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The king of the abbey beers. It is amber-gold and pours with a deep head and original aroma, delivering a complex, full bodied flavour. Pure enjoyment! Secondary fermentation in the bottle. (Temp: 8-10ºC)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suurjuust (1489) - ESTONIA - DEC 16, 2014
Goledn yellow with a medium white head. Nose is sweet notes with hops, some malt. Flavor is floral, malty, hops and alcohol in the finish. Very simple and a bit superficial. Shared by martjoobolut, thanks!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Alengrin (2815) - BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2014
Tasted this Belgian abbey tripel many years ago but since the brewery has done some restyling meanwhile, I thought it was about time for a re-rating. Pours a deep ’old gold’ colour with almost no sparkling, under a thinnish yet stable, off-white head without much lacing. Aroma of freshly cut orange peel, freshly grated ginger, gin, a lot of iron, sweet lady’s perfume, rosewater, violets, fresh pineapple, grapefruit, peaches in syrup, warm apple cake, honey, amaretto, pancakes, raspberries and truckloads of white candi sugar. Taste begins with an almost sugary sweetness of candied orange, sugar apple and honey paired with a bitterish and slightly sourish dried orange peel effect, caramelly malts underlying, a bit metallic, smooth with soft carbo, drying coriander, ending in a finish of lingering, bready yeastiness, warming and almost wry, liqueur-like alcohol and grassy hop bitterishness, but most of all the almost cloying ’sugariness’ sticks to the throat. Has an industrial feel to it, like the other Affligems nowadays; clearly overladen with sugar syrup to boost the alcohol and too much residual sugariness remains as a result of that. Very average tripel at best - not a whole lot better than its Leffe or Grimbergen counterparts. This type of industrial tripels give the whole style, which in itself has seen a lot of overexposure, a bad name. Given the choice without further options, I’d choose this over Leffe Triple or Grimbergen Tripel any time, but that’s about it. I’m beginning to regret Heineken’s interferences in Belgian beer heritage. Heck, this even feels like a pimped strong lager - is this still top-fermented anyway?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikkos (262) - FINLAND - DEC 12, 2014
Quite clear yellowish beer with a medium bubbly head. Aroma is yeast, malt, some spices. Taste is a bit sweet, malts, fruity, yeast, a hint of alcohol. Finishes bitter. Maybe could be a bit fuller in all aspects? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
gwebber (10) - - DEC 12, 2014
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bosbouw (1526) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2014
Heldere gouden kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt mout, kruiden. Beetje fruitig. Smaakt zoetig, kunstmatig, snoep.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
BobyFischer (126) - FRANCE - NOV 25, 2014
En vérité une blonde pâle belge industrielle qui affiche un taux d’alcool élevé.Dorée limpide, nez d’alcool très peu biscuité.Levures et épices quasi-absentes.Goût vraiment triste, palette inexistante, alcool et levures peu goûteuses.Vraiment triste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vincentvega72 (71) - - NOV 22, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2015 Goudblond bier met oranje goed. Citrus in de neus en vooral in de smaak. Licht bittertje. Voor een bier met 9 % had ik meer body verwacht. Bier blijft qua aroma, smaak en afdronk achter bij andere tripels. Alles laat een vlakke/flauwe indruk achter. Jammer, want op zich wel een lekker bier, alleen niet tripel-waardig..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drdisque (606) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Draft in a 50cl tulip at Flag Cafe in Bastille. Pours clear copper with thick head. Flavor is crisp, moderately hoppy, with minimal depth of flavor. Much less sweetness than I was expecting. Not bad but certainly nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (4745) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 16, 2014
Schöner frischer Geruch nach gelben Früchten. Der Antrunk ist mild-cremig, angenehm süßlich mit leicht hefigem Touch. Gelbe Früchte, die sich zum Hauptteil noch weiter entfalten. Im Nachgeschmack kommt eine leicht alkoholisch-störende Note hinzu, die sich mit der Süßlichen Hefenote noch lange im Mund hält. Tolles Bier, wenn der alkoholische Nachgeschmack nicht wäre... 11/11/7/10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maledictum (675) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - NOV 11, 2014
This beer poured a golden color and formed a huge bubbly white head that left circular lace. A huge amount of carbonation is present. An aroma of malt, citrus and spices such as clove. A flavor of clove, slight bit of grain with a hint of the alcohol. The finish is light and a touch tangy no doubt reflecting the carbonation present

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