Brewed by Microbrouwerij Achilles
Style: Abbey Tripel
Heist op den Berg-Itegem, Belgium


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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Tripel fermented in the bottle, brewed for ’The Pallieter’ www.pallieter.be

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
corkyrory66 (1431) - BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2014
Triple de 8 % abv qui chante le Pallieterland, centré sur Lier et Heist op den Berg. Le litre de Pallieter est un peu beaucoup, nous allons commencer par 33 cl … Exemplaire jeune, à date en mai 2015. Couleur ambre clair tendant à abricot. Clarté nette. Bulles grosses très nombreuses partout dans le verre. Mousse blanche, crémeuse avec des petits cratères en haut, mais qui tombe assez vite pour napper correctement. Arômes de pain blanc, blé, haricots tarbais, miel de châtaigne. 1ère bouche souple en texture, mais très forte sur une épice moutardée, et du malt roux. Arrière-bouche très serrée. 2ème nez très pincé. Bouche avec de l’épice de souk encore, un peu moins forte, et du malt tourbé. 3ème sur des saveurs très spéciales, mais avec un fond pas très « noble ». Arrière-bouche un peu aqueuse, terre mouillée. La longueur paraît très construite, à plusieurs niveaux. L’alcool présente une belle progression, mais il n’a pas assez de saveurs à soutenir. La levure est faible, légère. La finale a trop de travail pour remonter le niveau. Ceci se laisse boire, sans plus. Conclusion : une bière qui doit être sur une recette assez théorique, qui pourrait être intéressante, mais qui doit être retravaillée avec plus de liant, plus d’équilibre. En l’occurrence, au stade actuel, elle est pour moi, davantage une « spéciale » qu’une triple … Qu’on se le dise !!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (8211) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2014
33 cl. bottle sampled @ Gollem. Thx! Pours a hazy orange with a solid white head. Nose is slightly metallic with orange peel, other grains, touch alcohol and herbs. Taste is same faint metallic note, touch other grains, alcoholic caramel, slightly biter, touch grass, old exotic fruits. m/m body. Nothing bad but not entirely there either and dull fare at best that blends in with the others.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (5858) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Draught at Novare Res, 5/17/15
Mostly clear, deep brassy-amber body is topped by a small white head with moderate to low retention.
I’d always wanted to try something from this brewery, but haven’t read anything overly outstanding about them, and after a few sniffs from the glass, I wasn’t feeling too optimistic. Sweetbreads, light cake icing and near-spoiled peaches, with some rustic earthiness all lead me to believe I was in for an underfermented journey...Granted, the alcohol wasn’t too apparent, nor were there any raw/fusel-like notes or horribly offensive esters (not a nose full of bubble gum/cotton candy), though the peachy notes were a bit off-putting....
And yes, sweet in flavor it certainly was, though there was something a touch endearing that somewhat saved the experience. Bready flavors and sweet honeyed malts combine with a zesty fruitiness (peaches, nectarines) but at the same time are almost balanced by a dry, earthy flavor that could either be hops or yeast phenols/acids. It gave the impression of an American trippel, being otherwise quite clean and rather simplistic. Citrus rinds, pineapple and sweet white dough persist on the end, with a bit of alcohol warmth. Fine. Was expecting a lot worse based on the aroma. Not syrupy nor underfermented, despite the high level of maltiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bosbouw (2692) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2015
Mooie oranje kleur met een volle kraag. Ruikt fruitig, honing, kruiden. Beetje zoetig. Smaakt zoetig, fruitig, stroop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamaty (1915) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 16, 2016
Anaranjada turbia. Aroma a naranja. Sabor malteado con bastante contrapunto de naranja y bastante equlibrio entre dulce y amarga. Buen cuerpo y sabor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 27, 2008
Light amber coloured beer, little hazy with a large white/off-white head. Slight malty light alcoholic aroma. Full palate. FInish is little bitter, with a light alcoholic ending. Medium one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yves (2851) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2008
Hazy goldenblond coloured beer. Buttery little alcoholic and malty aroma. Full little malty palate. Finish is bitter and very litle malty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (6534) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2009
(Bottle at One Pint Pub Belgian weeks ’09 -- shared with Sinensis, thanks!) Golden and hazy. Small white head. Sweetness, caramell and sulphur in aroma. Medium bodied and dryish palate with medium carbonation. Sulphur, frutiness, sweetness, malts and some citricness in taste. Shot sweet and bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (14120) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 22, 2009
330ml bottle (One Pint, Helsinki, Belgian Weeks 2009)
Rich gold, slight gusher. Sweet nail-varnish aroma (but not acetone, more amyl acetate and similar). Decent carbonation, crisp palate. Caramelly body, but with decent grains too, and some peanuts. Occasional taste of alcohol. Blows hot and cold. Sometimes delicious and malty and nutty, other times boozy. Hoppy finish, at its best, is great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (8080) - ITALY - JUN 20, 2009
oro buona schiuma medisa persitenza note non molto intense un po speziato in bocca abbstanza morbida sulle note maltate un po di lieviti amaro non molto peronunciato

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