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RATINGS: 2891   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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2005
Yeasty components very prominent. Maltiness expressed as bread, dried fruits, caramel, and balanced by the weird belgian spicing. Alcohol very obvious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - AUG 29, 2005
A golden color with a nice light tan head. A pleasant malty aroma with hints of spice and fruit. The beer has a medium body with a taste of spiced fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2005
Out of a bottle. Aroma bready and slight perfume. Poured a nice hazy gold that had a nice glow to it. Flavor was spicy and fruity, slight lemon and pepper. Palate was nice, medium bodied and light on finish. Overall good, although I’m not sure I liked this one quite as much as other trappists.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2005
Pours translucent gold with a large head that leaves some lacing. The silhouettes of bubbles seem a swarm of ascending locusts through the haze. Very bready and clovey aroma. Also some unripe banana and pepper. Flavor is spicy and alcoholic with a strange metallic, yeasty finish. Turns fruity as it warms. Not bad, but the alcohol detracts somewhat and the finish moreso.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2005
Nose has plenty of pineapple, alcohol, cloves & yeast. Flavor is pineapple, slightly peppery, alcohol, cloves, yeast, lemon & other fruits. Funky (brett?) dry finish. YUM!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - AUG 21, 2005
Poured a light amber color with a thick white head with lots of lacing. Looks great. Smelled of bananas, alcohol and slightly grassy with some cloves. Taste of bananas, cloves, yeast, phenol. Everything was on more of the mild side. Was expected more full flavors from this one. Mouthfeel was a bit thinner that I expected, and I could really taste the alcohol. Not quite as good as I thought it would be, not sure if this sat out in the light to long. I liked the dubbel more. Still a good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2007 Poured cloudy golden orange, with a fair amount of yeast. Decent head, and good lacing. Aroma is full of spicy pepper and bready yeast. The alcohol comes bursting out on tasting - not contained at all!! The flavour is predominantly sweet, and it is quite fizzy, attacking the tongue like hundreds off tiny needles. The finish is slightly bitter, with a bit of a metallic yeasty taste. (7 4 7 3 14 3.5)Re-rate: Had a few bottles of this now, and I’m rather underwhelmed. Aroma off honey and cow-shit seems most common to me. Alcohol way too prominent. Spicy and dry like Orval, but it seems to bite off more than it can chew. An over-rated tripel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
r464 (1944) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2005
A hazy golden color with a huge white head. Crisp aroma of fruit and malt. There is a wonderful spicy fruitiness to it that ends with the fullness of the alcohol. This should be sipped slowly and enjoyed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2005
Small but active head. First impresion is sweet and perpery. Can this be a tripel but then the alchol comes thru. Great does it live up to the hype? Not sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3272) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 12, 2005
bottle-pours a slighly hazy peach hue with a small sudsy white head. Big flavors here of lemon, banana, floral citrus, funky yeast, dusty esters, candy sugar, slighly fussel in its delivery, but it works here. the flavors showcase that funky yeast character more than i was expecting, showing that this beer may have some age on it. I assume about 1 year. This beer has a numbing affect on the toungue throught the drink. This beer has awesome aging potential i think. I would love to get more to put away for a while!

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