Brewed by Duvel Moortgat
Style: Abbey Tripel
Breendonk-Puurs, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1769   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Bottle conditioned.
Golden beer with a characteristically fresh bouquet and sweet after-taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
theodor (12) - Son en Breugel, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2006
A yellow/orange beer with a small hase. The aroma is a bit yeasty bud nice. The alcohol comes out quite strong. It has a strong and rich taste. The head is very white. Strong carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2006
From a 750 ml, corked & caged bottle(that cork was a real bitch to get out!)... Appears a transparent gold with faint haziness and tons of carbonation bubbles racing to the top of the dense, 3 finger, white head. Lots of webbing is left around the glass. Smell is of mildly doughy, caramel, candi sugar, apricots, citrus, herbal, & earthy notes, with perhaps of touch of banana deep in the background. Taste is sweet of melted caramel, apricot reduction, sugar, pepper, and a decent malty quality that has flashes of the citrusy hops. Mouthfeel is of a medium bodied yet slightly chewy, sugary, cookie and spiced liquid treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2006
From 750. Pours a murky golden orange with off white head. Nose is light fruits, apricot, yeasty and a little candy like. Flavor follows with a little alcohol in the back. Some off flavors like cardboard hold this one back a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (8000) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 13, 2006
75cl bottle. This blonde ale poured with a lacy white head, most of which dissipated rather quickly. There is a floral malty aroma. The flavor is very yeasty and carbonated with a flat bitter finish. It is a complex beer with variable and interesting tastes, such as caramel, and citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3426) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2006
Brown bottle, 33 cl, best before date 05 2006; eye: burnt orange with amber reflections, nice beige head made up of small bubbles, nice effervescence, lots of suspended yeast, lightly hazy, lacing; nose: yeast, head diminishes odours quite a lot, citrusy, caramelized malt, clove; mouth: sugar, alcohol, caramel, finale in bitterness with a hint of alcohol but finale changes pretty much with every sip, creamy texture, mildly sweet and bitter, medium body, lightly carbonated; overall: ok FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 33 cl, meilleure avant 05 2006; oeil : orange brûlée avec des reflets ambrés, belle mousse beige formée de petites bulles, belle effervescence, pas mal de matières en suspension, légèrement voilée, opaque, dentelle; nez : levure, mousse atténue beaucoup les odeurs, citrique, malt caramélisé, clou de girofle; bouche : sucre, alcool, caramel, finale tout en amertume avec une pointe d’alcool, texture crémeuse, moyennement sucrée et amère, corps moyen, légèrement carbonatée; en résumé : bien

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Augustijn55 (82) - Izegem, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2006
Bottle, 33 cl. Amber-orange color. White head. Sweet, with fruit notes, little bitter. Tatse is very alcohol. To much. Personally i like the blond 6° more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - OCT 1, 2006
Very cloudy, yellowish orange body. Head is of white bubbles and lasts for about 30 seconds. Smells of yeast and coriander, clove spice and acid hops. Taste is strong and full, with thick malt, citrus tang, apple cinnamon, lemon and grapes. Really fine flavors. Big alcohol. Even though there wasn’t much of a head, body still looks luscious, with bubbles continually rising and putting on a good show.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - SEP 29, 2006
Clear floral citrus aroma. Orange hazy appearance. Light sweetness up front with a very bitter finish. Medium body with a thick mouthfeel. Creamy and lively. Bitter long lasting finish. Alcohol is very present in the taste. Very delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gladstone (23) - NORWAY - SEP 29, 2006
Sweet compared to the high alcohol. Malty, fruity and bitterness in the end. very good

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2006
I used to think I liked this beer, but now I don’t think it’s all that pleasing. Anyway, it pours a pretty deep gold color, with a good sized head, even pouring slow. Aroma was tough for me to detect, all I was able to notice (at that time anyway) was a bit of yeast. Taste is sweet upfront with caramel malt flavors and fruitiness competing for your attention. However, the sweet qualities in this beer simply don’t mesh well with the other flavors (and I usually like very sweet beers). The finish is equally conflicted, with a bitterness that doesn’t seem hop-related at all. It’s like it became kind of astringent when it hit my throat. Carbonation was pretty high, and the beer was neither thick, nor thin. This just didn’t do it for me now, maybe some other point in time.

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