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Brewed by Nieuwhuys
Style: Abbey Tripel
Hoegaarden, Belgium

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RATINGS: 85   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 !


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thompson (340) - - JUN 12, 2012
Small foamy light beige head. Dark colour wirh nice red glow. Smells grassy fresh morning air with fruits. taste also has something of fruits. Not bad at all. Very fresh taste would be very taste on a hot afternoon. drank in el benzai casa.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (5900) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 31, 2012
33 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu. Rated on 30.03.2011
Aroma is sweet and malty with hints of toffee. Flavour has sweet malt with caramel and candy sugar. A bit harsh finish. A Belgian strong with elements from bock beers, does not feel like a tripel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (5579) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle (33 cl) from Beerplanet.be. Clear deep reddish brown (tripel, really??) with medium brief beige head. A bit sharp roasted aroma with some ash tray notes, some dark chocolate and dried fruits as well. Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness. An interesting belgo style porter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomTrogh (17) - BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2012
Erg donkerbruin met snel verdwijnend schuim; geur van kers en peer die fruitiger is dan de smaak - die geeft koffie, donkere chocolade en gebrande mout en valt een stuk zwaarder; in de nasmaak breekt de stout helemaal door. Erg lekker bij zoet fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abio (1628) - Waasland, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2011
Dark brown beer. Head is ok, should just hold a bit longer. Chocolate, malts and spices. Pretty decent, and a good mouthfeel. Alcohol is present a bit to much. Decent dry eathyness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11209) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Willems, Grobbendonk.
Light hazy redish black with a medium, firm, frothy, beige head. Aroma has light roasted malts, hazelnuts, plums, light vinious, a touch of liqourice. Highish carbonation, light creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good heavy sugary sweetness at first, then lots of roasted malts, chocolate, light liqourice. Lingering vinious and malty bitter finish. Very well-balanced beer. But not a tripel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerWatcher (10) - Arlon, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2011
Alpaïde 33cl bottle from www.belgianbeerstation.com. This ale has got a very beautiful and warm red brown color. The liquid is very clear and has a nice carbonation. The head is thick, beige, bubbly and stable. The aroma is sweet with roasted malts as the first thing that comes up. Chocolate touch. The mouthfeel is quite syrupy. First taste is sweetness but it is quickly overtaken by roasted malts and bitterness. Liquorice ! The finish is very long, excellent. Alcohol is clearly presentl. This is a complex and wonderful beer with a very warming character. Brewery Nieuwhuys from Hoegaarden is maybe small but this beer is top class !

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lasupercazzola (2) - ITALY - DEC 8, 2011 does not count
very local production from Hoogaarden, BE. Only available in few bars in the neighbourhood. Tasted in Leuven at M-cafe

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
diabel (1608) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2011
Deep mahoney to black body. Creamy, lightly brown head. Aroma of caramalts and strong coffee/chocolate malts. Well balanced and complex aroma. Moderately bitter, moderately sweet flavour. Well balanced, nice complexity in the flavour as well. Nice and warming.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MPA (828) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - SEP 10, 2011
Bottle: Chocolate and dark fruit i aroma. Sweet chocolate flavour of chocolate with dark fruit and alcohol warmth.


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