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RATINGS: 564   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2005
On tap at the brewery. Cloudy pale gold with a receding tan head. Perfect aroma: dried banana chips, vanilla, cloves and seductive pepper. Damn, this brewery is fantastic! Creamy banana flavor with a quick pinch of lemon juice. Smooth vanilla stretches the well-executed palate experience. Has all the essential tripel characteristics with a masked ABV content and a perfect candi sugar sweetness.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoshuaB (474) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2007
Pours a hazy straw golden amber, topped by a good inch of soft white foam. Very good head retention, lacing is no big deal. A little sweet bread dough in the aroma. Very sweet beer up front with lots of caramel and honey. It also has some sweet breadiness, vanilla, cork, and a fruity spiced-apple character to it. Medium full body, gentle carbonation. A bit of a warming alcohol kicker in the finish, and a bit more in the aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kirill (277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2007
awesome beer, alcohol does not affect taste whatsoever, but you still get a complex and flavorful mix of fruits... i could not get over drinking this beer

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrideOfFrankenkitty (44) - Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2007
So Iím sittng in my yard while frankenkitty is sleeping. Iím reading and smoking and drinking. When I find myself ignoring the book to sniff the beer (and those of you that know me know that nothing distracts me from my book) I know this is something special. This is a gorgeous dark golden colored brew with an aroma of caramel, brandy, and something yummy I canít quite name. It has a smooth palate with a thicker mouthfeel and a nice lingering after taste. I begin to see why it distracted me from the book. All in all, canít wait till itís available in Illinois.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemattie (4033) - Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2008
12OZ bottle. Pours clear, deep golden color. Aroma of bread and sweet malt. A nice Abbey Tripel. Flavor is very sweet. Dry finish. Big alcohol burn. A very nice tripel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 2, 2005
Bottle. Pours a dark yellow color with white fizzy head. Lots of sediment and bubbles flow throughout the beer. Nose is fruity and full. Lots of juicy fruits like mango, tangerine, peach. Taste is very full and juicy as well. Mango and oranges with some lemon sourness.There hints of yeast and malt mixed well through out. Could be a bit m ore balance because the fruit aspect is the big up front main attraction. A little more complexity would also be nice. Great bitterness in the end, and an overall good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Keithlamar (3) - - JUL 29, 2012 does not count
Very smooth beer for such high alcohol percent. Had some chucks of stuff floating in it, not sure what it was. All and all I liked it Julie did as well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cathcacr (630) - Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2005
Very well suited to my Tripel hankeriní 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.

4.1
   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.


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