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RATINGS: 3020   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2042) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 20, 2006
Gold in colour and well carbonated. Pleasing aromas of MacIntosh apple, pear, and a bit of spicy yeast. The fruit flavors become more lemon like on the palate, and mix well with the light malt and mild grassy hop notes. Surprisingly bitter finish... with notes of lemon rind at the end. A bit too dry for the style IMO (if that’s even possible). Not bad, but could be better. Merci Lubiere!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2006
Pours an ugly mix of yellow, brown and orange with a decent white head. Fuller bodied than many tripels, this is dry and yet very malty. Caramel, roast malt type of mid-palate thing going on. Spicey and also a strong alcohol presence like a shot of grain vodka was added. Interesting and more demanding than other tripels I’ve had.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2006
Slightly hazy gold with a medium, fizzy, collapsing white head. Sour, yeasty, faintly spicy aroma. Quite effervescent, to the point of being unpleasant for my taste. Tastes of hay, yeast, and bitter citrus. Finishes sour with ametallic bitterness. I wasn’t impressed.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ARMed (613) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2006
The Westmalle has a bitter finish and much more carbonation than I like. It is still a good beer but not up to par with some of its competitors.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2006
Never rated this yet?? Shit I have had a few of these and it beats a lot of the so-called tripels out there. Lots of over ripe pears and coriander. Nose is a little more intriguing than the taste tho’. Still sweet and fruity on the tongue.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 13, 2006
Dark yellow nearly orange with a nice fluffy white head. At first the smells scared me, spice, coriander, and oranges...i hate all the above when not done properly. But one sip and I was very amazed. They pulled off a great balance of fruits, spices, and a nice bitter taste too. Fantastic...I think this is a new fav from the trappists.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CamdenD (1113) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 13, 2006
Hoppy Belgian beer makes me happy, slightly dissapointed when bar advertised having Westy 12 and then said, "no, sorry" or something equivalent in italian, but when you’re settling for this, are you really settling? Pilgrims!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (14338) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 12, 2006
cloudly yellow with white head. Very spicy and strong tripel. Lively carbonation. Filling and has a long warm finish!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mybrainhurts (370) - North Dakota, USA - APR 9, 2006
Pours cloudy yellow with a fluffy white head. Lots of sediment and carbonation. Herbal, dusty, hard fruit, and spiced aroma. More malty sweet than I had expected. Yeasty, citrus peel, and spicy alcohol flavors. Tangy and acidic on the tongue. A proper and delicious tripel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2006
Bottle at the Wine Guys in La Crosse, WI. Pours a hazy orangish-yellow with off-white head that fades quickly. Predominant aroma of citrus and yeast, but balanced out by the malts and hops. Flavor follows the aroma - with only a mild alcohol presence. Clean crisp finish. Worth a try.


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