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RATINGS: 3357   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
worldbeertaste (1818) - West Midlands, - OCT 11, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2012 Bottle says best before October 06 2013 thus it was one year old. Deep orange hazy gold with a thick puffy white lasting head. Smells full of citrus fruit and mango, malt and a deep cookie under all that alcohol. I hope with some more ageing that will fade. Some spices, like ginger and hay. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. Tastes of malt and spice with alcohol tummy warming. A nice earthiness makes it more of a sipping experience. Apples, raisin, some lemon.The finish is dry with some hops lingering. Nice and complex. Delicious after it aged. Want more.


4.1
a_iskender (16) - Istanbul, TURKEY - DEC 17, 2017
golden color, hazy. fruit aromas, yeast, alcohol. taste is banana, fruits, yeast, spices and heavy alcohol.

3.9
mandrilo00 (162) - CROATIA - DEC 16, 2017
HŽV................. .................. ........

3.9
rodenbachvintage (206) - Roeselare, BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2017
Westmalle tripel heeft een mooie droge en kruidige smaak. smaken van
hop, karamel, kruiden, sinaasappelschil, beetje peper. Zeer degelijke tripel.


4.1
nhardes (96) - - DEC 12, 2017
Cloudy light orange appearance with generous white head. Excellent last and lacing. Zesty citrus aroma. Full mouth feel with medium carbonation. Lively lime citrus and zest, mild apricot up front followed by light pepper spice bitterness. Caramel sweetness and Background malt. Well balanced. Long finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
sgtpeppers10 (9) - FRANCE - DEC 8, 2017 does not count
En bouteille 33cL. Bonne trappiste triple. Plutôt claire et carbonatée. Assez forte. Notes fruitées.

4.3
Bill Becker (1915) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 7, 2017
From Aug 2008

I got this bottle in a trade with joe1510. Thanks Joe!

It pours a cloudy orange-yellow with a massive and growing head of billowy foam. A delight to look at in my New Belgium chalice. Lots and lots of lacing is another plus.

The smell has notes of yeast, tart fruit, some banana, and a bit of clove.

The taste adds on to the pleasure of the smell, big time. First sip and I notice how pungently delicious it is. The yeast and tart fruit really work together nicely and make for a drying quality that makes me want to take more sips and yeah, being as strong as it is, sips are in order for sure but that doesn't hurt the drinkability much if at all.

There's some peppery and malty tones that I start to notice after the 3rd sip or so that bring in just the right amount of spice and sweetness to just trim the outer edge of the bitterness and that's all I want it to do. Me like the dryness factor here big time. ;^)

It has a medium thick mouthfeel to it that is just so silky smooth going down, it's scary.

I'm just about finished with this bottle and it's time to reflect on how great a drinking experience I just enjoyed. It's a hot summer day and I'm sipping on a brew that's 9.5%abv and I find it so damn refreshing! Go figure! This is truly a world class brew and I'm so happy I got a chance to drink this again after many years doing without. Thanks again, Joe!

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miloszd (71) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 2, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2017 hay, cereal, grass, dough, alcohol, banana, plum prune, toast, roasty, woody, pale, cloudy, sparkling wine dryness, frothy, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, lively, bitter, abrupt finish,

3.9
fombe89 (4106) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 1, 2017
Botella de @Vivalabirra, Oviedo 30/11/2017

Color amarillo espuma blanca consistente, aromas malta levadura, dulce, sabor malta dulce cuerpo medio.

4.6
erling1000 (811) - DENMARK - NOV 27, 2017
A belgian, golden, foggy abbey Triple with high head. Aroma is choriander, spices, malt, dried abricots, caramel. Taste is bitter. Pearly. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
deepdrinker (321) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2017 Deep golden beer with thick white head . fruit, aroma with some spice to the taste


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