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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Westmeister (1650) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours golden yellow/orange with some sediment. Smell is white grapes, yeast,light sweetness and some tartness. Taste is light fruit, clove, some banana, yeast, mild sweetness. For 10% there isn’t too much noticeable alcohol. Light, semi complex, not overly sweet as some trippels. Quite enjoyed this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
11th December 2009
Hazy and somewhat dirty looking amber beer. Light yeasty nose. Fairly dry palate that is also a little crisp. Sweet aromatic malts - typically tripel. Subtle tones of orange and banana. More creamy malt and and minerally aniseed. Soft dry finish. Hangs together very well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7567) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Sample at the brewpub. Slightly hazy yellow-gold pour with a medium thin off-white head that disappears quickly. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of yeast, banana and malt. Medium body with flavors of spicy yeast, bananas and sweet malt. The finish is sweetly spiced with a yeast aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
paintedmaple (365) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2012
12oz bottle...a little too heavy on the candy sugar for my taste as well not enough Belgian ’funk.’ The alcohol is well hidden and this is an overall decent Trippel - just not world class.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SwampSpud (2) - Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2012 does not count
Excellent beer, For a very high volume by alchohol rated beer you would never know it. Smooth, that leaves a wonderful aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
drdisque (504) - Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
On tap from the Michigan Brewers Guild Winter Beer Festival (though I’ve sampled it before). Simply one of the best Tripels made. Just the right level of sweetness and spice with an outstanding smooth finish. I always think it tastes a little like honey as well. One of my favorites.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
ebone1988 (203) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2012 I am sure other people will like this beer, but it just wasn’t for me. Aroma of banana and cloves, looks beautiful with an amber/light brown color, very foggy. Tastes just how it smells, which is what I couldn’t get past. Don’t let a bad rating stop you, but it’s not for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3317) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 28, 2012
This 12 oz bottle was courtesy of Strykzone. . Pours a cloudy gold color with a rich foamy white head and good sticky lacing rings,. Nose of banana, clove, bubblegum and ripe fruit. Rich in body and with a smooth mouthfeel. The flavor is complex with some pepper spice mixed in banana, clove, bubblegum and ripe fruitbanana, clove, bubblegum and ripe fruit that was in the aroma. The alcohol is well hidden which is a real bonus. Really good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
libertine (189) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2012
poured into trappist glass.very cloudy yellow with a thin white head.aroma of banana clove and sugar.taste of banana clove sugar and orange. for ten percent alchohol is well hidden.medium body with medium carbonation.finishes very abrupt and slightly astringent.overall not bad.it does kinda remind me of a high alchohol content blue moon though in flavour and appearance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Draft at HopCat. The 223rd rating of this bad boy. Hazy pale yellow color, large bubble head. Aroma of lemon rind, straw, subtle acetone. Taste is malty but not overly sweet. True to the style.

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