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RATINGS: 3092   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maximusud (27) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2005
Pours a rich golden color with a thick, white head. Smells of fruit and yeast. First taste is complex with citrus lingering on the tongue after swallow. Quite heavy for a light colored beer. A nice change from your run of the mill domestics, but nothing incredible.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SayNoToCoors (65) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2005
Great Belgian brew! This one finishes nice and dry, has the classic HUGE Belgian head and is nice and creamy. Fruity notes such as Bananas and candy sugar. This is a great brew! it has a lot going for it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonsiii (165) - Fredericia, DENMARK - APR 6, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2005 #7@basen. Cloudy look. Light yeasty aroma and a bit of fruit. Taste strong and alcoholic. Gets the heat on...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2005
Bottle @ Hotell Simonkentää, Helsinki Finland Backlog 1 April, 2005
Refreshingly full bodied, nice acidic taste and sweetness combined. Complex taste of dark fruits and tropical fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2005
Bottle: Clear to hazy gold with a big creamy head. Plenty of medicine, band-aid, and cloves in the initial aroma. Some cellar malts (dusty, musty barley) with a spicy hop element. Banana, cloves, and hot spicey flavours with a nice toffee-like sweetness and pointed hops. Very nice. Quite hot but also very hearty. Loses a couple of points for having slightly harsh bitterness. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 4, 2005
Tripple the burn. Tripple the buzz. can i get a hell yea? First half was heavy on the alchy and cirtrus. Mellowed out into a fluffy mouthfull with banana and sweet clove. Snowfall throughout the glass. A damned winter-wonderland of yeast in whats supposed to be spring. for fecks sake.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (9308) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - APR 2, 2005
Bottle: Straw coloured with a big fluffy long-lasting head; impressive fruity nose (banana); even thogh not low carbonated, very smooth in the mouth; thie initial orangey fruitiness, accompanied by hints of candy, switches over to soft but clear hoppiness. Very "warm" and complex brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarethYoung (1110) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2005 pours a murky honey colour. nose is yeast, apricots, spice and a fair bit of alcohol. well bodied has a dry, warming finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2005
orangey golden color, slightly hazy with very large yeast chunks. pillowy white thick creamy head. nose is yeasty, deep malt and candi sugar. raisin too. creamy mouthfeel. high carbonation. deep malt flavor. alcohol too. pretty dry for a tripel. a little dried orange peel flaor and bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hawkshadow (107) - Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2005
Super nice brew! Poured cloudy yellow, with a thick rocky head that lasted and laced! Carbonated with bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass for a very long time. Aroma is yeasty with some leather, barnyard action going on in there. This one gets better by the sip. Flavor is strong and to the point. The carbonation makes a great play on the tongue with the flavor (good wheaty, hoppy, and yeasty). It’s definitely worth the money, and I am terrible about justifying taste for cost. I will Westmalle again!

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