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Brewed by De Graal
Style: Abbey Tripel
Brakel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2012
In short: A bland, very basic and boozy blonde Tripel with a spicy twist. Meh.
How: Bottle 330ml. Consumed approximately 6 months after receiving it through private import, so probably about 1 year of age
The look: Partly cloudy blonde body, lots of small particles, small white head
In long: Nose has typical blonde Belgian ale fruity yeast esters (bananas, peaches…) and also a strong phenolic character and light spicy notes. Taste is very straightforward, sweet light color fruits, commercial sliced white bread, grains, medium sweetness, a bit too much alcohol, surprisingly strong spiciness, mild lemony acidity. Even if there is no actual problem with the beer, I found it rather boring. An ordinary offering that, not offending, not interesting, just another beer I drank, and to think that this morning when I got up I was really serious about doing something meaningful with my day, but all I managed to achieve is to enter ratings on ratebeer, just like tomorrow.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
OllieBBommel (1139) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2012
Bottle@home, 33cl. Head: white colored foam. Color: hazy yellow gold. Aroma: citrus. Taste: coriander, some sour, some bitter. Palate: lasting. Overall: heavy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (16117) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
13th January 2010
Hazy gold beer. Very frothy white head. Semi soft and fairly dry palate. Sweey yeasty malt, very soft and silky. Typical tripel hard to identify subtle fruits. Possibly mango and peach. Sprinkle of minerals and a whisper of honey in the soft dry finish. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - MAY 31, 2012
Mi è piaciuta berla. Aroma di citronella e ahimè un pò di pipì. Al palato subito abbastanza corposa, con un buon amaro resinoso di fondo. Una birra piena e calda. Non male. Inoltre, porta un pò di originalità nel panorama delle tripel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10870) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2012
Bottle. Frothy white good mostly deminishing head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy nice aroma. Some licorice/tripel notes. Moderate bitter nice flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. NIce tripel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GBZ59 (1181) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - APR 13, 2012
Botella de 330ml. Copa Túlipa. Saboreada en ene´12. Color dorado y apariencia turbia. Espuma blanca y corona túpida que se disipa lentamente. Caramelo, azúcar y notas de canela en nariz. Entrada dulce y sabor de moderado malteado. Sensación picante, especiada y de suave cálidez. Paladar aterciopelado. 330ml bottle. Tulip glass. Enjoyed on jan´12. Golden color, foggy appearance. White froth. Close, slowly dissipated, crown. Candies, sugar & hints of cinnamon to the nose. Sweet upfront, mildy malty flavor. Peppery, spicy & soft warming sensation. Velvet palate.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (13508) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2012
Bottle. Clear golden color, medium white head. Aroma of lemon peel, banana, subtle caramel. Taste starts fruity, with lemon and banana, then a bit of booze. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 15, 2012
14-Mar-12 (750-ml bottle)
This is decidedly not a sweet style of Belgian Tripel; the beer is more a hoppy, herbal, and spicy example rather than sweet or fruity. Aromas of grass hops, dried herbs, table grapes, and bready malt lead into flavors of coriander, pepper, hay, stone fruit, and bready, grainy malt. The beer is fully attenuated, very dry, no obvious sweetness is apparent, and the hops and herbs contributed light-medium bitterness. Medium-full in weight without the benefit of any sugar, and carbonation is medium to medium-high, but still smooth. Hazy, golden in color, and capped by nearly an inch of off-white head that settles to a dusty sheet. Overall, a different kind of Tripel, and one that I really appreciate. I’m less of a fan of the sweeter style of Tripel, and I’m pleased that this one is dry, hoppy, and herbal.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6031) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2012
Bouteille de 330 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Légère odeur d’épices et de céréales. Apparence: La couleur est blonde voilée (présence de dépôt) avec une forte densité de bulle. Présence d’un large col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes avec une pointe d’épices et de fruité. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence d’agrumes en arrière goût. (Rating #4080)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (4924) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2011
vanilla, licorice aroma,amber, cloudy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, lively, bitter, long finish,


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