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RATINGS: 945   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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)

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2005
The aroma is very complex with lots of malts -- a little heavier and headier than most tripels. Some marshmallow and candy cane whiffs in a hazed light orange color. The head disapates quickly. Tje flavor is robust -- none of that characteristic Belgian thinness -- this stuff is all malt. A little woodsier that I would like, but still good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2830) - Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2014
750 ml bottle into signature chalice, bottled on 6/4/2013. Pours fairly crystal clear bright golden color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, pepper, clove, honey, candi sugar, bread, herbal, floral, grass, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, pepper, clove, honey, candi sugar, bread, herbal, floral, grass, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness/hop bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, pepper, clove, honey, candi sugar, bread, floral, grass, light bubblegum, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish fora good bit. Fantastic complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a crisp malt/yeast/hop balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome tripel style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suurjuust (1221) - 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 (2431) - 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 (223) - 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 (1379) - 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 (104) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vincentvega72 (68) - - NOV 22, 2014
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 (570) - 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 (3550) - 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

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