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Brewed by De Proefbrouwerij
Style: Abbey Tripel
Lochristi - Hijfte, Belgium

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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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K-O is the latest invention of Dirk Naudts, one of Belgiumís leading brewmasters. For years, Dirk has been coming up with winning beer recipes for breweries large and small throughout Belgium and Holland. (You would be amazed at how many beers with other peopleís labels on them were actually created by Dirk.)
Meanwhile, of course, thereís the beer to talk about. When we first tried it, a year or so ago, K-O was a pretty good blonde ale, with deceptive strength and a black-and-white Xeroxed label that, frankly, really sucked. But then, by chance, when Brother Daniel was poking around the Pike Place Market in Seattle, he found an antique label for a now-defunct apple orchard called K-O that really made a punchy statement. Our good friend Paul re-worked that label a tad, we convinced Dirk to add a few extra shovel-fulls of hops to the brew, and there you have it: a bottle of beer that anyone can understand.
The name says it all. This fabulous golden ale will knock you on your can. But K-O delivers more than just an alcoholic punch in the face Ė this is real beer, with pure malt and hops, body and character, not just a metric ton of fermented candi sugar.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (728) - California, USA - APR 14, 2013
A good Belgian tripel. Not super memorable, but tasty. Pours a nice clearish orange with a white head. Smells slightly of orange cream. Taste is similar, a creamy orange beer with some heft. Slightly sour Orange peel in the finish. Had on tap at Mill Valley BeerWorks. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bmerz (666) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Draught at Mugs BK. Aroma is orchard, earth, light yeast. Flavor is apple flesh and skin, with a nice yeast, element, vinous, and subtle spice. sweet but well balanced. Nice creamy feel turns dry and quite tannic. didnít like it at first sip but this one is growing on me.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (10792) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2012
Bottle. [thanks after4ever] . Clear light amber with a fine, staying, creamy, white head. Lovely duration. Aroma has sweet malts, caramel, apricot, soft vinious. Red apples, a touch of cardemum. Medium carbonation, fine creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of caramel, Belgian sugar, mild viniousness, good fruitiness, oranges, apples. Good lingering dryness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2012
750 ml. Hazy golden body with a fluffy white head. Aroma of spice, lemon, mustiness, orange, citrus. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to heavy body, a body that seems to thicken as the beer warms, velvety texture, moderate carbonation. Overly sweet, but not cloying. Tastes of candy sugar and fruits along with some notes of musty basement.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (2852) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Bottle with Sean, and Pat before the show. Poured a cloudy golden orange color, huge off white head with great lacing. Aromas are mostly biscuit with some caramel, pancakes, cereal, and other malty flavors. Taste was the same with a slight citrus flavor from the hops, candy sugar, and a belgian grape quality. This beer kicked our ass.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EMunk (99) - USA - APR 23, 2012
I had this on tap at a local resturant. Once I saw that is was Belguim Trippel I had to try it. Great flavor with a nice sweet finish, making it hard to beleive has a 11% alcohol rating. Worth every penny.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scrapersnbeer (1439) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2012 A punch in the nose of wheat implying banana with pepper and yeast. Deep Belgian orange with frothy tan head and lace. This oneís about two years old, and has plenty of floaters as a result. Syrup sweet flavor which is balanced by hopping as promised. Moreover, this isnít a candied sugar bomb; itís a sugar and hop bomb. Very dense body that has the feel of a quad if not the appearance. In fact, this beerís looks are very fooling. Hard to take lightly though, so the warning is not needed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3189) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2012
25.4 oz bottle. Foggy orange with a big fluffy white head. Nose is honey and yeast, slight floral and citrus. Borderline syrupy with prickly carb that turns foamy. Taste is apricot, butterscotch and grass finishing bitter to balance the candi. Simple with a subtle complexity; alcohol barely apparent. Nice brewing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tripplebrew (767) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Pours a cloudy lemon yellow with very thick frothy head that never completely dissipates. Aroma is a lot of alcohol, hay and hints of pepper. Flavor is bread, earthy hay notes, mild caramel, alcohol. Body is creamy light with a lot of carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2011
bottle. Pours a hazy golden yellow, with very sizable foamy white head. Aroma has notes of sweet spices, lemon, bread, honey oats. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, pretty hard to believe its 10% the way it drinks. Flavor is very spicy, with various bread notes, very soft sourdough underlying the sweet spices, with a generally dry finish, perhaps a touch of white grape, zesty spices, cracker.


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