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RATINGS: 3303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (4629) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 5, 2007
Not inexpensive at $10.79 from my local North Coast Coop. Poured a cloudy gold with big and long-lasting white head and nice chunks of lacing. Nose of coriander, flowers, citrus, and fruits. Very smooth and clean mouthteel and flavors that dance on your tongue. Good dry finiish, Nice lookng, nice smell, nice palae, nice flavors, and a nice finish. Shucks, a nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (3200) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2007
A nice tripel. I was expecting a little more but this was still above average. Pour was a hazy gold with a little sediment. Aroma was fruity yeast. Taste was yeast with some spice with the classic dry finish I love about Belgians. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Periander (50) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2007
Very pale and cloudy with a big lasting head. Spice aroma. Taste is strong, sweet and tart with more spice and less fruit than other examples of this style. Long, somewhat dry finish. Noticeable alcohol, but for 9.5% its fairly well masked. Not really a fan of this style, but as far as Tripels go, this is a favorite.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dsnutz (71) - dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2007
11.2oz bottle pours a cloudy piss color, a thin white head and some floaters. Overall this is a damn good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2007
Light golden and hazy with a nice and lasting head, and I pour it in my new Westmalle glass. The aroma has notes of coriander. The flavour is sweet with notes of coriander, other spices, fruit and citrus. The alcohol is present, but only just, and I can imagine this would be better after another year or so. The finish is long and the notes from the flavour is present all the way through. A really nice trippel, one of the best I tasted at this point (April 05).

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2007
bottle: pours a murkey hay colour with some floaties in it. very small and thin white head. very swett aroma with some fruits and spices flavour is pretty strong at first but mellows out and finishes excellent. taste of spices and fruit like the nose some alcohol in there as well. it tingles my palate and leaves me refreshed. excellent with each swallow and perfect slight dryness in the finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2007
Sampled in the US prior to going to Brugge. Excellent beer and has an amazing color and flavor. Besides the wonderful head on it, the mouthfeel is most important as it goes down incredibly smooth and leaves a great aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 28, 2007
Cloudy yellow colour with large frothy stark white head. Spicy nutmeg and corriander nose. Spicy alcohol taste with warming alcohol finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - FEB 27, 2007
Bottle. This beer poured with virtually no head at all except for a few bubbles. The aroma is sweet with hints of dried fruits and honey. The color is a golden yellow with small floaties. Flavor is lightly sweet initially and develops into an alcoholic centered dry fruity finish. The palate is a bit watery with the duration continuing into an alcoholic flavor. Ok overall, but might need to try again with a different bottle as it seems different compared to the other ratings.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2007
Hazey, golden/pale body with an enormous white head, lasting, nice lacing. Banana, candi sugar, clove, honey and bread in the nose. Flavor is slightly sweet, banana, peach, musty, honey, dough, grassy and herbal hops and corriander. Medium body, soft carbonation and a soft, delicate texture.


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