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RATINGS: 3459   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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4.2
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

3.8
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2007
A strong, dry, and spicy trappist ale. Yes, they hit it right on the head. I tend to like this style a TAD bit sweeter, but hey, what do I know. I’m not a monk or anything.

3.6
JustinBathurst (134) - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, CANADA - AUG 9, 2007
Pours a cloudy apricot with a big white head. Lots of lace with this one. The aroma is electric hops in great, bushy abundance, and faint traces of lemon peel, pennies, and whiffs of alcoholic danger. The taste is intensely coriander and cloves, with doughy malt, zingy citrus tang, celery, and the ever-increasing bitterness of the hops (which are not as intense as this tripel’s smell would make you think). The aftertaste was coppery and a bit menthol-like due to the higher alcohol content, but at no point did I ever feel that I was drinking something 9.5%. Commendable, and, perhaps, dangerous. While I quite enjoyed this tripel, I felt that it lacked much in the aroma department and merely came across as an okay example.

5
Juhani (4) - Montreal, Quebec, USA - AUG 8, 2007 does not count
Perhaps the most illuminating point of comparison here would be the Chimay Triple/Cinq Cents. This is much like the Chimay but with more caramelization and a deeper, darker flavor (as well as a darker color). Cola-like and well carbonated. I like the caramel-without-maltiness combination (contrast with Chimay, which has neither much caramel nor much malt), so I guess it’s natural that I would like this beer. I can’t think of a better triple.

4
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2007
solid golden color with nice frothy head. wonderful picey and yeasty aromas. very inviting. flavors of honey and light citrus. alcohol has a very nice role in this beer. warming and balancing. great tripel.

3.9
mar (5415) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2007
great beer. didn’t have a cup to drink it out of but it was just fine in the bottle. the taste was reminded me of the dubbel but i quickly acquired it.

4.5
kinghellsfire (10) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 29, 2007
Finest example of the belgian tripel style i have ever tasted. this beer has excellent head retention. It pours a great golden colour with about 1-1.5cm of head.

3.7
Floback (550) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Pours murky dark gold with 1 cm of white head. Loose, oily lacing. Smells of light sour Belgian, little barnyard. Some citrus, white rice, and more orange toward the end, wheat. Lite, but rounded in the mouth. High carbonation. Big body and still refreshing. Nice brew.

3.8
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 28, 2007
Copper/golden color with a soft white foamy head that lingers like the head on a Trappist beer should. Excellent (as expected) yeast notes and mild citrus/spice nose. Sweeter than other Trappist beers but delicious. An excellent beer - the monks have done themselves proud again. A good counter to other Trappist offerings - not as heavy or boozy as a Chimay or Orval.

4.2
ilovedarkbeer (2741) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2007
Maybe my personal favorite tripel. Nose is very strong with yeast and spice. Alcohol is very noticible which is the only downside but the taste is great with honey and spices and yeast. Nice warming finish.


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