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Brewed by De Graal
Style: Abbey Tripel
Brakel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (3223) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Pours a bright golden yellow color. Aromas of malts, yeast, and a little fruit. Has a light fruit taste, with some yeasty notes, a touch of orange, and a good hop flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2011
A - spicy bubblegum and alcohol A - Hazy mid gold and frothy T - Sweet and sour with alcohol P - Mid to light and soft O - A good triple

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2012 My Bottom Line :
Prominent ginger and lemongrass join this tropical Tripel’s spicy hops in building quite the citrusy flavor profile.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A slice of foam tops the cloudy blond with plenty of yeast particles (even though the bottle’s been standing up right for weeks).
-A touch of alcohol heat reminds you that this is not a beach brew.
-Underlying banana esters add some depth.
-Malt flavors are present but dominated by the citrusy spiciness.
-A thriving leafy hop bitterness thankfully balances out the spices in the finish.

Bottles.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (2901) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2011
330ml bottle, cloudy yellow gold hue, with a white head, nice spicy peppery cardamom, lemongrass, bready dough, citrusy nose with a mild zesty lemony floral hop note, with some subtle honeyed pale, toasted malt accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, nice zesty, cardamom, spritzy lemongrass, ginger, lemon peel chareacter with a flowery citrusy, lime, grapefruit hop flavour, and a light coriander, doughy, pale, toasted malt backbone, leading towards a zesty, lemon, spicy cardamom, lemograss, dry citrus hop bittering finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - NOV 5, 2011
33cl bottle, tulip glass. Pours a hazy orange with a white head. Smells of oranges and spice. Lively, and tickles the tongue. Leaves a slightly "raw" feeling on the mouth -- medicinal. Tastes boozy, malty and spicy. Overall it’s an acceptable Tripel, but not outstanding.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
SlovakSniper (3048) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2011 (33 cl) Le liquide est blond et sa robe est passablement traversée par des sédiments. Aucune construction mousseuse. Aucune effervescence. Le nez est franchement épicé avec de la coriandre et des racines de gingembre. Quelques notes sucrées et surettes se frottent à un alcool tout de même parfumé. Les saveurs sont trop épicées. La coriandre et le gingembre collent sur les papilles. L’alcool démontre une certaine force: il possède indéniablement un goût amer. La bouche est moche avec un corps qui souffre. Les bulles sont mortes et enterrées depuis belle lurette. La finale est épicée et amère par les notes d’alcool. Ouf...........

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fred82 (2114) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2011
330ml bottle from IPB.
Appearance : Clear yellow medium foamy white head.
Aroma : Spices and yeast. Malt with notes of honey. Citrusy and herbal.
Taste : Yeasty and spicy. Light herbal notes. Finish herbal and yeasty. Spices. Rather dry finish with more yeast.
Overall : Not bad. A bit too much spices for my taste. Quite nice nose with citrusy notes. No alcohol. Nice look, nice lacing. Nice dry finish with lots of yeast and some herbal notes. Quite good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (3097) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2011
Petite bouteille de 330ml. Bière dorée claire, la mousse est blanche et les bulles sont fines. Le nez est de citron, agrumes, on va dire fruité. La bouche est de citron, agrumes, agréable, elle est facile à boire. Il y a une belle touche de houblon qui agrémente le la finale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (3876) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2011
Bottle @ Benzai. Hazy yellow colour with a decent sized white head. Smells coriander and sweet. Tastes sweet, coriander and banana. Not my favorite combo of flavours but it’s okay this time. Okay carbo, okay body. Not a great tripel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8026) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with white head. Nose/taste of ginger root, yeast, orange peel and citrus. Finishes bitter orange peel. Medium body.


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