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Brewed by Brasserie de la Senne
Style: Abbey Tripel
Brussels, Belgium

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RATINGS: 329   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Given as the most bitter tripel in Belgium, with 49 EBU. No Dutchmen were harmed in the making of this beer.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (3051) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle bought some place I can’t remember. Pours tiny hazy amber with a rather small bubbly beige head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace in the glass. Smell is phenolic with biscuits, ripe red apples, moist grass, moist wood, apple jam, alcohol and hints of lemon balm and orange peal. Taste is tiny sweet, bitter, phenolic and herbal with biscuits, alcohol, sweet bread, moist grass, slightly overripe apples, pears, lemon balm, parsley, alcohol, sheet metal and orange peal. Mouthfeel is astringent, tiny boozy and medium bodied. Finish is bitter with sweet bread, grass, wood, pine, lemon alm, apple jam and orange peal. Not my cup of tea I’m afraid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmahut (1121) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 31, 2013
Pours in hazy yellow body with lasting head. Aroma has light citrus notes, acidity. Taste is wheat sweetness with some acidity in the finish. Body is light and low carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeJslc (759) - USA - DEC 29, 2013
Deep gold, slight haze, off-white head. Aroma is mostly pilsner malt, with some light spicy and fruity notes. Flavor: soft, bready malt, some peppery phenols, earthy spice, a little light fruit (pear), dry finish with some lingering bitterness. Dry and earthy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
angel77 (1093) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 27, 2013
Botella de 33 cl en casa. Octubre de 2013 --1420-- una belga con algo diferente, bastante fácil de beber y toques dulces iniciales que poco a poco van terminando en algo de amargor. Sería una triple belga un poco más amarga de lo acostumbrado. Bien- para repetir.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Pours cloudy blonde with white foamy head. Smells mainly of Belgian yeast. tastes of yeast and fruits. Has light carbonation with water mouth feel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ozckr (271) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 21, 2013
bread, citrus, basement aromas, golden, hazy, white foam, tan foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, medium body, creamy, fizzy, bitter,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (1880) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2013
330ml bottle on the recommendation of the chap at Beermoth, Manchester. Spicy biscuit backbone with a vibrant, strong tripel taste with less fragrance in favour of more subtle lemon, orange and citrus notes that emerge further the more it warms. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BRW (1141) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 1, 2013
On tap at Biercab. Orange-golden colour with white head. Fruity and malty aroma. Sweet and fruity taste, also bitter. Medium to full body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinkfaty (36) - - NOV 23, 2013
Riquisima cerveza Belga, con estilo IPA muy suavizado (en aspecto, olor y retrogusto).Aunque el aspecto no hace rica una cerveza, ese color pajizo turbio y espuma canela, anuncian una cerveza fresca y deliciosa!. Buen punto alcoholico (a pesar de sus 8°) y corona oscura, duradera y bien marcada...y su puntito de Humanidad por no haber dañado a ningún holandés!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
humlelala (1037) - DENMARK - NOV 8, 2013
(33cl bottle from Toft Vin; BBD: illegible) It pours a semi-clear pale golden with lively carbonation and medium white head that fades leaving a surface film. Decent lace. Aroma has the classical tripel component of yeast, spice and alcohol with notes of straw. Texture is kind of watery with a medium to light body and astringent finish. Flavour is largely like the aroma but with hints of bitterness. I miss the green fruit complexity that I recognize in the Tripel Karmeliet.


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