Brewed by Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Abbey Tripel
Grimstad, Norway


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RATINGS: 491   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
21°P, 35 IBU.
Ingredients: Malted barley, wheat, malted wheat, sugar, hops, yeast and local Grimstad water. It is very difficult to brew a complex and balanced Belgian-style tripel ale, but we have made an attempt at brewing one anyway! Our respect and admiration for those who master the skill and art of brewing excellent ale of this style is limitless. Tripels often pair with cheese, seafood and fresh vegetables.

En tripel er et fruktig og sterkt ol med en lett og elegant kropp. Vi i Nøgne Ø liker å gjøre ting på vår egen måte. <<Hvordan lage en sinatursmak i en tripel?>>, spurte vi oss selv på ett tidspunkt. Vi konkluderte med at torvrøkt malt av skotsk opprinnelse var svaret.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowenbrau (2686) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 22, 2015
500ml bottle. 23-05-2015.
BBD: 24-01-2015.
In short: watery tripel.
Pours quite clear deep golden with nice white head. Short head retention, poor lacing. Malty, caramel, yeasty, fruity, some polish aromas. Medium body, average to soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is quite sweet, alcohol noticed, some fruity. Dry aftertaste. A bit watery and boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beertobealive (350) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2015
White head with hoppy flavors. Hazy and pine colored body, like a wheat bear. Very thick and pleasant body, with light malt and nice spring aromas

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (6492) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2015
19/IV/15 - 50cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: 30/VII/15, bottled: 30/VII/13 (2015-455)

Little cloudy orange beer, small aery irregular off-white head, little stable, dissipates quickly. Aroma: pretty sweet, bit oxidized, fruity, almonds, floral, citrus, peaches, slightly smoky. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: some citrus, smoky touch, fruity, soft bitterness, bit grassy, funky touch. Aftertaste: very fruity, some passion fruit, yeasty, bit smoky, sweet touch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ston3s42 (44) - - MAY 7, 2015
Cloudy greenish golden appearance. Taste of nuts, citrus, some dough, pears and a hint of raisin

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Werthergoethe (153) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAY 1, 2015
Хорошее пиво в духе бельгий& аббатск& элей. Присутс& лёгкая горечь и пряный вкус. Возможн& это объясня& тем, что здесь использ& шотланд& солод, окуренн& торфом во время просушк&

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
asimeow (224) - Sandsli, NORWAY - APR 27, 2015
0,5l bottle from duty free at Flesland. Hazy, orange, minimal head. First whiff right after uncapping screamed pilsner, for some reason. Low carbonation. Glassed aroma is sweet, yeasty, apple, malt, dry wood, and some gum. "Typical" Belgian aroma, even though that’s not really a thing. This is what I would expect from an abbey double or tripel. Smooth, hides the ABV well, fruity, yeasty and lovely. Very sweet flavour that hides alot of the yeast, as well. Perhaps a bit too mild and kind, but still a very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
oppear (96) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 11, 2015
UPDATED: APR 12, 2015 Head with larger bubbles dissipate fast, honey colour with haze thick enough I can’t see through. Nose of tripel sour, sugary and yes thirdly, peat. Though later the sugary side seems slightly cherry sweet, hint of alder bark and alcohol. Interesting. Tastes of tripel with weird bitter notes and is rather low on alcohol(carbonated water). I think peatsmoke makes this bitter and then changes in the background where the initial bitter becomes cherry bitter, there’s a whiff of smoke and lastly sweeti’sh peat on the palate. Surprised how little alcohol for 9%. The slight let down could be the abbey part on initial taste that is kind of muddy and what could actually benefit from alcohol spark. This needs livening on the initial tasting and some additional cherry or barley notes. Toward the palate overall improves.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oliodnb (544) - ITALY - APR 7, 2015
50cl bottle shared. Pours hazy orange golden with a minimal bubbly off white head. Aroma is sweet malts, honey, caramel, ripe sweet fruit, some yeast. Taste is very sweet, with light fruitiness and some yeast again. Sticky sweet aftertaste, medium body, light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bosskie (609) - NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2015
Orange brown opaque beernwith a weak head. Subtle bubbling. Peppery bitter smell with dried fruit sweetness. Dried peaches. Hints of cherries, caramel. Lightly alcoholic. Some very subtle meatiness, maybe smokiness. Taste is sweet with quite a lot of alcohol. Hints of bitterness, but it stays undefined. You can vaguely sense some umami. The heavy sweetness skews the balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (4462) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle@ Porgu, Tallinn. 26.11.2016. Batch # 1317. Unclear orange/amber,  thin white head.  Orange peel,  yeast,  mild tartness,  hint of smoke. Flavor has peat,  yeast,  sweet oranges.  Long fruity finish.  Tad too sweet for me,  but an interesting combination. 

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