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RATINGS: 3223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lembeek (143) - - JAN 4, 2013
Giallo dorato, con abbondante schiuma bianca. Velata. Aromi tenui ed eleganti di malto, zucchero candito, fiori, spezie, con sentori di alcol e lievito. Gusto dolce, pieno, equilibrato da una buona acidità e da un amaro medio. Sapida, con un corpo ben strutturato. Alcol mascherato.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fakebeersnob (272) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Admittedly, I screwed up and got this instead of the dubbel next to it, so it was a surprise when I poured it. It was a cloudy golden straw color with a thick, somewhat-soapy head. Not getting a strong distinguishable scent out of it. A bit of spice and sweet - but nothing I can exactly point out. There is a bit of spiciness and pepper in the taste, some sweetness to it too. Even with the carbonation, had a creamy mouthfeel. It is a pretty good beer, but was a bit underwhelmed. Might be due to me wanting (and expecting a dubbel), so will try it again. I prefer the Chimay

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
L_Lovecraft (12) - - FEB 3, 2016
Floral, citrus, golden, rocky head, refreshing and sweet with a bitter final, medium body, lively...the first tripel, nothing else to say.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jelledebont (89) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2016
Goede tripel. Mooie kleur, volle schuimkraag, frisse geur, karakteristieke bittere smaak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Antonio369 (46) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2016
33cl bottle, served in Trappist chalice. Poured a cloudy golden yellow with a 3 finger white head. Aromas of caramel, vanilla, banana, cloves. Taste a continuation of the aromas, very sweet spicy, fruity mouthfeel. Medium body with a creamy bittersweet banana finish. Very good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Evilkniamhel (80) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours light gold with a creamy white head. Aromas of apricot, banana and citrus with floral notes. Taste is nicely balanced between the bitter fruit and spicyness and the soft sweetness from the pale candy sugar used in brewing. A very generous beer with a long finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tekstr1der (287) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Slightly cloudy straw colored pour with thin, but lasting white foam top. I bought two bottles, so hoping the other is different. Lots of pepper dominates the aroma. in there somewhere is some banana and bubblegum, but pepper and/or clove overwhelms. Flavor is unfortunately very similar. Hard to discern the subleties, but there is some malt sweetness. Finishes with a bite from the pepper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jahonus (2) - FRANCE - JAN 23, 2016 does not count
Bonne bière blonde servie à la bouteille Belle robe doré des arôme riche et puissant

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZacM612 (435) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Cloudy golden with big white head. Malty, fruity, aroma, some banana and a hint of spice. Sweet taste, with a citrusy finish. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
McDef85 (34) - ITALY - JAN 22, 2016
Infinita complessità. Fruttata, morbida, dolce e alcolica in bocca. Enorme ampiezza. Si chiude improvvisamente sul palato, amarezza del luppolo molto pronunciata.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nathanvc (115) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JAN 22, 2016
Pours cloudy golden with a big foamy white head. Fruity nose and initial aroma, balanced hops, spices and champagne. Light sweet and light bitter, all very well balanced. Creamy mouthfeel, full body, high in carbonation but pleasant. High in alcohol as well, but very warming. Top-notch.

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