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RATINGS: 3436   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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A strong, dry and spicy trappist ale. The product of a secondary fermentation lasting 5 weeks. This is a complex ale with a fruity aroma and a nice nuanced hop scent. It is soft and creamy in the mouth, with a bitter touch carried by the fruity aroma. An exceptional ale, with a great deal of finesse and elegance, and with a splendid long after taste.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2012 Extremely crisp tripel, with a dry straw-like finish. A light orange pour, with very fine lacing and solid retention. Nice flavors of spice and subtle malts (which thankfully dont get in the way), with citrus notes and a bit of pepper in the finish. Bitter but still quite warming, an excellent Trappist ale.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mleary (5) - USA - DEC 12, 2007 does not count
11.2oz bottle dated 10/04/09. Poured a nice hazy orange color but with a lot of carbonation. Interesting flavor with wheat and citrus. Alcohol taste is definitely noticeable. Finish is sharp and fairly bitter.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Erdinger2003 (127) - West Union, Iowa, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Pours a beautiful golden brown color with a strong head and lacing. Smells of sweet hops with woody flavors with undertones of orange and apple. Has a calming affect that is really nice. Feels slightly warm and smooth in your mouth. Goes down warm and smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
charcot25 (181) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - DEC 11, 2007
Hazy gold with nice white Belgian lace. Has a fruity aroma. Spicy in the taste with phenolics of rose and honey. Moderate bitterness. Doesnt finish as dry as I recall. When warmed, has a definite alcohol presence.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 4, 2007
33cl bottle at De Baiaard, Amsterdam, 12-2-07. Clear gold with a a medium white head. Aroma is yeasty and sharp, with plenty of alcohol. Flavor is dry, yeasty, and spiced, with alcohol making itself known as well. Medium-full body with lively carbonation. I like the spiciness, and Westmalle definitely has the nicest of the trappist glasses, but the sharp alcohol keeps me from loving it.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Orange color with a cloud of spritzy white head. Aroma is lemon citrus, yeast, and malty sweetness. Flavor is refreshing despite the hefty weight of alcohol and the body. Flavors are wheaty, with citrus sweetness, and some spices followed by a dry finish without much bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 2, 2007
Aroma: Sweet malts. various fruits. Spicy floral notes. Appearance: Dark yellow. Thin filmy white head. plenty of lacing. Flavor: Spices. Very hoppy bitterness. You can really taste the alcohol. Palate: Soft yet full bodied. Warming finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
RSRIZZO (1980) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2007
Had this beer on 4/9/2007. Aroma is a sweet fruity scent. Color is a bright gold with very good carbonation and nice head. Taste is fizzy, light and sweet. Starting off with a light/medium body and a fizzy mouth feel, it goes down crisp. Finish comes out of the fizzy feel with an easy malt fruit flavor then eases out with a nice mild hop flavor and an alcohol feel. On the very end it has a mild bitterness and leaves you with a nice classic abbey ale flavor. Overall its a wonderful brew. This has extra yeast and fruit flavors that make it stand out.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badinplaid (106) - USA - NOV 28, 2007
Really good tripel. Citrusy undertones. Pours rich orange with a fluffy white head. One of my favorite trappist tripels.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2007
Hazy orange with a pillowy white head. Aroma is mostly citrus, spice and yeast that follows into the body which reminds me of a beaujolais nouveau-like bubblegum notion... I wonder if they are similar strains. Anyhow, banana and more spice (coriander, clove) in the body with a bit of orange zest and a dryer finish. Alcohol is a bit noticeable but not enough to turn me off. Quite tasty.


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