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


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RATINGS: 415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Given as the most bitter tripel in Belgium, with 49 EBU. No Dutchmen were harmed in the making of this beer.

HerrBierkoenig's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HerrBierkoenig (676) - Bratislava, - JUL 12, 2014
From 0.33l bottle. BBD: 12.06.14 - but stored all the time properly in the fridge. Pours hazy straw yellow liquid, small to medium frothy white head, Aroma: raisins, candied fruits, fruity, flowers - elderflower? , malts, very light alcohol, Taste: medium to heavy sweet, medium bitter, light sour, sweet fruits, raisins, candied fruits, light alcohol, yeast, Palate: full body, creamy texture, average carbonation, long bitter fruity finish. Overall: very nice tripel, lacked some more complex body, but overall very drinkable one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
artyom (759) - Osijek, CROATIA - OCT 6, 2015
0.33l bottle. Golden color with white head. Aroma is fruity and floral. Taste is sweet with medium bitterness. Overall it’s very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (1846) - ALSACE, FRANCE - OCT 4, 2015
Couleur jaune trouble, très légère mousse. Nez fruité sucré et levures. Gout fruité jaunes, agrumes, houblon et levures un peu atringentes mais bien ronde en bouche. Bon corps.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Simonsen (898) - NORWAY - OCT 3, 2015
Flaske Lys gylden, uklar. Tynn skumtopp. Lite karbonert. Smaker lett brunt sukker,tre,karamell. Er dette virkelig en tripel?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artemb (177) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - OCT 2, 2015
Aroma: spices. white grape, some alcohol. Taste: dry with light sourness, very light sweetness and light to moderate hop bitterness. Flavour: many spicy ethers, light fruits, light tannins, promiment belgian-style grassy hops. Bitter and spicy aftertaste. Good bitter tripel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (3547) - BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2015
Senne’s ’wooden leg’, tasted from tap; a tripel with thick, densely moussy, thickly sticking, eggshell white head and cloudy yellow blonde colour. Aroma of dried apricot, white pepper, some baked banana, bitter honey, green apple peel, freshly cut grass, flowers and white bread. Crisp onset, fruity but only very restrainedly sweetish with medium strong fizz, some citrus peel freshness, soft grainy and lightly bready malt body, very dry, leading to a deep, earthy, leafy, herbal hop bitterness, quite strong and a bit tonic-like, with retronasal floral aromas, lasting longer than average for the style; alcohol remains perfectly hidden. Like most of Senne’s beers, this seems to be a reaction against the sweeter style of more ’commercial’ tripels populating the Belgian beer landscape; it bears Senne’s quality stamp for sure and acts very appetizing in the mouth due to its outspoken dryness and bitterness. In that sense perhaps a somewhat atypical, but in any case very accomplished tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirBolts (7) - HUNGARY - SEP 19, 2015 does not count
Bottle. Light golden, nice head, good lacing. Sweet, flowery, honey, spice, malt in the nose.Balance is out, due to hop biterness. Malt forward taste, some sweetness, otherwise a bit watery. Long bitter aftertaste.Nice but lacks some body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (862) - Asturias, SPAIN - SEP 18, 2015
Botella en casa de @Vivalabirra, Oviedo. BBD: 26/04/16. .color amarillo, Aroma frutal, levadura. Sabor maltoso dulce toques especiados.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ulysse (352) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2015
Rather simple when aroma and taste are concerned. Smooth and pleasant in the mouth. Could drink a sea of it without noticing. That must lead to a hell of a hangover.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8697) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle from Whole Foods PM. Pours hazy straw with 2-finger, fluffym white head. Nose is fruity, with some funk, spice. Tastes fruity, with some acidity, funk, florals, and peach notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Craftmember (32) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2015
Bottle@home Pours a clear yellow gold, colour doesn’t change much just gets foggier with the sediment. Light pearly carbonation. The characteristic hoppy de la senne aroma like a sunny autumn day, touch of honey, sweet malt, and somewhere deep a sweet smell that oddly reminds me of happy summers at the open swmmingpool where I grew up some 30 years ago. I’m not one for revolutions, nothing but missery from them, but this one I support whole heartedly: Away with the boring triples! No more banana and bubblegum esters! This is a real triple treat for me. Nice hoppy bitterness, slight touch of aniseed, vague note of pear mingled with malt sweetness through that bitter, tiny wave of umami, silty edge in the end, straight whisked away again by that lovely subtle duo of bitter and sweet. Light oily mouthfeel with just enough carbonation, and not so bitter that it slaps your mouth bone-dry, but leaves some salivation to order the next one... They make some lovely beers at de la Senne, whatever prosthetic limb they might screw on for the day!

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