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RATINGS: 2860   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 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 (25085) - 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 (6586) - 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....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 29, 2005
Cloudy golden with a bubbly white head. The head left lacing all the way down the glass. Highly carbonated. Aroma: bread, orange, bubble gum, and floral notes. Has a heavy mouthfeel and you can taste the carbonation as the bubbles dance across your tongue. Flavor is mostly yeast, with slight fruit notes. Apricot sticks out over all of them. Spicey with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10804) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2005
Bottle. Hazy orangey golden color with medium rocky off white head. Aroma and flavor were very complex hop, citrus and spice. Full body with creamy sweet texture. Enjoyed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2005
If you like strong Belgian ales, this is one you need to try. Perfect golden color with a very sizable head. You definitely taste the yeast. Very good.

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