RATINGS: 296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
This is the ultimate Belgian style. The very high gravity of this beer is balanced by the smoothness of its finish. Banana and Clove aromas come from the Belgian yeast strain combining with the generous dose of Belgian Candi Sugar. The Saaz hops help to give this beer a balanced bitterness with no noticeable hop aroma.

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Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2004
Amber. Phenolic, fruity and spicy aroma with hints of sugars, banana, clove, cinnamon and ginger. Again, very phenolic and a rather typical creation that shows a lot of fruity esters, banana, clove and fruits. Yeasty as hell and the hops are quite spicy in their lingering bite. Sugary. Good stuff.

Ernest (7743) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly yeasty (cobwebs, mold), with a light note of clove, light note of banana. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Decent for an American rendition...not too sweet, and more phenolic than estery.

Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2004
Bottle. Poured a medium amber, hazy, with a smaller head. Fruity, banana, caramel aroma. Full mouthfeel with smooth and hot aftertones (thanks to the alcohol). Malty sweet flavor with some orange. Nice warming effect, would be great after some time outside in the cold.

Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2004
Tap: Dark orange tinted amber with light head. Strong citrus aroma. Sweet malty flavor with orange zest/peel and banana undertones. With a little alcohol bite at the end. Very nice.

Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2005 On tap: Fruity citrus aroma. Cloudy orange with a small white head. Strong malty citrus flavor. Light bitterness in the finish with a strong orange peel flavor too.

jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 28, 2004
UPDATED: APR 25, 2005 I’m surely not a Belgian-phile (?), but I really liked this one, mostly because the yeasty taste was more subdued and it was quite spicy. Makes me wish that Dragonmead would bottle more of their stuff. Guess I’ll have to wait until I’m 21 and can go to the pub.

AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2004
On tap: This went down the hatch nice and easy, but that could have had something to do with my level of intoxication when I drank it. Well crafted tripel. Cloves, a little spicy. Hazy, dark brown.

unclebleen (620) - California, USA - SEP 14, 2004
Bright orange with a nice spicy nose. Sweet but not too much. Slightly sticky body. An overall good Tripel.

flemdawg (562) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2004
Copper in color with a white head. Sweet, sweet, sweet aroma and then a kick of yeasts at the end, as well as some bananas. Lots of flavors like bananas, sweet fruits, honey and yeasts. A wonderful treat.

JCW (1278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2004
Copper colored, translucent, slight white head. Aroma has medicinal quality to it along with a burnt yeasty brown sugar scent. Flavor is sweet and slightly burnt. I think there is alot of dark belgium candi sugar in this one. Syrupy body. Sweet and heavy finish.

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