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Brewed by De Proefbrouwerij
Style: Abbey Tripel
Lochristi - Hijfte, Belgium

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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2008
In short: Basic sweet and fruity tripel with citrusy hops and dry finish. Ok.
How: Bottle 330ml, probably 3 months old or so.
The look: Partly cloudy golden body with a medium off-white head leaving good lacings
In long: Fruity flavours dry oranges, bananas and citrus juice blend in with the sweetness that reminds me of a crusty sugar pie. Fluffy chewy body, rather yeasty. Finish is surprisingly dry despite the citrusy hops taste being more dominant than the dry grassiness. A bit spicy with the usual coriander but only a little. Competent Tripel but there are plenty of far better options to chose from in this classic genre. Conventional. If all Apostles were so unadventurous they would have talked Jesus into settling down and taking a job at the market. There would have been no Bible and therefore no wars.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2007
Bouteille de 330 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de citron et d’épices avec une pointe de pomme. Apparence: La couleur est blonde voilée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un énorme col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes avec une pointe de poivre. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement astringent. (Rating #1316)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GonZoBeeR (3051) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2007
Aroma:fruity and honey..... Appearance:clear gold-honey ,light head.. Flavor:Light honey-fruity "peachy"....

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (4385) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Bottle: Poured a copper color with an off white color head. The aroma is sweet and almost veggy like to my nose, possible fruit in there as well. Nice sweet malt with that suttle fruit and spice, finish was just hoppy enough to bring real character to this triple!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3251) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2007
Cloudy honey gold hue, with a thick white head, yeasty, sweet pale malt nose, with a subtle spicy coriander accent, a faint fruity orange note, with a mild honeyed aroma, follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, spritzy, fruity character, with a peachy, orange peel fruitiness, with a coriander spicy note, with some sweet honeyed pale malt accents, with a warmth mouthfeel, leading towards a fruity, warm, dry hop finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9191) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2007
My Bottom Line:
Banana esters and vanilla ice cream flow through a grassy and citrusy hop cologne in this lively and creamy Tripel.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A rocky, mountainous head of foam laces all around the cloudy beige golden.
-Carbonation is fluffy and active, as one would expect from this Belgian style.
-The mouthfeel is reasonably full, yet the overall effect is quite drinkable.
-Alcohol is not a factor in the flavor profile.
-The wheel has not been reinvented here, it’s just been replicated flawlessly. This was a mighty tasty surprise!

Bottled on 07/12/2006.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
probstblueribbon (3681) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2007
33 cL bottle via Lubiere, served at cellar temp in a tulip glass. AU16/07

App.: Clear golden, foamy white head. Aroma: Apples and pome fruits, yeast and dough, light coriander and spice, light caramel and sugar. Palate: Medium body and soft carbonation, lightly astringent. Flav.: Much like the nose, fruits, light spices, off-dry, alcohol is present in the finish.

Fair, but I’m no disciple of this apostle...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (3677) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2007
Brown bottle, 33 cl, bottled on 07/12/06, savoured on July 25 2007; eye: straw, clear, good effervescence that maintains a nice layer of white head on the beer, lots of lacing; nose: yeast, bread, citrus, slight presence of alcohol, spices, fruity; mouth: creamy, lots of yeast, bread, cookie, spices, a bit of malt, slight presence of hops, fruity, finale with a hint of alcohol, a bit thin, medium body, slightly sweet and bitter, good carbonation; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 33 cl, embouteillée le 07/12/06, savourée le 25 juillet 2007; œil : paille, claire, bonne effervescence qui maintient une bonne couche de mousse blanche sur la bière, beaucoup de dentelle; nez : levure, pain, citron, légère pointe d’alcool, épices; bouche : crémeuse, beaucoup de levure, pain, biscuit, des épices, un peu de malt, très léger houblon, finale avec une petite pointe d’alcool, un peu mince, corps moyen, très légèrement sucrée et amère, bonne carbonatation; en résumé : correct

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5808) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2007
Bottle: Poured a deep golden color ale with a huge pure white head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of Belgian malt with some light spices which may include white pepper. Taste is a well balance mix between some semi-sweet Belgian malt, spices and light yeasty finish. Body is quite full with some excellent carbonation and no alcohol was detected. Nothing earth shattering to be found here but very good in any case.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5178) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 22, 2007
Bottle. Nice golden colourwith a big white foam on top leaving lacing. Sediments. Rye bread aroma with spices and caramel in exciting harmony. Flavours are mostly sweet with quite a bit of bready character. Spicy rye notes. Slightly light-bodied for the style, but warming alcohol. An extraordinary tripel in my opinion.


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