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RATINGS: 402   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (3598) - Shropshire, - NOV 5, 2012
20 Oct 2012: beautiful sunny day in the Dutch tourist town of Valkenburg. We sat on some random bar terrace and the beer menu had this on it. 33cl Bottle, best before the end of July 2013: poured into a Grimbergen chalice. Good clean golden looks: full white crown at first, soon a wisp and collar. Floral hop nose with mild fruit hints and some yeast esters. The taste is an OK blend of those floral hops and some hidden malt semi-sweetness. The alcohol and yeast also play a part in ensuring this is one of brand Grimbergen’s better beers. Body depth isn’t too deep, but it does fine if you consider this as a light bodied Triple. Just above Mr Average.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (873) - BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2014
Tasted in its regular form and in the limited 75 cl-edition with cork which was marketed as Grimbergen Speciale Tripel / Spéciale Triple 2005 Limited Edition, which was the same beer. Creamy, yellowish white, sticky head, colour orange blonde, clear. Fruity aroma, apple, pineapple, orange, caramel, corn, iron, honey, vanilla, hay, sweet white wine. Sweet orangey and honeyish basic taste, smooth, artificial, light grassy hops in the finish but not nearly enough to balance out the cloying sweetness and alcoholic too, with a somewhat wry effect. Too sweet and too bland.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VDuquerroux (263) - Airvault, FRANCE - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A clear dark golden beer with many small bubbles. Huge white head. Good retention. Aroma of herbs, caramel, spices, fruit. Medium sugary sweet with a warming note. Light bitter. Medium body, silky texture, medium carbonation, lasting sweet finish. Overall, a really good spicy "triple", nice balance.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikske79 (1096) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 8, 2014
Een tripel zoals een tripel hoort te zijn. Geen absolute topper, maar wel een goeie tripel

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
theDude0815 (10) - Hesse, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2014
Golden color with white foamy head, odor slightly fruity, Tastes very sweet, kind of bread, you can taste the yeast and some fruit, Average carbonation. Overalls still a good triple beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Daanminator (76) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2014
Wat een heerlijke tripel. Mooie flinke schuimlaag, zacht mondgevoel en een bloemige afdronk.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franksv6 (113) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2014 Blond beer with a good white head. High carbonation. Taste is cremy, fruity, sweet. Typical belgian triple.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yy0pp (491) - - JUN 26, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2014 Bottle 33cl. Klub malých pivovarů. Pours a light hazy yellow colour with a thin white head. Aroma is malt and fruity yeast.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
StuartC (28) - Lochgilphead, Argyll, SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle from Fyne Wines, Argyll. Burnished lemon-gold colour with a good solid long-lasting head. Deliciously sweet-ish tropical fruit-salad aromas; prominent flavours of white pepper, melon and lychee initially dominate palate but eventually soften to reveal notes of stewed pears and honeycomb. I should write more, but frankly I enjoyed this beer too much to concentrate on writing! Easy drinking, but at 9%abv is almost too dangerous for everyday...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dreamer (69) - PORTUGAL - MAY 1, 2014
Golden color, initial good head. Full body, rounded and creamy, nice carbonation. Quite malty, sweet and bread. Aftertaste is abrupt, sweet and spicy.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
corkyrory66 (547) - BELGIUM - APR 26, 2014
Triple de 9 % abv d’une abbaye reconnue de 1128, ceci mérite l’examen. Le problème, c’est Alken Maes, Kronenbourg, Carlsberg … cela sonne (sans jeu de mots) moins bien... Mais on fera avec. Gaz énorme au décapsulage, on a fait tourner la machine … Il est vrai qu’elles sont grosses les machines dans l’industrie ... Couleur doré moyen brillant. Clarté pure, nette. Bulles par centaines partout, bien denses. Mousse épaisse blanche avec des cratères en haut, mais je soupçonne fortement la présence de stabilisateurs … Arômes de froment, malt, levure et une pointe citronnée. 1ère bouche douce sur des fruits blancs mûrs. Arrière-bouches avec un peu de céréales, et une pointe de menthe. Elle est longue. 2ème sur de l’abricot jeune, fraise espagnole, levure et une pointe d’agrumes. 3ème avec du gingembre, girofle, houblon amer, malt clair. La longueur est belle mais un peu aqueuse. La levure est délicate, soft, sans vraie nuance. L’alcool fait un travail correct, mais un peu chimique. La finale ne relève rien, très linéaire. CONCLUSION : cela sent la bière de grosse fabrication à plein nez, mais ce n’est pas vraiment banal. On dira correct, avec toutes les précautions d’usage sur une extrême carbonation, l’usage plus que probable d’agents stabilisants, et un goût très linéaire.


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