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RATINGS: 611   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cathcacr (643) - Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2005
Very well suited to my Tripel hankerin’ as of late. Meets all reasonable qualifications for a well-made Tripel. Aroma very strong in corn-like qualities, but aside from that, an unbelievably large head initially and lingering froth/bubblage. Just the right kind of non-overpowering, sweet and spicy flavor that makes this beer dangerously easy to get drunk on. Palate was lacking a bit at first, just meeting expectations, but the lingering sweet aftertaste compensated for that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2005
12oz bottle thanks to Sully. Hazy yellow/gold color with a huge white head. Yeasty, fruity aroma of mangos and coriander. Flavor was sweet, but the excessive carbonation kept it from being cloying. Coriander, citrus, yeast are the predominant flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2005 Couleur orange pale, apparence semi trouble et nuageuse sous une moyenne quantité de mousse blanche concassée. Arômes de curaçao, de sucre candi et d’agrumes sous une signature levurée. Le style visé et le modèle de référence semblent déjà évidents. Déceptivement sucrée en bouche, le sucre candi laisse une certaine place aux saveurs de zeste et d’écorce d’orange, puis les levures prennent le dessus, ne semblant pas tout a fait transparente en finale. Carbonatation active et piquante, corps d’épaisseur semi mince, finale légèrement métallique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2005
12 oz bottle via trade with SuIIy - Thanks Mike - My first beer poured into my new chimay trappist glass from Degarth - Thanks Joe! Pours hazy golden with a nice white foamy head that fades relatively quickly. Aroma is of yeast, pineapple, and spice. Flavor starts out fruity with some pineapple and a touch of honey, then some yeast flavor comes in and a nice finish of some clove and some vanilla. Very flavorful and interestingly complex. The palate is smooth. Not overly carbonated but just enough to make this feel like butter in the mouth. A nice creamy smooth finish too. This is a real nice triple. I enjoyed it while watching my indians win a hard fought game over the A’s. Makes it taste even sweeter!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2005
The Lure:
Pineapple yeast esters rise from the quickly fading head. Orange soda sweetness amidst the tropical fruit salad. Most of what is perceivable seems to come from the yeast.

The Festivities:
Spritzy bubbles pierce the sticky fruity sweetness of pineapples and peaches. Orange soda is emboldened by some honeyed malts, as doughy yeast lays a dessert-y foundation. Some alcohol heat lingering on the tongue. Not too complex, but a vibrant arrangement of flavors nonetheless.

Youth impersonating the wise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2450) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Rediculously large head. Large bubbles. Reduces slowly. Some black specks in there. Not sure what they are or where they came from. Typical belgian aroma. Yeast, spices, bit of fruit. Yummy. Bit of some boiled vegetable. Color is a hazy golden orange. OOOHHH. Very good flavor. Pretty light and potent. Nice alcohol warming. More fruit, and spices. Finishes creamy. Little coating and very, very soft at the finish. A pretty darn good triple.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2005
Man, I thought this beer was much better than the ratings suggest. Dont know what went wrong for others or right for me. Hazy sunflower color with copious white frothy head. Oh so good looking. Aroma is abundant yeast notes with an ever present fruity character that tickles the nose. Cant wait to sip this beer. Taste is very complex and balanced. Fruity sweetness to start, which is rounded out by spicy yeast, clove, and vanilla. A bit of mellow malt pokes through, and finishes with a nice lemon tartness. I love this beer. My tastebuds were numbed for a few hours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2237) - Linda Vista, California, USA - AUG 26, 2005
Thanx to BBB63 for this one. Hazy glowing yellow that is not visible through. Small patches of foam are formed but weren’t able to create a whole head. Aroma is clean and fruity with a notice of yeast to the nose. The flavor is a big concept to grasp, espeically after my tastebuds have been kept well reserved for a few hours for this tasting. Description of this tripel are the following: spice, pepper, yeast, apple, banana, clove, and alcohol. Decent tripel ale in all respect, however, it falls a little short from my standards.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2005
Tap at Darkhorse: Dark honey with little head dissipating quickly. banana, clove, lavender hit you at first with the alch. kick on the way down. Excellent mouth feel, thick like a tripple should be. An excellent summer beer, highly reccomended.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drfabulous (4912) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 12, 2005
Somewhat bland. Not exactlyh a tripple. Some taste of banana. I felt a little suckered after buying it; Crooked Tree is better.

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