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RATINGS: 570   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 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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2776) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2007
Bottle from Dark Horse. Sweet & fruity smell while pouring. Starts out light, but darkens in my snifter to a darker pils color with a Bell’s-like crowd of floaties. Refreshing sourness, more Berliner than brett, touch of white wine driness. An excellent drink. Don’t know that it’d stand well next to a real Trappist Ale, but this is something I could drink every day.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barnoloid (115) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle pour. There is an extremely spicy note to this tripel. Clove and banana dominate here, with a yeastiness that comes right through. Has a dustiness to the mouthfeel. Good but muddled in a sense.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2411) - Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2014
12 ounce bottle into chalice, bottled on 5/6/2014. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of apricot, orange, golden raisin, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, biscuit, candi sugar, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast ester and bready malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of apricot, orange, golden raisin, pear, apple, light banana, clove, biscuit, candi sugar, herbal, floral, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of apricot, golden raisin, pear, apple, light banana, clove, biscuit, candi sugar, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast and bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth and fairly crisp/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice tripel style. All around good complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast and bready malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chucklemation (407) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Pours a light gold with a foamy white head. Aroma is Belgian yeast and a bite of alcohol. Cloves dominate the flavor, and there’s also some sweet Belgian yeast, but the finish is dry. Part of me enjoyed this, but another found the light body and the too strong character from the spice less enjoyable. Overall just okay.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerLvr13 (17) - Iowa, USA - MAY 12, 2014
I picked up floral and spice notes in the aroma. Wheat, slight fruit, spiciness on the taste and finishes dry and boozy. Average Tripel.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fidemaster (281) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Dark and hazy pour. Has a sweet and spicy aroma. It had a mix of spiciness, alcohol, and cloves. The cloves really dominate, and left a harsh after taste. Not for me...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dick_richards (3) - dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2014 does not count
Not too much scent or head, Taste was better than expected especially for the alcohol%! Tastes like a pretty good Belgian, fruity and wheaty. Nothing absolutely amazing but really good for the price and percentage

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rlpeeler (82) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - APR 27, 2014
Bottle to glass pours a muddy dark golden color, not very attractive. Taste is fruit that seems a bit off. Medium body that carries the alcohol pretty well. An OK beer but not too special.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (586) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2014
12oz bottle - pours a hazy medium gold . Big Belgian yeast aromas , almost fruity . Palette is dry , with some yeasty fruit flavors and a touch of clove . Very nice . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (954) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2014
On tap at Darkhorse. Poured a beautiful hazy orange with thin white head. Aroma of typical banana yeast. Light carb med thick bod. Taste is full of those damn naners and yeast but balanced.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hawthorne00 (2351) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle. Hazy gold with a white head. Aroma of oranges, apricots, honeyed dough, cloves. A bit sticky. Wow, heaps of cloves in the taste, not just at the end. Coriander and banana too - all a bit much. There’s some pleasant honeyed dough, citrus and apricot there too and the spices are less harsh as it warms.


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