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RATINGS: 631   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 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 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 itís an Abbey Tripel, so itís special by default. Very good, but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, 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 (2729) - 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 (3360) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2005
light orange murky color w/ a full large bubbled white head and an avg at best lace. Aroma is floral hop and some big alcohol notes hints of honey. Highly carbonated good mouth feel slightly creamy. A hot flavor alcohol and honey. Very sweet nice spice flavor clove and pepper, also a floral hop. hints of apricots too. Pretty darn good.

   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 (5587) - 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.

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