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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (7625) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6539) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 28, 2004
UPDATED: APR 25, 2005 Im 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 Ill have to wait until Im 21 and can go to the pub.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flemdawg (561) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElGaucho (2400) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2004
2004 GTM. Belgian wit aroma. Cloudy orange, white head. Heavy in alcohol. Handheld voice recorder issues.


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