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


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RATINGS: 453   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2454) - Cantley, Quebec, - JAN 27, 2013
Glad to see a Tripel from this brewery (always nice to see a none-Belgian brewer trying this great style). Pours a hazy golden colour with an amber hue, and a white cap that gives out creamy lace. Aromas of malted wheat (and Barley) with notes of fruits and very mild burnt wood (smokey). The smokiness delivers in the taste as well with peachy wheat and spices in the background. There is a grainy flavour which is weird. Nice brew, but different for a Tripel with the smoke factor (maybe a plus for Islay whiskey drinkers).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (3895) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JAN 30, 2015
Spot on looks for the style. Layered malt bill, both caramel and pale plus some toast. Very balanced. Added some classic hops as works just really well. Spiced but in modération, as it should. Taste is on the bitter side for the style, but that lifts it up to be a bit more interesting. Great example from a style that the Belgian already perfected long ago, and then some. This beer therefore wasn’t exactly needed, but is great nonetheless. (50cl bottle from Saveur Bière)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimplySike (995) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2015
50cl. Bottle.
Pours bit hazy yellow with white head.
Aroma floral, yeast, spice, ripe fruits, caramel.
Taste fruity caramel sweets, spicy bitter, little sour.
Mouthfeel thick, creamy.
Great tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bbertels (141) - NORWAY - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle. Flowers in bloom! That is the first impression but this gives way to cascades of malt. some dough. Beautiful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Florya (468) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: hazy orange, minimal white head. Aroma: floral, citrus, spice, fruit. Palate: medium to full body, smooth carbonation, long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yiannnos (939) - , CYPRUS - JAN 6, 2015
Hazy orange colour. Fruity aroma, spicy, belgian yeast flavour, a nice tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rammer (193) - Moscow, RUSSIA - DEC 28, 2014
Well, as far as wheat, to the best of fresh and fruity. Pleasant summer triple.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobroman (518) - Torun, POLAND - DEC 18, 2014
Pleasant, complex and quite intensive aroma of ripe fruits, yeast and spices. Large gushing made a lot of mess in the kitchen. Almost completely disappearing head. Hazy orange colour. Wonderful fruit sweetness with great bitterness to balance sweetness. Spices from Belgian yeast and delicate acidity makes this beer realy great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle at the BrewDog Camden on 17 Mar 2012. Poured an amber colour, with a dense off white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, ripe fruits and spice. Passionfruit and apricots in the flavour, with toasted malt. Finish was peal, chalk and grain.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2340) - 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 (130) - 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 :)

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