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RATINGS: 3466   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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3.9
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.

4
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2007
12ozbottle, marked 27/10/07. Poured orange-golden, with a huge fluffy white head. Big yeasty aroma, with spice, coriander, pepper, and flowers. Wheaty, yeasty flavor, with some spice, tropical fruit, and alcohol. Long, fruity finish. Nice tripel.

4
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - NOV 22, 2007
(330 ml bottle (stamped "18/05/08") from <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/maine/portland/ target=blank>Downeast Beverage Co., cellared for 8 mos. after purchase) A boozy treat...Pours cloudy apricot orange color. Quite perfect looking finger or two of white head that looks like a cloud. Aroma of stewed fruit, candyish malt sweetness and a light hint of cherry. Mouthfeel is finely prickly, smooth and fairly dry. Nice sheets of lacing form inside of glass. Flavor is light stewed fruit and candyish, light brown sugar malt with an overlaying boozy sweetness, so yes its kind of hot but not in a detracting way. A fine beer.

3.7
TrefwoordPunk (1162) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2007
Bottle 33 cl. Pours an almost clear golden with a not so big white head. Taste has Orange, citrus, spice and a lot of hops. A good triple

4.1
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2007
33cl bottle - pours hazy golden orange with a big foamy white head. Also, in the most beautiful of trappist glasses. Aroma of yeast, peppery spice, effervescent citrus, banana, candy sugar. Flavour is very similar, very tangy, with the alcohol warming at the back of the throat in the swallow. Quite bready and sweet, with a dry finish. Fresh and hugely drinkable...probably my favourite Trappist tripel.

3.7
FatguyRacer (159) - Crownsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
11.2 oz bottle. Not very aromatic. Color is hazy translucent light amber with a brillaint white head. Taste very heavy of hops, a bit peppery. Nice dry finish. A very nice brew.

4
NachlamSie (3462) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2007
Bottle split with Muenster and BossHossBikes in a blind tasting. This was the cloudiest sample and a light golden color with an excellent white head. The nose is very bready with light cloves and a wild character. The flavor is bready again with hints of rye and a backdrop of spices, earth, delicate cloves and cardamom. The sweetness is appropriately dessert like. This was excellent, my second favorite in the blind behind only Allagash Tripel.

4
BossHossBikes (148) - California, USA - NOV 17, 2007
Bottle thanks to NachlamSie. Blind tripel tasting with Allagash Tripel Reserve, Tripel Karmeliet, and Chimay Cinq Cents with NachlamSie and Muenster. This brew poured a cloudy gold with a pale head. The aroma was spicy and citrusy such as a pear. The aroma travels through the nose and down the throat creating a warming sensation and a strange tang. As the brew hit the tongue, caramel and honey sweetness as well as a pear citrus becomes very dominant. Spiciness creeps up a little as the brew passes the tongue. The citrus and sweetness overcomes the spice quickly after and continues, delicately intertwined, in the finish. This was very enjoyable and came in second in the tasting.

3.7
riversideAK (6260) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2007
Fruity and spicy aroma with lots of noticable yeast. Pours hazy yellowish. Flavor is nice and sweet. Fruits like apricot, orange, and lemons make an appearance with nice yeasty spiceyness and a little bit of alcohol. Pretty damn easy to drink for how big it really is. This could get me in trouble.

4.1
sinkas (293) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - NOV 16, 2007
Nose is a dusty and yeasty somehow reminiscent of faint smell of vanilla shortbread dusted with icing sugar, appearance is slightly hazey pale straw, Palate is paradoxically dry yet with a true edge of sweetness, and actual perceptable hop bitterness. Bring me another!


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