Brewed by Nieuwhuys
Style: Abbey Tripel
Hoegaarden, Belgium


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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10007) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2008
Bottle. Deep dark brown color, little chunks of yeast. Roasted malt in the aroma. Malty, roasty flavor with vanilla and pear. Soft creamy, roasty bitter aftertaste. Very pleasant beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2008
Bottle 33cl.
Clear light to medium red brown color with a large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, prune, raisin, date, licorice notes, alcohol notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. (010808)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (4618) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2008
Bottle @ KBF in Geel. Darkbrown/black appearance, beige head. Aroma is soft and sweet, liquorice, slightly roasted, chocolate. Reminded me of Floreffe Meilleure. Flavour is chocolate, alcohol, roasted malts, slightly bitter, soft and sweet, liquorice. Medium bodied. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2008
Bottle at chris_o’s pre banter banter. Alround rating: Overly sweet caramalt, candy sugar, belgian yeasty, overly sweet. I then go on to say how teabagging a hamster is quite like teabagging pat?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5333) - ITALY - AUG 29, 2008
scura buona schouma discreta persistenza note fruttate tostate anche un po di luppolo ma nache dolce tostatura leggero cioccolato caffe liquirizia una piccola nota speziata abbastanza morbida il tostato prevale anche il lupolo è buono

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5382) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2008
33cl, exclusive brewery, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex, balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew, but not a topper

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2008
330ml bottle bought from Willems, Grobbendonk. No best before date apparent. Mid red/brown colour with some floaters. Rich caramel aroma with some volatile alcoholic notes. Fairly fruity flavour, some nutty elements, again with noticeable boozy character. More chewy caramel. There are not too many Barley Wines from Belgium so I was interested to try this one. However, I didn’t really discern much to distinguish it from a Belgian Strong Ale and I found the alcohol a touch hot and intrusive for my taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2008
A Mes rate: Bottle at Chris O’s.
Dark amber brown with a reasonable off white head. Heavy alcohol and caramel aroma that Pat called ’quite brutal’ and he was right. Thick soy, liquorice and caramel flavour. Pretty rough and rugged if you ask me. I can’t see what the fuss is about.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5043) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2008
Bottled. Dark brown color. Aroma of dark fruit, malt, slight roasted. Slight bitter and roasted taste. Decent beer, but not a barley wine I would say.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (10902) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Tap at Delirium Tap House. Dark brown with a beige/tan head. Light floral aroma over roasted malt. Dark roasted malt. A little floral hop. Just a tad sour. A little coffee and some heat develop with time. Its a very good beer, just not what I am looking for at the moment. Could pass for a stout I suppose.

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