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RATINGS: 2813   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Pours a hazy yellow with a huge frothy white head. Very lacy. Big white chucnks of lace throughout. Smlells lemony, peppery. Spicy and fruity, maybe nutmeg or allspice? Taste is also lemony and spicy. Hints of cinnamon, black pepper and nutmeg. Yeasty. Some serious alcohol bite. Lightly fruity with bitter finish. A tripel with a distinctive hop profile? Very dry. Body is big and bold. Bitter, peppery aftertaste and damn dry on the tongue. Lots going on here and probably needs to smooth out with age a bit but a really bold beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ericnixon (738) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2005
On tap at a really cool beer bar in Amsterdam. Fizzy golden color with a carbonated head. Very dry with a bitter lemony taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crazyvin (1929) - New York, USA - MAY 10, 2005
pale yellow in color with a white head with decent retention. A spicy malty aroma. Taste was initally malty with a bread notes and a bubblegum background. Slight hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Pours a cloudy golden color with a nice tall white head. Excellent crisp dry spice in the nose. This brew manages to balance a heavy, strong body with a lively carbonation that lightens it up on the palate and really makes it very smooth and drinkable for its size.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2005
Hazy pale yellow, thick white rock hard head. Acidic, yesty nose. Slight vinous, Fruity, flowery and citric flavour. Excellent bitterness. Spicy hints. Full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ojclark (69) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 6, 2005
Lemony, citric, hoppy, "Belgian" aroma. Cloudy, yellow/orange color with thin white head and minimal lacing. Some yeast sediment in glass. Dry, acidic, bitter, spicy flavor. Lemon, grassy and alcohol flavor components present along with a "Belgian" yeasty flavor. Flavor is very complex overall. Effervescent palate with light/medium body and a long finish. Initially, seems dry from bitterness, but there’s some body and slight sweetness backing it up. Complex aftertaste shares the same components as the flavor. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2006 (Bottle 33 cl) Very hazy, orangey colour. Lots of yeasty sediment. Very spicy, very bitter all the way through. The alcohol is quite dominant. 150793

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6420) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 1, 2005
This dark golden ale pours with a short white head. The aroma is of yeast and fruit. There is a noticeable alcohol flavor initially, with a hoppy finish. This is a nice example of the tripel style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidflores99 (225) - Long Beach, California, USA - APR 30, 2005
Poured a goldish hue w/ a creamy whit head, aroma was yeasty as well as the flavor, heavily yeasty, but went down very smooth, i liked it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dutch70 (48) - USA - APR 30, 2005
I love triple’s and westmalle is one of the best.. Heavy alcohol, yeasty, like a triple should be....

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