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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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (2948) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2004
Very nice golden orange cloudy body with a white foamy head that could be thicker. Amazing and unusual cherry, banana and bubblegum aroma that perfectly hides the alcohol. Carbonation feeling in the mouth. Complex fruity, spicy and moderately bitter flavor. The final is long and bears some hints of alcohol. Deserves to stand in the Tripels top-ten.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 15, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2004 (Pizza Port Belgian Beer Party in Carlsbad, CA) Sweet and spicy flavor is balanced by a moderate bitterness and this balance remains consistent to the finish; Spicy, banana nose is fairly light; Dark golden color and completely cloudy; Very carbonated mouth feel, and the palate is fairly sticky and heavy, and a bit cloying; Off white head has very good retention

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2443) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2004
Medium sized white head, good retention. Hazy gold color. Fruity, yeasty nose, do i smell onions? Medium body, over carbonated. Malty, earthy, Spicey, cinnamon with hints of dark fruits. Finish is medium dry with a touch of alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2004
Yeasty, salty aroma. Little note of spice also. Large foamy head. Slightly murky, pale orange in color. Taste is sweet up front with a dry, stinging finish. Not the best Trippel out there.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jayc (28) - USA - MAR 12, 2004
A smooth tripel, great rebound with mixture of sweetness, spice and a bit of carbonation (perhaps from the import?). More spirited than the Chimay blonde but more sugary than the average belgian blonde. Perfect combo with a caesar salad, anchovies, flatbread and a hot spring day.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2004
I've had the import and the real westmalle brought back from belgium from a friend. Both are very similar except for the label. This was a very yeasty and complex beer. NIce golden color with complex and rich head whcih lasts and leaves nice lacing. Very malty aroma and flavors with spicy, yeasty and slight hay and leather. One of the better Tripels out there.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2004
Bottle. A huge sized head with a white hue that was frothy with fine-small sized bubbles that mostly dissipated. The body was cloudy with a yellow hue. The nose was malty, hoppy, sweet, fruity, spicy and some clove notes. The flavor was sweet and of alcohol. The mouthfeel was smooth and alcohol was detected. The lacing of this beer was sparse. This is definitely an Abbey Tripel worth trying in my opinion.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2004
Whoops, should have been more careful pouring this, loads of yeast clumps. Dominant alcohol in aroma. Nice spicy sharpness in flavor, strong alcohol flavor as well. Not as creamy and full a palate as I like.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2004
UPDATED: APR 5, 2004 Malty with a bold alcohol taste, tons of sediment in the bottle. A good beer but a little overrated.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2004
This is a good Abbey Tripel nothing special. Pepper, spicy, and alcohol flavors. Finishes dry, clean, and crisp.


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