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Enchanting and enlightening, this golden, frothy ale boasts an intriguing herbal aroma, warming alcohol esters on the tongue and light, but firm body to finish. Exotic spices add subtle notes to both the aroma and flavor. Strong, sensual and satisfying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8641) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2003
This light tan beer has aromas that are smooth and peppery. A predominantly sweet and malty beer this also has some spiciness on the tongue. Not bad - but not a patch on the trappist tripels.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2003
Someone emptied Mom's Spice rack into Dad's batch of home brew. This was a very spicy and the high alcohol content is noticeable. The first sip was sort of peppery. Overall, it was different, but pretty decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8276) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2007 Re- Rate January 2007. Golden yellow with a small white head. Sweet yeasty Belgian aroma. Hints at bananas and a grain silo. Sweet flavour has light fruity esters and dry alcohol in the finish. Average to medium palate. Quite pleasant. 6+/3/8/3/15

Re- Rate July 2005. Pale yellow, small white head and decent lacing. Sweet yeasty aroma, very mild lemon. Flavour is lightly alcholic with a touch of lemon and yeast. Average palate, alcohol is hardly noticed. Pleasant, but I remember it having a bit more gravitas and oomph in the flavour. 6/3/6/3/12<P>Original Rating Nov 2000 - Banana like aroma at first? Drank it too quickly to really take note. My impression was of a tripel with shades of a wheat beer...? 6/3/7/3/15

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - JUL 10, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2003 Aroma is not that great. Taste got better as it opened up and warmed just a bit. I taste cinnimon. My wife tastes vanilla. Masks the alcahol nicely. Really good for the style, but I'm not a huge fan of the style. Re-rate: This one gets better and better everytime I drink it. Very complex. Aroma is still pretty foul though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raymow (958) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2003
An interesting beer, to say the least. I hated the 1st one that I had, but now 2 days later, I'm sitting here drinking my 2nd one and it's growing on me real fast. It has a puzzling fruity flavor, on the bitter side - and you can taste the alcohol in the background. I'm now looking forward to my 3rd...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - JUL 7, 2003
beautiful golden peach color with tiny white ring around the glass, the aroma is very undesirable smells almost like gym socks, spicy indeed, but very yeasty, alcohol is rather strong and apart

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 7, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2003 this is an awesome tripel style beer. golden in color, nice palate with good carbonation. great spicey, fruity taste...bannana stands out...alcohol is very well hidden but comes through nicely in the finish. one of my favorite tripels. check it out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McWhite (108) - Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2003
The color is true to its name. The aroma was floral/spicy/something. Tasted much like it smelled, with a bit of an alcohol taste added in. Not too bad, but I doubt that I'll be buying this regularly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JUN 29, 2003
Nice golden orange color with a tight white head. Aroma is musty, a bit sour, fruity...grapefruit, orange, lemon. The flavor is a little sour, slightly hoppy, grapefruit, sweet lemon. Decent bubbly feel...semi-dry finish. Not that great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2003 Pours a nice golden orangey color with a heavy white loose frothy head about two fingers high, leaves minimal lace in strings. Smell is super nice floral aroma with good amounts of crispy citrus with a bit of spice. Taste is very smooth with complex layers of hard candy, bright citrus of lemon, orange, and grapefruit, with a sweet caramel malt backbone and a note of spiceyness. Feel is full bodied and solid. One hell of great offering of the style, impressive.

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