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RATINGS: 3227   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2006
From a 330mL Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange-tinged color of hay with a dissipating white soapy head. Aromas of orange zest instantly drift to my nostrils along with some sweet peach sugars. Lots of orange citrus merengue dusted with a light layer of confectioner’s sugar and a hint of phenolic banana. Light to medium bodied, crisply carbonated mouthfeel. This is quite obviously a big beer, yet the alcohol doesn’t have any overpowering qualities. A bit of orangey sweetness starts out on the palate, but this is quickly replaced by a wave of dry, bitter herbs. Finishes with a musty yeasty spice that lingers with some bready malts in the final smack.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Krasulak (88) - Wapadrand, Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 10, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2007 Hazy golden with an ample rocky white head. Good lacing. Aroma of trappist yeast, fruit and spices. Quite complex malty, fruity (citrus ,apple) flavour balanced with hop bitterness. Dry somewhat bitter finish. This tripel has a differnt flavour quality and balance from my favourite Tripel Karmeliet, but is really very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hezron (612) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2006
Aroma is light, with some light banana malt and a touch of dried fruit, spicy citrus and a touch of minerals. Color is a light golden yellow with a huge, rocky head. Light bready malt flavor with a hint of caramel and touch of alcohol. Finish is nicely balanced both sweet and malty and bitter and dry. Medium body with a dry finish and nice carbonation. Very nice, I’m surprised by this one. Especially when it’s on closeout for $2.50 a bottle!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AskForJenny (1054) - Ontario, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2006
A good, representative Belgian. Good appearance, bright, hazy gold color with the nice Belgian lace. Traditional tripel mix of wood and alcohol. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2006
rating 300: aroma is nice and spicy with hints of orange, corriander, hops, and alcohol. hazy orange with a white head. Flavor is dry bitter and spicy. medium to heavy palate. prett decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (5200) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 26, 2006
UPDATED: APR 18, 2007 Golden Pour with fizzy white head. A nice fruity spicey nose. Spicey fruit, belgian yeast, citrus, some banana, and a little bitter for a belgian. Good, but nothing special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2006
pours light orange and hazy white frothy head. Aroma is complex malty, citrus hoppiness apple and alcohol esters. Flavor is wekll balanced leaning twords the bitter side, finish is again well balanced with an avrage duration finish. Light to medium bodied watery and lively just a hint of alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomthompson89 (1968) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2006
Had at Joes a while ago golden colour, the definitive triple from what i have tried, spicy sour notes some citrus, great belgian trappist triple

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2703) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2006
Sampled at Issac Newtons with Stegosaurus and Beerded_one. Hazy golden bronze pour. Citrus/ begian spice aroma. Mild carbonation. Spicy/sour finish. GOOD BREW

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kopestes (164) - Braine l’Alleud, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2006
Bottled at home. Very strong but easy to drink ale. I prefer a bit lower percentage of alcohol (like Orval) but this is really perfect beer. Highly recommended.

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