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


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RATINGS: 467   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (6421) - 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 (2949) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (214) - POLAND - OCT 28, 2014
Piana spora, kremowa, trudna do opanowania po otwarciu kapsla, ładny lejsing. Kolor brudno-pomarańczowy, miodowy, mętny. W zapachu wybijają się białe owoce, jabłka, liczi, agrest, ananas, jest chmiel oraz drożdże. W smaku dzieje się natomiast znacznie więcej - smaki słodkie przeplatają się z owocowymi, czuć goryczkę lekko chmielową i grejpfrutową, po kolejnych łykach pojawiają się suszone owoce, lekka żywica, wino musujące i skórka domowego chleba, wysycenie początkowo wysokie szybko spada do umiarkowanego. Piwo dość treściwe, gęste (zwłaszcza po ogrzaniu się), ale jednocześnie idealnie zbalansowane, nie czuć alkoholu (poza wyraźnym rozgrzewaniem w przełyku) a owocowość sprawia, że jest stosunkowo pijalne na wzór piw belgijskich (ale bez zapachu stajni).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2540) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2014
An aged sample so here goes.
At just on cool and into a snifter. Fine conditioning swathes its pastel orange body rising to atmosphere but falls short of producing a head. Aroma is dominated by stewed rhubarb and apple with hints of guava and papaya, pear drops, alcohol spice and bready yeast. Classic Tripel on the palate. Light, effervescent, fruity, spiced and supple with a nice hint of the ABV in the finish. Candyish with a levelled, yeasty profile. Tangy, tart and wheaty being the dominant grain. Clean and flush. Juicy fruit such as cantaloupe, papaya and guava give it a tropical fare. Light bodied but does sit heavy in the stomach so I’ll stop at the one given the option. Good stuff for a three year old Tripel. Refreshing!! (50cL, Batch 699a, Brewed 20/09/11, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaVillum (591) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2014
30 cl, nydt på fad, 9,0 % ABV, hos TAP10 på Østerbro, 17. oktober 2014. Ufiltreret honningfarvet norsk Tripel med lille flygtig offwhite skumtop på 1/2 cm, som svinder til næsten kun kant. Aroma af frisk eksotisk frugt og humle. Appelsin. Gær-noter. Dejlig smag med god balance mellem sødme og bitterhed, dog er førstegangsindtrykket domineret af syrlighed/sødme. Eftersmagen har en dejlig gærbitterhed, som sidder i svælget længe. Meget drikkelig. Vel karboneret på et medium niveau, som også er typisk for Triple'r og medium til kraftig krop. God lang eftersmag og et meget fint skud i bøssen i producering af en Triple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6600) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"not what i expected from the style. as a matter of fact, i’m not sure i;d be able to tell this was supposed to be a tripel if it was a blind tasting. lacks the fruity yeastiness and has a thicker body - like a tripel/barleywine hybrid. sweet, but not in the same way as most in the style. malt more apparent than yeast. cloudy orange, and thick. ok overall, but missed the style mark. a bit on the boring side for Nogne O."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Burgers (334) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2014
Pale pour with a thin white head and a ton of sediment. Aromas of bread, tropical fruit and yeast. Taste light sweet and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (5593) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle form Bottlepark. Hazy orange golden color with medium white head. Sweet malt, wheat, banana, yeast, spices in aroma. taste, sweet malt, oranges, honey, Belgian yeast, banana, lemongrass, alcohol. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (7048) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
[5566-20130701] Bottle. Smoked cleaner fluid grainy aroma. Slightly hazy, orange brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Smoky grains flavour has a bit of a light fruity base. Medium body. Average. (6/3/6/3/13) 3.1
Overheard: "She’s sucking at the teat of beer."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (5330) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle @ Vini Mundi, Nice. Pale amber-orange with a small carbonation and very little head. There’s some citrus orange fruit although the strength of the ale is dominant.

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