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

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RATINGS: 756   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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A strong, abbey-style ale, clean and complex.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
Pours a cloudy golden color with a huge, frothy, diminishing white head. Very spicy (coriander) and yeasty aroma. Flavor of earthy yeast and citrus, bitter finish. Full body, oily and watery texture. A very standard tripel, does nothing special for me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2004
nez:Epice,herbe citron.Couleur blonde doree tres claire.Gout:Epice,alcool et je dirais citrone.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2004
After the beer was opened foam made its way to the top of the bottle and began growing from it like one of those "snake fireworks"...poured a gold color with a monstrous white head that emitted grassy notes, some citrus and a touch of spice...Flavor was very wheaty almost yeasy like bread dough...Some citrus qualities as well...Very tingly mouthfeel...Alcohol somewhat present in the finish which gives a bit of a warming effect...NIce Tripel

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2004 Blond with an insanely tall white head that starts bubbly but condenses to froth. Slightly cloudy. Aroma is kind of sour, with possible underlying pineapple/grapefruit/apple fruit salad notes. Some tangyness in the feel.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 20, 2004
330 ml bottle. Hazy, very carbonated yellow gold colour with a huge frothy, creamy and rocky white head. Grassy, herbal, and lightly peppery and spicy aroma. Fruity, herbal, and lightly spicy with a perfumy alcohol bitter finish. Medium bodied, fizzy and creamy mouthfeel. Rather disappointing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2004
Hazy straw color, white head, huge ugly bubbles. Spicy, a little yeasty and a little grainy. That grainy finish is not very pleasant, either. Medium bodied. I was not impressed.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 10, 2004
nice-sized head with slightly fruity/estery aroma, but not huge. flavor is not amazing....is smooth and sweet, but has an unpleasant bite on the end. alcohol is not readily apparent, despite being 7.5. bottle from the brewery in the triple petrus glass, but still doesnít hit as high as it could.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2004
Good, but a dissapointment. You figure that if itís a Belgian and monks are involved and itís a triple, then itís going to be amazing. But, itís good enough - a remarkably explosive head, nice citrus/ herbal aroma and a slightly sour aftertaste. But nothing exceptional here.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2004
Big carbonation and the frothiest white head Iíve come across in a beer in forever. bubbly pale yellow colour. Aroma of spice and citrus and rosemary. Great with pasta. Taste is dry apples, pears, champagne, perfumes and a ton of malts. Not too complex, a little unbalanced, and a little under rated.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (9442) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2004
little douginess and yeastiness for a triple. a prominent metallic wateriness that didnít prevent drinking but left an unsatisfying aftertaste. Some spice, lemongrass and corriande,rberries not too alcoholic. Too malty sweet.


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