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


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RATINGS: 465   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2444) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Pours a copper hazy body with a large white head. Fruity ester pear, spices, lemon, and candied notes. Bread y wheat flavors and a mild warming. Prickly carbonation and a sweet finish. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (276) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 13, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2015 Butelka. Bardzo fajny, zlozony aromat - slodowy, jakies delikatne przyprawy blizej niesprecyzowane, owoce jakies a la ananas (!). Ladna piana, choc nie utrzymujaca sie zbyt dlugo. W smaku - pierwsza mysl - ooooo, typowy tripel, nic nie udziwniali. Na szczescie nie ma kolendry. Jest znow slodowo, slodkawo owocowo, lekko goryczkowo, jakby kwas chlebowy. Pierwsze lyki - kazdy nieco inne odczucia, ale wszystkie bardzo pozytywne :) Dosc sycace piwo, daje odczucie najedzenia sie, nie wiem, czy nie wolalbym go kupowac w mniejszych butelkach. Wysycenie srednie w strone niskiego (mi to odpowiada - taki np chimay bialy czy tam zolty ma dla mnie za wysokie wysycenie jako glowna przeszkadzajke). Jeden z najlepszych tripli jakie mialem okazje probowac, lepszy od niejednego od trapistow. Glowna wada - brak jakiegos wyroznika, jest bardzo uladzony. Choc z drugiej strony to zaleta :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleksander9 (641) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2014
Hazy orange with small white head. Aroma is apples, bread, ginger, citrus and belgian spice. Full fruity palate. Aftertaste is caramel, hops, apples and a spicy finish. Overall: Very nice. Not to complex, but a perfect beer for pairing with food.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2462) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
650ml bottle purchased at Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York. Pale golden-orange in colour with a thin but lasting white head, some light lacing. The aroma is yeasty, some citrus, alcohol, apples, slightly acidic. The flavour has a moderate sweetness to it, lots of apples, white grape skins, alcohol, yeast and lemons. Citrusy warming mouthfeel, medium/light body, high carbonation. Finishes long, sweet and warming.Its alright but just not to the standards of other Nøgne beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (10123) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 27, 2014
from la Mise en Bière - pours a clear blond-bronze beer with a modest head retention; estery nose with notes of pears, apples and candy sugar; full-bodied and fairly sweet, subtle but fair carbonation, tasty and lively palate; some residual sweetness and more long estery fruity and spicy notes in the finish - stylish indeed

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eluosiren (126) - Moscow, RUSSIA - NOV 26, 2014
Didn’t strike me as a great beer. Too soft, lacks bitterness and complexity of taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Percy0103 (241) - MEXICO - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle, 500ml. A cloudy golden beer with a small white head. Aroma is of yeast, some citrics and alcohol. It has a very faint aroma of vinegar. Taste is bitter with an alcoholic finish. There is some carbonation and considerable astringency. Sligthly acidic character. Not bad, but I think I prefer the Gouden Carolus Triple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sdaniel90 (483) - Mexico City, MEXICO - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle, 500ml. Cloudy golden with a foamy offwhite head. Dank citrus and earthy yeast aromas, with a slight touch of mint. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Dry, but with low astringency. Slight but unmistakable smoked character, with a strong herbal feel. Not as sweet as most tripels, with a robust bitter and alcohol finish. Very interesting, the most unorthodox tripel you’ll ever drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (6184) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2014
Draft at Beer Temple. Pours hazy dark golden with an off white head. Aroma of herbs, citrus, yeast, pineapple, light sweet malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RexTalionis (2948) - FINLAND - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy golden in color with a thick white head. Ripe garden fruityness, sweet sugar, bit of peppery spicyness, green herbs and garden earthyness in aroma. Feels quite nice and well balanced so far. Lemony juicyness, bit of green grassyness, some smokey tones and bit of apricot in taste. Fairly dry as well. Good tasting with just enough bitterness and biting spicyness making it enjoyable to drink. Bit of yeasty notes in the end.

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