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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 !


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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pcd1956 (19) - Purmerend, - APR 14, 2013
chocolate, coffee, black, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, thin feel, flat,


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
mikske79 (1242) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (1742) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (2293) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tayeth (225) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
gueuze (357) - - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2186) - NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2014
Tasty Belgian dark beer. Yeasty and malty body, with some nice fruits and herbs. Good example of a Belgian microbrewer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (575) - 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 ...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle @ Café Frape. Pours a dark clear brown beer with a small tanned head on top. Never seen a tripel this dark before. Looks great in the glass Aroma is malty, caramel, licorice, touch of yeast and booze. Flavor is very fruity with ripe plums, apples and cherries. Sweet and slight boozy. Creamy, full mouthfeel. Nice to have a tripel which is not overly yeasty like many other examples. Nice one!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3795) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2013
33 cl. bottle @ home. Procured from Willems. No BBF. A dark triple? Nice, something different from a lot of those dull & bland beers. Pours very dark brown, hint black, touch ruby, nearly gone tanned head. Smell is sticky liquorish, touch molasses, roasted malts, sweet, touch dark fruits like prunes jam, sticky, hint roast. Tastes of liquorish, roasted malts, light syrup, touch syrupy de Liège, caramelized apples, dark fruits jam, raisins, prunes, coffee, bitter roast,… Body of a light stout. Very nice stuff, one of the better triples I have had & way better than that other beer from Hoegaarden is these days.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (1786) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 7, 2013
330 ml bottle. Pours black with medium foamy white head. Aromas of dark fruit and liquorice. Flavours of burnt malts, coffee grounds, and bitter dark chocolate. Very dry. Not a triple in the standard sense. More like a dry stout.


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