Brewed by Kleinbrouwerij De Glazen Toren
Style: Abbey Tripel
Erpe-Mere, Belgium


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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Ondineke is a classic tripel, brewed in the ancient way, again with exclusive natural ingredients: artesian water, malt (barley), hops, yeast and liquid candy sugar. As in the Saison no spices are added. Ondineke is an unfiltered top fermenting beer. It is soft, creamy, and of golden color. It is double hopped with the last real hops available from the region of Aalst (The variety is Hallertau Mittelfrüh). Ondineke has a positive taste evolution and the bottles are best kept standing in a cool, dark place. It is best before two years after the bottling date. 8.5 % alc.vol. makes this a beer to be savoured. Preferably Ondineke is to be served at a temperature between 6 to 10° C. Moreover Ondineke is at its best when served in the originally designed Glazen Toren glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swaroga (1256) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2012
75cl bottle. Completely hazy orange/yellow liquid. Medium white head. Nose : Candy, straw, fruity, citrus zest and little soap. Sip : Low density liquid with oily and creamy texture. The beer is sweet with fruity and soapy aromas. The ending gets more hoppy with some esters and some bitter zest. A bit soapy. Overall it’s a nice tripel , it does remind a lot the saison d’erpe mere but with more bite and esters. It still hides well the alcohol and is easy to drink. One of the most drinkable tripel beers I tasted yet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2452) - Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2012
750 ml bottle into chalice, no bottle dating. Pours cloudy golden orange color with a fairly dense 1-2 finger white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Some decent spotty lacing clings to the glass, with a fair amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of pear, lemon, apricot, honey, grape, caramel, herbal, floral, earth, and light spiciness. Fairly nice and balanced aromas with good strength. Taste of pear, apricot, grape, lemon, herbal, honey, earth, pepper, and light yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of grape, apple, pear, herbal, honey, caramel, earth, and light yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice malty flavor balance; with minimal cloying sweetness. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly slick and creamy mouthfeel. Overall this is a very nice tripel. Nice flavor balance and complexity; and very smooth and easy to sip on. I would imagine that his was an older bottle though, and would like to try a younger vintage. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4085) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2012
750ml bottle pours a light golden color with a 2 finger white head that settles slowly and leaves a thin spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is mild fruits and hops with a slight hint of yeast. Taste is light fruity and grainy malt sweetness with some mild citrusy hops in the finish. Medium bodied and nicely carbonated leaving a nice feeling on the tastebuds. A well crafted tripel that is just a basic tripel and quite satisfying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (1528) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - JUN 29, 2012
Nice medium-bodied and creamy, but dry, very dry "sainson"ized tripel - quite traditional really. Found all floral/hoppy notes secondary to its all-pervasive tripleness. Luckily no caramel malts, tastes very healhy/bio/artisanal (= good, no Leffe).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tinybears (69) - BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2012
Golden color with creamy head which disappears quickly. Aroma of hop, floral, citrus. Sweet taste with light bitterness. Actually quit heavy for its smell, but a typical triple. Aftertaste could be better. Comes in nice paper wrapped bottle. Also nice as a gift.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ocean82 (81) - Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Poured into goblet. Hazy dark yellow almost orangish color with a minuscule head. Smells slightly sour with hints of grass and pear. Floral flavors with light grassiness and a sour fruitiness. Not overly complex. Very carbonated with a sour dry finish. Westmalle Tripel is preferred, but this really isn't my style of beer. --- Cheers

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - JUN 18, 2012
Un’altra ottima tripla bevuta di recente, leggermente più amare delle altre triple e con sentori abbastanza pronunciati di limone sia nell’aroma che nel gusto!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (1529) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Draft at Farmers Cabinet. Light golden pour with minimal head. Aroma is a fragment sour. Tastes sour as well but with a big wildflower honey flavor. Nice clean citric sour. Minimal funk. Juicy light fruit flavors. Lemon. Apricot. Tangerine. Nicely blended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_TBone (168) - Hollywood, California, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Dug it - Big fruity nose with a yeasty punch. Didn’t get the typical spiciness (from lack of spice and possibly yeast?) but had some nice musty, pear, and a touch of grassy/earthy hops. Great drinker, dried out nicely, light malt undertones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (1856) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 14, 2012
This rating is for Glazen Toren Zymatore Ondineke. Part of the barrel aging Zymatore project, this beer was aged by the importer/distributor (United) in barrels from late harvest zinfandel. On tap at Pizza Paradiso in Georgetown, Washington, DC. Clear, but with a pale haze, pale straw color with a small head and excellent lacing. Aroma sour, yeast, citrus and light malt. Taste similar. Quite sour with a balancing sweetness. Medium/light body and mild carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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