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RATINGS: 3314   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 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Boddy is foggy gold with a thick white head. Yeasty aroma with honey, apricots, fruit. Taste is yeasty with peach, apricot, light alcohol. Body is a bit fizzy.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackson220 (136) - new lenox, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2007
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Bottle. Cloudy, hazy lemon brown coloring. 1" head, lacy and hugs the glass. Crisp, tart, not-too-carbonated. Alcohol taste noticeable. Nice light release. Hint of sour apple.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Pours a pale yellow with a medium sized white head. Aroma has lots of yeast and some mild spices. Taste is smooth, slightly bitter, with a dry finish. Good but not remarkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pforei (338) - USA - FEB 23, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2007 Bottle 12 oz. Opaque yellow-amber. Yeast, sweet fruit, and spice aroma with a little alcohol and vinegar. Taste is similar to aroma but with more spice and some bitterness at the end.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rvrndmaynard (47) - Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2007
The flavor was not at all what i was expecting. Typically, i like beer with less of that hop bite.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2007
Cloudy golden yellow with fine white head. Yeast, spice, fruit, malt and vinegar. Very fruity, but still very well balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2007
frothy head lacing the glass, pale and cloudy. aroma spicy. more bitter than i expected but pretty good. evenly-hopped. warming feeling. some alcohol detectable. overall good but could be better.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (5479) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2007
Poured a hazy golden color with a huge frothy white head that one would expect from a Belgium. Aroma was yeasty. This beer had a full mouth feel but was very drinkable. Good but not great.


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