Brewed by Van Den Bossche
Style: Abbey Tripel
St. Lievens-Esse/Herzele, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 313   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElGaucho (2240) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2004
Rich caramel, Belgian-style aroma. Particalia evident. Smallish head but lasting. White to off-white head. Flavor is subtle, but nice. Fairly highly carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
badgerben (4502) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2004
Cloudy amber color with a medium head. Sweet aroma. Malty taste with some banana, but a strong musty character that was a bit much off the deep end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivo (2592) - GERMANY - OCT 31, 2004
Yeasty lightly fruity nose (banana), gold color, sticky head. Nice creamy malt body full of vanilla flavors. Some citrus in the middle, not so bitter or spicy end. Thinish. Ok balance. Consistenly decent for this brewer, though not that special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2004
Golden orange brew somewhat cloudy and a nice layer of creamy head.Has a funky sweet yet acrid nose and a little fruity spice.But there was something about the aroma that bugged me,too musty.Flavor was a little like dirty underwear tea.The musk flavor here was a real turnoff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2004
Bottle bought in Belgium. Fairly yeasty, bland triple. Some spices, but not a lot going on. Pretty good, and the alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2004
Nice orange with a beautiful, pillowy head. Aroma is bananna and yeast, some spiciness. Tart & yeasty, some earthiness. Well spiced but a bit light for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6787) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 27, 2004
Pours with a large off-white head, eliciting a rich aroma. The flavor is classic tripel with a mellow, pleasurable aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2004
after about twenty new belgium triples in a row (not in one night) i was ready for some contrast: and i learned that the pater has some complexities that are wanting in the domestic triple. pater is a tang-orange colored beer, and the foam burst like a bottle rocket, but had no staying power: it’s big sparkling cider-like bubbles lived fast and died young. notable was a morass of particulate crud in the bottle. imagine not cleaning out the fish tank for about nine months: i mean serious chunks that, if you could meld them into an energy bar, would probably be a big hit with the ratebeer boys. delicious aroma of slightly fermented fruit cocktail, sour peaches and other crimson tropical fruits and the woody boxes that carried them from the fields. indeed, it seems way more enticing that the school pencil aroma of the new belgium. flavor-wise, it boasts the biting tartness of a granny smith, plus a quarter jigger of canadian whiskey, and an elegant gesture of honey almond sweetness. the pater rides on a medium body and a lively current of carbonation. the yeast and watery lemon bitterness dry it out for the home stretch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2004
Bottle - very fruity aroma, almost sourness. Golden color with a dense, creamy white head. Tons of floaties! Very yeasty, very fruity and very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 1, 2004
Mostly clear golden with little head and no lacing. Subtle spicey aroma with some apricots, apple and nutty notes. Apricotand nuttiness in the flavor with some spiciness but once again really subtle. Very light for a triple.

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