Brewed by De Graal
Style: Abbey Tripel
Brakel, Belgium


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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkElf (3033) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (1783) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (1719) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2014
Ik ben sowieso al een fan van tripels, maar dit is echt één van de lekkerste dat ik al gedronken heb

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (2292) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2014
Stubby bottle, 330 ml. Poured into a tulip glass. ABV 9% Golden orange colour on the body, slighty hazy. Two fingers of white head, kind of froathy, thick enough though, with good retention, leaving spots of lacing on the glass. On the aroma grass, yeast, peaches, light apricots. Taste of yeast, some spices, apricots, malts. Medium thin body, average carbonation. Overall okay tripel, pleasantly drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingstoni (1509) - FINLAND - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle. Mostly clear deep golden color with a medium thin off-white head. Aroma of lemon, honey, mead and sugary malt. Sweet, malty taste with some bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miquelcrush (1384) - Granollers, SPAIN - MAY 5, 2014
Bona triple, bona presència d’escuma i amb gust acaramelat. Buena triple, buena presencia de espuma y con sabor acaramelado.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (575) - BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2014
Le graal version triple … Quel programme !!! Nous allons bien sûr voir si tout cela est vrai (sans jeu de mots...). Etiquette qui affiche 9 % abv, c’est un bon début. Couleur dorée brillante. Un peu de levure en suspension. Bulles moyennes vraiment partout dans le verre (un tulipe de Duvel). Mousse bien blanche à flocons moyens et fins. Arômes de houblon fin magnifique, fleurs blanches, blé, pain blanc, amandes. 1ère bouche soyeuse de houblon, coriandre, fleur d’aubépine. Arrière-bouche avec du malt clair, du houblon et de la levure. Belle. 2ème avec de très belles saveurs, de grandes harmonies. 3ème bouche passe à l’équilibre entre le malt et le houblon, mais toujours avec une touche fleurie. Arrière-bouche très agréable, fusionnelle. La longueur est bien régulière sur le thème, avec des fleurs, houblon, coriandre. La levure est douce, fine, elle paraît un peu juste pour une triple. L’alcool est bien dosé, aide à la définition. La finale propose une envolée fleurie, mais en s’appuyant sur un ensemble malté construit. CONCLUSION : une bière qui sait de quoi elle parle … (ce qui n’est pas le cas du Graal …), mais n’est-ce pas dans ce genre de bière que l’on peut trouver le graal, si on est éveillé à tout ce qu’elle procure, et si on cherche toujours la quintessence d’une triple. La triple est le genre rêvé pour faire une grande quête, et nous en avons encore une preuve glorieuse. Gloria in excelsis deo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HomerJ79 (18) - Roma, ITALY - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle (33 cl) from beergium.be. Hazy deep golden with some floaters, medium white head. Spicy and slightly fruitya aroma with some almond paste, some alcohol. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (783) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JAN 18, 2014
BOTTLE 33CL. Look: pours clear golden with some yeast at the bottom. Big white frothy to creamy head with average retention. Aroma: Fresh, fruity and flowery aroma, white grapes, honey?, a clear spicy bite, some acidity, light toast. Some yeast aroma at the bottom. Taste: light fruity, dry phenolic tripelesque character, spice, light dry bitterness. Body a little to thin. Not much hop character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (7611) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ home
Pours slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, yeast, sugar, dried fruits, citrus and a faint hint of metal. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a warm and fruity finish. Body is medium to full, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

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