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RATINGS: 3042   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2005
Bottle. Hazy orangey golden color with medium rocky off white head. Aroma and flavor were very complex hop, citrus and spice. Full body with creamy sweet texture. Enjoyed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2005
If you like strong Belgian ales, this is one you need to try. Perfect golden color with a very sizable head. You definitely taste the yeast. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 25, 2005
Golden with a white head. Sharp alcohol presence throught the aroma and flavor. In addition to the alcohol, there are grapes and spices in the nose. The flavor contains orange rind and yeastiness. Nice finish - very dry and hoppy.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2005
cloudy golden color huge rocky head. lots of puffy lacing in the glass. aroma is musty and bready. taste is lightly apricot and spice has a dry and slightly bitter end. very good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Schioth (41) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 22, 2005
Bottle. Very nice aroma and beatiful golden appearance. Somewhat disappointing flavor and mouthfeel, however. Much too dominated by the alcohol. All in all a very mediocre trappist.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TerryR (384) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2005
Cloudy golden color with large white head. Aroma of yeast, banana and spices. Sweet malt, fruit and yest notes in flavor. Spicy , dry hop finish. Very smooth and creamy body. Alcohol not noticable until the finish. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2005
Appearance: Golden with a bright white head. Initial aroma is floral, with a slight ester. Very belgian. Over time it looses some of the floral character, and I noticed more yeast and grains. First tastes are bright and rich. Some banana and some tropical flavors too. Alcohol isn’t terribly apparent. Body is thick and rich, numbing after time. Finish is estery and slightly sour. Quite delicious overall, though the finish seemed not as good as some belgians. Still, at 9.5% ABV, that’s quite good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
frankenkitty (1971) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2005
A cloudy, lemony-yellow with a huge white head and a few fairly large particles floating around at the bottom. Complex aroma contained a doughy yeast quality, banana cookies, and tart berries. At times it smelled like a bagful of Halloween candy. Flavor started sour but held a floral quality. As it warmed, I could swear it tasted like a Kamikaze shot. A very intriguing beer that kept me guessing.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1467) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2005
The color of spun gold in the glass with a fizzy white head. Aromas are cobwebby and bananas, definitely highlighting the yeasts in this tripel. I notice the smooth creaminess of this tripel moreso than others of the variety. Wonderful dry finish. A warm breadcrust flavor is brought out by the astringency.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gulf690 (21) - AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2005
Bottle. Good thick head with an amber orange tone, very cloudy. Had a lifted and bright nose which was very attractive and enticing though not as deep and meaningful as others of this ilk. Nose had a little bit of medicinal note and the body was lighter and less forceful than expected. ’menthol’ and ’bandaid’ followed through on the palate and these ’menthol’ characteristics were a little off putting. This lowered the tone of the whole thing for me, though it had obvious attributes that kept its rating a little higher.


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