lacking in the yeast department and not very appealing when the head rests into nothing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - DEC 10, 2004
sweet floral aroma, looks like honey in a glass with a small head, sticky sweet, kind of bitter and mediciny, nothing unique or stand out, a standard American example of a style I could generally do without

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4707) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2004
Cloudy orange tinted amber/copper coloured body with a non-existant off-white head. Aroma of fresh tart apricots, malt, caster sugar, low a.a. hops and some coriander seeds. Heavy-bodied; Strong sweet flavour with full spices and a good malt backbone. Apricots, curacao and corainder seed all noticeable in the taste; No wheat, bubble gum or hops however. Aftertaste pleasant to an extent, no harsh aftertaste nor offensive flavours. Overall, a good beer, but lacks those amazing characteristics that would make it an astounding beer. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased at Merchantís in Dearborn, Michigan (by my mom) on 16-October-2004 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
Pale. Odd to identify, medicinal nose with notes of burnt banana peel, cornbread, pear, cloves and phenols. Again, quite phenolic in its flavor. Medicinal in its flavor as well, but it does have a lovely candy sugar sweetness present and hints of banana, clove, nutmeg and other light fruits (pear and apple. Iím glad I was able to try this brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2004
Golden cloudy full of particles nice beige head great malty aroma flowers. A light alcoholic bite Light palatee light flavours that not overpowering. Just a bit cloying though...

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