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RATINGS: 2486   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Enchanting and enlightening, this golden, frothy ale boasts an intriguing herbal aroma, warming alcohol esters on the tongue and light, but firm body to finish. Exotic spices add subtle notes to both the aroma and flavor. Strong, sensual and satisfying.

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3.3
Stew41 (2066) - Phuket, THAILAND - MAY 30, 2005
Creditable interpretation of a Belgian Tripel. Noce golden hue, slightly cloudy. Spicy sweet nose, true to type. Palate is also on the mark, slightly viscous with spices. Sowewhat light weight for the style and quite crisp, the latter enhanced with some reasonably high fizz levels. Does keep the beer from cloying however. Totally eats up the 9.5%.

3.6
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2005
Definitely golden. Thick white head. Aroma is very fruity with a hint of alcohol. Taste is fruity with a lot of apple flavor and a nice spicey finish. The alcohol is easy to notice once the beer warms. Still a very good beer that’s not quite as good as the actual Belgians of the same style.

4
thehinge (296) - Nederland, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2005
Pours a honey color with a small white head. Smells like a bouquet....very floral. Sweet taste with hints of clove in the finish. Very good.

3.6
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2005 This beer poured golden with a nice head, the smell had a good spice aroma to it, the first time i tried this beer i really didnt like it but then i had it on tap, and i rather enjoyed it, very smooth for 9.5%

3.7
NJJereme (387) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2007 Pours into a beautiful head that is 1 and a half inches thick. Citrine-like color complimented by a multi-layered bouquet. The taste finishes with no bitter afte- taste. Hints of clove tantzlize the palate. It is smooth but a little too sweet.

3.2
Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2005 An inoffensive tripel--but it left me with the eternal question: where’s the beef? nice vanilla undertones and mild sweetness--but nothing else that’s recognizable. Not bad--but missing some pizzazz.

4
sayravai (4710) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2005
(Bottled) Somewhat hazy golden color with a medium, tight and foamy head. Crisp, lemony-hoppy, spicy and fruity, quite duvelish aroma. Very fruity, sweetish-malty, yeasty and spicy flavor with an inch of balancing sourness and acidity. The flavor reminds me of Tripel Karmeliet. Smooth, medium to full-bodied palate with soft carbonation. Slightly sticky-sugary finish. Very easily drinkable and hides the ABV remarkably. A very enjoyable and balanced, refreshing, well-made tripel.

4.1
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Pours a particulated golden color with a frothy but short lived head. Tha aroma is yeasty and spicy with coriander and subtle hops. The coriander and yeast come through in the flavor and the palate is full without being cloying or thick. One of my favorites from an excellent brewery.

3.8
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2005
Rich golden colour, big white head. Taste is sweet, spicy, floral and just a hint of sour to mask the alcohol, which has almost no presence. Definately a winner.

3.7
braudimusprime (75) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 3, 2005
Pale gold color with active head, herbal aroma and firm, thick mouthfeel. Taste is pretty normal for a tripel, although a bit more restrained than some belgians. Malt, yeast, alcohol, fruit, and spice are all present. What it lacks in strong flavor it makes up for in drinkability and refreshment value.


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