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

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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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”.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (8551) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2012
Bottle 750ml @ gunnfryd
Pours cloudy golden with a white head, Aroma has notes of malt, dried fruits, grassy and floral hops. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4520) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2011
500ml ceramic bottle pours a slightly cloudy amber color with about 2 fingers of white head which leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is fruity with some yeast and spice and a trace of hops. Taste is malty sweet with some yeast and spice with a lingering hop bitterness in the finish. Medium body and pleasing carbonation for a nice feeling on the tongue. Overall, this is quite a nice tripel.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (3174) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2011
Bottle 0,75 with cork: Hazy orange coloured brew with an smoothly sweet taste, and some hints of spices.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zita (5156) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2011
light malty alcoholic aroma,amber, cloudy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, soft carbonation, long sour alcoholic finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hansen (7155) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2011
Orange coloured and hazy. Has a white head, medium duration. Heavy sweet aroma, malty, light bread, light yeasty. Flavor is fruity, sweet finish moderate bitter. Creamy and with soft carbonation.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
AndrewC (337) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2011
Bottle. Smells of damp grain. Looks cloudy. Tastes dry and of heavy alcohol with a yeasty blah-ness. Drying clammy palate. Can you pour this over Christmas puddings and light it? Would probably be the best use.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (12438) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2011
Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and yeasty. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 200711

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (21562) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2011
Bottled (thanks Samuli!). Hazy deep golden colour with a small, but long lasting white fluffy head. Leaves some lace. Aroma is fruits, sweet malty notes as well as mild bready and some spices. Flavour is very similar in a quite nice balance. Also mild alcohol shows. Nice tripel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
KingCecil (2066) - DENMARK - JUL 10, 2011
Bottle, it pours hazy cloudy golden with large white head.... aroma is coriander, citrus,lime.... the flavor is much coriander, alcohol, spicy..... thin body .... palate bitter, alcohol.....almost no carbonation...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4687) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2011
(50cl copper ceramic bottle) Purchased at The Strath in Victoria, BC, for $9.90. Pours a clouded, deep amber body with lively carbonation and a thin, white, foamy, quick-dissipating head. Nose of lemon and highly yeastiness. Good malt front gets broken by the citrus body. Does a good job hiding the ABV. Very smooth, almost milky texture. Good.


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