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Brewed by Les Brasseurs du Temps
Style: Abbey Tripel
Gatineau, Canada

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2012
Cloudy yellow. Some phenols a bit like paint thinner on the nose. Spicy but very sugary sweet. Has some yeast character but also a very thick, sticky palate entirelt inconsistent w the classic examples of the style.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9868) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2009
A hazy golden orange ale with a thin white head. In aroma, nice orange pulp, with light white pepper notes, coriander, curacao, classy. In mouth, a very sweet citrussy candy sugar with light orange peels, a bit of coriander, a bit too sweet for me. Rich and warming. On tap at brewpub, August 7 2009.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8527) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2010
Enjoyed on tap at the BDT brewpub. Above average mouthfee, caramel apparent. Lacey, yeasty Hits the style and middling for the style.Drinkable if you are having only one or two beers, as the sweetness, yeastiness, is filling.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2009
My Bottom Line:
This highly estery Tripel boasts banana and pear fruitiness atop sweet cereals and herbal, leafy hops and their bitterness. Classy and balanced, this is as idiosyncratic as it gets for the style while never falling into the depths of quirkiness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the cloudy blond.
-This is dangerously drinkable for 9%!
-Like most of Dominique’s creations, this one is not a recreation of style expectations, but rather a unique twist on it. To me, this one is a Tripel leaning towards pale Weizenbocks.
-The body is rounder than expected; I usually prefer crisper Belgian ales, but this one is full of personality, so I don’t really mind.
-Alcohol is almost a no show in the flavor profile.

On tap at the brewpub.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7764) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2009
2009-11-17. Dark yellow with a small off-white head. 3+ Pleant aroma, mild yeast and spice, fruit, muted perfume like character that is not unpleasant. 7+ Flavour is similar, fruity, light yeast, mild spice briefly becomes a bit floral, and a touch of perfume again before a bit of unexpected bitterness in the finish. 7+ Average palate borders on light but is quite smooth and seems to suit it. Intriguing. A bit different, but I liked it. On tap at the brewpub

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6386) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 19, 2010
On tap at Brewpub
Aroma golden malts , honey , alcohol , hint of hay.7-
Appearance dark gold with medium white top.3+
Flavor and Palate : full bodied. Dry alcohol noted frontally. Mid noted by golden malts, medium low carbonation. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2009
Draught. At the brewpub. Slightly hazy gold with an average creamy white head. Aroma of alcohol (fairly strong), spruce, sweet almost candyish malt, ginger, dry yeast and some grassiness. The taste was quite remarkable, a really good trippel made in Canada! - light dry grassiness, spice and tons of yeast, appropriate alcohol, and sweet but not cloying malt - all well-balanced against each other. Slick, astringent, very lively mouthfeel, the alcohol rises to the top by the end of the spicy finish - really solid, well done!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6018) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2009
Draught at the brewpub. Pours a very hazy yellow-gold with a creamy white head. Aroma’s quite nice: Yeasty with a light sugary sweetness, some alcohol, fruit and floral hops. Nice flavour follows the aroma: Yeast, light spices, alcohol, fruit and floral hops. Spicy, bitter finish. Average bodied. This has to be the best Quebec Triple I’ve tried, it’s great!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (5992) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2011
In short: A wheaty, sweet and refreshingly fruity Belgian blonde ale. Nice.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Cloudy glowing dark yellow body topped by a medium white head with good retention
In long: The highly aromatic nose is a burst of exotic fruits navigating between passion fruits, bananas, lychees and such. Taste has banana purée, lemon muffin, banana bread, exotic fruits, residual sugars, a tiny bit of ginger, timid hops presence, almost no alcohol. Something very wheaty in the muffin/bread flavors I was getting. The beer manages to be both sweet and refreshing. An interesting twist on the style, I liked it. It was a good beer to drink after we spent the day rollerblading on the Ottawa bike path, because drinking good beer is not all there is to life. Too bad though, I wish it was.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (5977) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Nice pitty peachy base, light acidity, faint earthy funky notes, and a fruity yeasty finish. Good stuff.


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