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Brewed by Bavik-De Brabandere
Style: Abbey Tripel
Harelbeke, Belgium

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RATINGS: 747   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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A strong, abbey-style ale, clean and complex.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9570) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2004
Poured a hazy yellow with an averaged sized head. Sweet smelling with aromas of apples and dough. Tart apple tasting. Dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2004
Murky gold with orange hues. Head seemed to die rather quickly. Smells sweet like sugar-coated candy. Nice mouthfeel: dense carbonation with a somewhat malty backbone. Yeast actually contributes nicely to the flavor; earthy and chewy in a way. Some spicy notes here and there. A hint of bitterness too.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jercraigs (8289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2004 2nd bottle: Better than the first but still kind of bizarre. Hmmm... 1st bottle: lightly hazy yellow with a very nice billowy white head. Getting some really strange flavours out of this one. That don’t taste like the flavours that would indicate it is off but are not entirely pleasant. I have a second bottle so hopefully it will be more up to snuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2004
Pours a light gold with more head then beer. Aroma is of dough and citrus. Flavor is of dough, citrus, pepper, and a bit of raisin. Palate is creamy and body is medium yet it all adds up to a very easy drinking beer. A summer triple.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - APR 20, 2004
bottled: a small 10oz? bottle thrown into the trappist glass. at first we had a nice head, but nothing like the beutiful head in the picture. then poof it was gone. golden yellow and hazy. not filling even half of the glass. the aroma was nice fruity and mellow hop character. the palate was very wheat concentrated with sweetness pushing through the top. at first the taste was really nice full complex and great, as the beer warmed and my palate changed, the beer got a little too sweet for me. couldnt imagine drinking more then one. maybe thats why the bottle is so small. through and through a solid brew. these rates seem somewhat low to me low.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5156) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 14, 2004
UPDATED: APR 3, 2005 Cloudy hay color with a medium, white head. Nothing as large as the pic. Aroma had pear, apple, grass and a sour note. The taste was mostly Granny Smith apple and was somewhat dry. There was a wheat background.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - APR 13, 2004
A clear light to medium golden color, small white head, decent lacing. Sweet with hay and citrus and spice, but not one that jumps out at you, subtle. The alcohol is noticeable, it isn't sharp but adds just another layer of flavor to this nice laid back Triple.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - APR 7, 2004
UPDATED: APR 8, 2004 Very much a berry aroma, with some cheeses going on, but the nose and flavor are also very similar to Champagne; Minimally sweet or bitter, slightly earthy, and with a fairly dry mouthfeel, but the berry aroma is not validated by the flavor; Very carbonated mouthfeel; Golden in color and very cloudy; White head is somewhat small in size on the pour and fades to a sheen after a few minutes

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (11135) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2004
Pale yellow straw colour with huge white head. This is a bitter yet fruity citric beer, with a sharp intensity. Plenty of nasal alcohol available. Long bitter chalky finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jde123 (766) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2004
I was kind of disappointed by this beer, other Belgian ales have impressed me much more. This lacked that particular ambience that makes Belgian ales so great. I think this bottle may have been a little long on the shelf.


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