RATINGS: 548   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Brewed at first at Van Steenberge, now brewed at Koningshoeven - La Trappe brewery.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle pours a hazy golden with a white head. Scent is fruit and booze. Taste is spice, yeast and malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (6629) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2012
Brown 33cl bottle, best before 07-2011, drank 02-2010, poured, including whatever was at the base of the bottle, into my Westmalle chalice. A dull orange body, which was misty and murky filled the chalice, a clean, fairly thick, white head sat on top, the head soon fell to a thinner wispy covering with a lacing collar. Hunks of sediment could clearly be seen gambling through the cloudy body of the beer. Belgian yeast esters could be sniffed, along with the sweeter end of the citrus fruits (oranges and pink grapefruits). The taste was a heavenly mix of flavours, the aforementioned citrus fruits, Cloves? Cinnamon? and a sweetness that isnt pushy like some Belgian beers, sugar is however listed as an ingrediant. The body tries to counter the heavy alcohol and almost manages to hide it, but fails, so the 9% ABV rears its head mid-way through the mouthfeel, getting stronger as the mouth dries. This is very drinkable, the alcohol is evident, but the whole package seems to cope well with it, sadly I dont have another to follow this one (but I do have two more beers from this brewery to review, maybe even tonight).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9648) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 15, 2012
33 cl bottle @ Brussels.
Rated on 20100719.
Pours amber color with medium head. Aroma of spices, caramel malts, hoppy fruits and grass. Flavor of malts, fruits, spices and mild yeast notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Big front nose of fruit - apricots and whatnot, and yeast. Orange peel hue, persistent head and pretty active. Sweet, sugary taste with an almost rummy backend, which is the only hint as to the strength. Medium body, minor zest. Another big one from the Belgian tradition. Not too big tough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - MAR 22, 2012
Botella de 330ml.Copa Trapense.Saboreada en may11.Color bronce. Corona beige tostado y duracin fugaz.Aromas de lpulo y frutas oscuras.Sabor de fruta verde con dulzor aadido.Notas de especia. Matices especiados.Cuerpo intenso y carbonatacin media.Calor alcohlico.Sin el equilibrio esperado de una Tripel. 330ml bottle. Trappist glass.Enjoyed on may11.Bronze color.Toasted beige crown.Brief lasting.Hop & dark fruit aromas.Spiced notes.Green dark fruit flavor with added sweetness.Hints of spices.Full body,medium carbonation. ABV heat.Not a well balanced beer as expected from a Tripel one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerViking (4386) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2012
33cl bottle, a bit of a gusher... Cloudy dark gold. Apricot, spice and boiled sweets on the nose, dry and peppery yet fruity body, a bit yeasty (surprise!), dry finish with a little honey and apricot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Billicus (291) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2012
aroma, fruit nose, yeast, old maltness, all crecends into balance color, amber, white foam, head is active, taste, sweet fruits, some like banana and tropical, malty backend overall had 25.5 ozer, bottle, nice artwork, very good triple, mellow not overpowering with the yeast!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (4130) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 27, 2012
cooked vegetables, basement aromas, citrus, chocolate, caramel, rotten eggs, smoke, brown, cloudy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, umami, full body, sticky, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mike_77 (5809) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2012
Bit of a gusher so ends up with lots of residue in the glass and almost no fizz. Aroma quite yeasty. Flavour is a bit unrefined. The bread dough taste overpowers the light sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zaf (308) - ITALY - FEB 3, 2012
come tripla merita molto,aroma non molto forte,gusto che presenta sempre note speziate,finale altrettanto amaro e speziato..unico difetto:la schiuma quasi assente!

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