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RATINGS: 2917   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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A strong, dry and spicy trappist ale. The product of a secondary fermentation lasting 5 weeks. This is a complex ale with a fruity aroma and a nice nuanced hop scent. It is soft and creamy in the mouth, with a bitter touch carried by the fruity aroma. An exceptional ale, with a great deal of finesse and elegance, and with a splendid long after taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2005
750 ml bottle Pours cloudy golden yellow with a good white head, mostly lasting and good lacing. Aroma is of purfume, spruce, pine and soft malts. Dry smooth texture. Taste has a smooth light acidic with a good aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackburn99 (7) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2005 does not count
It’s just o.k. Not as good as most of the tripels out there. It didn’t do much for me. Cheers !!!!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Belial (71) - BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2006 Golden/yellow colour with a light white head that rises and falls quickly. Runs smoothly on the tongue, this beer gives the impression to be thick and liquorous. Sweet (honey?) and spices (pepper) aromas, but leaves a somehow strong alcohol taste. Drink it along spareribs or eventually chicken tandori.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cartoonkhaki (1221) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2005
Slightly hazy golden yellow with large white head that falls quick and leaves a nice lace on the top and sides of the glass. Aroma has a mustiness to it honey fruity light black cherry. Syrupy palate very sweet. Alcoholic hints that are more noticable then most I have had but don’t take away from the flavour and enjoyment of this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ross (2100) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2005
yellow pour. strong alcohol smell and taste. i didnt enjoy this at all, and among tripels this would be the lowest one ive ever had. victory golden monkey is way better. westmalle’s dubbel is outstanding, this is not. i couldnt even finish a 750

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (4656) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 19, 2005
This doesn’t hide the alcohol very well at all. It has the tripel characteristices, but what makes something trappist? Nice, of course, but many better Belgians out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2005
Cloudy orange-amber with an average foamy head and fair amount of unfiltered particles. Yeasty and floral aroma. When sipped, hides the alcohol very well. Comes through in the finish with less dainty swigs though. Aftertaste is a bit perfumy.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
goosg (1) - BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2005 does not count
Best beer in the world ! Body - Hue Orange Head - Color white Nice cloudy orangeish pour...big fluffy white head. Spicy aroma, yeasty, coriander, orange zest Brewed in one of the only five Trapis brewery’s in the world And

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrockLanders (774) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2005
One of my favorite tripels....the first I ever had in The Netherlands. Nice cloudy orangeish pour...big fluffy white head. Spicy aroma, yeasty, coriander, orange zest. The spicy coriander and yeast are all over the flavor with a nice alcohol kick. Give me some more. Nice earthy dry finish goes well. A hint of pepper is there too. I can always drink this top-notch ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pootzboy (1597) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2007 Bottle poured a slightly clouded sparkling golden ale into my trappist chalace. Modest fluffy cap and wonderful lacing. Lively effervescence. The nose is greeted with a musty-spicey-honey-apricot aroma..alcohol well hidden here. Mouth feel is peppery from the carbonation. Flavor is not overly complex with the dominant sweet brewer’s sugar mingling with the caramel malts and yeast to give a sweet spiced cider tone, the hops are there but sit in the background providing a tartness reminiscent of sour apple..short dry alcoholic finish where the alcohol becomes very apparent. Not my cup of tea....not very drinkable and too sharp to be savored slowly. I echo Oakes sentiment: " what the hell is so special about this?"

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