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Brewed by Contreras
Style: Abbey Tripel
Gavere, Belgium

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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jerre (2702) - Waregem, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2006
Bottle 33 cl. Dark golden color with a medium, lacy head. Fruity aroma with yeast, malt and honey hints. Medium-bodied, good palate. This is the best of theValeir triologie. Very nice "tripel" beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - NOV 8, 2009
Im not usually disposed towards dry golden beers of the Belgian variety, but Valeir Divers knocked my socks off... When I was asked to describe the taste, the first term that came was "aristocratic." It is dry without being weak or unduly bitter, having almost a savoriness to the flavor instead. This is what Duvel would like to be when it grows up.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (7563) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2011
11.2 oz bottle. 8.5% alcohol. Pours into my branded snifter (tulips are all dirty) with a bright, clear, pale gold with many tiny bubbles racing to the giant bright white head. It is a stunner. It is very Duvel-like in appearance. This might look even better than Duvel, though I would like to do a side-by-side. The smell is bready and malty with a nice bit of lemon and a big hit of yeasty twang as expected form a Belgian. It is sweeter than Duvel and not as subtly complex. But it does taste pretty damn good with hints of lemon, yeast and pale malts. The mouthfeel is a bit watery docking it mouthfeel points, but it has the right amount of carbonation, but the flavor delivery leaves a bit of watery character to the taste. Look for this if you want a break from the everyday Duvel. In appearance it is a stunner and a great beer to boot. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-16-2010 01:41:26

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4565) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2011
11.2oz grenade bottle. Hazy, almost opaque straw yellow tan. Massive foamy head laces the glass. For a Tripel, gets a 5 for appearance from me. Sweet aroma, lots of candi sugar flavor with a pleasantly herbal and dry hop balance. Yeasty, creamy. Some interesting fruity yeast tones, brandied banana. Quite a unique Tripel, almost has a candied Hefeweizen thing going on. Heavy and full bodied, but good enough to pull it off. Quite nice and unique, a great Tripel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2007
Golden with a large white head. Yeast and fruit aroma, a curious but attractive mixture of mustiness and freshness. Alcohol prominent in the taste, along with sweet, soapy fruitiness, citrus, melon and mixed spice to the fore. Some dryness at the finish. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2267) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 7, 2010
I like this one! Poured with a giant off white foamy frothy thick fine head and lots of lace. Color is a clear amber. Aroma at first was definitely skunk and in fact that lingers, but caramel earth and spice start to show up too. Flavor has almost none of the not so good stuff and is an odd mix bitter sweet and dry. Body is very good and full, but not too and has champagne carbonation. Finish is like flavor: mostly light sweetness with a little lingering bitterness as it tapers off in medium length. Good burps. Recommend drinking without smelling.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlackHaddock (3885) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
On-tap between Christmas 2011 and New Year in the Delirium Bar (upstairs tap room), Brussels. Pours a murky golden yellow with a thin white head that isnt worth talking about: it had gone by the time Id walked back to my seat and picked up my pen to take notes. The nose was regular Belgian, in a good way: yeasty, malty and hoppy all in one smell, not easy but some Belgian beers just do it right. The taste was an amalgamation of loveliness in a glass: all the flavours a good beer should have were here in abundance, like the smell they were all bundled up into a single taste and just seemed right. What a pity about the head!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (10377) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2007
Bottle. Pale golden color, hazy. Grassy citric hops in the aroma, with a hint of nutmeg added. Malty flavor with vanilla, citrus and flowery hops. A firm bitterness with vanilla in the aftertaste. Hint of yoghurt. A slight touch of alcohol. Excellent and very well balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
basspro76 (423) - New York, USA - OCT 7, 2010
Poured into a sniffer glass from the bottle. Pours a hazy hay orange body. Aromas of yeast, malt, little bit of spice, little bit of fruit. Flavor is a nice dry fruit and yeast flavor up front that fades into a barely noticable hop finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2011
11.2 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville. VA. Pours a hazy straw yellow color with a large froth white head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of big fruity notes, including pineapple, other tropical fruit notes, citrus, and some toasted grain. The taste is sweet bready notes, candi sugar, banana, citrus and other fruits, a bit of spice and bubblegum. Medium-full bodied. Nice beer.


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