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RATINGS: 614   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2005
It pours a straw golden color with a thin white head and syrupy lacing. The nose is floral honey with some phenol notes. Wildflower honey in the flavor. It is very hot with alcohol. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - DEC 20, 2005
Thanks to Hezron for sharing this: Pours a murky golden color, small white head. Aroma of hay, cloves, straw. Flavor is hay, musty lemon, cloves and spices, sweet and a nice finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2005
Thanks to Herzon at the Milwaukee Yeha. Hazy straw color with a taller fluffy white head. Light fruit and mild citrus and pepper hops come to play in the aroma. Light and spritzy feel. Light pale malt with a touch of orange zest and melon. Some candi and dry honey also seem to be in the profile. Warming as it continues. a very nice triple effort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
hezron (611) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2005
Lemon, citrusy aroma with a hint of pepper in the aroma. Pale yellow with a thin white head. Lemon citrus flavor with some peppery spice and a bit of caramel malt in the finish. Nice and sweet. Palate is a little full and could get cloying. Thanks to EyeDrinkAle for the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2005
Bottle, yellow gold pour. Kinda spicy bready yeasty candied aroma. Flavors of Belgian yeast, with spiced corriander and lemon and maybe banana. Kinda on the sweet side. Decent Belgian ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 13, 2005
Textbook Belgian pour - pure gold with a creamy, ivory head. The slightly meaty nose pulls together the light fruity yeast with hints of spiced pear, wlidflower honey and apple. Medium body with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. More light fruit in the body - all honey coated - sweet but not overly done. Perfumey hops throughout add to the lightness of this. Warms my stomach nicely. A great example of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2005
Yum - smells like honey, spice, sweet malts and pepper. Gorgeous to look at; glowing golden, thick white head, great lacing. Thick malts in a softly carbonated body give this a nice palate, although it bordered on syrupy once or twice. Honey coated summer fruits followed by a dry peppery finish. Good stuff - but why’s the monk on the label carrying a mailbox?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (7819) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 9, 2005
On tap at Clarkston Union. This ginger-colored ale poured with a nice white head. The flavor started sweet with a bitter hoppy finish. Tastes like a Belgian Trippel (looking at the label, I guess that was the intent).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3266) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 7, 2005
Huge frothy head over a hazy medium yellow body. Excellent lacing follows a long lasting head. Typical Belgian aroma with bread dough and lemony yeast predominating. Lightly sweet flavor and a light palate that finishes with just the right amount of dryness. A decent brew and worth trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - NOV 2, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2006 Acquired through trade with CJ at Siciliano’s Market, Grand Rapids, MI. Pours a hazy pale golden color with only a thin head that quickly fades away and leaves a thin ring. There’s only a little lacing. Smells; I can really smell the banana and cloves, bread dough, and spices. This smell really nice. Taste; yeasty bread dough, as with the nose the bananas and cloves really come through, and it has a bit of a citrus zing to it. Slightly sweet on the finish, with just a touch of bitterness. This was much better than I had anticipated. Mouthfeel was was full, and just a bit syrupy. Really good beer.

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