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RATINGS: 3403   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (13643) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 1, 2007
Bottle at LImaige de Notre Dame in Brussels. Cloudy yellow color with a stable off-white head. Aroma of yeast, spices, fruits, and some nice hoppiness. Flavor is yeasty and fruity with some spices and a bitter finish. Medium body and lots of carbonation. A very nice Tripel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 05/22/1998
Mode: Bottle
Source: Total Beverage, DC

golden yellow, fine white head, lots of tiny bubbles, soft slightly sweet floral hop aroma, highly alcoholic malt flavor, afterburn, thin body, finish with a hint of hop bitterness
-------- /> Date: 02/22/2001
Words: Bottle
Words: Chevy Chase
Words: DC

hazy dark yellow, lasting white head producing lots of lace, sweet spicy malt aroma, rich malt flavor, big body, lots of complex spicyness,
-------- /> Date: 01/26/2003
Words: 750ml

hazy yellow, big creamy head, sweet spicy aroma, rich sweet spicy malt flavor,
-------- /> Date: 11/12/2004
Words: 3y old

candy sweet, but not too sweet, good sweet fruity esters

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Score: **4
-------- /> The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2007
Hazy copper with a large white head. Faint sweet malt and yeast aroma. Yeast, malt and alcohol in the taste and a sharp bitter finish. I was expecting to enjoy this, and I did. However in retrospect I was less impressed. No wow factor here, Im afraid.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StefanSD (2429) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2007
750ml bottle purchased at Bevmo. Pours cloudy unfiltered yellow gold with a big white sudsy head. Plenty of lacing observed. Aroma was light with citrus, walnuts, and alcohol. Flavor is mild spices, I detect thyme and basil, set in a grapefruit backdrop. Hops are moderately biter, and somewhat dry and astringent. Mouthfeel is creamy, silky and smooth. Finish is long and dry with an alcohol note. Overall this is a superbly well crafted beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dankman (257) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2007
This is a classic example of a Belgian Tripple; it is potent, has a nice pleasant aroma and head, you dont notice the large mount of alcohol and, it leaves you with on serious hangover if you over-indulge.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2007
330 ml bottle
I tried this beer on August 21, 2007 at the Beer Bistro in Toronto. The beer poured a murky gold colour into a chalice glass with a thin white head that dissipated quickly. The aroma was very yeasty, with some malt and cloves. The mouthfeel was medium bodied, and slightly champagne in nature. The flavour was that of yeast, malt, and cloves with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanadaCam (109) - CANADA - AUG 18, 2007
From the bottle. Pours excellent with a nice lace on the glass. Has a nice apricot flavour, and pleasant bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Ive had some bad trippels recently, but this was solid. Nice yeasty sweet aroma, but not over the top. Flavor is sweet and fruity, but well balanced. Pours gold with a frothy white head. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GaltScat (195) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2007
Dark amber with a giant head that lasted 15 minutes. Aroma of malt, honey, fruit, trappist yeast. Somewhat of a syrup texture. The alcohol is very well hidden, nearly undetectable. Very well balanced flavors expected in an a tripel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - AUG 14, 2007
deep clear gold with a lasting full head. great lacing. the aroma first hits you as apples and fruit, honey malt, and then finishes with light spices. medium thick body with a slight stickiness. nectar sweetness that is not overpowering, with pit fruits and a subtle dark fruit note, and a light pepper spiciness. slight alcohol on the finish. beautifully balanced, very full but not the least bit overpowering

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