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RATINGS: 2906   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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A strong, dry and spicy trappist ale. The product of a secondary fermentation lasting 5 weeks. This is a complex ale with a fruity aroma and a nice nuanced hop scent. It is soft and creamy in the mouth, with a bitter touch carried by the fruity aroma. An exceptional ale, with a great deal of finesse and elegance, and with a splendid long after taste.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zimbo (605) - - JAN 19, 2013
Bit of a stealth beer this. Almost orangy straw yellow with an easy froth head that goes the distance. Beautiful penetrating nose of lemon rind, candy sugar, dried fruit and yeast. Dry in the mouth, it always seems more carbonated that I last remembered. Not at all off putting though.More dried fruit on first taste delivering a long warm bitterness with spice and hints of thyme and rosemary. Superb complexity and devlopment over the life of the pour. Just builds and builds as the 9.5% ABV comes into play.There’s a lightness of touch too with finesse and elegance but a penetrating stern strength too.So much balance and restraint. Really kicks the brain heart and palate into action. As far removed from ’sessionable as possible. And I like it that way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HIGHB4LL (653) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2014
11.2 oz. bottle from Party Time in Spearfish. Appearance: 2 fingers white head that lasts only as a film, straw gold to orange gold, cloudy. Aroma: fruity esters, light leather, Palate: medium body, average carbonation, light alcoholic warming, sort of thin alcoholic texture. Taste: sweet fruitiness, into a nicer, fuller malty sweetness, with some alcoholic notes towards the end. Overall, amazing tripel, love the balance, tastes are really nice, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sissio (708) - Orsenigo, ITALY - DEC 13, 2014
Well belanced aroma and taste with mature yellow fruit, gentle caramel malts and passito.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjansen1310 (41) - Soest, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2014 0,33 cl bottle pours a troubled yellow beer. Yeasty sour sweet taste and a alcohol feeling. Westmalle does it again! Yea yaw!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ippers (17) - - DEC 12, 2014
Mooi blond biertje, uitdagende geur. Smaak is mooi zacht, lekkere ronde zoete smaak zonder dat het een te zoete ondertoon heeft. Heerlijk !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kustie (207) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle. Golden color with a thick white head. Aroma has yeast, sour fruits, spices and some hops. Taste is a bit sour with very long nice aftertaste. High carbonated. Flavors of spices, fruits, hops, yeast and some alcohol warmth in the end. Smooth and strong nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JDW1976 (14) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Poured from bottle into tulip glass. Medium head, cloudy pale yellow in color. Very slight fruity scent. Smooth finish belies the potent 9.5% ABV content. Deliciously deceptive. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
SpamOfDeath (5) - Springfield, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2014 does not count
1pt 9.4oz corked bottle. Golden yellow cloudy color with frilly lace head that reduces quickly. Strong aroma of alcohol, slight sweetness and hops. Full mouthfeel and sting bitter aftertaste that clears quickly. High alcohol content (since it's a tripel) means your tongue will go numb but you won't care cause it's so tasty. You could say it's like the IPA of Belgian tripels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjonesy07 (12) - Huntly, SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2014
Slightly cloudy with a good creamy head. Sweet tasting with a bitter after taste. Nice lacing around the glass as the beer went down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
coldbrewky (1457) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Second beer with dinner at the only real steakhouse in Nieuw Vennep. Wet and slightly spicy. Big and sneaky. But not too sneaky. Went very well with the beef sirloin. For a beer so big, it truly is subtle. I had to be careful decending the tight spiral stairs from the old mill after finishing desert.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PauloAG (26) - BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2014 330cc bottle. Pours golden and cloudy with a foamy white head. It is a bit hoppy but mostly fruity and spicy. You can taste the alcohol. Fills nicely the mouth. Great beer.

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