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

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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.


HerrBierkoenig's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HerrBierkoenig (218) - 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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sirwisa (19) - California, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Dang! Was looking forward to a bright spicy tripel. I got a sweet syrup bomb with some heavy handed bittering hops. Bummer. Poured a murky gold.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawanna (2064) - GERMANY - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle dough, barnyard, cereal, citrus, herbs, pale, cloudy, frothy, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, medium body, oily feel, lively,

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franksv6 (77) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2014
Orange collour beer with a average white head. Taste is belgium yeast , hops , fruity. Good Belgium tripel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (4958) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2014
330 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 8%. 18.30 degrees P. Cloudy pale golden colour, moderate white head. Strong aroma of spicy Belgian ale yeast, peppery and some fruity notes. Peppery and hoppy flavour (49 IBU), not too sweet, not too dry - well balanced. Very good - a beer I’ll have again.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (240) - - JUL 26, 2014
A lovely, luscious beer with a silky smooth mouthfeel. Pears, apples, grapes & sour notes. Beautiful Belgiumness at its Best. Rated by BrewTom

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruigo (1037) - PORTUGAL - JUL 22, 2014
Shared a 33cl bottle. Pours a hazy orange colour with a thin white head. Yeast, coriander, honey and citrus in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is more bitter than sweet, what is not very normal in Tripels. Overall, a very food beer that made me change my opinion about tripels.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (874) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle @ Ölbutikken, Copenhagen 16/7-14. Malty and fruity with yeasty notes, light acidic, green apples, alcohol, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry and bitter with yeasty and fruity notes.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Abijen (1403) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2014
Pours a golden orange unclear beer with a good white head. Smells yeast, standard belgian ale. Meh. Tastes malts, and very standard. Sweet. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingstoni (1477) - FINLAND - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle. Hazy golden color with a medium thick foamy white head. Aroma of coriander, lemon and bread. Bitter and sour taste with sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3301) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Alewife, Queens tap: Pours darker than your average tripel with a white head. Aroma is fruits, honey, dirt, and some yeast. While this is more bitter than your average Belgian tripel, by American standards, not so much. What stood out most for me from this beer was the malty finish. Overall, this beer didn’t strike me as much of a tripel, but more like a BSA.


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