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RATINGS: 3090   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.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2006
I can appreciate this is an excellent example of an Abbey Tripel but difficult to enjoy in a fun kind of way. More like the enjoyment of making it through an intricately complex, detailed, well-written novel. Very sweet and spicy but lands on the palate like a ballerina. Definitely worth tasting. Cheers!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hefegrizzly (5) - Oregon, USA - AUG 21, 2006 does not count
Pours a golden lively color, with a solid head. The first waft revealed little aroma, however a more full inhale followed up with a sweet and spicy smell, like spiced cookies on an autumn day. Very dry, a slight fruity hint enters the palate but then slowly retreats into a yeasty pale taste that is generally pleasant.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jerre (2969) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2006
UPDATED: APR 13, 2008 RE rated : 11.4.’08 Bottle, 33 cl. Hazy darkgolden color with a creamy head. Aroma was smokey with a little of caramel. Medium body. Taste was alcohol, fruit, malts, and a little yeasty, spice. The mouthfeel was dry and tingly. Good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - AUG 20, 2006
Bottle - very nice aroma. Almost cider-like. Tart - bordering on sour - and fruity. Golden body with a soft, white creamy head. As the discription claims, it is strong, dry and spicy. Very soft on the palate, as well. This is a beautiful beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2733) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2006
Thanks to my secret santa for this. Seen it many times in the store, but never bought it. Pours out a nice slightly hazy golden color with an attractive fluffy head. The aroma is of some fruit, yeast and some spices here and there. Very nice mouthfeel with a complex flavor. Sweet fruit fades into some yeast with a touch of spice maybe some pepper and corriander. Little alcohol on the finish. Very solid beer

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Panzerfaust (613) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - AUG 15, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2007 Bottle at El Irlandés, Valparaíso: Pours a hazy and strong golden color. Head is medium to big, white and frothy. It shows good retention and leaves a gorgeous lacing. Powerful fruity and yeasty aroma with a strong alcoholic presence. There are notes of peaches, vanilla, banana, apples and spices like coriander and pepper. It’s well-defined and typical for a tripel but bold. I also found some hints of brown sugar and liquor. Flavor is overwhelming. Sweet, fruity/estery and spicy beggining. It develops a more alcoholic character in the middle, finishing full on strong bittersweet and alcoholic kicks. Complex, over the top and definitely world-class. Full body, big for a tripel. Creamy and syrupy consistence. Fairly carbonated. Long sticky finish with lots of alcohol. This works fine as a digestiv. A big and wonderful tripel. Awesome!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2006
Bottle. Aroma: Candi sugar, pepperiness, Belgian yeast, fresh kneaded bread, citrus, and floral. Appearance: Deep gold in color and hazy. Big, white head was frothy and provided a good lace on the side of the glass. Flavor: Sour fruits(apples and pears), Peppery, Yeasty, subtle malt sweetness, with a nice bone-dry finish. Palate: Medium bodied. High carbonation. A little alcohol warming in the back of the mouth. Overall: A good, solid Tripel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrideOfFrankenkitty (44) - Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2006
Poured a pale dense golden color with a creamy head. The aroma was smokey with a bit of caramel, almost medicinal. The taste was alcohol, fruit, and a little yeasty. The mouthfeel was very dry and tingly.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2006
not enough candy sugar and too bitter for me. i like that it’s light, but it’s too bitter for me. gets the job done though, for two euros.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 8, 2006
pours hazy and golden opaque. foamy head, very frizzy at the beginning, crisp and light, but the flavors evolve as it warms and becomes smoother. has a tangy yeasty and flowery taste...slight clove or cinnamon? taste. great ale


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