Brewed by Van Den Bossche
Style: Abbey Tripel
St. Lievens-Esse/Herzele, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Water, malt, hops, yeast, refermentation sugar.

Brodie's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - SEP 29, 2006
Bottle from MJ Rare Beer Club. Fruity aroma - lots of orange with underlying plum, melon, and floral notes. Light peppery and earthy yeast character, gently honey sweetness. Orange-golden color, good clarity, huge pillowy white head. Lightly sweet up front, biscuity malt, mild fruit and floral flavors. Finishes decidedly dry with a subtle spiciness, with just a touch of bitterness lingering on the palate. Medium body with high carbonation, typical for a tripel, noticable alcohol warmth in the chest. I think this is a drinkable but interesting (and underrated) tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Calisky (862) - ALSACE, FRANCE - OCT 17, 2014
Couleur légère brune et trouble, forte mousse blanche, un peu de dépots. Bon nez fruité, fruits jaunes, malt et notes florales. Gout malté fruité levures belges, notes vieux fruits et fruits noirs, fin de bouche eau de mer et épices. Pas trop mal

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (1457) - Ghent, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle. Blond/golden colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Sweet and spicy with notes of banana. Decent tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
langeveld12 (238) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2014
Average frothy white head. Body is hazy orange yellow, sparkles are visible. Aroma's of cookie, banana, vanilla, lime, orange, spices, grape and apple. Flavor is light acidic, then light acidic and sweet and faint bitter, which gets a bit stronger in the finish. Body is thin to medium with creamy texture and quite soft carbonation. An ordinary tripel, not bad, not exceptional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zymurgeist2 (1053) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Out of a bottle. Hazy yellow with a full white head. Spiciness on both aroma and flavor. Some fresh cut meadow on aroma. Medium thin mouthfeel. Slight alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikske79 (1246) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 11, 2014
Een gewone tripel zoals er veel zijn, niet slecht, maar er had meer smaak aan mogen zijn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11238) - DENMARK - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle, 8% Slightly hazy deep golden with big off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, yeast, hop, spices and orange peel. Flavour is malt, fruit, hop, medium sweet, yeast, spices, orange peel, little floral hop and medium bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6136) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle. Fairly typical Belgian Tripel. Fruity,, dry mouth feel. No extra hops to make it blossom.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (2339) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle 330 ml at home, poured into a tulip glass. ABV 8% Deep golden orange colour on the body, clear, with a tall and thick white head. Very good retention, it leaves heavy lacing on the glass. Aroma is heavy on peaches. sugar, yeast, with some funk character in it. Taste is fruity with peaches and some apricot, sugar, well hidden alcohol,some grape-y notes on the finish, simple but very drinkable. Medium thin body, average carbonation. A good one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Renobob (665) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAY 11, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Très typée belge triple. L'alcool, grain au goût. Classique sans autre intérêt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
GoufCustom (843) - HONG KONG - MAY 3, 2014

330 ml bottle bought at Belgian Beer International in Tsuen Wan.

Translucent dull amber honey colour with no yeast sediments; Three-quarter finger head and crumpety off-white foam which lasts for 1 minute; Excellent sticky lacing with active carbonation; Very fragrant sweet aroma of malt which can be smelt as soon as it was popped, with strong candied pineapple, banana, vanilla, sugar, light caramel, bubblegum, light phenolic, strong Bel yeast, very light alcohol and light cinnamon; Strong sweet taste of malt, with canned pineapple, sugar, light alcohol, cream soda, light phenolic, strong Bel yeast, spices, light lemon and very light grassy hops; Mid to light body. Slick and fairly creamy palate; Mouth feel is fair maltyness, very sweet and full of candied / canned pineapple with matching boozy touch. Creamy palate as in cream soda. Very strong Bel yeast, light phenolic. Sounds cloying but it isn’t, the canned pineapple actually tastes pretty good... Hoppiness is no nose, and very light lemon and faint grass in taste. Fairly low bitterness for a long sweet-bitter finish; Slightly dry after taste. Very easy and sweet boozy to mouth.

Comments: This one has a very sweet but also pleasing candy pineapple aroma and taste, which I enjoy it as I always believe a good Tripel should have matching sweetness. The malt and hops are thin, and its colour and head retention left a lot to be desired. Still, it’s very good but not great, and recommendable if you love sweet Tripel!

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