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La Triple des 3 Brasseurs

Brewed by Les 3 Brasseurs
Style: Abbey Tripel
Lille, France


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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Brassée sur placen houblonnée à cru, refermentée une 3e fois en bouteille.
The French bottled version is brewed according to the Les 3 Brasseurs recipe by Brasserie Saint-Germain.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bamsen78 (3710) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle @ the brewpub in Reims. Pours very slightly hazy amber with airy but stable off-white head. Clear aroma of yeast and malt, with notes of fruit. Sweetish, estery flavour with citric notes and touches of hops and fruit. High carbonation. Boozy; feels like more than the ABV stated on the label. Estery aftertaste with notes of malt. Drinkable but boring and non-memorable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
erickok (4005) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - APR 22, 2014
Yellow to light golden body and white head. Simple and dusty pilsner malts, white sugar, not clean yet also not very rustic. Yeast in the bottle lifts this but it doesn’t hide the inherit boring beer underneath. (33cl bottle brought at the brewery in Orléans)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8281) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Oranges, doughy yeast and alcohol are led by fierce bubbling to a moderate spicy hop bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam settles atop the translucent amber.
-The finish is a bit uninspiring. More bready, some alcohol, some vaguely spicy hoppiness.
-The nose is nicely hoppy, but the hop flavor and finish are quite vague. Nothing bright is happening on that front.
-If I were in France, I’d be happy to find a beer like this. But with Dominus Vobiscum Triple, Fin du Monde, Dunham XXX, etc. available here in Quebec, there is no need for me to seek out this 3 Brasseurs Tripel.
-This is not a bad beer at all; there are simply many more compelling examples of the style in this province.


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GonZoBeeR (2966) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2013
Aroma:grainy malt,spicy... Appearance:light hazy amber,mega huge head... Flavor:light citurs,spicy,cereal-grainy malt....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (3215) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2013
Swing-top bottle - 750ml. Beautiful cloudy golden/orange body with a huge white foamy head. Decent malty/hoppy aroma with grainy and lime hints. Taste is well balanced. It carries citrusy, grainy, yeasty, and candy notes. Ends with a good, warming bittersweet finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (3377) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
Swing-top de 750ml. Gusher orange avec une épaisse mousse beige collante. Le résultat en fait une bière trouble et opaque. Une nez de houblon vert. Une bouche passablement légère avec des notes de houblons verts. Une touche d’amertume agréable avec une finale un peu sucrée à en juger mes pieds collants dans me gougounes. Il y a de pire Triple au Québec. 6+

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (4775) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2013
A little unbalanced with astringency and more bitter than typical triples. Florals, sweet malt. Pours cloudy blonde with fizzy head and good lacing. Soft carbonation, bitter finish. Not bad for the brewery - better than most of their stuff. Bottle from Yonge-Dundas location.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2501) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2013
Swingtop bottle from the Ottawa brewpub. Looks like they fill them there when you order, as it takes a while to get it and it does not do any kind of pop when opened. Dry-hopping written on label (and Non-pasterized). Smells quite hoppy with grassy notes. Hints of fruity malt eventually comes out with citrus. Almost smells like laundry after a while. Hazy golden-amber colour with a creamy off-white head, great retention and wavy lacing. The taste is not as hoppy as the nose. Fruity malts with the hop kicking a bit later, but goes on, more and more. Medium-bodied with a mild dry finish. Probably the hoppiest Tripel I have ever had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joebudzjoe (667) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Draft @ the Brewery in St. Catherine @ Montreal. Not a great tripel, but certainly enjoyable. This has the tight bubbles found in great tripels but it lacks the champagne quality. Muddled malty body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lesifflebiere (1383) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
Une tempête de bulles dans mon verre, après qu’elle ait explosé hors de la bouteille à l’ouverture. Après avoir tout nettoyé, je peux enfin l’observer : couleur dorée tirant sur le ambré, elle est mince, et dévoile des effluves de pain, de pommes et de pêches. Bien sèche en bouche, elle libère une amertume intéressante, un peu surprenante même. Presque boisée, un peu sucrée mais pas trop, elle fait presque penser à une IPA belge. Savoureuse, réussie, c’est sans doute l’une des meilleures de 3B. Dommage qu’elle soit bien trop pétillante.

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