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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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2002
12 oz bottle. Hazy orange, with little semblance of a head. Wow, very bright and intense nose, like sugar-coated flower petals. Honey, sour green apple, and not a whiff of EtOH. This must be what ambrosia smells like. Cotton candy malt, quite sweet, but intersected by black pepper, corriander, other spice, and a subtle hoppiness. The finish is lightly bitter, semisweet, and rather dry with a touch of alcohol. Perilous drinkability, considering the kick it has. In a head-to-head with New Belgium Trippel, this one wins hands down. I’m left grinning from ear to ear. Astounding!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
whooh (13) - mt. holly, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2002
smell of spices aparent with my first taste.little to no head.heavy thick taste of banana,pineapple,and lighter taste of cinnamon, and nutmeg. better warmed close to room temp.different.a once a year experience

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nlanza (18) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2002
Spicy enough to be interesting, but not so much that it tastes like a novelty beer. Great smell, and a smoother taste than the alcohol level would indicate. The only real downside is that the color and lack of head make it appear a bit weak and unappealing. It’s definitely worth plowing past that first impression and trying one, though.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
boto (1848) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 20, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2003 Very much like Duvel. Mine didn't pour with much head. Wonderful taste and mouthfeel. Complex, yet mellow taste. Alchohol evident, but subtle in taste. I've convinced my local packy to carry this! Re-rate: Just had the draught version at Victory. Much better head this time. Still a superb beer!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2002
My all-time favorite Tripel. Spicy, flavorful, dry and crisp. I want more and more of this beer!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2002
Someone could really hurt themselves on this.Had on tap at aa local brewpub, cloudy golden yelloww color with a frothy white heat that lasted through every glass. Sweet fried banana and honey, flowery spices, oh and did I mention banana? Flavor was delicate and soft yet overwhelming at the same time. Soft banana and snappy spice, warm alcohol and sweet honey. Taste keeps going for eternity. This beer is incredible.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 16, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2004 I've had this rated at 2.3 for the last year or so because i repeatedly got infected and soured bottles and it was disgusting...but since i've been buying the 750ml bottles, i havent had any problems...and when this beer is in good condition, it is superb in every way. the aroma is amazingly fruity with a mysterious brett character though im not too sure theres any brett in there...the yeasty flavors blend perfectly with the spices and the mandarine orange fruitiness glows...Its very very very similar to beatrix actually.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2002
Where to start... This beer is one of the most flavorful Belgians I have ever tried. The honey sets it apart. To me, it has the perfect level of carbonation and a very impressive head. Try it!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2002
Poured hazy golden - I expected more yeast. Big fluffy head and good lacing. Spices are there - not peppery, more soft, and perfumes. Everything was well balanced, but the alcohol was a little too apparent. Thanks Jsquire!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PTomkinson (50) - Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2002
Perfect golden straw appearance with stylistically appropriate large head. Sweet, spicy, fruity (apples, pears, something citrusy) flavor. Slighty tart; more than expected. 9.5% abv well hidden. Too bad I have to drive 150 mi to find this beer.


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