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RATINGS: 2540   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rabuc (143) - carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2004
poured golden clear with thick, frothy, white head. i noted a spicey aroma that was citrusy but different to most beers of this type. taste was very different with unique citrus flavor. malt was there but not much hops.... a very different beer that i believe has to grow on you. i can't wait for the next one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2004
Amber color with large head. Sweet malty aroma with some citrus smells.True triple flavor with malts well blended and not to hoppy.Alcohol is strong but not noticed. Gets a little spicy as it warms.Finishes kind of fruity and slightly dry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Baroque1977 (25) - Southeastern, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 9, 2004
Kind of a cross between Chimay Blanche and Duvel. A bit heavy on the spices perhaps, but otherwise a very good interpretation of the style. 9.5 ABV well disguised.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2004
My 600th rating is to be a beer that I have enjoyed many times but somehow have not yet rated. 750ml bottling date 3/5/03. Beautiful golden body with a good sized frothy white head. The carbonation looks very lively and pleases the eye as the bubbles make a race to the top. The aroma is spicy, coriander and cloves with a sweetish malt background. The flavor is sweet malt up front that then transitions into a panoply of spices. The body is thick and full. The alcohol is well hidden and is only really noticeable in the pleasant numbness that follows the first few sips. Definitely one of the best American examples of this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2004
In the glass it looks like cloudy, orangish mountain dew. Tan/yellow head. Wheat, lemon and light clove aroma. Bananna, citrus, vanilla, clove and nutmeg flavor. Decent palate, but nothing special

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2004
For about a year, if I wasn't drinking hopdevil, I was was almost definately drinking a Monkey. This is the beer that really turned me on to Abbey Tripels. Cloudy golden body with a spicy vanilla nose. Vanilla and cinnamon both present in the taste along with just a little bit of banana and the belgian yeasts. Always a staple in my fridge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2005 Aroma is spice driven with the appearance of classic translucent Tripel with observable spices floating throughout. A mild sweet malt taste is the initial assault to the taste followed by the second wave of spices corriander and cloves. After a few sips the alchohol content becomes noticable but not overbearing. A fine fine beer, especially on hot summer days.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2004
UPDATED: APR 16, 2005 Smalll dead head on tap of liquid goldness. Yeasty, spicy and citrus flavors all over this. Tasted like a Belgian IPA. Sweet without being too over the top. 9.5% masked very nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2004
Light orange color-very small white head--I expected more of a lacey large Belgian head. Light yeasty aroma which is sweet and slightly spicey. Flavor is similar, light palate, and fuity. I can taste coriander? Taste is slightly watery, and I can't tell that there is any more than 4-5% abv. Weak for a tripel and for Victory whom I generally respect highly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rafalski (6) - annandale, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2004 does not count
golden ale with tons of herbal aroma. very firm and mouthfull body, with a hint of spices. alcohol a bit too forward tasting but i think that just adds to the character of this abbey ale. great taste with malty and spicy hops. lingering fruit on the finish.

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