Brewed by Brouwerij De Koninck (Duvel-Moortgat)
Style: Abbey Tripel
Antwerpen, Belgium


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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Brewed with addition of biological cane sugar from South America, instead of the ubiquitous Belgian white candi sugar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (7794) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2005
Golden brown with a small off-white head. Aromas are sweet toffee and caramel malts with sugar, fruit and some whisky character. Flavours are sweet and malty with some fruitiness. Nice and hoppy on the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2005
deep gold, small head. mixed fruit aroma with orange and grainy malt. flavour holds more juicy fruit flavour and some backing malt. light in body, very little carbo. not a tripel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonMoore (1806) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2005
Dark golden colour with a large white head. Sweet yeasty, grainy, fruity aroma. Taste is sweet, sugary, light bitter finish. Not too tripel like, but as tripel isn’t my favourite belgian style, I quite like this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
shrubber85 (6977) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 17, 2005
Bottle. Sweet plum aroma. Amber color with moderate head. Sweet raisin flavor up front with moderate tannic flavor. Little body for a tripel. Easy to drink and not unpleasant but not like the other spectacular Belgian tripels.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Crockett (1002) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2005
Pours deark clear gold with a little white head. Mildly skunked hop nose. Grainy and gassy. Way too sweet. Not much of a tripel. Totally unbalanced and and not a great example. Not completely unpalatable for a beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2005 (Bottle 33 cl) Amber-coloured with a quickly fading head that does leave some lacing though. Some impurities afloat in the brew although no bottle fermentation - De Koninck has no real tradition for that. Mostly this beer is just plain sweet - actually way too sweet. The Saazer hops are on a hopeless mission trying to balance out the sugars. Doesn’t remind me of a Tripel at all. Very disappointing De Koninck. 150505

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (11893) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2005
Copper brown, decent creamy head. Nose is yeasty, hoppy and slightly sweet. Medium-bodied. Good malty backbone, finishes with alcoholic touch. Peach sweetness. Bittersweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2005 (Bottled@Delirium Cafe, Brussels) Slightly hazy amber color with a small, white and tight, very lacy head. Dryish, fruity aroma with some strange cardboardy feel. The flavor is also quite strange with some fruity sweetness, but also dull, cardboardy dryness. Medium-bodied palate with balanced carbonation. Not my favorite tripel, for sure. (Draught@Hilpeä Hauki, Helsinki, 6-3-6-3-12=3.0) Clear amber color with a small, lacy head. Very mild aroma of berries and honey. Quite sweet, buttery-honeyish flavor. Without much yeast it is much like Estonian strong lagers, although less pronouncedly alcoholic. Medium-bodied, quite fizzy-carbonated and slightly alcoholic - but still refreshing palate. Doesn’t really feel like a tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (9623) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2004
Bottled at Patjers Vitje, Antwerpen. Crystal amber with white bubbly head. Nicely rounded full beer with a roasted barley flavour, some sweetness but this is merged well in a toffeeish note. A good drinking Tripel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2004
Tap@The Dovetail, Clerkenwell. Pretty candy sugared tripel, quite sugary and yeasty, sweet, but not in a syrupy, sticky way. Palate felt a bit short, some lemon detergent in there aswell. Not one of my favourite tripels.

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