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RATINGS: 2485   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A reddish brown trappist ale, malty and fruit, featuring a 3 week secondary fermentation. This ale has a full, pale yellow head. The bouquet is full of esters and fruitiness. Notes of ripe banana predominate. The taste is fruity and slightly bitter, with a long, dry finish.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertVerloop99 (130) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2001

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Einned99 (61) - Rozenburg, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2001

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 5, 2001
Very dark brown, with beige head. Intense junipery, licorice aroma. Dense flavors of ripe fruit and licorice dominate the taste. Decent, but Rochefort and Westvleteren are vastly superior.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fieret (9) - Sliedrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2001 does not count

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Osmin99 (120) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2001

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - JUL 25, 2001
At first glance, I thought this was a glass of root beer. Very large bubbles throughout, and a thick, creamy, tan head. The aroma reminded me of lemon zests (rinds), and almost a odd cleanser-like (pine-sol) smell. Very smooth considering how bubbly it is. The taste is very subdued, with subtle hints of citrus (orange, lemon, tangerine?), spices and a root beer aftertaste. Toward the finish a bitter-sweet taste that is reminiscent of hops evolves. Different, and good. Possibly my favorite trappist, and far superior to its Westmalle Trippel cousin.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - JUL 25, 2001
This is, thus far, the most unique of the trappists I’ve tried (unless you consider the cough syrup taste of Orval unique). Let me qualify that by saying unique in a positive sense. This has the largest bubbles I have seen; big and coarse, the bubble rise through the cloudy brown liquid like coca-cola. Thick beige head. The aroma instantly reminded of honeydew melon. Extremely smooth, especially in consideration of the carbonation. Subtle, mellow taste includes melon and orange-rind. Very little alcohol presence. My second favorite Trappist...a delight!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonas (5604) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 26, 2001
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2003 Rerate of slightly aged version: Bready/woody aromas, raisiny esters. Reddish, cappucino head. Taste is spicy, estery, toffee and raisins. Somewhat weaker old than in a fresh version, especially the bananalike flavors and aromas are gone. The body is not as deep as it could be, finish is actually a bit weak.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dumas99 (7) - UZBEKISTAN - JUN 24, 2001 does not count

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bloemart (257) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2001


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