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RATINGS: 3295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrFantasmo (8) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 26, 2007 does not count
Highly carbonated. Nicely spiced. Aroma of citrus. Tastes of fruit and spice. Very good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3646) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2007
Sampler, Trappist evening hosted by Philippe Wouters at L’autre œil, savoured on site on January 17 2007; eye: golden, hazy, good effervescence, white head; nose: alcohol, spices, orange; mouth: malt, alcohol, spices, caramelized malt, finale in alcohol with a hint of spices, creamy texture, good carbonation, full body, lightly bitter, mildly sweet; overall: tiny disappointment FRANÇAIS Échantillon, soirée trappiste animée par Philippe Wouters à L’autre œil, savourée sur place le 17 janvier 2007; oeil : dorée, voilée, bonne effervescence, mousse blanche; nez : alcool, épices, orange; bouche : malt, alcool, épices, malt caramélisé, finale en alcool avec une pointe d’épices, texture crémeuse, bonne carbonatation, corsée, légèrement amère, moyennement sucrée; en résumé : petite déception

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tykjen (182) - Florø, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2007 THE tripel! A classic among the classics. Wonderful complex aroma. Well hidden alcohol, very drinkable. Slightly sweet finish, but drier than most in the class.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 16, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2007 Bottle. Pours hazy gold/amber with floaties and a fluffy beige head. Aroma is citrusy with a nice banana/clove dance and nice spices and yeast. the flavor is more aggressive than I expected. Lots of strong citrusy fruits, a sweet candied apple note, as well as the nice spices and yeast found in the aroma. The finish is warm from the alcohol, and just dry enough to make you want to take another sip immediately. Updated, in a blind tasting, this won over Allagash tripel, Tripel Karmeleit, and Chimay. Wonderful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarkoR (884) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2007
A superb beer. Hazy blond in colour. Generous head. Taste of fruits, citrus and lemon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
FlagstoneHill (215) - Erie, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2007
Bottle (hand carried from Amsterdam if that makes a difference...?) . . Citrus, apricot aromas with bready hints and maybe some candi sugar. Light malt, no hops. .. Golden, slight haze, wildly energetic bubbles produce a growing, long lasting, meringue-like head. . Citusry, spicy flavor, lightly malty. Complex yeasty flavor. .. Light body, high carbonation. .. Good stuff. Lots of flavors going on. ..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maverick34 (2897) - New York, USA - MAR 11, 2007
Bottle. Pours surprisingly light, good head. Fruity sweet taste & finish. Different than what I expected but good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hoser (372) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 11, 2007
I have heard that this is not the beer it used to be. I think it is thin and that there are way better tripels out there. Page 494 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2007
A Mes rate: Yet another one we had to catch up on after being stunned this had slipped under our rating radar. Easily available and quaffed many many times, how have we not rated this? You just always presume dont you? Anyway, hazy golden colour with a superb and inviting white head. Citric (orange) and spicy nose, maybe some corriander and definite yeast. Rather sweet in the mouth and I’m sure a lot of that comes from the alcohol which sadly is way too obvious. Still a bit of a lip smacker there is no doubt. Having had some old-ish bottles of this I know it mellows very nicely with age. Definite pepper in the finish which is dry and slightly earthy. Good beer that is easy to find.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2007
This is a fine beer. I just seem to like the double more. I had this after I had a double, when I was in Belgium. Love the belgium beers!

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