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RATINGS: 3376   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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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
goldbrew (99) - USA - SEP 22, 2007
Non descript aroma. Poured into tulip glass. Grassy taste with metallic aftertaste, no floral notes. Dry, thin and bitter finish with lingering unfortunate slight skunky and wet earthy feel. Could be a stale bottle - expiration Oct07. Hard to finish the bottle in fact. Just squeezes into decent, but was certainly expecting much more and have had much better Tripels.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Bottle, dated 11/01/08. Pours hazy orange with thin creamy white head, lots of particulate. Aroma is lightly malty as well as spicy and yeasty and has the funky smell of old sweat socks and even a hint of banana. Carbonation is very active but light on the tongue. Flavors come in with strong spiciness throughout, full of pepper and coriander....moderately bitter to the end. Notes of fruit and citrus, specifically some orange peel in both an oily and bitter nature. Strong alcohol presence throughout. Finish is dry, very dry. Flavor improves with the temperature but so does the alcohol presence. I havent had enough tripels to comment on its stance as such a well known brew and supposedly fantastic tripel, but I dont rate to style anyway so Ill just say: I like it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mansquito (5766) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2007
Cloudy orange body that is darker than most tripels. Not as much head as I expected from a tripel. Nice winy and banana aroma, which may I add is really intensely strong. Taste is hella spicy with some bitterness. The palate is a little too carbonated. The high alcohol content is very well covered up by the rest of the tastes. Heavy aftertaste is certainly present. Needs to be warm to drink... because it is just not good when it is cold- all the bad parts of the beer are present then, but when it gets warmer the complexity and good tastes rise above the little bad parts. Not as much bite as other tripels though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nihar (68) - Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2007
Pours bronze with almost no head... aroma is strong and very fruity with a hint of spices... spicy taste with strong alcohol and thick smooth texture... very long lasting finish...

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - SEP 14, 2007
One of the best beers in the world. A true abbey tripel - great carbonation and long finish, somewhat dry, beautiful straw color in a sniffer....a taste of the good life in every bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BritAlesRule (216) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2007
From bottle. Cloudy straw color. Little to no lacing. Light apple-yeast-alcohol nose. Medium mouthfeel with a sharp fermented cider flavor that sat on the tongue hinting at much more. Had a low-level complexity that was just right with this beer.Alcohol was not that noticeable. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2007
Pours cloudy gold with a monstrous head that lingers for a very long time. Lacing quite present. The nose is extremely sweet with strong citric tones. Even and smooth on the mouth with malty sweetness and a bit of a bitter edge that follows on the trail end. Mouthfeel is typical. You could drink a lot of this in a sitting...if you could tolerate the 9.5% alcohol. This is a great brew whose best feature and contribution to beer world is that it is so readily available and has probably helped enlighten a lot of people as to what the possibilities for beer are.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisTurner (207) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2007
Bottle -- Huge pure white head with OK retention and a whole lotta lacing. Cloudy deep golden yellow with active carbonation stirring up the lees. Gently sweet aroma of malt and spices. Fairly creamy palate. Crisp hoppy flavour with yeast and malt there too. The alcohol comes in at the end, creating a nicely biting edge to the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 5, 2007
Bottle. Pours crystal gold with fluffy white head. Aroma is hops, grass, wheat, dried fruit, slightly skunky. Flavor is dried fruit, meat, spices, wheat, grass. Very dry and bitter finish. I expected much more out of this trippel. I dont find that this is well blended nor complex and. Its almost like a suped-up Lowenbrau.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Guerde (1295) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2007
(bottle, thanks JK) Pours a cloudy gold with a large white head. Aroma of sweet malt and dried fruits, and a little bit of clove. Very sweet caramel flavor with some clove and fruit as well, and a very thick mouthfeel.


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