Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Abbey Tripel
Bodegraven, Netherlands


on tap

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RATINGS: 383   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
20EBC / 42EBU / 20 şP
Premiant, Saaz & Coriander

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (7512) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2011
33 cl bottle.
Pours clear pale golden colour with huge bubbly head. Aroma of hoppy citrucy fruits, light malts, grass sadly something glue-like alcohol. Flavour of ripe but still exotic fruits, mild caramelly malts, bread and some sugar. A bit too sweet but otherwise decent brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2011
Bottle from csakajosor.hu. Poured hazy, with an orange color and an off-white, creamy, lacing foam. Delicious fruity nose of grapes, apples, peach, cantaloupe, hints of coriander, vanilla, honey. Sweet taste with more fruitiness in the aroma and hints of caramel, hops, a bit of woody dryness, but overall sweet finish, with the alcohol well hidden, and a hoppy bitter, piney aftertaste. This is an excellent one, probably one of my favorite tripels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (3601) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2011
Bottle. Clear amber with minimal head. Smell of yeast and sweet fruits. Medium sweet with a hint of bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
77ships (5403) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2011
2010 Vintage (or at least that is the assumption which I made – the bottle says best before 14.11.2012) \ 33 cl. bottle @ home \ From the now defunct Alvinne webshop which is bit of a shame but they do still sell bottles at the brewery itself which I intend to visit soon \ Label unfortunately doesn’t feature the usual minimalist De Molen design nor sadly the usual technical details save for the ingredients and the best before date \ I am more than a bit curious about what is going to be like not only because adore De Molen – I think that they are a fascinating brewery and among the best in the world – but also because as much as I have loved their stouts and other heavier beers as much have I been let down by their blond and lighter beers (not that 9.5 % is light by any means) \ They do have a tendency to make utterly bizarre De Molen renditions of existing beer styles which have nothing in common with what anyone out there is which is one of the reasons why I like De Molen – so I am curious as to how a triple by them will taste \ Plus this one is already kind of old and I have aged it even more which is something that many say should never do with a hoppy beer which triple’s general are but then again this a Belgian style refermented in a bottle so screw your American rules, you should be capable of aging it until hell freezes over despite what the best by date says \ Plus I have seen some great results with aging hoppy bitter but it depends with what you age, Belgian styles are usual great for this \ Poured it into my Beer Sommelier glass \ It is clear, sparkling amber with a bit chemical looking egg-white head \ Smell is pretty nice with plenty of fruity hops (mango, peach & exotic fruits), malt base & sweet Belgian yeast \ Taste is bitter and the bitterness just rises exponentially as it goes down, bitter with coriander and an assortment of medicinal herbs like the kind you can by in health stores, plenty of grassy hops, bitter flowers including camomile, very biter orange almost going to unpleasant, unusual Belgian yeast strain, hops feel slightly hollowed out maybe shouldn’t have aged this, the fruitiness that was present in the smell has been surprised quite a lot in the flavour, at the finish of the bitterness the whole goes into almost vegetable territory, might be just how this beer is, there is a hint of malt and caramel as well plus some bitter peach, plenty of yeast and bit cava-like alcohol in the finish \ Body is light and sparkling \ Not that big fan of this, blond De Molen beers remain misses for me despite how badly I want for them to blow my mind \ There is just too much bitter oddly medicinal herbs & grass bitterness in the taste as well that borders on vegetable territory and I do miss the fruitiness that I was getting in the flavour in the taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (4121) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2011
On tap at the De Molen pub. It poured a hazy golden liquid with an orange tint and a creamy dirty white head. It had a deep smell of yeast and fruits also a bit of hops. Similar taste but with a fruity hoppy taste. A very nice trippel. the hops give a personal touch to the beer that I enjoyed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (6684) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2011
Small offwhite head. Hazy amber body with carbonation and floaties. Earthy fruity peas aroma with faint sugary smoky notes. Dry-sweet funky earthy fruity taste with smoky roasty notes. Silky, smooth mouthfeel with some heat. Full-bodied. Dry-sweetish mango, peas, and smoke aftertaste with honey notes. Really unusual, and an odd blend of flavours, but still very harmonic and easy to drink. I really like it, much to my surprise. (0.33l bottle, wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (3357) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 22, 2011
HUGE head. Pours a foggy golden orange. Spruce and citrus aroma. Slightly sweet with a bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
inbirraveritas (1349) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 20, 2011
Ködös narancsszínben mutatja magát egy közepes méretű fehér habbal a tetején, amely végül vékony fátyolként marad meg. Illata gyümölcsösen édes ill. fűszeres. Sziruposan sima testességű főzet gyümölcsös (mandarin, barack) karakterrel, melyhez markáns fűszerek, gyanta, mézes keksz és alkohol társul. Hosszan tartó, száraz és melengető befejezését borsos és citrus-gyümölcsös ízek kísérik, amelyek egy édes-fanyar utóízt hagynak maguk után. Testes mivolta ellenére könnyen fogyasztható ez a finom és kiegyensúlyozott ser, mivel a relatíve magas alkoholtartalma remekül el vagyon rejtve.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mezcalmannen (395) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2011
Fruity taste coupled with subdued bitterness. Smells of dried fruits, spices, yeast and alcohol. Murky dark amber colour and an off-white head. (Bottle)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2011
Bottle at home. Thanks bierkoning! Slightly murky copper/orange, small bubbly head that quickly vanishes. Amazing complex nose - caramel, raisin, but some sort of nice metallic funk too. Pear drops, citrus hints too. Sweet, smooth palate - slight aniseed, lots of caramel, vanilla, ester. Lovely stuff. Finish is long and warm with plenty of warm, but not rough, alcohol. NICE.

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