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De Graal Tripel

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Brewed by De Graal
Style: Abbey Tripel
Brakel, Belgium

bottled
common

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unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (869) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Clear deep golden color, lot of small bubbles, big frothy white to off-white head, good retention and lacing; whole array of aroma’s, citrus, apricot, lemon, cheese, soap, flowers, herbs, ginger, coriander; taste moderate sweet and bitter, coriander, ginger, floral hops; medium to full body, oily texture, spicy mouthfeel, alcohol, soft carbonation, mild bitter finish, herbal and spicy notes, alcohol well-hidden; overal a very aromatic and expressive tripel, quite good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mortlach (1022) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 12, 2014
On tap @Buskers Pub (Rome). Dorata carica, schiuma abbondante e persistente. Al naso leggeri off flavours, lieviti, pane, sentori fruttati e di zucchero di canna. In bocca è piena, dolciastra all’attacco e ben equilibrata, ha un bel corpo e una ottima persistenza. Carbonazione leggera. Molto buona, nonostante qualche piccolo difetto.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen1 (2791) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2014
Flaske fra Belgisk Bryg, delt på RBHD-samling på Tau okt-14: klar gylden med flott hvitt gardinskum. Heftig aroma og smak av lyse bær, fennikel, basilikum, anis og hele urtehagen. flott karbonert og forførerisk lett for sin omdreiningshastighet. Men passer det med så mye krydderier og urter i en tripel? Sødmen er nesten fraværende.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
abemorsten (2923) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
0,5 l bottle at RBHD-gathering, Tau, Oct-2014. Misty golden body with a medium white head. Aniseed, bay leaves, fennel seeds and mint on the nose. Spices also present in the mouth. Dry. Medium to full bodied. Smooth.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Holmen2 (1232) - NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Shared bottle at RB/HD gathering at Tau 18.10.14. Hazy golden. Fennel seeds, basil, anis, laurels and other spices and herbs in aroma. Same in taste. Too much for yours sincerely!!!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (5328) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Shared 330 ml bottle at local tasting. Hazy golden colour, white head. Spicy sweetish aroma, notes of fennel seeds and anise. Too much spices in the flavour too, not a perfect blend.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
culchiem (2655) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle at Hermans. Hazy gold with a fill head. Aroma is fruity yeast. Flavour is some bitter liquorice, a liitle ginger on a warm boozy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Icedwarf (438) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2014
Troebel geel bier zonder schuim. Smaak is hoppig bitter en licht zuur, koriander en licht fruitig. Smaak blijft redelijk lang hangen. Goede tripel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
Draught at GBBF 2014. Poured a clear golden colour, with no head. Aroma of mango, Belgian yeast and golden syrup. Raisin and other dried fruit flavours, with some grain and soft fruit. Finish was esters, hay and a little bitter spruce.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
Misty golden blonde tripel with off-white head and pleasant, well-balanced maltiness and aromatic hoppiness, full mouthfeel, alcohol well-hidden, finishing in an agreeable herbal but firm hoppiness. One of the better Graal beers, very decent and well-executed, albeit a bit cliché.


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