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RATINGS: 2792   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2005
Hazy orange color with a less than fully developed head. Fantastic spice, yeast and malt aromas. Coriander and orange zest are clearly present beside the yeast and s syrupy malt aroma. Spices balance the malt flavors - which are a little sticky - quite well and provide the intrigue in this beer. Iím just fascinated by the orange zest/coriander interplay. Nice body. Clean, if maybe a little sticky, in the finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scotty (1044) - SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2005
Lovely gold, with only a slight haze. The white head lasts well. There is an AMAZING aroma of malt & spice. Not as full bodied as I expected, but still a big mouthful, fantastic flavour, I found it a touch sweet, but very well balanced. A refreshing acidity comes through on the l-o-n-g finish. A fine ale that is dangerously easy to drink for a 9.5%er.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4633) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2005
Bottle: Very nice fruity and sugary nose. A little citrus in the background. Pours a hazy yellowish-orange with a little sediment. Huge white head with great retention. Lacing is pretty good. Fruity up front (light banana and citrus) with a light hop finish with some spice and alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 1, 2005
Pours hazy golden with big white head. Lots of sweet banana esters is this one. Some spices in there, possibly cloves. Flavor is sweet with a bit of bite from carbonation. Alcohol is present. Aftertaste is of rubber, Iím thinking garden hose. Decent but not spectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hendo (110) - Sint Anthonis, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2005
Excellent beer served in a mad glass. One of the best beers Iíve ever had. Might pick up a few bottles from the booze boutique tomorrow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JAN 25, 2005
Bottle from Hotel Ibis, Brugge. Hazy yellow, persistant rocky head. Aroma of citrus hop, spice, yeast, candy sugar. Good mouthfeel and long lasting bitter finish. Still love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2005
Bottle. Nice hazy orange-honey color. Nice well lasting and laceing white foamy head. Initial sweet yeast, honey, sweet grass, nice slight bitter finish. Very good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gorbalev (2911) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2005
Bottle, Beer Bistro, Toronto. Dark yellow colour with tons of rising bubbles. Very small sort of murky white head. Strong sweet and alcohol aroma - very inviting. Wow, thereís a ton of strong complex flavours right off the bat here, very deceiving given the simple look this beer has. Crisp, yet thick mouthfeel a tough combo to pull off (and describe) but it does it well. Lots of malt and fruity sweetness to the taste - lots of alcohol too, you know youíre drinking a strong beer but that doesnít detract - it is part of the whole package. Slightly bitter at the end as well. I quite enjoyed this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 20, 2005
Poured a golden color with a lasting white head. This looks like a wheat beer. Very cloudy gold. Citrus aroma with a hint of yeast. Malty sweet flavor with a hint of citrus. nice bitter finish with an lasting aftertaste of yeast. The alcohol in this one is hidden well. Those monks sure know what they are doing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GonZoBeeR (2906) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2005
Aroma:yeast and lemon Appearance:gold -amber good white head. Flavor:lemom,spice,sweet malt very sweet for 9.5%

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