Brewed by Van Eecke
Style: Abbey Tripel
Poperinge-Watou, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 517   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimhilt (2452) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 23, 2005
Pour very slowly, thick pillowy white head that stays and leaves a good lace. Cloudy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Sweet malty nose. Starts sweet, smooth, no alcohol, finish is very mellow. It would be better to have a 500ml bottle of this. Pricey, $4.89 for a 330ml bottle from Tulley’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12109) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy orange-brown body with a large off-white head. Aroma of caramel and fruit. Similar flavor with a creamy texture and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
oh6gdx (21914) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2005
Bottled. Hazy orange colour, mediumsized white head. Hoppy fruity aroma. Bitter sourish flavour of fruit and hops. Quite boring...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (8582) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2005
Bottle. Sweet malt and apple aroma - hint of the alcohol content. Orangish tan color with small head. Sweet orange and apple flavor up front with pepper and chocolate notes ending with a fairly strong alcohol and hops finish. Alcohol content is not as well hidden as the higher quality abts but still a fairly nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2005
Light brown, small creamy head. Sweet aroma of candid sugar, almond, chocolate and alchohol. Alcoholic flavour of chocolate, cherries and almond. Cloyingly sweet and alcoholic aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
schuimkroaat (426) - Leuven, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2005
33 cl bottle, bbe June 08. Amber with an orange hue and a slight haze, weak sparkling. Frothy off-white head, not of a bad size for such a strong beer. Sweet aroma of molasses mixed with a flowery, perfumed one of hops, with a resinlike touch. Sweet, gently fruity taste with alcohol and a rather long dry, bitter and lightly peppery, even peaty finish. Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation and moderately astringent alcoholic finish. A solid brew, sadly alcohol is too pronounced. There’re better barley wines out there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2005
Hazy golden body with plentiful carbonation yet a short-lived fizzy head, this has an aroma of alcohol, sweet malt, yeast, and a dribbling of juicy sweet cherries and plums. The mouthfeel is alive with bubbles and somewhat oily. The flavor mirrors the aroma, the malt tasting more toffee-ish and the alcohol coming on strong in the finish. Nor bad, but not worth searching for.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Crit (3483) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2005
Cloudy gold ,huge thin short lived head.Apricot sweet nose.Oily and tinny, some lasting bitterness in the finish. Harsh alcohol heat. A very poor offering

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14693) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2005
Bottle. Label says Tripel Abt which confused me for a bit. Orangey gold colour, with thinnish white head. Nice hop and caramel, typical tripel nose. Slightly yeasty, bit too much carbonation then good hop tang. Extremely drying finish. But overall a nice tripel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2005
Hazy orange, golden coloured brew. Very nice and complex brew. Fruity and sweet. Definiatly a nice beer.

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