Brewed by Bitburger Brauerei Th. Simon
Style: Abbey Tripel
Bitburg, Germany


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Dieses hochwertige Starkbier ist nach Heinrich Fluitter benannt, der um 1470 mit der aufstellung eines Gnadenbildes den Grundstein zur Erstehung der Abtei Mariawald legte. Fluitter wird nach Originalrezeptur der Trappistenabtei Mariawald von der Bitburger Brauerei in Bitburg/Eiffel gebraut und abgefüllt. Die Abtei Mariawald ist das einzige Kloster der Trappistenmönche in Deutschland. Bis in de 1960er Jahre würde hier Bier gebraut, die Produktion dann aber eingestellt. Fluitter hat als unfiltriertes obergäriges Starkbier einen Alcoholgehalt von neun Volumenprozent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fkoolen (999) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2016
Bottle at home. Cloudy orange colour, offwhite creamy head. Peach, orange, firm malty grainy, bready and sweet tones, quite alcoholic. Not too balanced. Firm body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wixie (406) - BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2015
Hazy ochre liquid, large head. Aroma of hops and fruits. Medium body, average carbonation. Taste is bitter and fresh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
McSherman (564) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2015
Bewertung importiert von bier index: 8 / 8 / 8 / 7 / 5 / 6 / 6 / 5 / 80

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Erzengel (7928) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 16, 2014
Many thanks to kappldav123 for this bottle. The beer starts smooth and alcoholic-sharp. Not too sweet, more bitter with the nice blond and typical Abbey-Tripel sweetness. Till the end the beer gets more dry and bitter, the sweetness is still present, but a bitter-sry and slightly sharp aroma is dominating. On The tongue remains a sweetish-smooth and bitter-sharp flavour. Interesting, but a bit unround.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (4604) - BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2014
I was very surprised to learn that a thoroughly Belgian, top-fermented beer style is apparently made in Germany, as this is the closest beer they have to a trappist ale, made by Bitburger for the Mariawald abbey in the Eiffel region, Germany’s only trappist abbey. Named after the 15th-century founder of the abbey, this beer indeed presents itself in much the same way as any Belgian abbey tripel would: yellowish pale beige, thinnish and eventually breaking head of somewhat irregular structure, a deep and warm orange blond colour with small yeast flakes floating around everywhere even after careful pouring; an aroma of toasted bread, cookie dough, candied orange, bourbon, hazelnut, grass, dust, mango, tomato, tobacco, banana, butterscotch, vanilla; and a fruity, malt sweet taste, with full and fluffy, soft mouthfeel, a bit oily, peach-like fruitiness in the onset, caramelly and nutty malt sweetness, a bit toasted in the end with a yeasty and herbally hop bitterish finish, through which some gin-like, warming alcohol pierces without becoming astringent. Tasted blind, I would have identified this as being Belgian, but certainly not as being German. Putting beer culture stereotypes aside, I think this is indeed a very fine and decent tripel. Surprising find, thanks to Filip for bringing me the bottle all the way from Germany.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palme (4185) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2014
0.33l bottle from trade with and courtesy of kappldav123. Thanks man! In the glass this is a cloudy deep dark golden one - almost a little copper colored and it has a nice big lasting off-white and lacing head. It’s also loaded with a ton of floaters and sediments swimming about in the glass. On the one I get a good amount of dark caramel sweetness combined with grains, floral water, soft metal, a nice dark fruitiness and hints of alcohol. It has a kinda sticky and oily feeling in the mouth and it’s just about average on the big bubbles. Tastes nice. Kinda on the sweeter side of the scale I will say. Lots of sweet fruit elements here with caramel and a nice nit to sharp warming alcohol tingling in the aftertaste. A nice not to complicated trippel. Thanks for the bottle! 10.05.2014

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (17734) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
Hefig herber Beginn, deutlich herb. Wenig aromatischer Mittelteil, weiterhin leicht herb und minimal alkoholisch, starke Karbonisierung. Hefiger, leicht süßer Abgang, dann aber schnell trocken, brotig. 10/11/11/11/7/11

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (11414) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 25, 2014
33cl bottle at Lobbes. Hazy yellow with a full white head. Medium body with ditto carbonation. Grass, alcohol, citrus, malts and hops. A bit to sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tayeth (541) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 30, 2014
Das Aroma ist angenehm süß, das Bier duftet nach frischem Hefebrot, Banane, Contreau und Mandarinen. Der Geschmack ist zunächst sehr mild, fast cremig, der Alkohol und eine etwas störende Bittere kommen erst im Nachgang zur Geltung.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gueuze (820) - - APR 30, 2014
Geruch nach Karamell, Alkohol und ein Hauch grüner Apfel. Im Antrunk leichte Süße und Karamell, ansonsten recht trocken. Ein bisschen kantig, MHD wäre aber auch 03/2016, gehe davon aus, dass es erst 2 Monate alt ist. Grundsolide, dadurch ein bisschen langweilig, macht aber Hoffnung auf ein mutigeres Bitburger.

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