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RATINGS: 2820   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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2005
Light brown color, big yellow lasting head. Cloudy appearance. Peppery, fruity, mild citrus and medium alcohol in aroma. Full bodied. Flavor starts with strong citrus and fruits, ends with spicy and dry aftertaste with notes of anis. Alcohol comes up too much, drops the score little bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rederic (2911) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2005
Hazy orange-gold hue, big foamy head, fruity,yeasty aromas leading through some orangy notes and alcool. Well rounded on the palate with fruity, acidic and malted-caramel flavors with a bouquet of bitterness on the finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
doubletriple (52) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2005
Let me just say....I love this beer, a weekly if not daily drinker of mine for years. This beer sits in the chalice at room temp, golden, frothy white head, always gives off wonderful yeasty sweet aromas. The taste is subtle and elegant, with a pefect dry finish. We have spent many a great lazy Sunday afternoon together.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2005
Bottled & from The Alex in Derby. Straw yellow in colour. Very pungent aromas off thi one. A good strong flavour, though not over powering in alcoholic taste, despite it’s 9.5%. Nice & wheaty. One of the most drinkable of the bottled Euro beers I’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BCAR (221) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2005
Refreshing nose with spice and citrus overtones. Excellent for about 80% of the taste, but overly bitter at the finish. Will re-rate, as I purchased a Westmalle Dubbel at the same time that I’m taking back due to off taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2005
Bottled. Rating #500. And a deserved half century marker it is, too. Carbonation keeps this a hazy pale yellow with a massive pillowy white head. Really refreshing aroma, like freshly zested lemons with a slew of yeast mixed in. Has that light sweetness carried off by sorbet, could be cloying but avoids it with a hop nip and rapid dryness. Some beers are made for sitting outside cafes watching bicycles go by. This is one of them.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pxl (4) - BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2005 does not count
typical, very well-known belgian beer. as we can brew them the best. one of the best abbey beers of belgium

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20662) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2005
Yellow colour with a huge white head. Spicy acidic aroma with notes of alcohol. Spicy flavour with notes of yeast, banana and alcohol with a nice and well balanced bitterness. Nice tripel.

   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. I’m 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 (1050) - 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.

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