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RATINGS: 2790   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
criley2 (40) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 18, 2012
My first trappist beer. Dont know why Ive allowed my self to live without trying any. Loved it instantly.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ABT_S54 (129) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
33cl bottle poured in a De Dolle glass. Pours a cloudy, medium blonde colour with a generous cascading, white head. Aroma is powerfully fruity and yeast. Taste is more of the same with spiciness and slightly medicinally dry. A real classic and my favourite tripel that is true to the style. Fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lele (89) - ITALY - JUL 26, 2014
Una grande birra, ma devo dire che mi aspettavo di più, data forse la sua fama. L’aspetto è decisamente meraviglioso. Giallo oro torbido dalla schiuma bianchissima e persistente. L’aroma è misto: si percepisce il maltato,il fruttato, ma anche un piacevole e delicato floreale. In bocca è un capolavoro...ma solo i primi sorsi. Si avvertono vari gusti, tutti in armonia tra loro: il maltato, il miele, il fruttato, ma anche del buono e inaspettato luppolo che li da molta classe e particolarità. Il guaio è che, man mano che la bevi, senti sempre più solo un sapore (quello del luppolo); un buon sapore, certo, ma mi è molto dispiaciuto che quella sinfonia si sapori iniziali scomparisse in questo modo. Anche il retrogusto cambia: man mano che la bevi diventa sempre più amaro. Il corpo è decisamente strutturato. L’alcool non lo senti durante la bevuta, ma alla fine ti presenta il conto. Peccato per questa involuzione: se avesse continuato (come fanno altre birre) ad avere lo stesso sapore dei primi sorsi, sicuramente le avrei dato un bel 5.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBeCue (99) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
750ml bottle, bottled November 2011, aged into wine cellar at 12-14 degrees celcius, poured into Westmalle chalice! Pours a nice golden with minimal head. Aromas are of cookie dough, bananas, honey/litchi, and a bit of alcohol to some degree. Taste is rather sweet (medium). Body is medium-full, with a slick/creamy texture, and carbo is pretty low. Aftertaste just a tad bitter. Overall, this 2011 Tripel is outstanding. I’m totally amazed; I had one (330 bottle though) that was young, and it was a whole other animal. Most likely the best tripel I’ve ever had. Let it warm up a bit and enjoy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TtV (37) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Hazy yellow with a lasting white top. Although it is available everywhere this beer is sheer quality. Lovely taste and bitterness and brilliant beer to drink when you’re thirsty. Aroma is somewhat flat. One of my favourites.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JeyAre (151) - - JUL 16, 2014
Great golden color with bubbly foamy head. The aroma is fresh and citric, with a Classic Belgian baseline. The taste is light and fresh, almost impossible to detect the high alcohol level. A great beer overall, must be one of my favorite Belgians!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (1649) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Pours cloudy gold with a medium white head. Aroma is yeast, earthy, floral, dough and banana. Taste is sweet with light bitters. Medium bodied, exceptionally smooth with alcohol well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoostIPA (1205) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Pours a hazed yellow color with an enormous white head. Aromas of dry banana peel, lemongrass and basically the whole spice cabinet. Taste is spicy and very dry. Flavors - I’m getting a bit of dingy malt in there, perhaps some wet cardboard, along with all the aromas I described. A touch of alcohol as well. Very ester heavy. Finishes crackling dry with sharp carbonation and an alcoholic kick. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjmoen (45) - - JUL 12, 2014
Pours a hazy straw color with thick white head. Citrus/fruity and spice aromas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (160) - BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2014
The ’mother of tripels’, the archetype of this genre, easily available in even the most depressing of night shops or train station bars, in my view one of the most classical of Belgian ales. Off-white, sticky, stable lacing, colour deep golden blonde, misty after adding the ’fond’. Malty, yeasty and fruity, warming aroma of grapefruit, apple cake, old cheese, gin, mango, banana, unripe pear, cloves, dried lemon peel, sour cream, white pepper; taste begins fruity in a dryish way, clear presence of curaçao, quite vivid carbonisation resulting in a dry effect, malty (honeyish, pilsener, caramel), supple and rich, aftertaste peppery hops with a lingering bitter as well as ’jenever’-like, warming alcohol, not disturbing. I do prefer the 75 cl version, however, which is noticeably softer and more elegant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StueyD (1121) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2014
A mid golden yellow coloured beer with a front white head. A light fruity aroma, tropical fruit, lychee, mango, plus a hint of dusty malt. Medium-dry mouthfeel. The taste starts off with a tart, tropical fruit flavour, with some sour yeasty flavours coming through. Then a sweeter, slightly cloying malt taste appears giving the all-round taste of boiled sweets! The finish is fruity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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