Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Abbey Tripel
Ertvelde, Belgium


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RATINGS: 794   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Bottle conditioned.
Golden shining and soft feeling in the mouth - perfectly balanced taste - full body and heart warming, a splendid aroma, tickling in the nose - hoppy dry long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (2939) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 27, 2013
750 ml bottle from Market Basket. Chalice shows a perfect display of hazy gold with a lasting cap of white head. Smell of fruity yeast, bread, some spice and sugar. Taste is big with tropical fruit peach, mango and star fruit. Floral citrus notes provide some bitterness. Some sharp local flavor which is odd to me since I’ve had this bottle at least 9 months. Drying texture. For a largely available Belgian triple, its pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (7220) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2013
Sampled from bottle @ home. Because I read an article about the beer being an alias of another beer from Van Steenberge I didn’t want to rate it. I sent in feedback with a link to the aforementioned article expecting the beer to be aliased. Since this has not happened even though it’s been quite some time now I have decided to rate it anyway. I’ll be brief though. Clear golden color, slightly fruity. Meh.
Earlier Rating: 6/23/2011 Total Score: 2.6
Golden color with white head. Smell malts and something I don’t like but don’t know what it is. Taste is hard to tell, too much carbonation masks it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2566) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2013
330 ml. bottle. Pours a very thick well retained white head, with extensive lacing, over a hazy, dark yellow (SRM 4) body......nose cereal, biscuit from the malts, minimal hop tones, pepper, light clove from the esters.....taste hints of cereal, light sweetness, from the malts, light hop bitterness, hints of lemon, orange, from the esters, phenolics yield clove with peppery tones, finishing, lightly bitter......mouth feel medium, alcohol warmth present, carbonation adds spicy tingle, and a clean finish. This falls well within the style, with the flaws being the hazy body, the lack of effervescence and the sheer simplicity of it overall. BJCP 7/2/13/5/6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcoDL (1975) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2013
Average tripel beer, there are a lot of these. Not very interesting, just enjoyable.
Earlier Rating: 9/12/2013 Total Score: 3.3
Standard issue Belgian tripel. Bit sweet, bit bitter, added with some spices. The usual.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Russo (1650) - Campinas, BRAZIL - SEP 27, 2013
Hazy yellow with a fluffy white head keeping a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma is sweety, yeasty and fruity, notes of apricot, caramel and banana. Flavor is the same as aroma with some citrus and alcohol hints. Medium body and carboantion wih a spicy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (9999) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 18, 2013
Süßlicher, etwas getreidiger Antrunk mit milden hellen Malznoten. Würzig, hohe Karbonisierung. Das Bier bleibt angenehm süß, leichte frische Kräuter, Lavendel. Rund, vollmundig. Angenehm hopfig im Hintergrund. 11/11/9/9/7/9

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Falstaf (53) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2013
En bouteille au Delirium Monasterium (Bruxelles). Dorée avec col blanc et épais. Arôme fleuri et houblonné avec une note citronnée. Goût fleuri, de levures épicées (clou de girofle) et de houblons herbeux. Très moyen...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bax (1091) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2013
(bottle 17 /08-2013) low white head, clear yellow color, light belgium yeast aroma, soft co2, smooth belgium yeast taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (1602) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2013
330 ml bottle from a Belgian sampler 6-pack. Served in a flared wine glass. A - clear light golden with a rich near-white head that lingers. Appears strongly carbonated. S - Spicy, mainly cloves, and floral. Higher ABV partly apparent. T - a little sweet, but not unpleasantly so. More clove than I prefer (though nothing like a Leffe), and enough spicing to mask the flavors of malt and hops. M - good carbonation; could perhaps be lower. Light body O - approaches average for a Belgian tripel. (from June 2011 notes)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 10, 2013
A bit too sweet for my taste. A lot of tropical and citrus fruit in the nose. Some earthiness and belgian yeast flavors.

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