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

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RATINGS: 200   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JanPrimus1982 (48) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2005
Strong and spicy flavor. Amber colored body with a very small and not so long lastng head. Nice beer!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2005
Bottled. A reddy brown coloured tripel with a decent ivory coloured head and some lacing. The aroma is a little fruity with some berry notes but none of the spiciness I would hope for. The taste is quite spicy and has good candy sugar notes. Quite a short finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2005
A Mes rate: Did they really stop making their best beer in favour of this? Dark for a tripel. A bit of caramel and toffee. Plenty of sweetness. Bring back the cuvee

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (4859) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2005
Copper golden colour with rich creamy head that leaves excellent lacing. Aroma is fruity, slightly yeasty. Rather complex caramel flavours matched by appropriate bitterness for the style. Long dry finish. Maybe too sweet and dark for the tripel fundamentalists, to me that is added complexity.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (8163) - 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.

2.2
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonMoore (1875) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
shrubber85 (7732) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Crockett (1009) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25085) - 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


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