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Style: Abbey Tripel
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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Mainly available Bottle Conditioned. Has appeared on cask occasionally.
Full bodied Maris Otter malt with a small addition of wheat and Vienna malt are aromatised by a typical Belgian charge of coriander. The result is a smooth, sweetish, luscious and fruity experience. The peach and orange notes of the malt base are enhanced by the judicious use of a single American hop, centennial. A very satisfying beer with a Belgian character.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhammaren (1384) - FINLAND - SEP 12, 2013
.5l bottle @Vihreä Haltiatar Pours clear golden with low stiff head. Aroma is alcohol, raisin, malts, fruits. Flavor is alcohol, syrup, malts, dried fruits, plums.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Hanoi (619) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle 1: Flat, stale, no carbonation. Revolting. Bottle 2: Given as a replacement the same. Horrendous beers which should never have left the brewery.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (11222) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle. Pale amber color. Orange and mandarine curacao in the floral aroma. Full bodied. Floral, alcoholic flavor with tangerine. Almost vinous. More a strong ale as a Belgian tripel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gruberm (329) - - JUL 19, 2013
Descriptions on bottle is pretty accurate. Lychee and peach aroma and peachy orange taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lacarlott (8) - - JUN 25, 2013 does not count
Bouteille. Blonde foncé (on pourait dire chatain clair) Elle sent bon le houblon (fleuri et fruité) et pourtant elle n’est pas (trop) amère. Ca ressemble à un bonne triple d’abbaye mais en meilleur. J’aime.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8776) - looking for a flat around Munich, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2013
(bottle) Hazy, orange-golden colour with a blond mid-sized foamy head. Fruity hoppy aroma with a mildly malty background and (unfortunately) present coriander spice. Mildly sweet flavour, medium to full bodied with a moderate carbonation. Malty and mildly fruity taste with spicy notes of coriander and ginger; mildly sweet and delicately bitter finish with rounded malty and fruity hoppy accents, but also with very present notes of coriander. Finally too much spiced for my liking. 13.IV.13

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12587) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 11, 2013
Bottle from Gluggles in York. Aroma of Belgian yeast/fruity esters. Quite fruity for a tripel. Full bodied. Flavor is mixed fruit, perhaps banana included, with something quite suggesting burnt toffee. I could believe this was brewed in Belgium. Finishes a bit earthy/toffee/fruity. The combination of flavors is arguably unique and very arguably complex. Nice surprise.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (9427) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - APR 7, 2013
Bottle: Deep golden with an orangey sheen and a medium-sized, relatively auickly collapsing off-white head, sweet bready-fruity nose with a certain amount of hops in the background; solid sweet-bitter flavour, quite full bodied, but a bit fizzy; drier in the hoppy and bready-fruity finish, a warming alcohol-burn is detectable. Announced as a "Belgian Tripel", but certainly british…

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatPhil (10992) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 31, 2013
500ml bottle (Viisi Pennia, Helsinki)
Love the aroma. Very subtle and soft, but delightful spicy aroma. Not totally belgian, as it veers towards some english ale esters, but not english either. Alas there’s a tiny hint of acetone in the retronasals, but otherwise they’re delightful, spicy grains, real raw malted barley. taste again is a mysterious combination of the english malts and the belgian spiciness. Alas I do see the yeast-piss (alcohol), but the soft warming natural organic mellowness makes it perfectly fitting. This is a great way of getting drunk. It’s not he plan, but at 9% it’s hard to avoid, but you have to forgive it. Lovely gentle graininess, this is why Marris Otter is so in demand. Super balance, and a great see-saw between the belgian and the english. This really is a superb way of getting drunk. I love every sniff and every sip, but I know this way drunkenness lies. 9% in 500ml is danger. Lovely rich body and a super soft wave after wave of mellow malts. Anna thinks I’m done with the review ow, and I don’t want to face it. She’s write.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (5372) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2013
(Bottle, 0.5 l - BBE May 2015, at Oluttupa Viisi Penniä, 20130324) A gusher. The beer poured amber and hazy. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had caramell, malts, Belgian style yeast and fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, caramell, honey, mildly Belgian style yeast, hops and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet and bitter. A very malty English strong ale with a hint of Belgian style yeast. Not a bad beer but not a tripel either.


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