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RATINGS: 544   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Brewed at first at Van Steenberge, now brewed at Koningshoeven - La Trappe brewery.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joet (2172) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 13, 2002
A fruity tripel that screams íChimay yeastí with its nose. Tangy and some alcohol pepper. Itís missing some brightness and crispness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2002
Very nice, spicy, hoppy and malty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5131) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2003 Smells like cheese. Golden color. Bit spicy, fruity, malty. Decent triple.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jerohen (1997) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2003 I enjoyed the Tonicum Finiboldhus, so i was looking forward to this one. However, this trippel is not very convincing. Alcohol is a bit overwhelming in the aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2002
More faintly hazy honey gold under a huge foaming off-white lasting head. Faint caramel, hops, some fruit and hardwood sawdust. Somewhat overly carbonated. Medium to large bitter spicey ní yeasty body. Alcohol shows through fairly early in the piece and lingers into the sharp bitter middle and finish, with a sweetish aftertaste. Amusing at most, otherwise an average high ABV Belgian.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RAUCHFEST (122) - PROSPECT PARK, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2002
these little people got it happening with the beer

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2002
Hops and spice in the nose with some sweet malt as well. Very nice. Pours with a hazy golden-orange color with a fluffy white head. Some spiciness in the flavor along with a full, sweetish maltiness. Some clove, some candy - bubblegum? Well balanced bitterness. Alcohol is well cloaked, but becomes apparent at the finish; and is definitely present mid-goblet. Good firm body and carbonation level. An exceptional beer in all regards.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2002
Whoosh! This oneís a major foamer! Nevertheless, a very nice strong ale, and the alcohol is fairly well-hidden. Strong pepper, clove and other spice notes permeate this beer. Much like a shot of Absolut Peppar I once did in college (served to me by Ralph Laurenís snobby nephew, Brad, BTW, but thatís another story). Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2002
A good tasting ale. That said, Light amber color with spicy, almost weiss bier aromas. Pepper, clove, corriander flavors. Drier alcoholic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 28, 2002
Very cloudy with a huge head. Good alcohol nose and definitely taste the peppery aspect that legion spoke of. Good but not great strong ale. Could use a more profound malt backbone.


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