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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
First brewed at Van Steenberge, now brewed at Koningshoeven - La Trappe brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RAUCHFEST (122) - PROSPECT PARK, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2002
a great triple these little people know how to make beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (23711) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2002
Amber coloured. Aroma of toffee and a hint of red wine, like in the Flemish red ales. Nicely malty, full bodied, seet with ony low bitterness. This is a wonderfully balanced and complex ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2003
Came in a strange little three pack and has a cartoonish big-eyed gnome on the lable, whats that about? The color is amberish yellow with one heck of fluffy head with staying power that wouldn't quit the whole way through. The smell of this is amazing, its all over the place, with lemon, melon, pear, and apple, with clove and spicy hop notes. Its a tropical delight to smell. The taste is good, its lightly lemony tart and smooth with a dry spicyness and hints of tropical fruits, melon, pear, apple, raisin, that starts with a tangy malt and leads to the tropics then to the alcoholic dry finish. But nothing is overwhelming about it, its very soft and subtle in its approach. It seemed a little much in some regards, it reminded me of a fruit schnapps. Its a soft and subtle, lemony, drinkable delight.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2003
(bottle) Orange-amber color, I couldn't determine clarity because I had a "gusher". Spicy, peach and bready aroma. Largish medium bodied ale leads with thick malt with caramel, fruit, spicy alcohol and candi sweetness. Firm bitterness and a flavorful long finish with persistent toasty malt. Complex, full, and excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 7, 2005
750 ml corked and caged bottle pours a dull cloudy amber with a huge frothy off white head that leaves a sticky lacing in my glass. Fruity apple aromas, fruity apple, pear, lemon and bread flavors. Medium bodied with a light and smooth mouthfeel, finishes dry and very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2007
75cL bottle, aged for two years. Orange-amber color with a most incredible head and lacing. Caramel, sweet aroma, Caramel flavors mix in well with the bitterness to make a very drinkable potion. Creamy texture. The carbonation delivers yeasty and sweet aromas but does not deter one from taking generous swallows.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 22, 2003
Bottle. Transparent amber, HUGE head. Pungent, sour Belgian triple type of smell, well-representative of the style. Very citric - all kinds of fruits! Lemon, pear, apple, spiciness. This follows into the flavor, with lemon becoming more prominent toward the finish. Well-done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fly (1461) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2004
Wow, had this one night and thought it was a bit harsh (if that’s the right term) I think what it was is just having had SO many beers that night that I really wasn’t up for another BIG one. Well, it is a big one, but that’s more in the complexity and craft. Very well made beer of a rather earthy variety, but with some peppery quality and fruitiness and a soft body. Well enjoyed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerohen (2181) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2009 I believe the full name of this beer is Urthel Tonicum Finiboldus Amber Ale. Except for the long name this is a nice beer. Long lasting head, full bodied and with a nice finish. Re-rate: BB 2006, sampled end 2009 (about 6 years old). Very nice fruity nose, lots of carbonation in mouthfeel. Disappointing flavour, watery, thin and very sour. Not worth aging.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2003
Cloudy gold/orange, thick beige head. Medium-full body. Aroma of yeast and earth, with vinous notes in both aroma and flavor. Malty, fruity.

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