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RATINGS: 3332   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   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 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2006
750 ml bottle. Large white head. Hazy yellow colour. Complex aroma, citric & fruity with hints of rose pepper. Fruity & slightly alcoholic taste, but still a favourite!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2007 750. Beer is murky, medium straw-brown colored. Head is largish, white, frothy. Diminishes but mostly lasts.<P>Rich and fruity. Malty with light notes of caramel, toasted grain, biscuit; Hoppy with moderate herbal lemon zest, light/moderate resinous pine; Yeasty with light notes of dank basement, trace plastic/band-aid; Light notes of peppery alcohol, traces of banana/clove, tropical fruit and peach.<P>The flavor is light/moderately sweet, light/moderately acidic, lightly bitter with a long, warm, lightly sweet, light/moderately bitter, moderately acidic finish.<P>The body is medium, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively. <P>Solid and enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - APR 28, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2008 Pours an orangey-gold color. Long lasting, creamy head. Very dry on the palate with a fruitiness and a smooth finish. Highly drinkable and alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Keeper (253) - Milano, ITALY - APR 28, 2006
Bottle. Cloudy yellow, with a very foamy head, Flavor dominated by alcohol, fruit in aroma.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
andrewtroth (25) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2006
Cloudy yellow, with a very foamy head. Too-prominent hops flavor with little complexity. Not terrible, but ultimately unsatisfying.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EithCubes (5631) - New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2015 Bottled in Amsterdam. Dark golden brown pour. Not exactly excited after finishing this one, too alcoholic and simple. Dry finish but the beginning sugar puts me off. [2006.04.25: 2.8]

What a curiosity that rating was! Hereís a fresh bottle, best before end 08/07/16. Nose is very sweet, golden and fruity with some strong acetone flying in, touch of spice. Pour is initially about 70% foam despite my good practices and best efforts [not a gusher or infected], eventually clear golden with a a large foamy off-white head. Taste lightly sweet with some fusel burn and nail polish remover, extremely phenolic and heavily spicy with golden pils malt and a little earthy character, spice. Very warming, even a burny, and Iím not going fast here, itís just freaking rocket fuel. Very rough medium-full body, medium fruitiness with medium bitterness and a dry finish. Touch rubbery. Iíve had better results brewing my own tripel with this yeast, wtf are they doing? Am I supposed to wait two years for this to calm down? What is it about this one?! [2015. 03.11: 2.6]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (8858) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 24, 2006
Bottle. White and lasting head. Unclear yellow body. Fruity alcohol aroma. Flavor dominated by alcohol, otherwise very spicy and hoppy. Too bad not served cold enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (3235) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2006
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Fat lasting head, good smell, a crisp smooth taste, pours golden, such a mellow for 9.5% alcohol. This beer is beautiful, i love it.

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