Brewed by De Graal
Style: Abbey Tripel
Brakel, Belgium


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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   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 (3050) - 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. Im less of a fan of the sweeter style of Tripel, and Im pleased that this one is dry, hoppy, and herbal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (2245) - SPAIN - MAR 23, 2016
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl. @ Cerveceria Internacional, Sevilla, Espaa. A: Hazy golden / Dorado turbio. T/S: Malt, sweet, yeast, fruity / Malta, dulce, levadura, afrutado.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (2598) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - MAR 2, 2016
Bottle @ De Gulzigen Bok, Vurste. Hazy blond colour, white foam. Spicy tripel with nose of banana. Yeasty. Medium carbonation. Ok tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pils70 (124) - - FEB 20, 2016
Color oro con densa schiuma. Al naso erbacea e speziata, mentre al palato leggermente citrico e speziato. Punta di acidit nel finale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7630) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2016
(Bottle, Chez Moeder Lambic Saint-Gilles, Brussels, 16 Oct 2015) Golden colour with frothy, white head. Malty, spicy nose with tropical fruit, coriander and grainy malt. Malty, spicy taste with notes of sweet malt, coriander, a touch of ginger, marzipan, tropical fruit and a balanced spicy bitterness in the finish. Almost full body, with a certain sweetness. Solid and well made tripel. Nice one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (1900) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 22, 2015
hazy yellow colour, huge, dense off-white head; aroma of floral notes, overripe fruits, grape, grains and biscuit; taste of fruitiness, grape, malty sweetness, yeast, hints of honey and some spicy notes; 9% ABV is fully hidden; excellent tripel

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5104) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2015
6/21/2011 3:48:38 PM Bottle from Beer Planet. Hazy gold body with big head. Nose of citrus, fruits, sweetbread. Taste of citrus, spices, fruits. Quite sharp and high ABV. Not the most pleasant triple but very powerful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TtV (364) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Hazy yellow gold with a firm bright white head. Aroma of malts and a subtle sour touch. The taste is mildly bitter but develops into a more intense bitterness. Aftertaste is sour, bitter and the alcohol is present too. Great!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3778) - Radom, POLAND - JUL 23, 2015
Many thanks for this beer to JefVerstraete. Pianka spora, wysoka i trwala, sporo drozdzowego osadu. jaskrawy zlocisty kolor, metny. Zapach ananasowo cytrynowy. W smaku ananas, pszenny chlep oraz nieco bananow. lekko wyczuwalny alkohol, lecz niezbyt przeszkadzajace bylo to werazenie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sjohnh (639) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2015
Good tripel, not quite up there with the best. Honey coloured, slightly hazy, with a head as thick as shaving foam. Medium body and carb. Aroma of spiced fruit - very light and zesty. Tastes of apple, pear and coriander, with a slightly tart aftertaste. Nice and creamy too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (1373) - LATVIA - JUL 2, 2015
Dark yellow, bit aornge with off-white medium head. Swettsour fruity yeast notes mix, followed by a good moderate bitterness wth some citrus notes. Slight lasting bitterness in the aftertaste. .

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