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RATINGS: 2784   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1357) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2005
The color of spun gold in the glass with a fizzy white head. Aromas are cobwebby and bananas, definitely highlighting the yeasts in this tripel. I notice the smooth creaminess of this tripel moreso than others of the variety. Wonderful dry finish. A warm breadcrust flavor is brought out by the astringency.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gulf690 (21) - AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2005
Bottle. Good thick head with an amber orange tone, very cloudy. Had a lifted and bright nose which was very attractive and enticing though not as deep and meaningful as others of this ilk. Nose had a little bit of medicinal note and the body was lighter and less forceful than expected. ’menthol’ and ’bandaid’ followed through on the palate and these ’menthol’ characteristics were a little off putting. This lowered the tone of the whole thing for me, though it had obvious attributes that kept its rating a little higher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maximusud (27) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2005
Pours a rich golden color with a thick, white head. Smells of fruit and yeast. First taste is complex with citrus lingering on the tongue after swallow. Quite heavy for a light colored beer. A nice change from your run of the mill domestics, but nothing incredible.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SayNoToCoors (65) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2005
Great Belgian brew! This one finishes nice and dry, has the classic HUGE Belgian head and is nice and creamy. Fruity notes such as Bananas and candy sugar. This is a great brew! it has a lot going for it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonsiii (165) - Fredericia, DENMARK - APR 6, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2005 #7@basen. Cloudy look. Light yeasty aroma and a bit of fruit. Taste strong and alcoholic. Gets the heat on...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2005
Bottle @ Hotell Simonkentää, Helsinki Finland Backlog 1 April, 2005
Refreshingly full bodied, nice acidic taste and sweetness combined. Complex taste of dark fruits and tropical fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2005
Bottle: Clear to hazy gold with a big creamy head. Plenty of medicine, band-aid, and cloves in the initial aroma. Some cellar malts (dusty, musty barley) with a spicy hop element. Banana, cloves, and hot spicey flavours with a nice toffee-like sweetness and pointed hops. Very nice. Quite hot but also very hearty. Loses a couple of points for having slightly harsh bitterness. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 4, 2005
Tripple the burn. Tripple the buzz. can i get a hell yea? First half was heavy on the alchy and cirtrus. Mellowed out into a fluffy mouthfull with banana and sweet clove. Snowfall throughout the glass. A damned winter-wonderland of yeast in whats supposed to be spring. for fecks sake.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (8737) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - APR 2, 2005
Bottle: Straw coloured with a big fluffy long-lasting head; impressive fruity nose (banana); even thogh not low carbonated, very smooth in the mouth; thie initial orangey fruitiness, accompanied by hints of candy, switches over to soft but clear hoppiness. Very "warm" and complex brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2005 pours a murky honey colour. nose is yeast, apricots, spice and a fair bit of alcohol. well bodied has a dry, warming finish.

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