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


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RATINGS: 845   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.

DrnkMcDermott's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2879) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttoadee (850) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Hazy straw color, full finger of white head. Nose is light malt and Belgian yeast. Bitter. Middle is Pils malt and some spice. Finish is sweet malt; a little flat for the style.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlihcsnatas (426) - Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Hazy gold with head that holds on the bitter end. Has a touch of fruit going on behind the malts and then there is a little bitterness from the hops and then a slight burn of the alcohol. Balanced out so well that this one can easily be chugged but of course with the ABV and the price would not recommend. Once again this brewery has put out another perfect beer and once again I have to dock points on the overall because it cost too much to make it my everyday brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdb84 (244) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2015
Pilsener pour with lasting head. Spicy, fruity aroma: pepper, red pepper, rosehip, hint of paprika (bell pepper), hint of cinnamon. Yeast deposit reveals spinach as well. Taste starts boozy, and develops a marsipan taste. Overall, the development is quite interesting because of the boozy aspect of the beer. First you get a hint of pepper and paprika (bell pepper), which slowly develops towards a sweet marsipan taste, which then develops towards a boozy kick. The beer ends with a sweet and slightly sticky aftertaste, which almost reminds of candy (jawbreaker bubblegum). Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerathon (1490) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Very strange tripel. I get the Belgian yeast and some effervescence that’s typical of the style, but has a strange hop presence along with almost a lager-esque/German skunkiness. No sweetness, where’s the candied sugar?! An okay beer, but not what I want when I crack open a tripel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Calisky (1518) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAY 11, 2015
Couleur jaune/orange trouble, petite mousse blanche. Nez de levures belges et floral. Gout de paille, levures, notes citronnées, florales et alcool avec fin un peu astringente et fruitée. Pas une triple exceptionnelle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Shark_Pants (396) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2015
Gushes from the bottle. When it eventually ends up in the glass, it is a golden colour with large aerated head. Aromas of honey, alcohol, crisp green apple, grain. The taste is very sweet - strong floral honey, apple pie. The light acidity in the finish doesn’t do enough to cut through the sweetness. Medium bodied and sticky mouthfeel emphasises the sweetness as well. Not a bad sipper but lacks balance and is too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jado (631) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2015
From 330 ml bottle. Pours a mostly clear golden amber with a creamy white head and very fine carbonation. Aromas of apple pie, citrus and banana. Taste however is much more robust. Baked apple and crusty bread at the front before a mild burnt orange note kicks in. Gentle hay, funk and banana at the back end. Lingering fruity aftertaste. Maybe not the archetypal tripel but definitely worth a go.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoaquimLuiz (32) - - APR 2, 2015
Cor âmbar (SRM 6-9) translúcida, creme branco inicial volumoso, persistindo fina camada branca. Pequenas bolhas persistentemente subindo do fundo da taça, como um espumante. Aroma frutado, cítrico, com presença de fermentação evidente. Corpo médio, alta carbonatação, malte predomina, álcool não agride, lúpulo quase imperceptível. Retrogosto discreto e percebe-se mais a carbonatação que sabor residual. Boa Tripel, mas inferior a outras do estilo.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tognetta (211) - Campinas, BRAZIL - MAR 31, 2015
Alaranjada, espuma branca que se desfez rapidamente. Aroma levemente caramelizado, metalizado, alcoólico. Carbonação um pouco acima do esperado, corpo médio mais em virtude do teor alcoólico do que da cremosidade. Paladar impactante, álcool não muito bem equilibrado, deixou a boca salivando, um pouco ácido, levemente doce, sem amargor. Não me agradou

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gangstergafje (152) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2015
Golden color. Thick layer of foam with a structure like the foam you get washing the dishes. First sip, extreme gas and bitterness. Second sip, and the taste was drastically different. The tongue was used to the bitterness and the underlying sweet fruity flavors could be tasted. Great beer, if you’re up to it.

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