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RATINGS: 3302   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.


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2006
Very pale gold color with very thick billowing white head. The beer is quite cloudy, almost opaque. The aroma is very sweet but tinted with some noble hops and a grassy aroma. The flavor is sweet bready, doughy malt, and a mild earthy hop bitterness. Alcohol is not particularly perceptible. The aroma and flavor remind me of farmhouse/saison ales I’ve had recently. The finish is a little sweet. The mouthfeel is thick but bubbly (well carbonated). An excellent beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mike191 (9) - Grapevine, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2006 does not count
Great light appearance with a great sparkle. Bitter. Unlike the Dubbel, this one is much stronger and sharper. Reading most reviews it is a prefered beer but beyond my preferences. Too much alcohol and too sharp/bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2006 Bottled. Poured slightly cloudy orange with a persistent white head. Aroma is citrus with a little sourness and a spicy yeast character. Smooth and substantial body with a little carbonation. The taste has a notable yeast character with some sourness. Almost tastes salty. Notes of dark fruits. The finish is spicy bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Goldorak (438) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2006
Best before date on this one: 04-02-05 Sampled late July 2006.

Peachy and opaque, with a fair amount of chunky deposit, not much of a surprise for a such an old bottle. What was surprising was the lovely thick pearly white head, so far it seemed to have aged quite well.
Fusels seem to be a bit more tame than in a fresh sample, but were still fruity, if not a bit more vinous, but without being too maderized.
The age came through a bit more in the flavor, although carbonation was still in great shape. It made me think of an old attic or dusty basement, but in a good, fond memory kind of way. I was expecting the alcohol to be much more prevalent, but it wasn’t playing the diva at all, even though it was bone dry in the finish. The yeast was perfectly balanced along with it and had a great body to hold it all in place. A classic.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DarkMagus (499) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 1, 2006
Hazy, bright golden/yellow color... huge foamy, relentless head...left behind some lacing on the glass. Very flowery, yeasty aroma... strong yeast flavor with citrus, some slight spiciness, and maybe even a little bit of hops/bitterness. Very sweet, alcohol finish. Took me awhile to drink... pretty intense brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
altonbrownd (5413) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 1, 2006
Enjoyed this in bottle in Cafe Vertigo in Amsterdam for after-work drinks. What a wonderful blast. This Trapist is very strong on the alochol, not too sweet and healthy proportion.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Deldoddadinho (4) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2006 does not count
This one is a really good Trapist tripel! Hard to describe the taste of it but something like sour fresh green apple... It’s easy to get and It’s good..!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2006
pours a hazy light orange with a big off white head. good amount of carbonation. Spices seemed to dominate the aroma, with some dry apples and other fruits pushed into the background. Taste is very spicy up front, with hints of tangy citrus fruit, and a spicy, peppery finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2008 pours a hazy yellow with an off-white head. nice aromas of floral, belgian spices and candies. well balanced malt, spice and sweetness. a very refreshing brew with a dry finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2006
Bottle, at the Trappist Cafe in Westmalle. Really good, happy to bring back a few of these back home.


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