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RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
Asylum is in the style of a Belgian Tripel. It has a beautiful golden color. Its relatively light body is deceiving for a beer of its character. It has a sweet and spicy, complex fruity aroma and flavor derived from our distinct Belgian yeast strain. Asylum finishes with a subtle, warming character to help you relax on any night. Asylum is an exceptionally smooth Belgian-style brew. Drinking great beer brings the world together. “Vrede op aarde” (Peace on earth).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
timfoolery (1125) - California, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Bottle from COOP in Davis. This Tripel was rather sweet, but I tend to like that. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t quite the normal Belgian, but it’s a refreshing California Belgian. Good drinkable beer on a warm day.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Dilute iced tea color, small amounts of coarse head. Aroma of lilies, light cigarette ash, light doughiness, cloviness. Very sweet, doughy flavor, lots of instant tea notes. Light bitterness doesn’t do nearly enough to offset the extreme sweetness. Boring and overbearingly sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Pours a luminous golden color, translucent, with modest white head. Nose reminds me of a white wine with some light fruits, perhaps honey, but also alcohol & phenols. A lot of sweetness is present on the palate, again with fruit, and quite a bit of alcohol warmth on the finish. Not a great example of a tripel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2009
Bottle, 65cl, shared by Papsoe. It’s a clear, golden beer, completely flat and without head. There’s alcohol, some spicyness, phenols and tropical fruits in the aroma. The flavor is a bit too much on the alcohol and phenolic side, with a nice addition of tropical fruits and some spices. Full-bodied, dry and sweetish. A bitter, sweet, spiced and very warm flavor finishes the whole thing. A decent one, but way too focused on alcohol. 090821

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
drjay44 (3000) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Pitcher pour at 2009 GABF. Pours a thin head, over a clear pale yellow (SRM 3) body.....nose has some spice (clove, coriander) toffee....taste is dominated by sweetness, with a hot finish....mouth feel is light, as is carbonation. This unfortunately was completely unbalanced and dominated by the sweetness. Interestingly, the volunteer doing the serving said "you’ll like the barrel aged better". Tasting on 9/26/09.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (4952) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 15, 2009
Pours a deep orange color, with frothy off-white head. Lots of banana in this one, sweet malt, caramel, and some spice. I didnt get as much of the alchohol as some other people did apparently.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Bottle from the Co-op in Davis, CA. Poured a copper color with a small white head. Smelled of fruit and spices. I could definately taste the alcohol in it. Reminded me almost more of a barleywine. More sweet than bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2009
Bottle 65 cl. Clear pale amber with a small, rough off-white head. Aroma of fruit, yeast and distinct alcohol. Medium body, fruit, yeast and a burning alcohol finish. I love powerful beers, but this really, really needs some more body to sustain the massive alcohol. 210809

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Pours a peach orange with just a few bubbles on top. Aroma is of sweet honey and nectar, a little fruit. Flavor is all rich, sweet malt. There’s a lot of fruit in there too I should add. A lot lighter/crisper than I expected, but it works out. Alcohol warms the chest after a couple of sips. Medium palate and viscosity. Not special or unique, but easy to like. Overall very good minus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (14488) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2009
Bottle. Mild farty aroma, nicely malty and spicy. Hazy golden colour. Small stable white head. The flavour is quite sweet and spicy, good alcohol level. Slightly rough alcohol flavour and bitterness, but that is needed to balance the sweetness a bit.

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