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

bottled
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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottle conditioned.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2007
750ml. Pours a clear golden/orange w/ a large (soap?) bubble head, can’t be piled high above the glass :( Simple thin flavors of yeast, bubblegum, mild hops, and alcohol. Very enjoyable in the simplicity, hovering slightly above mediocrity.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (11250) - DENMARK - OCT 21, 2014
Tap @ FairBar. Hazy amber/orange with medium off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, yeast, spicy and hop. Flavour is malt, fruit, hop, spicy, yeast, medium sweet, little dry, little orange peel and medium bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VDuquerroux (312) - Airvault, FRANCE - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A sparkling golden orange beer with yellow hues at the bottom of my glass ; few bubbles ; medium white head with a poor retention. Fruity aroma (citrus), light herbal, alcohol. Medium sweet and medium dry bitter. Medium body, silky texture, good carbonation, short dry bitter finish with a warming note. Overall, a good belgian tripel : bitter background, balanced taste and palate.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5487) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2014
33cl bottle from Arnoldus. Thick white head which fades quickly . Clear golden pour. A decent triple but a bit thin bodied

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (251) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - OCT 9, 2014
the aroma of malt and dry wine... the taste is malty with some herbal, fruity and spicy notes... hoppiness is noticeable... dry bitter aftertaste... good tripel...

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cenzura (68) - Warsaw, POLAND - OCT 1, 2014
Aroma: Belgian yeast, malts, lemon, and bread. Taste: Sweet, malty, apricot and some sour fruits. Belgian yeast and sour on aftertaste. Small head, poor lacing and average carbonation. Price [Warsaw, Poland] 12PLN.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2180) - BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
One of the more recent additions to the range, though probably a derivative of their Egmont Tripel. A stereotypical malty tripel, hazy blond, with fruity esters and a mild bitterish, grassy hoppy finish. Standard but good.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ForlornHope (74) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2014
33 cl bottle poured into a tulip. Very little aroma, sweet and slightly bready. Nice appearance, dark blonde with a large white head. Taste is initially sweet, with a dry bitterness following. Medium palate with soft carbonation and a short bitter finish. Overall not bad and more bitter than some tripels, but lacking in depth overall.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Douberd (2363) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2014
(Pater Lieven Tripel) Bottle 330 ml at home, poured into a tulip glass, ABV 8% Golden yellow colour on the body, tall white and frothy head, with good retention though. Spots of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is malty, with sugars and alcohol, faint fruity notes. Taste is sweet, some malts, yeast, apricot, sugar, not as fruity as I expected. Medium thin body, high carbonation. Mediocre, even the Blond was better.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikkellund42 (562) - DENMARK - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle (one month after "best before date") . Pours clear golden yellow with medium thick white head and a lot of large particles. Aroma is malt, grain, yeast, lemon, hints of yoghurt and spice. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter and light sour. Body is oily with good carbonation. Finish is long and mostly sweet with notes of malt, caramel, lemon, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, chalk and vinegar. Good balance

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikske79 (1246) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
Een tripel met een goede, uitgesproken smaak, net zoals een tripel hoort te zijn.


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