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RATINGS: 2835   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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2002
Head doesnít last to long. Bitter yet fruity. I didnít like this one at first, but after pouring another glass from a 750 ml bottle it seemed to get better as it neared room temperature. Iíve had better and worse.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndersR (195) - Ňrhus, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2002
A huge but not very lasting head. Light transparent golden color. A bit yeasty smell. Bitter and fruity flavour with quite a strong alcohol presence. A hint of yeast. Not my favorite tripple and not my favorite Westmalle (the double is MUCH better IMHO). About the very up/down ratings of this beer: i have had 4 of this beer during the last month, and all was the same. It just shows how different peoples taste are in beer :-)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2002
Rerate: 16 August 2002
Hazy honey gold colour. This time the light beige head was huge and lasting and produced some great lace. Aroma included faint hay fields, some citrus, faint spice, woody hops, malt and candy, yeast and more fruit as it warmed up. Flavour overall still not quite as complex as the dubbel. Start is faint sweet with full hoppy bitter medium body and lovely dry clean finish. Alcohol more pronounced this time that previously but itís still a great beer.
First Rated April 12 2002: 3.8

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SteC (136) - Oostende, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2002
This one was quite a disappiontment for me, there is better trappist out there...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaymobrown (1665) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2002
Has a hazy lemon color. The head was massive and thick. Has a nose of candy malts. Good fruity textures. A good laid-back beer with nothing really outstanding, but yet still delightfully interesting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2005 hazy gold, big white head. aroma of yeast. pepper, mild pear, honey and biscuits. spritzy mouthfeel. flavour is very dry and spicy with yeasty alcohol finish. very nice

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
confusedboy0 (99) - BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2002
One of the best triples or tripels. A tastefull beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nuffield (3671) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2002
Blond appearance, nice fluffy white head over a mostly clear golden body. From the aroma, I expected to find some bitterness in it, and indeed, a dry bitterness does emerge in the mouth. Balanced and smooth, esp. considering the high alcoholic content. Some citric bite on the tongue, with a yeasty complexion mixed with sourness. While balanced nicely (esp. the subversion of the alcohol) I didnít find the flavor particularly engaging. Still an beer easy to enjoy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 29, 2002
A little herb and spice in the nose with a strong alcohol presence thatís also noticeable on the palate. Some sourness and astringency in the finish. Hop flavors noticeable with a touch of orangey lemon citrus.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2566) - GERMANY - JUL 26, 2002
Sweet yeasty nose with hints of spices (nutmeg?) and alcohol. Cloudy yellow-orange color and beautiful Belgian lace. Sweet initially, then the flavor seeks the sides of the mouth quickly where it turns slightly dry and bitter in the finish. Medium bodied with an edgy palette. Complex but balanced. Smooth and mature. Excellent beer, but I thought it would have more power overall - I found this quite mellow considering the 9.5% alcohol.


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