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

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RATINGS: 518   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
rob6239 (678) - Ontario, - JAN 9, 2013
Pours cloudy orange with almost no head. The aroma is a bit medicinal like the 9% alcohol is creeping through too much. The taste is sharply sweet but there is a tiny tang of tartness and I thought there was a bit of smoke in there.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Psytron (1725) - Turku, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2016
Smell of yeast, citrus. Muddy yellow colour with beige head. Aroma of yeast, mango, some nuts, some citrus. Mostly sweet, mildly sour. Carbon is low but sharp. Medium oily texture. Too yeasty, as many other Tripels.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superdahl (20) - - FEB 20, 2016
A great well balanced Belgian triple from Nøgne Ø! Love the hint of smoked malt!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hallstein (419) - Skogn, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2016
From draft : Aroma has slight spice and peat/smokiness. dry bread. Flavor is nice and fruity, and some of the peatyness comes through here as well. Nice belgian spicyness. Quite balanced in the finish. This was quite good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (2110) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2016
Bottle a cloudy golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus fruits spicy yeast and hops flavor malts citrus fruits pineapple spicy yeast and bitter hops

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
murran (520) - - FEB 12, 2016
Pours a hazy amber body with a medium head. Nice and rich aroma. Taste if rather rich and very well balanced. A quite nice tripel with a distinctive character. If it were belgian, it would probably be famous :)

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tbonde (289) - DENMARK - JAN 23, 2016
50 cl bottle@home in tulip glass@approx 9 degrees C Pours hazy yellow with small off white head with ok retention and some lacing. Fruity, yeasty aroma. Taste yeasty, slightly smoked, alcoholic with a sweetness of dried apricot and other dried fruits which also carries over into the aftertaste. Low carbonation and almost cloying palate. Completely lacks the effervescense of a good Belgian tripel and was the most disappointing Nøgne Ø I have had to date. Guess even excellent breweries miss now and again...

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
AnG_BrgNor (324) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2015
The aroma is ok. Some pear, yeast and malt. The taste however is not like what I expected from a trippel. The smoked taste and the yeast (that should been the "leading" taste) just not work to well together and it turns out to be a dissappointing beer this time from Nøgne Ø (still the best norwegian brewery....)

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mmyohane (107) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2015
Aroma has sweet pear, banana and vanilla. Some yeasty sourness and alcohol. Pours hazy golden with a small head that leaves beautiful lacing. Taste has light bitterness and medium sweetness. Herbal hops. Full bodied with average carbonation.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
mauritsio (682) - FINLAND - DEC 19, 2015
Bottle from Alko. Hazy yellow with medium head. Smoky, some pepper some yeasty. Medium bitterness.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (3067) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2015
Bottle from the LCBO - purchased in 2012, so over 3 years old when sampled. Bright dark gold with a slight haze (would’ve been hazier, but I left most of the sediment in the bottle) and a thin head. Aroma definitely has an oxidized character with a very slight hint of cardboard, but it’s mostly quite fruity (peach, sweet orange) with a hint of honey and subtle peat. Flavour is quite sweet up front, almost candyish fruit and honey notes, with peat and moderate dry bitterness coming through in the finish. It was probably better a couple of years ago, but this still isn’t too bad.


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