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Brewed by Van Den Bossche
Style: Abbey Tripel
St. Lievens-Esse/Herzele, Belgium

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Fresh, hoppy-fruity aroma. Confident harmony of fruity aromas and flavors: apricot, peach, tangerine. Restrained, delicate, beautifully composed. Firm, crisp, notably long, elegant. Gently spicy, gingery, dryness in finish.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beershine (5213) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Bottle, Brewtopia. Hazy gold with great big head. Bright citrus zest permeates the aroma. High carbonation. Clean finish after a perfect flavor profile that never wanders into any extreme territory and finishes brilliantly dry. Beautiful beer and one of the great surprises from this festival!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8949) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Tasting at Brewtopia. An orangish/brown color with a nice big foamy head. Some serious malts and sweetness in the nose. I get some cookie aromas, candy sugar, fruits and syrup. Flavors are spicy and sweet wtih a nice body. This was a very nice treat with a goofy ass lable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2187) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2008
750ml bottle. Gold body below a large, frothy white head. Sweet aroma of candy sugar, toasted grain, earthiness, pepper and alcohol. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter and lightly acidic. The finish remains sweet, but the bitterness picks up a notch. The alcohol also pushes its way too forward at the end. Medium body and very watery texture. Lively carbonation. Enjoyable, for sure.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2008
750ml bottle via a recent trade.....pours a hazy apricot brown with a thin to medium soapy white head.....sweet citrusy esthers and sweet candy/sugary malt make up most of the nose. added hints....the sweetness was furthermore heightened in the flavor as the candied malt dominated all others. medium carbonation, lively mouthfeel with a pretty clean, dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7743) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2008
Many thanks to one of my anonymous beer benefactors, whom I cannot name lest they be inundated with reqeusts from others. Pour: Well, for starters, I look at Pierre and think, "My God, he looks like the killer from the Phantasm movies". The beer is clear medium gold with a big fluffy head. Nose: Candi sugary malt, mild hopcitrus, some spicy yeast. Taste: Rather watery palate, with the candi sugary malt, yeast, hopcitrus, and honey-dipped apricot taking center stage. Overalll: I love Pierre, but this one, especially at the price, was nothing outstanding. Bring me one of those steel balls so I can throw it at his head, please.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2647) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2008
20061209 Party at Capt Lawrence. 750ml. Pale golden color with tall sticky white head. Aromas are fruity, betray the style, belgian spiciness and vinyl that dissipates. Medium to full body with lots of eff. Finishes spicy and dry with persistent eff. Pretty standard tripel.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6365) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 15, 2008
This deep gold ale poured with a fluffy beige head and a yeasty aroma. The flavor is fruity with a long peppery finish and a yeast aftertaste. There are notes of candy sugar and spices throughout.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Bottle from 2006, aged in our basement since. Dark gold color with a huge, dense white head that lingers well. Aroma is candi sugar, with hints of citrus peel and some slight pepper notes. Flavor is extremely smooth. Sweet, fruity but mildly so, with some faint white pepper in the finish. Body seems to have thinned a little with age, but still nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2007
Best before 03/08, sampled 8/30/07 from the MJ Rare Beer Club: Hazy light amber w/ a huge, pillowy, meringue like off white head. Floral pears & light peppery spicy yeast up front; grainy pils malt, and also a lavender floral note. Hints of bubble gum, banana, and a very mild bready malt as it warms. Flavor is well balanced malt to bitterness wise, with a slight edge to bitter. Dry finish and has an herbal hop flavor into the aftertaste w/ a just a hint of bitterness. Light banana fruity and mild grainy and bready malt flavors. Some sugary flavors up front w/ a hint of toffee. Aftertaste is also earthy hops and grainy malt.Very light peppery yeast. Lighty body, high carbonation, well hidden alcohol. A pretty good beer w/ subtle complexities. This beer does not go well with meatloaf!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 08/09/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

hazy amber, thin fine off white head, spiced malt aroma with a light tart lemon character, big creamy body, good spiced malt flavor, nice sweetness, nice complexity
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nice lemon character,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4


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