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RATINGS: 3467   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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4.1
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2009 Bottle. Golden yellow color with fluffy head. Aroma heavy in grapes and pears, some alcohol in there. Flavor contains endless numbers of fruits, the grapes and the pears, as well as apricots, peaches, apples, lemons, oranges, then plums and getting into darker fruits as the body warms with some toffee at a warm finish. Although it was very much dominated by the fruits, the complexity and crispness of all the individual flavors made for a luscious brew, with an incredibly full, vibrant, hearty, yet alcohol-light mouthfeel for a light-colored beer of this abv. Needless to say considering my high rating, I love this beer.8-4-9-5-18/4.4

Rerate 12/5/08. Bottle. Aroma of banana, pear, pepper-dominated spices, maybe some other light fruits. Flavor more in the apricot range of fruitiness, though the banana and pear remain. Big, dry, almost coarse spiciness carried by quite an ample malt base. Maybe some orange peel in there as well. Intense finish with that coarse, spicy feel. Though I’m just not as enthralled with this style of beer as I was upon first rate, still world class, no doubt. 8-5-8-4-16/4.1

3.9
KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2008
Hazy golden with meidum white head. Yeasty aroma with spices and oranges. Sweet flavor with yeast, coriander and orange notes. Dry and bitter finish.

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ba2008 (25) - USA - JAN 2, 2008
Pours hazy orange with a huge, creamy white head. The aroma has tart apples and citrus, fruity sweetness, and some spice. Fruit sweetness and citric tartness, clove and bready malts make up the taste profile, with a nice finish of noble hops and spice. Medium-bodied and silky with peppery carbonation and a dry finish. This beer is wonderful and exemplary of the tripel style.

4.1
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2008
Pours a clody golden orange with a thick, foamy white head. Pleasant aroma of grape, pear and floral alcohol. Dry fruity taste with hints of apple, grape and pear as well as a slightly sour yet crisp alcohol finish. Very tasty.

4.1
Sticks73 (28) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2008 Bottle. Poured to a golden apricot color with aq fluffy white head, Fizzy, medium body, cloudy. Sweet, malt, fruit, flower, honey aroma with alcohol back-drop. Dry & sharp with alcohol tones. Flavorful beginning, poppy. Medium middle, biting & fizzy. Astringent taste with slight fruit tones. Fast end, dry, crisp with light alcohol. Nice & balanced but strong alcohol flavor.

3.8
Anglofile (138) - Piti, GUAM - DEC 31, 2007
Dirty yellow colour with a tinge of green at the edges of the glass and a small fizzy head. Light hoppy aroma with a hint of plum. Soft, carbonated mouthfeel; surprisingly slight alcohol flavor given the content and an oat-like flavor.

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drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2007
sampled blind at "Better Know a Style: Abbey Tripel". pours hazed pale golden white head. nose is yeasty, orange, pear, cloves. flavor of pear, musty, yeasty, dough, dry. bland, decent.

3.3
knightrider (2) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 29, 2007 does not count
330ml bottle pours with huge foamy white head, color is golden with orange hues. Slight citrus nose and strong banana aromas. Spiced peppery palate but well balanced, dry finish lingering bitterness. quite enjoyable.

3.7
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 29, 2007
Got this in a gift baskt for christmas and it pours a nice thick head and golden color even though it was poured into a trapist glass. The head is really sudsy and it leaves some thick laceing along the sides of the glass. The aroma is strong lemon grass and some hints of citrus hops. as you drink it the beer has a lot of carbonation mixed with orange peel and smooth lemon grass with a creamy after taste. Although it is very dry and the lemon does not last long in your mouth it wasw still a refreshing beer.

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Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 29, 2007
330ml bottle from Bevmo Carmel Mountain. Brew pours a nice hazy yellow with a light orange tint. Head was off white and big at first then, dissipated quickly. Nose of candied citrus fruits banana and some yeast. the 9.5% was hidden very well. Somewhat spicy one the pallet, fairly dry as well.


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