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RATINGS: 3072   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
arjoseph (641) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2005 3-6 year old bottle into tulip glass. Smells of orange peel, melon and yeast. Huge fluffy creamy head is white over a hazy yellow-orange beer. Malty and creamy in the mouth, fuller than expected, this tastes like malted milk and the white pulp between an orange peel and the fruit, only better than that. Slightly caramelly also. Finish is soft and slightly dry with some flabby sweetness. Warm and spicy in the middle, this has a perfect mouthfeel and hard-to-describe goodness. Words like "pulp" and "flabby" don’t give the right impression, but I’m at a loss for a better spin. Really, the best triple I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
steview (1036) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 9, 2004
duvel tulip glass: initial aroma of the locker room, but then i poured it... huge and frothy white head than turns rocky and airy. the body is hazy and golden with yellow tint and yellow/orange highlight. great crystal laces. how about a real whiff? average; bread pudding, grapefruit/grass, musty. palate: lively, smooth, a slight sharp but very nice. the flavor is citrus, bread, spice, alcohol. it’s slightly acidic. the aftertaste is yummy, a bit chalky. it’s a good beer, but yes i expected better. i should spend more time with it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2004
Hazy golen, great head. Aroma from citrus and grapefruit. Flavor from sourapples and citrus. Not very complex and quite a disappointment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (13157) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2004
Hazy golden, with yeast floating around in the glass. Nice white head. Aroma from citrus and apples. Spicy. Flavor is spicy as well, and the spices get a little too dominating. I expected more of this one, especially since it is a tripel. It was a good beer, but it does not make it to my toplist.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2004
What an abby tripel... head for several minutes with lacing for days.Spicy and sweet to start working toward bitter finish. Love the yeast (strong like bull). Overall a nice complex tripel with lots of character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2004
26th beer of the 2004 Montreal Mondiale. A nice golden, hazy beer. The head, quite large is white, and stuck around for a while. The aroma is yeasty and presents and interesting amount of spices, with some citrus flavours. In the flavour, I like the fact that the yeastiness is balanced by sweet malts, making for one delicious beer. Damn those monks can make beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 6, 2004
Wow an abbey that I actually liked quite a bit. Cloudy amber orange with a big white thick head, frothy and big bubbly. Lots of wheat and yeast with some citrys. The taste is pretty darn good malty and sweet creamy but that wheat or yeast is still there but not that bad. Medium body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2004
Small white head. Golden color and a spicy and yeasty aroma. Same for the flavor, add some alcohol taste and some fruits and you got it !! Great beer ! I would definitly like to buy some !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thegreenrooster (3499) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 5, 2004
Pours a tan color with a nice white head. Aroma is yeasty and fruity. Flavor is yeast,banana and cloves with a nice spicy bite. Alcohol is present. It fact it kind of numbs the tounge and burns as it go’s down. Very nice and complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2004
Thanks for sharing, Gasspasser! This was a good one. Poured cloudy amber/orange with thick, frothy white head. Sweet, floral yeasty aroma. Evident alcohol. Creamy texture. Flavor was candy-like. Very good and very refreshing. A surprise to me.

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