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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (553) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Golden color with medium white head. Sweet, floral, perfumy aroma. Taste is bitter and dry, unusual for a Tripel. Good carbonation, but low for a Tripel. Fine!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ysok02 (179) - MOns, BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2015
Robe dorée, belle mousse. Nez complexe sur le houblon, le pamplemousse, un coté floral, de la pomme compotée, une pointe de levure. Bouche à l’attaque tendue, une très belle structure, une amertume marquée mais bien compensée par la puissance et la longueur aromatique de la bière. Un triple puissante et dominée par l’amertume mais d’un équilibre impressionnant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1965) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2015
January 23, 2015. Bottle at Bier Circus.
Hazy orange with a creamy white head. Aroma is sweet malty, dough, honey, orange, floral and light perfume notes. Taste is medium sweet with a medium smooth floral and grassy bitterness in the back. The bitterness in the finish is grassy and floral and a bit sharp. Medium bodied, fizzy carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamnowek (448) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2015
Hazy orange-ish gold. Head recedes fairly quickly. Fairly floral in scent. Quite bitter and a reasonable about of dryness on the palate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
LeFaune (38) - ST MANDE, FRANCE - FEB 9, 2015
Very nice golden color with plenty of consistent foam. Faint malts aroma. Nice malty taste, bitter but very balanced, round with hints of clove and licorice. Doesn’t stay much on the palate. Could be treacherous: very easily swallowed, but 8%. Would be great on tap and very cold.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (5159) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2015
330ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours hazy pale yellow-gold, thick white head. Aromas of fresh dough, light lemon and spice. Taste has more spice and citrus tang. Dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (3398) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Appearance - golden orange with a nice fluffy head. Nose - lemon peel and grass. Perhaps some spice. Taste - candied orange, light white pepper note. Palate - medium bodied with a tangy texture and a long dry tangy finish. Overall - good example of an Abbey Tripel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (1052) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - FEB 5, 2015
BOTTLE 33 CL. Like any other tripel, it has a deceivingly light body, some malty/honey sweetness, perfumy blond fruit and a touch of alcohol. But unlike most of them, the fruity notes a subdued, while the spicy bitterness is amplified. You also get a nice „warm” herbal hops aroma. The finish is long and bitter. It is pretty clear and clean, but if you pour the big yest sediment, you get that brewbup-like young yeasty beer touch. Good, though I prefer milder, more fragrant tripels.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Deu (864) - Nantes, FRANCE - FEB 4, 2015
Aroma: grain, yeast, light citrus. Appearance: hazy, pale yellow, medium, frothy, white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: grainy sweets continue, some light bitters coming up, yeast flavours. Overall: very nice Tripel, excellent palate.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackisle (973) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Hazy medium golden color, good frothy white head, recedes slowly to a thick layer with yeast islets, good lacing; malty aroma, dough, honey, apricot, orange marmalade, grassy, coriander; taste medium sweet and bitter, fruity, hint of honey; medium to full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, medium bitter and slightly sweet aftertaste, bit alcohol, fruity and spicy notes in the finish; great tripel, complex and well-balanced.


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