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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlabastorJones (810) - Seattle, Washington, 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 (1138) - 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 (9580) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2004
Yum! Thick and sweet. Just a wonderful Belgian beer. My second favorite Dragonmead beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kace069 (6) - marlette, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2004 does not count
this is one of my favorite brews by this brewery i have had it both from the tap at the brewery and bottled from the store. it has a very complex palate. sweeter then most but not to sweet. with a great fore taste and after taste. smooth body. i just can't get enough of this brew or the others at this brewery. this is the only brew they bottle. so if you ever get to michigan this is a must stop usually over 25 beers on tap. this is how belgians should be made

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 27, 2004
rich carmel, soft belgian malts, light alc, way balanced. amber color, no head. I really like this begian careml is a bit cloying, and hops do lack and it may be undementional but I seem to like it. A further note is that my 16 year old brother thinks its better than the other beer he's tried, Labbats.

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