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Brewed by Abbaye du Cateau
Style: Abbey Tripel
Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Brewer description : A triple fermented golden premium beer, brewed from a unique process using two different yeasts and an old regional secret. This “Bière de Garde” is refermented in bottle and has rich, copious and persistent foam. With it slightly cloudy aspect, Vivat Triple is of a great aromatic complexity. It delivers very good hope bitterness at the finish. It has been rewarded in 2008, by the most prestigious award for food and drinks’ quality in France: Golden medal at the “Concours agricole de Paris”.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marko (3969) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 5, 2009
Lovely 0.5l bottle like on the picture, found at the Carrefour on Boulevart Alfred I, Monaco. Poured a murky darker orange/ochre body with a big white head that went away slowly. Slightly sourish orangey/dusty nose. The taste is yeasty, maybe too yeasty, sweetish, some maltiness, notes of eggs, light notes of carrots. Empty. Light acidic notes, no alcohol. Eh. Not my type of tripel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sunevdj (3208) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2009
On tap at Biere Mondiale 2009, Strasbourg. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Sweet and slightly fruity. Hints of Belgian yeast and honey. Very clean and balanced. Medium to full bodied. Sweet finish with lots of honey. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - NOV 7, 2009
Urca che buona! Sorpresissimissimo: dalla bottiglia/confezione/dal fatto che di solito il besagnin di francese porta giù un po’ di tutto e non necessariamente roba buona, da tutto quanto..ero perplesso, non credevo ci fosse qualcosa di così buono lì dentro. Oggi pomeriggio decido di accompagnare l’ascolto di "Squeeze" dei falsi Velvet Underground e la lettura degli articoli sul "mio" papiro (P.Oxy 4708) con questa tripel, mezzo litro di tripel in una bottiglia che pesa come mia nonna. Versa colore ambrato chiaro, molto torbida, bella schiuma; l’aroma è eccezionale, domina il dolce del malto caramelloso (e un po’ di miele acacia), ma la complessità è notevole, pesca, albicocca, un pungente d’alcol intermittente. Al sapore è più ordinaria, ma decisamente soddisfacente, ’carica’ quanto basta per far apprezzare la sua dolcezza non stucchevole, forse avrebbe bisogno di un finale un poco più secco, ma se la cava comunque piuttosto bene. Bravi, tra le migliori birre francesi assaggiate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dirkbreedveld (288) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2009
Fresh slightly acidic nose. Nice blond cloudy beer. First impressions are easy and smooth malty flavours with sweet hints of fruit. In the aftertaste nice bitters slowly evolve. Hints of spice too. Very well presented beer in earthenware jug/bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rederic (3012) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2009
750ml bottle, yellow gold colr, with a fluffy bige white head, warmth, yeasty, fruity, nice honeyed pale malt nose, with a honey, candy sugar sweetness, a faint spicy vanilla accent, with some mild ripe apple, pear, faint citrus notes in the aroma folows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, sweet honeyed, grainy pale malt, warm alcoholic character, with some candy sugar, honey, fruity flavors of pears, green apples, with a hint of vanilla spiciness, leading towards a warming, honeyish, ripe apple, lingering hop bittering finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madquacker (1045) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2009
Massive head but very fast to fall away. Flat and cardboarty in the basic style. Might have been abit past it.s best

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Diogène (1066) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2009
750ml bottle. Clear copper with a medium foamy head. Average retention and great lacing. Aroma is apple, yeast, caramel, sweet malt, alcoholand a touch of hops. Flavor is sweet malt, alcohol, apples, yeast, spices and toasted malt. Medium body, liquorous mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eManu (449) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 9, 2009
Great looking 50cl earth bottle, with corck and won the 2008 Gold medal at Paris agricultural fair. Pours a clear gold color as you can see the bubbles running up the glass, with a nice white head. Aroma are very floral, with cereals and hops. Flavors are floral, hoppy and spicy, with some orange present. Quite an interesting beer with a strong flavor with a bitter and sour ending.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 2, 2009
Bottle 750 ml
Appearance: snowy flakes on amber gold base. Huge white , mid dense , frothy top. Fine , good lace presented.
Nose: soft aroma , clean straight proper hop notes , mineral and malty. Quiet rich. Flowery , leafy and aromatic.7+
Flavor/Palate : Medium bodied. Soft yeasty base with some drying alcohol. Fairly straight character that aroma promised of more. Slight tartness at finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2009
Aroma of yeast, malt and lemons, hazy yellow, medium off-white head, sporting some lace. Lots of fine malt with a level of citrus and some yeast. Medium bodied, well balanced, tongue tingle.! Quite good.


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