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RATINGS: 2835   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 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 (20714) - 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. Im 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 (1053) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4806) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2005
Bottle: Very nice fruity and sugary nose. A little citrus in the background. Pours a hazy yellowish-orange with a little sediment. Huge white head with great retention. Lacing is pretty good. Fruity up front (light banana and citrus) with a light hop finish with some spice and alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 1, 2005
Pours hazy golden with big white head. Lots of sweet banana esters is this one. Some spices in there, possibly cloves. Flavor is sweet with a bit of bite from carbonation. Alcohol is present. Aftertaste is of rubber, Im thinking garden hose. Decent but not spectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hendo (110) - Sint Anthonis, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2005
Excellent beer served in a mad glass. One of the best beers Ive ever had. Might pick up a few bottles from the booze boutique tomorrow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JAN 25, 2005
Bottle from Hotel Ibis, Brugge. Hazy yellow, persistant rocky head. Aroma of citrus hop, spice, yeast, candy sugar. Good mouthfeel and long lasting bitter finish. Still love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2005
Bottle. Nice hazy orange-honey color. Nice well lasting and laceing white foamy head. Initial sweet yeast, honey, sweet grass, nice slight bitter finish. Very good beer.

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