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


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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1738) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2013
On tap at Maria’s. Murky orange in appearance, head fades quickly. Peach, pineapple, coconut, apricot, and yeast on the nose. Flavor is more yeast than fruit, pretty high carbonation, slight oak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2657) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Aroma: Belgian Yeast, Belgian Sugar, Mild Peach Appearance: Hazy Amber/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing Taste: Coconut, Belgian Sugar, Peaches, Mild Belgain Yeast Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Sweet, Mildly Drying

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Pours light orange with fizzy white head. Nose is of fruit cocktail. Taste as some belgian/banana spice with pineapple and nectarene. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6055) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Golden pour with a white head. The aroma ha some grain and oak notes as well as some tropical fruit and peaches. The flavor has a lot of coconut, peaches, oranges and oak. Fairly sweet overall. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Floback (541) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours a murky blonde/orange colored body with lots of white head. Light fruits, subtle sourness on the nose. Flavors abound with notes of candy, cotton candy, peaches with cream, vanilla, subtle metallic finish. Medium/high carbonation and light/medium body. ABV masked very well. Bravo!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rxeight (1975) - Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2013
750ml bottle. Peach and pineapple. Belgian spices. Thin. Just like the name says, mix of tropical and belgian tripel. Good but not my style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (1996) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 18, 2013
750 ml corked and caged bottle. Aroma is strong in coconut and pineapple (or is that the peaches?); oak comes out as it warms. Pours hazy orange with a one finger off-white head with decent retention. Taste is sweet and savory with a light bitter hop bite in the finish. Flavors of tropical fruit, coconut and wood with the Belgian yeast in the background kind of stretch the definition of tripel. Fine carbonation, medium body. Nice beer. Addendum: the Brett is undetectable for 15 minutes or so out of the fridge; after that, it starts to present itself--a light dusty, musty character. After 20 minutes or so, the peaches are dominating the aroma and are strong in taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12363) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2013
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of oak, peach, yeast, pineapple, and coconut. Flavor of coconut, peach, vanilla, oak, banana chips, and dried apricot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1346) - Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2013
On tap at CCB. Nose is peach and faint coconut with some very prominent hops. Fruity and hoppy. Nice. Flavor is simcoe hops and definite peach flavors. Very fruity. Good stuff but not at all your traditional tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (4045) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2013
Une bouteille de 75 cl qui renferme un liquide orangé. Un anneau blanchâtre s’installe comme représentation mousseuse. Au nez, c’est un mélange de fruits du verger et de fruits tropicaux dans lesquels se construisent de douces vapeurs boisées et herbacées. Je sens distinctement les effets d’une levure belge. En bouche, ce sont des pêches et des mariachis qui se manifestent ardemment. Ça goûte aussi la noix de coco et le miel des tropiques. Des copeaux de bois apparaissent sur ma langue. Sur mon palais, j’ai la nette impression d’un esprit belge dans un corps de plage. En finale, je m’aperçois que l’astringence boisée est contrôlée par une levure au comportement délicatement sauvage.

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