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Brewed by De Proefbrouwerij
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Lochristi - Hijfte, Belgium

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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Belgian ale aged on oak chips with coconut and peaches. Brewed with Belgian candi sugar, lactose, Magnum and Simcoe, fermented with Trappist Yeast and Brett Brux III.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (3234) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured into a chalice. Pours a hazy copper color with a white head of bubbly foam. The aroma is mostly bubblegum notes, but there are hints at leach and coconut if you try real hard to pick them up. The taste is sweet and estery with a bit of funk coming through especially toward the finish. Tropical fruits are strong here and the coconut in particular comes through.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
750ml served in a Tripel Karmeliet tulip A - Dark burnt orange, hazy with 2 fingers of sudsy foam on top. Minimal lacing with a solid cap. S - Clean orange cream aroma, fresh laundry washed with Gain, limes, good amount of peaches, clean tropical fruit, mango, papaya. Birch wood starts pooping up as it warms up and turns into a clean oak character. Watermelon, candy, T - Zesty citrus, tropical fruits, papaya, mango, Belgian candy sugar, sweet candied malt, lemon/lime fruit comes through and grows stronger toward the finish. Hints of salt and muted minerals are peppered in with a sweet and steady malt. The tropical fruit dominates and the finish leaves you with a semi dry finish. M - Full creamy feel with the carbonation lifting it off the palate. Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! This is not a typical tripel but this beer sings in a harmoniously tune that is unreached by many. Perfectly executed with full flavored tropical fruits and somehow has a dry and peppery aspect that hems it all up. Very clean fruity aroma that you just donít find in most beers. I didnít get the coconut or any funk that I was expecting but time will tell with this one. Highly recommended Serving type: bottle 08-17-2013

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamJackson (2875) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Description sounds pretty good. Pours amber yellow. white head thatís very sticky. Nose has candied sugar and not much else.Coconut I totally pickup. peaches not so much. Pretty much a sweet, malty almost overly-yeasty triple with coconut. not that impressive or having depth.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle @ The Tin Bucket... Poured golden/bet with an eggshell head. Nice tripel-like Belgian nose along with peaches. Coconut and peaches came through in the flavor. Not much oak. But great Belgian Tripel characters. Definitely worth drinking. Wonderfully Belgian with fruits and yeast spicing and esters. Sweet with a bit of warming alcohol

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4139) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Soft golden copper pour with one finger of fine white head. Nose is very rich and sweet, cooked peaches and bread dough. Spicy with acidic peach skins and rich residual malt.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Anova167 (296) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Cloudy orange and lacy white head. Very fruity smell with bread. Flavor is very sweet. Fruity and hints of lavender. A little too sweet for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6155) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
12/26/13. 750mL bottle. Lightly hazy golden orange pour with a nice off-white head. Light fruity aroma, mostly getting yeast type fruitiness, touches of creamy coconut, peach, apricot, and oak, not much. Sweet flavor, plenty of sugars, the Brett and yeasts havenít dried this bad boy out quite yet. Some of the oak and fruitiness is there, but Iím mostly getting sweetness. Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontape (362) - Valley Village, California, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle, enjoyed on Christmas morning. Would have been a better Sumer beer but what can you do? Pours a rich amber, very light white bubbles initially but gone before you know it. Rich and smooth with Belgian flavor spiked with the expected peach, coconut and oak touches. Light Brett notes in the background. Enjoyable stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3878) - Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Poured an amber orange color with aromas of tropical fruit, light coconut, some sweet dough and had some light floral notes. Flavors match the aromas not overly sweet the light peach and coconut is there but you have to search for it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2209) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Draft - fruity like punch but not overly sweet. Candy sugars and more orange colored fruit. Sweet. Enjoyable.


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