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RATINGS: 2823   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4396) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2008 Original Rating, August 6, 2003: Nice golden color. Very fruity and spicy. Not harsh at all, very well blended. 7/4/7/4/16 Re-rating, Sepetember 9, 2008: Gold color with a small head. Sweet caramel and a little marshmallow in the aroma. Sweet and strong grain taste. Little yeasty. Not overly strong alcohol.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2003
Hazy light yellow. Yeasty, fruity aroma and flavor of banana. Alcohol feel. Fizzy. Full-bodied finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (5596) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2003
HAzy golden. A fresh yeasty aroma. A quiet bitter flavour at first from some herb.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
haukur (1302) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 1, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2013 fruity, sweet and little plummy aroma. Complex taste, very sweet with some hints of spice. A little heavy... [re-rate]well, I got a case of this for good money from the importers over here.. the magnificent aroma fills the room when it´s poured into the stunning westmalle glas, very golden body, firm white head, fruity, plummy, yeasty and a little citrus aroma. This is a serious brew, very complex, a little heavy but a joy to drink

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2003
Nice hazy golden color with a nice white head. The taste is fruits and yeast with a complex finish of spices.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 28, 2003
Light vanilla, apple, pear and some yeast aromas. Initially light on the tongue, this has a very pleasant and rounded vanilla character, with spicy hop flavors and a touch of alcohol. Malt notes are also buried in there somewhere, but chiefly come across as light fruit. Clean, crisp finish. One you really need to sip to enjoy.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
noheinie4u (37) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2003
Yes...that's awesome!...YAY!...Better from the tap than from bottle...would drink it every day if I could...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 20, 2003
Light orange straw, with a very persistent soft creamy head. Light white wine aroma, with some hay, yeast, pears and raisins. . . Peppery flavour swirled into dough, with fairly heavy alcohol on the tongue . . . Palette is dry, but soft, sweet and warm. A wonderful lingering flavour of soft fruits and flowers leaves me very satisfied.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5313) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2003
Poured an orange yellow color and had an aged aroma with a rocky white head. Initial bite in the taste with an alcohol character in the background. Smooths out as it goes down.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
drinkbeer (281) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 15, 2003
The billowing head is amazing. It was a foamy ediface of flavor. Can I have another please?


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