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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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3.9
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Bottle at the cafe across the street from the brewery. Slightly cloudy gold, white lacing into a film. Aroma is estery fruit, notes of booze. Medium body, lots of bready malt up front, fades into a very dry finish that betrays the alcohol content. Very very good, but not the revelatory experience I was hoping for.

3.8
uhre (384) - DENMARK - OCT 20, 2007
It pours a nice white head which last for a very long time - itís as thick as whipcream! The aroma has yeast, and a sour thing which I couldnít figure out what was you can also sense the alcohol. It has a golden colour. The flavor is yeasty, with a bitter aftertaste but the rest is sweet with tones of banana in the end it turns sour in a way. Itís good way - I know sour might sound negative, but itís actually ment in a good way.

3.9
ako (166) - Turku, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2007
Hazy orange, almost yellow. Fruity and yeasty aroma, kinda like Finnish mead. Flavor has lemon and all kinds of citrus, soft maltiness. Doesnít change as much with yeast added as itís dubbel brother. Feels quite thick, alcohol is well hidden.

3.8
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2007
Bottle. This Tripel is very good. Pours a deep cloudy yellow with little yeast floaters. The aroma is malty and floral. This tripel varies a bit from others I have had in that there isnít the typical ripe banana flavor. There is a good spice character to it, but not over powering. The alcohol is almost perfect. Very good.

4.4
smartlung (159) - Valrico, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2007
This beer is delicious!!! cloudy dark pour with disapaping head. Light malts, slightly acidic. Just a very nice blend!! Great beer

3.1
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2007
A great beer that a had to get around to rating. Pours cloudy yellow-orange with frothy white head. Very nice floral nose with hits of honey/spice. Taste has nice complexity with sweet malts, fruity and spicy notes with a long hoppy finish. Great beer!

4
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 12, 2007
THOUGHTS: Incredible. I could barely describe the aroma and flavors because they werenít quite like anything I have had before in a beer. Iíve had tripels before but this is somehow diffent. While not exactly what I think of as a tripel, it was even better. A little something in both the flavor and aroma was not pleasant to me, but it was minimal. It was underlying but kept it from being perfect. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a cloudy, light to medium amber, with an average, white head that mostly diminished, but did so slowly. The aroma was light malt, light to moderate yeast, along with honey, fruits, spices and a little alcohol. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly acidic, whilte the finish was moderately to heavily sweet and bitter, lightly acidic and sour with an average duration. The flavor was very yeasty and seemingly hoopy toward the finish. The medium body was dry and somewhat syrupy with fizzy carbonation and a metallic and lightly alcoholic finish.

4.1
BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2007
From bottle : Pours a hazy orangish color with lots of carbonation and a one finger white rocky head that has good staying power, and leaves wonderful lacing in cool designs all around the glass. Aroma is strong, fruits, a little alcohol..smells kinda dry, alot like a wine. Flavor is really good and mellow, hints of fruit and spice and a little yeast, alcohol is nowhere to be found. Palate is a thin medium, it starts out smooth and gets a little lively toward the end, leaves the palate dry after it is down the hatch. I really like this.

4
douglas88 (9058) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2009 330ml Bottle. Pours a hazy golden with a energetic head. The taste is quite yeasty, with strong apple, spice, a little alcohol warmth and a bitter dry finish. Really nice, a sipping drink. Quite like a good wine, great drink.

3.8
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2007
Bottle. Aroma has a good mix of yeast, apple and spice notes. Hazy golden body with good white head and floaters moving arround in pint glass. Flavor has a citrus apple along with the sour and spice in the mix. Thick body texture makes for a good sipping beer and less of the spice bite some tend to have for me anyway. Frutiy aftertaste on the palate good beer.


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