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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottle conditioned.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (527) - BELGIUM - APR 10, 2013
Bière très joliment habillée, à la fois moderne et classe avec son étiquette en forme d’ogive. Jolies couleurs dans les tons pastels. Et une date qui invite au respect : 1897. Couleur dorée soutenue et brillante pour cette triple de 8 % abv. Clarté nette. Bulles très fines en fontaine au centre de mon verre calice, et 2 autres fontaines latérales . Très joli. Mousse blanche un peu cassé, qui nappe à 3 mm, crémeuse. Arômes de houblon, pomme, citron, avec une pointe de cerise du Nord. Texture bien soyeuse. Prise de bouche très jolie sur l’amertume, mais avec une belle balance sur les céréales qui suit quasiment immédiatement. 2ème bouche avec un joli mélange houblon/malt, à l’équilibre mais bien houblonné. 3ème avec une pointe originale de fruits blancs, des amandes fraîches. Arrière-bouche bien fondue. La longueur montre une belle pointe épicée dans cet ensemble, avec des fruits blancs et du pain blanc frais. La levure est légère mais fine et efficace. L’alcool soutient le sujet sans excès. Cool. La finale montre une très belle amertume fine et noble. Une très grande bière où on hésite sur la note maximale.... Une plus grande finale peut-être, une plus grande levure, mais cela tient à un cheveu du père Lieven...

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EdwinLitzau (320) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2013
Clear, orange/golden, medium white head, gone in 10 seconds. Very little carbonation.. Aroma of hop and fruits, bit sour. Great taste, little sweet with a little bitter aftertaste. Very good beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6359) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4843) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2006 I have not had the chance to try this one before, but I will definitely not forget to get back to this one again. Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle this brew pours a bright gold with lots of floaters and a large white head. The aroma is marvelous. Sweet, fruity and spicy. One of the most appetizing smelling beers I have encountered. The taste did not quite live up to the aroma but was excellent regardless. Light sweet malts, a moderate yeasty presence and some light honey and fruit elements.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
haukur (1270) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 7, 2006
oh yes! magnificent aroma, extremely citrusy and fruity. Perfect triple look, a thick head and completly golden. Taste is a bit spicy, malty, with a long sweet finish. An extremely good example of the best beer style that is in my honest oppinion .... extremely underrated

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3148) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 12, 2012
nuts, hay, roasty, grass, spruce, herbs, basement aromas, barnyard, leaves, woody, cough drop, butterscotch, alcohol, banana, golden, cloudy, white foam, medium sweetness, very bitter, heavily sour, salty, full body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 2, 2006
Heavy pillowy large head with hay yellow coloring. Caramel notes with nice cheese yeast. Excellent! Available at Knightly Spirits in Orlando.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2002
Strong citrus aroma. Orange colour, large white frothy head, lots of bubbles, good lace. Sweet, citrus (lemon, orange), full, soft, little alcohol taste. Hopbitter finish with a little burn.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2006 This beer has a golden/yellow body - hue apperance and a coarse white scum collar. I have drunk the beer from the bottle and it had a lot of carbonic acid. The initial flavor taste is sweet and fruity.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2003
Nice amber color, a little darker than most ales; very smooth taste; probably the best ale flavor I've tried


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