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RATINGS: 2837   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - APR 18, 2004
Lighter aroma of honey, pear, and yeast. Poured a hazy golden color with a foamy white head and some floaties. Flavor is quite yeasty, sweet, and there is a considerable amount of alcohol. Finishes dry. Soft and smooth mouthfeel, some alcohol burn though. A nice tripel, not necessarily up to Trappist standards but good nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2004
Poured golden with a huge white head, which subsided to a long lasting small head. Lovely spicy yeast aroma with some citrus notes and a touch of alcohol there. Full bodied smooth palate. Sweet clean fruity start with a spicy dry peppery finish. Well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 14, 2004
Pours a dark hay color and has lots of lacing, lots of carbonation and a huge white head. The aroma had a slight skunk with peach and grass. The taste is pear, grass and a little alcohol. This is inferior compared to other Trappist ales.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2799) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2004
Bottled. Pours a big white head that takes up half a tulip glass, then settles to a half inch of meringue. Body is dark yellow with some wit-like cloudiness. Smell is "clean," with a citrus and yeasty highlight. Alcohol is very upfront in the taste, and low level carbonation gives it an asti spumanti feel. Sweetness is vinous rather than malty. As others have suggested on the forums, this may be a hard style to understand. I certainly like it, but I keep expecting more of a "big beer" taste. But with this, I finally got to celebrate Easter with some beer made by monks (Oooh... I coulda had a Salvator, too!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - APR 10, 2004
Gold with a large head and tornado like carbonation. Looks very nice. Aroma is of yeast and ripe fruit. It's tasty with fruit flavor and a very full feel in the mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2004
3/26/04: Bottle.
Thick, creamy white head. Golden sunshine body; translucent. Strong alcohol nose with hints of crisp apple and pear. Phenolic and astringent characteristics. Wheat and yeast tastes dominate. Clean and dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 6, 2004
Pours a light golden color with the most beautiful head I've ever seen. Tiny white micro bubbles that are exactly the same size emerge from the brew for about 7 minutes after poursing. Aroma is of mild bananas and the wonderful belgian yeast. The flavor is more of the same with a lasting bitterness and dryness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pimgref (86) - Gorinchem, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2004
Gold beer with white head. Fresh fruity taste. Alcohol only slightly tasted unless high percentage. Very turbid though with is the negative quality. Maybe this was just the bottle I drunk...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 5, 2004
Hazy golden colour with nice lasting head. Malty aroma with some spices. Flavor is malty with a good bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BroueNeault (158) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2004
Everything have been said about this one after more than 300 ratings...a great beer !

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