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RATINGS: 1409   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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This golden hued ale is marked by passion fruit and herbal notes in the aroma, with subtle suggestions of banana and honey surfacing from its deep and complex palate. The Tripel's finish is remarkably long and soothing.

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3.9
eleusis (70) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2004
First try, batch 53 750ml bottle. A little too harsh alcohol bite, not well hidden at all. Complex, sweet flavor, honey-hoppish. Would try again.

4.2
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2004
does the united states make better triples than belgium? perhaps...this one was great. nice golden color. tasted the traditional banana and clove. this masked the 9% extrordinarily well.

4.1
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2004
This was Tripel number 2 of three for last night. Definitely the best looking of the three with a nice yellow/orangey color, cloudy with tasty yeasties. In the nose, there was a lot of sweetness, pear, apples, a light hop aroma, and the smell of champagne. After the silky smoothness crossed my tongue, I was hit with the sweetness, a taste similar to honey. As it warmed, more banana and cloves were presiding. I had to double check the alcohol on this, as I didnít think it could possibly be as high as 9%. I was quite pleased in this selection, though not my favorite.

4.1
Imbockinsxtx (82) - Big Bend (Benavides, TX), Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2004
Pours a cloudy amber colour with lots of head. The Head just lingers and is frothy with nice lacing. Has a nice hoppy Aroma. The flavour is refreshingly Belgium Big and Sweet and has a bit of a bitter finish. This beer is very refreshing and very tasty. I love this beer and I know you will also. CHEERS!

4.1
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Pours a hazy dirty orange with a nice spumous Belgian style head. An absolutely magnificent color on this one. A great sticky lace as well left on the glass. Nice head retention and a feast for the eyes. Light fruits rise in the nose. Lots of banana, clove, grapes, lemon, some spicy fruits like pineapple. Smells yeasty as well with the faintest hint of alcohol. Nice nose on this one! Nice flavor. Iím beginning to love the style. BIG flavor but very mellow and smooth. Starts out sweet and then shifts to in onslaught of juicy hops that was almost overbearing but ended up being very pleasing. Lots of light fruits similar to the aroma. Starts out with the light fruits and then leads to the sour ones on the finish. Nice brew!

3.1
Metalhead (644) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2004
Batch #51 bottled on 3-03-04. Cork popped with a loud bang. If I hadnít such a good grip it would have put a dent i the ceiling. Served at 50-55 F. Color was a sickly pale gold not unlike many macro brews. Thick puffy head. Slightly strange aroma of yeast,citrus and hints of dish soap(not from me). It was semi yeasty,fruity(citrus,possibly passionfruit), no banana or honey but it was sweet,crisp and slightly dry. Alcohol presence was not mask very well as this was quite warming going down. UUUURPP,fizzy too. Not bad but IMO needs to sit another year. Canít see why this avgs. a 4 rating. Goes well with cheesey cubes and ritz tho. The St. Bernardus I had yesterday was a whole lot better and the same price for 2 330 ml bottles.

4
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2004
Bottle: Batch 53 Dense white head that sticks to the sides of the glass. Looks cloudy and intense, even a little threatening. Very sharp with the bitterness, but so many yummy and spicy flavors. Iím a new fan of this

4
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2005 Bottle: Batch 54. Pours cloudy, light, golden yellow in color with a large, creamy white head. Aroma: Light honey, banana, pear, yeast, and the slightest of alcohol vapors. Taste: Initially the champagne-like carbonation and some bitterness hit your tongue. It was a bit more bitter than I expected at first, but that only served to prepare my palate for the change to sweet towards the middle, then to dry & bitter, spicy aftertaste. Thereís bitter banana, yeast, white pepper, pineapple, honey, caramel, malt, bread, citrus, and even red clover in this taste. The alcohol is hidden very well until it gives the finishing spice just a bit of a kick. This beer seems to get better and better with each sip. It is a bit more bitter than most Tripels Iíve had, which makes it very easy to drink.....youíve been warned.

3.9
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Goldern color with medium head. Aroma is fruity, yeasty, and a little spicy. Sweet flavors of fruit and sugar. Spice on the finish. Medium body.

4
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - SEP 21, 2004
I love it when my parents travel because they bring me stuff like this. The bottle poured a deep golden colour. I smelled a bit of honey and a strong fruitiness. This beer got better on each sip with lots of tropical fruit flavours and a complementary yeastiness. mmmmm good.


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