Brewed by Nieuwhuys
Style: Abbey Tripel
Hoegaarden, Belgium


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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Very dark beer almost black, from this new brewery at the little famous place called Hoegaarden !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JefVerstraete (2920) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - OCT 4, 2012
Tap @ M-café, Leuven. Dark brown, medium carbonation. Sweet and bitter. Chocolate and dark fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15537) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2012
Bottle @ Willems Grobbendonk, Belgium. Pours dark brown with a creamy head and lacings. Nose has lots of sweet malts. Honey, caramel, nuts, bubblegum, fruit and a bit of yeast. Full bodied. Sweet fruity flavor with dark fruit, plum, liquorice, bubblegum and a bit of yeast. Smooth. A bit of warmth. Quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
Bottle at Bier Circus, Bruxelles
The color is very dark, almost black; it has a compact beige head. There is aroma of dark malts, but it’s also fruity (apples). Good body strength, with round and smooth mouthfeel; strong flavor of dark caramel, some roasted malts and liquorice; it has just a medium-low residual sweetness; correct bitterness; in the final there is some alcohol perception.
Solid brew, well brewed, but too much liquorice for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (14108) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2012
33cl bottle @ home shared with Thompson. Very dark brown color, hazy, yeast particles in it, beige head. Smell malts, sweetness. Taste malts, lightly sweet-bitter, a bit hay and grassy. Medium carbo, medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thompson (615) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (8069) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (6516) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abio (1859) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (12080) - 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.

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