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This is the ultimate Belgian style. The very high gravity of this beer is balanced by the smoothness of its finish. Banana and Clove aromas come from the Belgian yeast strain combining with the generous dose of Belgian Candi Sugar. The Saaz hops help to give this beer a balanced bitterness with no noticeable hop aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElGaucho (2193) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2004
2004 GTM. Belgian wit aroma. Cloudy orange, white head. Heavy in alcohol. Handheld voice recorder issues.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
walleye (1066) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2004
sampler from the brewery. poured copper with a light off white head. aroma citrus yeast over ripe banana, cloves hints of alcohol.flavor about the same. not to bad

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2004 Sampled this beer at the Great Taste of the Midwest in Madison WI. Even though my scores on this are accurate and well researched, Da Man wants me to say more about the beer, so I will. This beer can best be described as well beyond great. I had seconds oc this bad boy, which with over 500 brews available, is pretty impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 1, 2004
Malty floral nose, brown foggy body, flavor is sweet, malty, fruit, carmel, piney, slightly bitter finish, the flavor is lacking that floral taste that seems to define most trippels, the alcohol is very well masked, Dragonmead is a pretty hard core name for a brewery, sounds like the name of some british heavy metal band with hits like ’born to die’ and ’skull beast sacrifice’

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtw (1085) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2004
heavy yeast aroma, with cloves and a some fruit. some alcohol also in the nose. very light carbonation, bordering on flat. malty syrupy body, not as complex as i was hoping. a little bitterness in the finish, but it seems a little too candy-like to be a great tripel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - JUN 26, 2004
i fell in love with this thing... being that it was fucking $18 a six pack (you only live once) and a complete surprise! huge belgian yeast backed aroma with lots of clove notes, nice orange yellow body with a thick creamy white head, huge syrup sweet crisp body with touches of deep rich orange flavor that was drying over the gentle bitterness of the hops definitely a stunner!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TJackHole (83) - Alabama, USA - JUN 18, 2004
sweet almost fruity smell, excellent taste with a good bitter finish. hides the aalcohol% very nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAY 29, 2004
A smooth drinking beer. Just a little much on the Candi dosing. The Belgian yeast aromas are present, would like a little more balance with the hopping.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8821) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2005 Orange in color with virtually no head. Aromas of oranges, bananas, spices and alcohol. Very sweet tasting, fruity, light spices and light alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2004
Great orange-golden color with moderate banana/clove nose. Alcohol presence is immediate as it touches your lips, however it is very smooth. This is a BIG beer.

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