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Brewed by Microbrasserie du Lac Saint-Jean
Style: Abbey Tripel
Saint-Gédéon, Canada

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Triple vieillie en fût de Chardonnay


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
My Bottom Line:
This Barrel-Aged Tripel develops enticing banana esters, pineapple angles and wooden sturdiness before laying down white grapes onto the rich mouthfeel.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the hazy blond.
-This feels sweeter and more intense than your average Tripel.
-Hops are also a touch herbal.
-This was a 1-day old keg. Almost too fresh. ;)
-Looking forward to having this in bottles. Higher carbonation would probably do wonders to it.

On tap at Winter Warmer Montreal.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (7908) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2015
Bouteille 50cl. No BB. Orangée trouble, col épais blanc. Arôme au bouquet d’abricot trop mûr sur un léger rétro de Chardonnay. Base maltée en retrait assez basique et montrant déjà des notes de vieille levure. Palais indique une bière passée malgré que cette dernière fût achetée à la fête de la St Jean du Délirium il y a deux ans. Retrouve un léger Chardonnay, note abricot, raisin blanc, malt pâle et cake, léger boisé, cloying, presque mielleux mais dont l’exécution reste un peu faiblarde. Correcte mais trop belge pour moi qui attendait plus de cette bière. Garde un profil dense, dont les 10% se ressentent avec un penchant certains pour un fruité fermenté prenant accentué par la mise en barrique. Le houblon reste sur une place modeste voire minime dans l’ajout d’un caractère houblonné à la bière.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Radek Kliber (6700) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle 500 ml
Aroma medium intensity. Approach of wheat and sweet malt. Estery top. Pleasant.
Appearance
Top: large snow-white cap
Base: hazy gold
Palate : dry with good drinkability. Medium bodied with dry finish.
Taste: slight hint of biscuit with strong estery yeasty feel. Slight mineral like backing. Slight nice played funk.
Other notes: Very drinkable ale with hinted gooseberry. Great chardonnay (?) character. Excellent brew!

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tderoeck (6492) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2015
22/V/15 - 50cl bottle @ Brazilian Tasting (home) - BB: n/a (2015-673) Thanks to Sebletitje for sharing the bottle!

Clear orange beer, aery off-white head, unstable, falls down quickly, bit adhesive. Aroma: CO2, fruity, oxidized, almonds and marzipan, honey, bit soapy, alcohol. MF: lots of carbon, medium body. Taste: oxidized, bit metallic, little bitter, alcohol, bit of honey. Aftertaste: bitter touch, pretty oxidized, bit sweet, almonds, very yeasty. I think we can all learn from this: don’t age tripel beers in barrels. Seriously...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’un fût, dégusté à l’Hivernale des Brasseurs 2013 (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Odeur d’agrume avec une pointe d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est blonde légèrement voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrume avec une pointe de fruits tropicaux et d’épices. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #5389)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6161) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2015
500 ml bottle. Sticky white head covers the cloudy gold. Appealing vanilla touched oakiness complements yellow fruits - apples, apricot. The oak really adds an extra layer without stealing the show. Flawless mouthfeel, captivating carbonation throughout and round - yet dryish impression, filling the mouth while not feeling too rich similarly to the best pastries. Superb conditioning. Flowery, herbal, spicy finish with a last vanilla, almost buttery whisper. That’s a seriously good rendition, of a similar caliber to what Charlevoix would have pulled out.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (5843) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
bottle shared by minderbinder (?!), thanks bro. pours hazy light yellow with a very nice white head, good retention and lacing. honeyed and fairly spicy pale maltiness, dusty yeastiness, winey chardonnay - fat white grapes, other juicy fruitiness, grass and oak - touch of vanilla. average to moderate carbonation, light to medium body - oily, grassy-spicy-woodsy finish. nice stuff..

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (5560) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2015
500 ml. bottle sampled @ “Brazilian Tasting”. Thank you sebltetitje! At least 2 years old. Bottles states that you shouldn’t keep it longer than for one year, our bad. Orange, golden, little white head. Oxidation is big as far as smell goes, honey & almond oxidation notes, light varnish & paint booze,… Taste is muted, oxidized, honey, sweet, sugary & thin with light alcohol, caramel, sugar,… Bland,… Body is thinned out by aged. Ravaged by time, sadly, dull & too oxidized by this point. They did warn us.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (4026) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle (500 ml). Shared by Minderbinder, thanks! Slightly hazy yellow with a small white head, good retention and nice lacing. Aroma is of white wine, yeast, oak, hints of sweetness and tropical fruits. Taste is moderately sweet and yeasty with white wine, malt, tropical fruits and a slight herbal finish. Medium body (a tad weak for that kind of beer though). Moderate carbonation. Winey mouthfeel. Well done! Nice barrel treatment, which is hiding some aspects of the base beer, but not enough to be a problem. Enjoyable!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3980) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
Cette bouteille renferme un liquide voilé et doré. Au versement, il se forme une couronne de mousse. Quelques traces collées tentent de se tisser sur la paroi de mon verre. Dans ce nez, il y a des arômes boisés, du vin blanc et des fruits jaunes. Dans ma bouche, il n’y a que des saveurs sèches, bien serrées, aigrelettes et acidulées. Au palais, j’ai l’impression d’un corps de moyenne densité avec une gazéification et une texture confortable. En finale, tout est bien sec, fruité et boisé. Facile à boire. J’ai bien aimé son acidité. Dans une autre perspective, trop dispendieuse.


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