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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Golden colored, crisp, high alcohol Belgian-style ale. Simple ingredients lead to a very complex beer in this case. Northwest two-row malt is mashed without the addition of specialty malts for a light, golden color. The wort is lightly hopped in the kettle for minimum bitterness and imported Saaz hops give the beer a subtle, noble hop flavor and aroma.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19372) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2010
Bottled (8.0%), from Spokane, WA. Clear amber, smll head. Evident banana aroma. Sweet and fruity, near full bodied. Some bubblegum and wheat character. Warming and potnt with slight bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2008
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a small off-white head. Has a spicy yeasty aroma with some hints of citrus. Sweetish fruity spicy yeasty flavor with some hints of citrus. Has a sweetish fruity spicy finish with some hints of yeast.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2007
Draught, Stumbling Monk
Cloudy beigey amber colour. Nice loose head. Candyish with sugar and bland plasticy pale malt. Decent finish because the alcohol cuts through the cloying a bit.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy golden body with a moderate white head and fair lacing. Aroma of wheat, cloves, banana, pear, and syrup from canned fruit. Flavor of honey, wheat, and earthiness with a dry, bitter, chaulky mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 26, 2004
(bottle) Cloudy golden body with small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, honey, pear. Taste is quite sweet, honey, pear. Alcohol evident but not overwhelming. Full body, no dryness. This is as close to a mead as any beer I’ve had -- no relationship to normal tripel. I still like it though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11060) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 29, 2007
Bottle/8% on label. Spicy aroma of clove, citrus and, say, banana. Coppery amber color with a decent white head that didn’t stay tall. Medium bodied. Bit of carbonation bite. Almost creamy. Starts with strong candy, caramel sweetness, offset by spice, followed by a bit of alcohol warmth, and light pepper and a small hop bitter in the finish. Not really pulling out the flavors suggested in the aroma. Seems to be a hint of phenol. Good. Especially at the price!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2010
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with a weak, white head. Plenty of phenols and clove in the aroma. Flavor is sweet with some light syrup, tart fruit and Belgian sugar. Medium in body with fizzy carbonation and mild warmth. Finishes lightly dry and very sweet. An interesting take on the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
A: Pours a slightly hazed golden orange color with a nice white head and some spots of lacing. S: I can smell the banana before I even pour the beer in the glass. Big time banana bread aroma and maybe even some banana candy. A touch of spice and maybe a bit of alcohol. Not bad... T: Quite sweet with a definite banana bread flavor to it. A little bit of a bubblegum thing going on also. The alcohol is not there in flavor, but it does provide some perceptible warming notes. A bit of candi sugar and some light fruits, particularly white grapes and pears. M: The body is medium with a carbonation that is on the light end of medium. D: A big improvement from their brown ale. I prefer my tripels on the dry side, but this was not bad at all.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Date: September 20, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Bottleworks, Seattle
Appearance: clear gold, frothy white head
Aroma: light sweet malt aroma, light spicyness
Body: big body
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of malt candy character, light balancing spicyness
Overall: sweet Belgian malt candy
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9802) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2008
Bottle poured a clear gold with a lasting off white head. Aromas of fruittiness, spice and light carmel. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of carmel, spice, apples, pears and a hint of honey with a smooth lingering spicy sweet finish.


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