Brewed by Nieuwhuys
Style: Abbey Tripel
Hoegaarden, Belgium


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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Very dark beer almost black, from this new brewery at the little famous place called Hoegaarden !

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MonsterMagnet (546) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle, pours dark brown with an off white head. Aroma: figs, dates, candy sugar, dried apricot, roast, elderberries. Taste: liquorice, roast, dark fruit, candy sugar berries, port, chocolate. Medium sweet, light-mediun bitter, medium thin body, creamy mouthfeel. Fruity tart and chocolate finish. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
laurids (12) - - NOV 15, 2014
Heavy on dark roasted malts. But in a good way! Not too complex taste or aroma. Quite some alcohol on the aftertaste. For food pairing I propose a meaty stew or something otherwise rich in taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
storskurk (124) - DENMARK - SEP 27, 2014
Figen, mørke frugter, ristede noter men ikke kaffe. Dejlig mellow og rund. Kan godt dufte og smage at den har lagret 3 år på flaske. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
mikske79 (1302) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - JUL 31, 2014
Uitgesproken smaak, maar echt helemaal niets voor mij. Sommige mensen zullen dit zeker goed kunnen smaken, maar ik niet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (3105) - BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2014
The first beer from Nieuwhuys and very different from the witbier style we all instantly associate with the name Hoegaarden. Pale beige, firm, sticky, mousse-like head, colour a very dark brown with wine-red glow, misty. Very fruity and malty nose of banana, cacao powder, coffee liqueur, cinnamon, sweet sherry, pears, mint, candi sugar; rounded mouthfeel, dark fruits and candi sweetness, mild carbonation, a hint of orange peel, all on a firm basis of chocolate-, caramel- and nut-like maltiness, also some yeasty spiciness and a leafy bitterish hoppiness in the tail, where the somewhat cloying sweetness of the candi sugar also lingers on and some warming, wodka-like alcohol emerges, very slightly burning and in that respect not that well hidden. A bit stronger now than it was in the beginning and I have the impression they also toned down the roasted malt accent, which is no longer noticeable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (3127) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2014
Stubby 330 ml bottle, poured into a tulip glass. ABV 10% Very dark brown colour on the body, with a small but thick beige head sitting on top, good retention, medium lacing on the glass. Aroma of liquorice, light chocolate, very nice. Taste also of liquorice, roasted malts, some dark fruits, mainly plums, well hidden alcohol -it’s there but not 10% there. Moderate sweet. Medium thick body, good carbonation with a bite, sticky palate. Overall very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tayeth (485) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2014
Der Geruch ist geprägt von Schwarzbrot, Röstmalz, Sirup. Der Geschmack ist dann deutlich nach Alkohol, außerdem süß und ähnlich wie der Geruch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
gueuze (608) - - MAY 21, 2014
Karamelliger Geruch, auch nach Beeren und Pflaumen. Im Geschmack dann leider ein bisschen Hustensaft mit ekligem Nachgeschmack. Schade, gerochen hat es sehr gut.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2788) - NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2014
Tasty Belgian dark beer. Yeasty and malty body, with some nice fruits and herbs. Good example of a Belgian microbrewer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (856) - BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2014
Cette bière de 10 % abv est caractérisée par le brasseur comme une triple noire. Etiquette noire aussi, bière noire, et bouchon noir avec une date limite en fin 2016... Nous ne sommes par en retard … La bière étant rousse en transparence nous permet de voir des centaines de fines bulles partout. La mousse beige nappe le breuvage avec une tenue bien crémeuse. Les arômes de malt divers : blé, froment, avoine, sont accompagnés de houblon, pruneau, poire et prune. 1ère bouche au volume très doux, souple, sur du café extra fin. Arrière-bouche maltée. 2ème sur des fruits noirs, cassis très fin, pointe de vin tannique. 3ème d’une grande ampleur sur du malt et des fruits mûrs, du café, du chocolat noir. Arrière-bouche très longue, riche, complexe. La longueur présente un grand début liquoreux, puis on passe au vineux du meilleur cru. La levure est belle, structurée et très adaptée au genre. L’alcool est très bien dosé, progressif à la dose parfaite sur la longueur. La finale est très belle, et passe en revue l’ensemble. CONCLUSION : bière de superbe composition, sans reproche et d’un talent fou, brassée à Hoegaarden, mais c’est une pure coïncidence, et ce n’est pas dans un grand local ...

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