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RATINGS: 3280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - MAY 23, 2006
Bottle. 11.2oz. Pours a clear, pale copper color with a big, frothy white head. Belgian yeast aroma with some fruity notes. Very dry mouth feel with a sweet, excessively dry flavor. Notes of spices and apples. Dry but lingering finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
morrdt (715) - Dirty Moí, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2006
Beer of the day at the beer festival. I was stunned to see that the distributor brought this one out to the show. Pours an cloudy gold color. Long lasting, nice head. The taste is lightly bitter with a hint of spices and pepper. Outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - MAY 20, 2006
Had a nice head.Aroma was good.Color a medium amber.Tasted pretty good.Would buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3820) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2006
Pours a clearish yellow with a white head. Sweet and bitter with aromas of alcohol, yeast, honey, pears and a hint of almond. Very soft carbonation. Fruity finish with a hint of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (2950) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 14, 2006
Bottled. Pours a hazy medium golden color. Big foamy white head. Slightly grainy/yeasty aroma. Creamy mouthfeel. Thick, rich yeasty flavor. Some graininess. Creamy and spicy as well with a hint of bitterness. Slight alcohol in the finish. Warming as it goes down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2006
Bottle. Pours an orange-gold cloudy color. Long lasting, huge head. The taste is very dry, lghtly bitter with a hint of spice and pepper. All in all a pretty good beer with a fair amount of acohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 10, 2006
bottle .. very yellow pour with a huge head that sticks to the glass all day long . malty aroma with notes of citrus and hops . spicy pepper flavor and very dry . alcohol is noticable and warming , decent mouthfeel . not bad

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2006
The commercial description of this fizzy brew fits quite well. It pours very yellow, with a huge, big-bubbled head that lingers with minimal lacing. It smells like coriander mixed with other herbs and spices, with a hint of band-aid thrown in. Someone earlier said it, and damned if itís not in there! The taste is immediately peppery, spicy, and very dry. This reminds me of the vegetable-type ales, itís so earthy and spicy, like the smell of fermented fruit or vegetable peel left in the sun. Lots and lots of smells and just as many components to the taste. The palate is a bit heavy, especially when the brew warms. Considering how complex this brew is, the finish is actually clean with warming alcohol. I donít dislike this brew, I just donít like it that much, either. I can see how some people would really like it. Maybe Iím just not a tripel fan...though I thought I liked all things Belgian...hmmm. I just donít really care for medicinal ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhwarfield (125) - USA - MAY 8, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2007 Bottle. Pours yellow to gold with white head.. Fruity aroma with hints of spices. A full mouth of meaty aroma with each drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigtasty (23) - USA - MAY 7, 2006
This is a hell of a fun beer. Iíve drunk a bunch of this and itís always a treasured experience.

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