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RATINGS: 2785   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 18, 2003
Extremely fruity aroma, which I loved. Peppery wheat taste, but not overly so. Really really dry finish. Creamy head that diminished steadily.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - MAR 14, 2003
Pale amber colour, thin, but creamy and very persistent head. Vanilla and peach in the aroma. The flavour is very complex and delicate: spicy, yeasty, quite sweet and sour, with traces of apple, peach, vanilla, citrus. The aftertaste is hoppy and gives to this beer the right amount of bitterness. Good balance and the alcohol is well hidden. I prefer the dubbel, but this is definitely a very good beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2003
Ahhh, the first of the Belgian wheel of destiny! I got to be the first to spin the belgian wheel this week and this was the first beer poured! It pours a very light goldeny yellow with some massive white head and a very lively carbonation. The aroma was just wickedly nice... with a barnyardy mix as well as lemon, definite spices and almost a smell of brettanomyces in there...there arent of course...but it sure had that smell. The flavor is definitely yeasty...with a souring tart finish...citrusy qualities with a nice peppery dry finish. It had an almost apple cider like quality to it as the carbonation literally took over this beer. A bit hard to really enjoy the flavors given the carbonation, but definitely a world class beer. Nice dry finish, finally a beer that uses pepper spices nicely...a classic tripel!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2003
A cloudy golden color with a foamy head. A slight sour and yeasty aroma. A yeasty and bready taste with citrus and sour. Some bitterness and a slight taste of Nickel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2003
Light, cloudy afternoon horizon yellow with a medium to low white head. Very, very full of pepper and spice upon first sip. Has an interesting veggie smell with the slightest amount of cirtrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (4462) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a thin, frothy, white head and a clear, golden-orange body. Aroma of fruit, citrus and spice. Initial alcohol and spice upfront with a mellow malt mid-section and floral finish with nice, smooth burn. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - MAR 9, 2003
Peppery alcohol, flowers, cobweb permeating the nose and mouth. Not as dry as expected, slightly nutty finish and fairly light overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Verne (261) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2003
A big long lasting head you would think it was a wheat beer. Dry flavor hops stand out but the alcohol dominates. Champaign like flavor. Not a great Belgian beer but a good one

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2003
Cloudy orange body, effervescent head that settles loose and lasts. Some fruity aromas, with subtle spice and caramel malt underlying. Bittersweet, sour flavors, slightly spicy. Finishes dry and bitter, with the alcohol showing at the end. Easily enjoyed, but relatively unremarkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2003
Gigantic head that is frothy and white. Hangs around like that annoying neighbour. Aroma is malty and spicy with citrus smell. I swear the nose is somewhat pineapple? Also hints of cookie dough. Body is hazy medium yellow with dense tiny particles. Flavor is moderately sweet with citrus notes but the alcohol is quite powerful. Finish is bitter and acidic and leads to a dry finish. Very unique beer that I will enjoy drinking again.

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