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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.


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HansJM (358) - NORWAY - NOV 29, 2001
My favorite trappist-ale.

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rjansen99 (2) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2002 does not count
the nicest beer in the world

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Alchemist (1) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2005 does not count
Absolutely, my most favorite beer; thereís only one unfortunate drawback: It does contain a minimal amount of alcohol, youíll notice after a couple of bottles (on your way to the toilet).. It has a full body, thin feel, average carbonation and a long finish.. The beer has a golden colour and thereís supposed to be a white head on it. Most bars in Holland have special glasses for this beer (which look like rather big whine glasses with the Westmalle logo printed on the side). Also, on the bottom of the bottle, thereís supposed to be some residu of the fermentation process (which should have taken place in the bottle after shipment). Thatís the reason good quality bars fill the glass for you (so you donít have to worry about spilling some of that residu out of the bottle, into your glass; you donít want it, it tastes bitter and gives you a headache, the day after..). Theyíll also take care the separation between the white head and the golden liquid is exactly matched with the middle of the logo printed on the special Westmalle glas. Some bars even have little pieces of round paper with a hole in it which have the logo on them and which are put at the bottom of the trunk of the glass, preventing any wet stuff reaching the table top ;-) If youíre preparing the drink yourself (you can buy the beer at supermarkets) and like rituals: Have fun! Itís even better than rolling a joint..

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nycbronchart (6) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 6, 2005 does not count
caramel, alcohol, butterscotch, vanilla, golden, clear, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, medium body, sticky, lively,

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jahughey (65) - Franklin, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2006 Absolutely flawless beer. Meringue-like Belgian head, apricot/apple/lemon nose, fairly hoppy for Belgian ale, perfect body for a tripel, stunningly drinkable for the ABV. I try to be a critic with every beer, but this is as good as it gets.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Davyloyens (3) - BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2005 does not count
I find this the best trippel in Belgium, his taste is full. Itís a very strong beer, not only in percentage but also in taste. This was the first tripel ever brewn, i think it was in 1936 and itís still the best in my opnion. But i havenít drank trippels from out of belgium...

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
goosg (1) - BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2005 does not count
Best beer in the world ! Body - Hue Orange Head - Color white Nice cloudy orangeish pour...big fluffy white head. Spicy aroma, yeasty, coriander, orange zest Brewed in one of the only five Trapis breweryís in the world And

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gladstone (23) - NORWAY - OCT 6, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2006 Still, my perfect brew. Its fantastic, very good , excellent. Enormous flavours, drinkable, and both thirst quenching and enjoyment. I really really love this beer. From my point of view, the best in the entire world

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Juhani (4) - Montreal, Quebec, USA - AUG 8, 2007 does not count
Perhaps the most illuminating point of comparison here would be the Chimay Triple/Cinq Cents. This is much like the Chimay but with more caramelization and a deeper, darker flavor (as well as a darker color). Cola-like and well carbonated. I like the caramel-without-maltiness combination (contrast with Chimay, which has neither much caramel nor much malt), so I guess itís natural that I would like this beer. I canít think of a better triple.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - SEP 14, 2007
One of the best beers in the world. A true abbey tripel - great carbonation and long finish, somewhat dry, beautiful straw color in a sniffer....a taste of the good life in every bottle.


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