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RATINGS: 644   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Why is the Grim Reaper holding a mailbox? Well, that mailbox is from a dead Dark Horse beer. The Grim Reaper better know as "Death" was quite fond of our classic Sapient Summer Wheat Ale. When we changed it into a Belgian Style Triple, Death thought it would only be appropriate to bring something from that beer into this beer. So he picked the mailbox, and we weren’t about to argue with him. You can say what you want about him, but that Death sure has a big heart. So anyway...we brewed this beer with a Trappist yeast strain so it is very traditional. The flavors are incredibly complex with notes of mild fruit and finishes with a bit of clove. Although this beer is higher in alcohol it is very smooth and finishes dry on the palate.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (3136) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2007
Bottle from Dark Horse. Sweet & fruity smell while pouring. Starts out light, but darkens in my snifter to a darker pils color with a Bell’s-like crowd of floaties. Refreshing sourness, more Berliner than brett, touch of white wine driness. An excellent drink. Don’t know that it’d stand well next to a real Trappist Ale, but this is something I could drink every day.


3.4
edgallow (4466) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 6, 2017
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of cloves, honey, caramel, fruit and some grains. Taste is complex with fruit and caramel

3.5
NikkTwist (3336) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2017 Draft at Bainbridge. Hazy orange amber with a one-finger white top. Belgian yeast underneath but does not taste traditionally Belgian. Caramel apples. Circus peanuts. Cloves. Banana pudding. Marshmallows. Clementine marmalade. Sweaty florals. Peppery finish. I will give it that the high ABV is well smoothed out. Not awful but not what it pretends to be.

3.8
Hopper8 (241) - Holland, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2017 It's nice, but also not really something I like. The yeasty malts are their of a typical tripell, but disappointingly they're not complex or as pleasant as they could be.

4
ALIBALI (2482) - Kiel, GERMANY - JUL 21, 2017
A Trip ins Dark Horse Land!? Very pretty belgisch und with the right boozy AssRocketSpiceBlowout? ! Feinholzig peachy & elegant rebig too.?? ...der Sud ist wirklich DARK!!! ACHTUNG!!! 0,33l Buddel from BEERGIUM.COM.

3.2
SG111 (2023) - New York, USA - JUN 27, 2017
Tap at the source. Pours golden color, clear. Aroma is clove, lemon, banana, esters. Flavor is lemon, lemon rind, clove, esters, lots of Belgian spices. Not bad.

3.4
Bamsen78 (5560) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2017
Bottle, 4 years past the BBD. Pours clear tea amber with airy white head. Clear aroma of lozenges, malt, caramel and yeast. Sweetish flavour of malt and caramel, with fruity and dusty notes and estery touches. Dusty and estery aftertaste with mild acetic hints. Potent foar the style. Decent.

3.5
martin00sr (4434) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2017
Nearly clear amber, offwhite head. Malty, oxidised aroma. Sweet flavour, stone fruity, malty. Smooth with a little mellow spice.

2.7
bubblehouse (1556) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 7, 2017
Wasn’t my favorite by any means. Odd taste going down and even worse as it lingers.

3.7
Sissio (1748) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JUN 6, 2017
bottle @ home hazy peach, cream head belgian yeasts, sweet honey, apricot belgian yeasts, apricot, orange peel, bitter orange, chinotto

3.2
mikeyo1 (871) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2017
Bottle @ home. Pours a cloudy amber liquid with a small head. After 5 years in the cellar the aroma is slightly yeasty and fruity with honey and caramel notes. Taste is similar and not very complex anymore. Notes of oxidation, dark fruits, honey, red fruits, pears and caramel.


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