Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abbey Tripel
Kuringen-Hasselt, Belgium


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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Herb beer with positive taste evolution due to refermentation on the bottle. Spiced with garlic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Pours a clear golden-orange color, darker than most tripels. Medium white head with good retention and lacing. High carbonation was very apparent with the amount of small bubbles in the beer. Aroma is yeast, floral hops and coriander. Flavor is similar--crisp sweetness from crystal malt to go along with the yeasty and floral notes. Medium bodied, high carbonation. Masks the alcohol well. Not the greatest tripel I’ve ever had but a very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Vogel (55) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013
On tap at Take One, Maastricht. Good colour, decent head with so-so retention. Lovely yeasty aroma and a well-balanced bitterness all around. Alcohol is not hidden – and that’s not a bad thing! The beer develops little complexity with some spicy notes. Yet, the bitterness remains dominant. Nice aftertaste. Overall a lovely tripel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mutz (814) - NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2013
Ziet er goed uit, mooie plakkerige kraag. Weinig aroma, smaakt vrij zoet, wat fruit in de nasmaak, weinig koolzuur en een wat vlak mondgevoel. Dit is geen gedenkwaardige tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5432) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Hazy golden coloured body with a bright copper coloured glow, a thin one centimetre tall off-white head and a zillion super small bubbles really slowly rising to the top. Aroma of yeast, more yeast and bread, a bit of curacao, some caster sugar, a hint of alcohol and some fruits. Medium-bodied; Assertive effervescence, a lot of oranges and curacao, some raisin sweetness, a good alcohol bite and a noticeable alcohol burn at the end. Aftertaste shows some complexity, but largely focused on the wheat, yeast, alcohol and citrus notes. Overall, a decent trip, but nothing compared to some other belgies and of course, some more accessible beers here stateside. Still nice to try of course, but if I knew about this prior to buying the beer, I would have packed something else in my suitcase. I sampled this 33 cL stubby bottle purchased from Beer Mania in Bruxelles, Belgium on 30-June-2012 for €2,99 sampled at home in Washington on the other side of the pond on 07-March-2013, with a date on the bottle of 13-January-2013.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (4301) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2013
330 ml stubby bottle, poured into a tulop glass. ABV 8% Deep orange copper colour, just a tiny bit hazy. On top sits a big head, three fingers tall, soapy and white in colour. Good retention and nice lacing left around the glass. Hoppy aroma, with alcohol notes, a bit fruity and yeasty. Quite nice. Bitter taste, with nice fruity notes entering just when the bitterness starts to overwhelm the beer, making it a well balanced beer. Aftertaste is definitely bitter though with a long finish. Medium to full body, good carbonation. Nice tripel, I wouldn’t say no to a bit more bitterness though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bontus (739) - Flanders, BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle as a gift, 33cl. Pours dark orange, bit murky. Spicy sweet nose, fruity esters also. Sweet balanced tripel. Will work on any crowd.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Steupy (5) - Landegem, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2013 does not count
Heerlijk, kruidig biertje. Beetje bitter, maar dat weet ik zeker te appreciëren. smaakt naar meer, maar ’k had er maar eentje in de kelder

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (7578) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2012
26/X/2012 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ Klaas’ place - BB: 14/VI/14 (2012-1180)

Clear yellow to light orange beer, small aery white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: bit sweet, sugary, spices, bit cheesy, grass and herbs. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet start, bit sugary, citrus, bit dusty, alcohol is clearly noticeable, bitter hops, grassy. Aftertaste: some citrus, hops, bitter, little sweet. I remember in the past I was able to detect chives, but not this time. Wonder if it’s still brewed with garlic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShivanDragon (2929) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2012 Droog mondgevoel. Balans tussen zoetigheid, bitterheid en kruidigheid. Gebrouwen met biologische Poperingse hop, ongeraffineerde rietsuiker en een kleine hoeveelheid knoflook.
smaak is in het begin zacht met een vervelende bittere smaak, welke verder in het biertje wat minder wordt, echter blijft in de na/afdronk weer terugkomen.
niet mijn favoriet

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (5275) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Pours hazy gold into a tulip. White head with good retention recedes leaving spot lacing to crater surface. Sweet caramel and vegetal aromas. Soft and thin with caramel upfront turning mildly pepper before the lasting toasted malt finish.

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