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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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (526) - 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.

4.5
   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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ToolHead (266) - København, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2005
33 cl bottle. Served in St. Bernardus goblet. Hazy gold w/ big, creamy, stable head that sticks around until the end, and leaves good lacing. Most impressive. The aroma is well-hopped, citrusy fresh, and well-balanced. The flavor is perfectly balanced between citrus, hops, slight sweetness, solid malt backbone, and long, spicy, warming finish. The alcohol remains hidden. Mouthfeel is impressively full and soft. Eminently drinkable. A superb tripel; one of the very best I´ve tasted.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jerre (2390) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2006
Cloudy, yellow coloured with a decent head. Aroma of yeast, some caramel malt Taste is sweet, bitter slightly dry. Caramel malts, spice and citrus. Decent triple.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Augustijn55 (82) - Izegem, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2006
Bottle, 33 cl. Dark yellow color with a white head. Aroma of yeast, some caramel malt. Taste is sweet, bitter + dry. Good triple

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2010
750ml From The Wine and Chees Shop MO. Pours a slightly hazy light gold with a very dense and creamy looking head which clings to the glass nicely. First whiff of aroma tells me this is a winner. Classic Belgian yeast with spicy pepper notes, fruit and floral. Body is light and airy with a creaminess that is what I look for in the style. A perfect 5 is justified here. Flavor again, classic Tripel. Spicy, fruity and a yeast profile that just sings. much like Tripel Karmeliet yet not as sweet. Overall a winner from start to finish!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrRomero (1974) - Nolanville, USA - DEC 10, 2004
Firstly, I thought this beer rocked. Poured orange with a medium white head. Big citrus hop aroma. Big hop flavor reminiscent of the west coast. Bitter finish. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2006
Cloudy light amber color; thick head. The aroma is classic for a Tripel, malty and spicy (coriander); and milk chocolate. Same for the taste: good malt and very strong spicy character (coriander), dry. With a strong bitterness in the late taste and final. Solid.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - MAR 16, 2008
750 ml. brown, champagne bottle. Crowned, but no cork. Best before June, 2009. Poured out a hazy, strawberry blonde color, with a huge frothy white head. Aromas are of corriander, cardamom, ginger, other baking spice, sweet malts, slight whiff of alcohol. Flavors are of spices, slight yeast, sour oranges, lemon peel, sweet malts, some alcohol. Rich mouthfeel, slick and oily. Finished somewhat dry and tangy. Carbonated well, but not too much. Perfect example of the style. Seek it out if you can.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Pours golden with a thin wispy off-white head. Notes of fragrant esters, bubble gum, honey, pale malt, pear. Full bodied, light alcoholic with lively carbonation.


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