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Style: Abbey Tripel
Ichtegem, Belgium

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Een degustatiebier, een tripel van hoge gisting met 8 procent alcohol. Het is een bitter bier, met een smaak waar sommigen wel wat aan zullen moeten wennen. De naam verwijst naar de ter ziele gegane Brugse Brouwerij Aigle Belgica, die in 1953 een BAB 400-bier lanceerde naar aanleiding van zijn 400ste verjaardag. Info: www.babbierproevers.be.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trappist1 (642) - Diest, - NOV 18, 2013
White yellowish color, misty, hazy, white head, very light. Subtile nose, yeast, malt, hops, hint of fruits on the back. Some CO2, sparkling bitterness, refreshing, again some delicate fruitiness. This is the best way to describe this beer, delicate. Subtile in nose and taste, not breaking out, very well thought. very nice


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
77ships (4908) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2015
Thanks! Sampled draft@ BBF 2014. Pale citrus golden, artificial lemon, small white head. Nose is pure soap, sweet dough, rotting banana, artificial yeast,… Tastes & feels very watery, weak sugar, cardboard, chemical, weak sugar, dull yeast,… I can understand offering a beer that can please everyone as a festival beer but this just approaches nasty alcoholic dishwater,… Just not good all,… It comes with a pretty story behind it but it doesn’t safe from this beer tasting like rubbish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6782) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2015
(Bottle, Cambrinus, Brugge, 23 Oct 2014) Golden colour with frothy, white head. Malty, hoppy nose with white bread, grass and citrus. Malty, fruity taste with notes of citrus, grass, bread and a fairly dry finish with a fresh, grassy bitterness. Almost full body, with just a touch of sweetness. Fresh and tasty, dangerously easy to drink for its 8%. Quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (3956) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle @ Bierbrasserie Cambrinus, Brugge. Pours hazy lightish amber with airy but stable white head. Clear aroma of flowers, hops and yeast, with fruity and malty touches. Sweetish flavour of malt and fruit, complemented by bitter, hoppy notes and touches of citrus towards the finish. Lingering estery and hoppy aftertaste with citric notes. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikske79 (1278) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 2, 2014
Ik vond dit een zeer lekker biertje, van de eerste keer verkocht. Dit ga ik nog drinken

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2939) - BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2014
Strong Belgian blonde for the BAB (Brugse Autonome Bierproevers) but equally referring to the long-gone Brouwerij Aigle Belgica, once the largest Belgian brewery. Loosely structured but thick, snow white foam, colour a ’dirty’ golden blonde; aroma of peaches, caramel, leafy hops, bitter honey, rosewater; taste begins with a soft peachy fruitiness, then evolving to a sweetish pale maltiness, supple, finishing grassy and leafy hoppy, mildly bitter with a bit of warming, gin-like alcohol. Bit thin for a triple, more an ’edelbier’ in the style of Duvel and its offspring.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PriorL (2460) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2014
Sample at Brugs Bierfestival 2013. Shared with Mathieu87, taken from notes. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, nice stable off white head. NOSE: grains, some fruits, little hoppy. TASTE: some alcohol, quite fruity, little hoppy. Decent in general.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14423) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle @ Cambrinus, Brugge. Pours hazy golden with a creamy head. Yeast, dust, citrus and pine. A bottle from 2011 where the hops have vanished. Hmmh.. BB 2016.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrHangover (3068) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2013
Draft @ Brugs Bierfestival. Pours a clear golden coloured beer with a decent, two finger of head. Aroma is spicey, light alcoholic and carries some malts with it. Flavour is medium bitter and misses the flavours that I’m used to in a tripel. Decent as a beer, not so good as a tripel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (4593) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
Another beer I reviewed while in The Red Rose, Brugge during 2011. Although this isn’t a Trappist beer the bars motto/logo ‘Trappist beer, taste the silence@ Rose Red’ certainly is true: this is a lovely place to review a few beers in. Initially brewed for the ‘Brugse Autonome Bierproevers’, not sure what the 401 is about though? It was so popular it has become a regularly brewed beer and is available in other parts of Belgium now, not just in Brugge. Slight haze to the yellow body and only a small white head sits on top of brew. The smell is a typical Belgian Abbey Tripel blend of yeasts, hops and light malts. The taste is also fairly typical, hop front with fruity hints and a mild malt content to prevent the beer appearing too sour or tart. Like so many Belgian brews, this is so easy to drink, you have to check the alcohol levels to make sure you aren’t going to fall over after a mini-session of three beers or so.


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