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

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RATINGS: 1735   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
Golden beer with a characteristically fresh bouquet and sweet after-taste.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - MAY 18, 2004
BBD 11/2005. 33cl. I remember trying this one in Belgium, and was not struck by it, too much alcohol and not enough good flavor says my notes. Stateside: Gushed a bit, and poured with lots of yeast adrift. Bronze colored, had to force the head a bit, decent lace. Yeasty aroma, not getting malt or hops in the nose, smells a bit metallic or oxidized. Decent flavor, but rather short and simple with an alcoholic heat at the end(which I don’t like much). Not bitter, but it burns and lingers. Besides the alcohol it would drink well(on the light side). Just not that interesting and at 10%ABV I’d hope to be overrun with complexity. I’d rather have a Duvel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2004
A friend brought this back from belgium for me and another buddy to try. I have not had it since, but it left an impression on me. Pours golden yellow with strong floral aroma. Yeasty and clean smelling. Large foamy head. Flavor is complex. Robust and delicious. Bananas, fruit, spices, citrus, tartness and did I mention yeast? This is a great tripel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrianO (138) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2004
Yellow/golden in color with good head retention. Aroma is malty with a hint of spice and yeast. Sweet flavor with a crisp finish. Pretty tasty triple.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5570) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2004 No date on the cork on this one but the Best By Date is 16 01 06. Cloudy amber with splashes of red. Medium foamy white head. Aroma is spice, yeast, malt, fruit and candy sugar. Some flowery notes as well. Some citrus towards the end. There is an above average carbonation feeling to the palate. Finish is slightly dry. Good stuff!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Clear gold, big poofy head. Nose spicy, slightly metallic, mildly bready. Flavor is somewhat citrusy, mostly orange. Lots of candy sugars. Continues with the metallic notes, not really that pleasant. Yeasty and a bit lemony. Really don’t like the metallic flavor on this one. May have to rerate later, as I may have gotten a less than spectacular bottle.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beermaniac (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2004
Aroma: No hop aroma, esters apparent. Metallic aroma present that fades. Malty aroma comes through more once the beer has warmed a little. Appearance: Slight cloudiness. Light orange color. Decent head retention with persistent lacing. Flavor: Spicy Belgian yeast notes apparent with malty flavor in the background. No hop flavor, but flavor is very complex with different taste sensations noted after each sip. Hints of berries evident and pleasing to the palate once beer warms a bit. Candi sugar sweetness noted in the finish. Mouthfeel: Well balanced mouthfeel, with 10% alcohol well hidden. The alcohol becomes a little more noticeable as it warms but it still adds a nice warmth and is not overpowering. Thickness in the mouth is medium/high. Overall: Rather complex and well-made beer that I would have again in heartbeat. Very drinkable despite high alcohol level as it is well hidden. Very good example of the style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5523) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2011 This is a solid tripel that for some reason I tend to forget about. +++Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle this beer pours a cloudy golden-apricot color with a large white head that produces excellent lacing. There is a sweet, fruity aroma with lingering tangy sugar. There is a yeasty tang to the flavor with some light citrusy sweetness and a strong table sugar element.The finish is a bit sharp and is long with tangy malts, ripe fruits and sugar. Fairly full bodied. A bit boozy. I have had this on draft as well and found the draft to be very unremarkable. Well done.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fomentateur (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2004
Belgian Triples in general are my favorite style of beer. The Maredsous 10 is a classic example of the style reflecting it's own unique house character. Upon smelling the beer I can close my eyes and feel like I am standing outside of the Moortgat brewery breathing in the fresh country air. The beer taste as fresh as the soft well water used to brew it, with the ever so pleasant suble malt flavors, a slight fruity sweetness, and golden color all mask the boisterous 10% alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - APR 5, 2004
This tripel starts out mostly spicy, with the very carbonated and expansive mouthfeel breaking up the sweetness, but when the spiciness and carbonation relax, the beer finishes on a moderately sweet note in flavor and on the palate; The aroma is lightly spicy; Dark golden color and quite clear; White head is somewhat creamy and is fed by a steady supply of carbonation bubbles, so retention is good, and extensive lacing completely covers the inside of the glass

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 4, 2004
The beer pours with a head akin to an icecream float which disssipates after a few minutes. The aroma has a hint of lemon. The taste is a mix of orange with some lemon and has a slight astrigence to it.


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