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

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RATINGS: 158   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”.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (7428) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 28, 2013
330 ml bottle. L054/20/11/12. BB 31/05/14. (Alko) Helsinki, Finland.
Cloudy golden colour with a small frothy white head. Floral hops, mild yeast, mild bitterness and malt in the aroma. Bitter grassy and floral hops, mild yeast and malt in the flavour. Warming. Hops in the aftertaste. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lesifflebiere (1356) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2013
Couleur dorée tirant sur le brun pâle, parfaitement limpide avec une mousse neigeuse assez tenace. Bulles nombreuses. Rappelle le vin blanc, avec en plus les céréales d’usage ; quelques notes florales aussi. Caramélisée et fruitée, elle présente des notes de céréales plutôt discrètes mais déterminantes, ce qui lui donne une profondeur. Assez veloutée et intense. Pas une grande bière à proprement parler, mais elle tient solidement la route. Un brin trop intense, et un point de pourcentage d’alcool en moins ne nuirait pas. Par contre elle est très agréable au goût.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (2571) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2013
Bottle from Carrefour Supermarket, Calais, France. This is a hazy yellow beer that pours with a huge foamy head. It has sweet earthy, lemon and malty notes with more sweetness and a slight sugary peppery finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 7, 2013
Slightly sour yeasty nose with some hints of winegar. Pale fast disappearing large head. Hazy golden color. Floating particles. Slightly sweet yeasty taste with lemon and hops.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiong (4019) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 5, 2013
330ml bottle from Alko Arkadia

Pours clear golden with a large foamy head. Aroma of soapy fruits, herbal notes, spices and malts. Taste is smooth, malty, slightly soapy and fruity with hints of herbal hops and spices. Finish is sweetish, spicy and slightly soapy with some yeasty notes. Decent tripel, but the soapy notes are a bit unpleasant.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (8041) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 30, 2013
Overcarbonated, UFO-riddled, metallic orange-copper beer, slowly gushing to huge, dense, ultra-stable off-white head. Alcohol, caramel and sugarnose, smelling rather ’hot’; sharp vegetables/herbs, faintly pickles’ aromas. Bitterish, dry flavour, slightly metallic; bit oxydation (the malts?); probably not very distinctive hops. Sugary sweetness (re)appearing warming up. Hint at sourishness (the ’pickles’ in the nose), but not disturbing. Fizzy, bit ’raw’ taste/feel; medium bodied and slick. Not bad, but there IS a certain doubt, concerning that latent acidity.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braastad (429) - FINLAND - MAR 23, 2013
Pours very pale yellow. Some (chill?)haze. Lots of carbonation and a massive head. Spicy aroma mostly, not much else. Rye-like maltiness, spicy and peppery and also some hops there. Cant believe this is 8,3%!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerheart65 (1024) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
Hazy honey with big dense creamy white head, good lacing. Looks good. Through head I sense ripe fruits, yeast, bit flower and herbs. Crisp and fruity in mouth, very belgy, medium body, soft feel, long fruity finish, sweet, apples, bit banana, ripe fruits. Good aromatic beer.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SperkeleForce (622) - FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
Bottle 33 cl. Pours hazy yellowish with a big lasting mushroom head and a fruity scent. Taste is fruity, yeast, some herbs, citrus and smooth. Not bad. Ensipurasu.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mile (3131) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2013
Bottle. Golden, hazy, average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate malty – some wheat and sweet aroma, dark fruits and some caramel, light herbal hoppyness and light alcohol. Body is medium to full, malty – some wheat and sweetish flavor, caramel and some fruitiness, light citrus - herbal hoppyness and light alcohol. Finish is average, malty – some wheat and sweetish, some caramel and some fruitiness, light herbal hoppyness and light alcohol. Caramel sweet and fruity tripel – alcohol and hoppyness make finish bit drier. Too sweet and too much caramel for me.


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