Brewed by Grain d’Orge
Style: Abbey Tripel
Ronchin, France


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Refermented in bottle and dry hopped.

Une recette secrète jalousement gardée depuis des siècles, une épice mystérieuse... Bière blonde 100% naturelle à l’arôme fruité. C’est le houblonnage à cru lors de la 2e fermentation qui lui confère son arôme si délicat.

Tim Webb's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tim Webb (229) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, - SEP 6, 2012
On draught at the Hotel Foch in Cassel, France. Innocent, sweet, more of a straight blond with a lightly spicy edge that a triple as such. I could have drunk this all night, such was the absence of 8% warning signs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mmahut (909) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 29, 2014
Hazy pale body with medium white head. Aroma has light yeasty spiciness, high malty profile on the nose already. Taste has medium spicy, really high on yeast, bitterness, long lasting across whole profile, medium to low grainy sweetness. Good balance. Great with indian diches :) Body is full, high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PriorL (1663) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2014
75cl bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small stable white head. NOSE: light oxidated nose, little fruity, not much here though. TASTE: little oxidated, some grains, little fruity. Rather disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (7817) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2014
Short-lived white head, well-carbonated peachskin-coloured beer, hazy. Nose with mannah and rootspices, grains and a hint at jenever. Overspiced, even if I can’t place the exact spice (maybe paradiseseed?) and dry citruszeste. Finish is again quite raw-alcoholic, as (sweetish) jenever. Lots of yeastnotes, dried fruit and medicinal. Bit burning MF, but generally speaking empty palate, but for the alcohol. Rather disappointing. The old Crespin name being hollowed out furither and further. Many thanks to the Vermeersch bros!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (243) - BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
Belgian triple style but just as much a ’bière de garde’, I suppose (a genre not easily distinguishable from Belgian ales, at least the top fermented ones). Snowy white, mousse-like, regular head that lasts, colour light blonde with vivid sparkling, lightly veiled after adding the ’fond’. Nose gets a pleasant malty sweetness and yeasty fruitiness, impressions of rye bread, coriander, blood orange, grass, apricot, white pepper; taste citrussy and some apple, sweetish, malty (in a classical honeyish and caramel-like way), a little bit resinous, fairly strong carbonisation, mineral-like, ending in a dry peppery hop bitterness and a bit of warming, wodka-like alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiltonJr (2) - BRAZIL - JUN 29, 2014 does not count
Cerveja leve, álcool bem inserido. Sabor levemente frutado, baixo anargor. Pouco lupulada. Não repito.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (553) - ALSACE, FRANCE - APR 29, 2014
Couleur jaune, petite mousse blanche.Nez de malt et fruit (banane). Gout leger de malt, notes de levure et acidulées. Fin assez legère pour une triple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fampudia (40) - BRAZIL - APR 19, 2014
Clara... Sem muito aroma... Muito boa... Diferente de outras trappistes... Gosto fraco...vale a pena -

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pumpmaster (1124) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2014
33cl bottle purchased at La Mise en Biere Cognac, France for 3.50euro 4/18/14 Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Armadill0 (262) - FINLAND - APR 17, 2014
Bottle. Clear, yellow, small white head. Aroma has apple, yeast and syrup. Taste has apple, dusty cellar, grain and some citrus. Odd mix between a cider and a beer. Alcohol is too present. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (773) - HONG KONG - APR 8, 2014

330 ml bottle bought at 759 Store in Sheung Shui Centre.

Looks: Translucent light golden honey colour with no yeast sediments; Two finger head and beautiful crumpety white foam which lasts for 3 minutes; Very good sticky lacing with very fizzy carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant sweet malt, with strong wheat, sharp tart notes, banana, light pineapple, light vanilla, caramel, light toffee, light sugar, light bread, Bel yeast, light cloves, spices and very light grass.

Taste: Medium sweet malt, with flashes of citrus zest, estery orange, strong alcohol, molasses, light caramel, strong phenolic, bread, strong Bel yeast, spices, lime, liquorices, bitter hops and light grass.

Body: Mid to light. Quite crisp and creamy palate.

Mouth Feel: Well-rounded and pretty fulfilling. There’s strong wheat to thin the body and to give a strong tart nose but not in taste; Pretty decent estery fruit and phenolic spices, and the glucose adjuncts pretty much ended up in potent yet tasty alcoholic taste. How about that!

Hoppiness: Spicy light grass nose. Lime, light spice and grass in taste. Light bitterness has some liquorices taste into it for a decent sweet-bitter finish.

After Taste: Fairly dry. Crisp, boozy and creamy to mouth.

Comments: When I saw this at a discount store like the 759, I thought this gotta be cheap in every sense so no harm in trying. Wow, what a find! It’s less expensive than most crafty Belgian Tripels, but quality and taste-wise it’s as solid as most above-average Tripels from big-name breweries in Europe - Malty, wheaty and creamy, expressive fruity and sweet aroma and taste, nice head strong booze, and pretty nice low hoppy finish - Simple, rock solid and quite elegant, who say you can’t find treasures from bargains? Here it is. Another stockpile for World Cup potato-couching!

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