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


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RATINGS: 801   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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.

DrnkMcDermott's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2789) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2008
33 cl bottle. Part of a sampler six of vSteen. beers from <a href=http://ratebeer.com/Place/illinois/oak-forest in Oak Forest, meaning it may have set awhile without air conditioning. Pours a pale yellow in a tulip glass, with a tinge of red, and fluffy white head. Heavy smell of Belgian sugars and a suggestion of wheat malts that I’m pretty sure are not there. Taste is immediately heady with alcohol and champagne effervescence, sweet and yet still pretty thick with malts. Despite having sat in the heat of a store, not much ale fruitiness here. Instead, it’s pretty well attenuated and turns dry a few sips later. Had it with some camembert cheese spread, which worked nicely. Some notes of straw, then noble and citrusy hops. Nice version of a style I like, anyway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MonsterMagnet (177) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark golden with a white head. Aroma: spices, bread, citrus. Taste: apple, peach, bread, spices, citrus. Fizzy carbonation, medium body. Light-medium sweet, medium bitter, smooth mouthfeel. Long dry-ish spicy fruity finish. Nice tripel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (10871) - DENMARK - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle, 9%. Hazy yellow with medium white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, yeast, hop and spicy. Flavour is malt, fruit, hop, yeast, spicy, medium sweet, little orange peel and a little bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Danev76 (478) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2014
Slightly fruity aroma. Clear golden colour with too much head. Bitter up front with strong alcoholic finish. Heavy to medium body with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markschiedon (194) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2014
Drinking from a 33 cl bottle. In the aroma I have grains, bread, alcohol and apple. The clear golden beer has a medium white head. A sweet taste, banana, alcohol. Medium carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (920) - BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2014
Licensed abbey beer with snow white, moussy, thick but quickly decreasing head and light golden blonde colour, clear but cloudy with protein veils after adding the deposit. Aroma of pale malts, dough, mild herbal hops, orange peel, apple, coriander, straw, pepper, young cheese and wodka-like alcohol, but also some ’chemical’ solvents. Malty, rounded onset, short sweetishness, restricted fruitiness with (too) strong carbonation, quickly turning grainy and ending in a herbal hoppy finish. Very average, another unambitious cliché beer from Van Steenberge.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dutchbeerpages (1569) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2014
Fizzy and fairly bitter for a triple. I guess there is one big source of Belgian triple. Very similar to other Belgian triples. Bottle from De Zwart in Wilnis.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melkart (282) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - JUL 14, 2014
Nice and balanced beer. Medium body. You can taste the alcohol a little before the good bitterness at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Icedwarf (291) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2014
Helder geel levendig bier met veel schuim. Smaak is hoppig en licht fruitig zuur, citrus en kruidig. Blijft lang hangen. Etiket is iets gewijzigd.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
yy0pp (494) - - JUN 26, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2014 Bottle 33cl. Seraf. Pours hazy pale golden with huge white top. Aroma is sweety, yeasty and fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (2172) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2014
Stubby bottle 330 ml at home, into a tulip glass. ABV 9% Pours a golden yellow coloured beer, with a tall white head, froathy, losing half of its size quite fast but the remaining half has a good retention. Medium lacing on the glass. Aroma is has plenty of fruity notes, mainly peaches, apricots, bubblegum, pears. More pears on the taste, more fruity in general, some sugar too, apple juice, malts, quite fresh and refreshing. Medium thin body with carbonation being on the higher side. Overall nice beer, very drinkable.
Earlier Rating: 3/11/2013 Total Score: 3.6
Long day at work, picked this from the cellar. It bought it at Lidl a week ago, as part of a packet of six belgian beers. Poured into my tulip glass. ABV 9%. Pale orange golden colour on the body wuth light activity in it. What it was great, was the foam. Almost three fingers tall, snow white in colour and with excellent retention, seemed like it stayed there for ages. When finally went down a bit, it had left a nice lacing around the glass. Nice fruity aroma, with apricots, some banana notes, kind of yeasty too. Nice and discreet. Nice bitter taste from the beginnig, very refreshing, just what I need right now. Fruity as well, although less than the aroma was promising but that doesn’t matter that much. The fruity notes have moved onto the aftertaste though, where they balance the bitterness a bit. Medium thickness on the body, good carbonation. Fairly dry on the palate. Overall nice tripel, I made a good choice picking this one up. Hopefully the 9% ABV will send me for a nap in a while too.
Earlier Rating: 2/11/2013 Total Score: 3.1
330 ml stubby bottle. This beer is mada exclusively for Slijterij Van Pernis, a beer shop in Arnhem, NL. Poured into a tulip glass. ABv 9%. NIce colour, deep orange golden, with one and a half finger of persistent, soapy head, white in colour. light lacing stuck on the glass. Fruity smell, along with some yeast and alcohol notes. Quite bitter taste, even from the beginning. Some hops and fruity notes on the taste too. A bit metallic on the aftertaste, but nothing too bad. Mostly a pleasant bitterness present. Thin to medium on the body, average carbonation. Fairly dry on the palate. Overall a good everyday tripel.

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