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RATINGS: 3002   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 3, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2004 really big white head,dark murky color with bit of something in it???very smooth and full of flavor.very good tripel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Belly Full O Beer (57) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2004
What a full flavoured beer! Cloudy gold colour with a crisp white head. Subtle toffee flavour with a clean finish. Didnít look at the abv till almost finished the glass...that explains the fuzzyness marching across my forehead.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - SEP 23, 2004
Cloudy yellow beer with a good sized white head in my snifter. I just didnít find this tripel to my taste. Good flavours of yeast and spice, but not the fruit flavours I love in tripels.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2004
This pours out a hazy golden color with a frothy, small bubbled head. Thereís a strong spicy aroma and a touch of citric hops. Very carbonated. This has a nice, full-bodied feel with a tart malt, spices, some fruitiness, and a doughy yeast feel. Plenty of alcohol presence. tangy fruit & spice finish. A good one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hershiser2 (1289) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2004
Medium cloudy golden with a lovely head. Aroma of clove, banana, alcohol, and other spices. Heavy on the alcohol in the tatse, but itís offset by spices, including clove- which it could use abit more of. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2005 Poured straw with thick white head...smelled of cloves and yeast...the body was much thinner than I expected...tasted yeasty, grass, and quite spicy...pepper and cloves all the way...dry yeasty finish...quite awesome...sweet alcohol just before the finish...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeM500 (1906) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2004
APPEARANCE:Bright with slighly hazier straw yellow hue. Taller head that laces much more elegantly than most.AROMA:Much more Earthy, salty (which hints me to believe it is the Westmalle), slightly soapy FLAVOR/BODY: Much thinner than led to believe, immediately zestier, acidity is more pronounced. Very grassy at first swallow, toasty dry and hay-like aftertaste. Saaz-like hops (whatever hops it is that they use) is quite strong and dominates this beer. Orange peel and faint clove (the hard type that you push into a turkey...I always chew on those) flavor as this really gets warm. Doesnít match the intensity of flavor as beer Zatte or Mad Bitch, mostly due to the overpowering grassiness.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2004
(Best by 12/June/2005) (33cl bottle) This beer is picturesque in my Chimay goblet. The head and lace are thick like whipped cream. The nose is a bit restrained showing a little hop and yeast. However, the palate is exploding with complex flavors. I taste tropical fruit, both pineapple and banana sprinkled with coriander, ginger, and green cardamom. The finish is equally as exciting as the palate, it is full of rich candi sugar flavors that lasts for several minutes. Overall, this beer is top notch and would pair nicely with a vindaloo or madras curry.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2004
Beer pours in generic chalice glass a cloudy light orange golden liquid with a generous amount of virgin white head that dissipates quickly to leave a thin film. Aroma is of fruit, citrus, sweet, and hops. Flavor has a strong citrus bite followed by a medium sting of hops. Probably a decent tripel, but too strong of hops for my tastes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2004
Golden and medium hazy. Strong alcohol flavor that mellows a bit when it warms. Some citrus and spicy notes and a slightly bitter finish. Crisp and warming.


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