Brewed by Bavik-De Brabandere
Style: Abbey Tripel
Harelbeke, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 785   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
A strong, abbey-style ale, clean and complex.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 8, 2005
Good basic tripel that is not very tripel like. Much closer to a Golden. Some light fruit grapish in quality with candy sugar and slight sour notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
eleusis (70) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2005
I’m really surprised the ratings are so low. I think it’s really fantastic... acid, dry, bitter, and sweet somewhat like candy flavor. mmmmmm

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (14902) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 17, 2005
Bottled 25cl (BB 07/2006)
Hazy golden color with thick foamy white head, lace. Mild nose has citrus and some fruity sweetness. Crisp carbonation. Attacking citric flavor with some bitterness and alcoholic warming in the aftertaste. I can trace some sweet notes also underlying there. Quite basic Belgium, drinkable but not very complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (10434) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2005
This beer kind of strikes me as a "beginner’s Belgian". Pours a cloudy dark yellow color with a thick and foamy white head. Decent lacing. Champagne-like aroma with some fruit and yeast. Medium-bodied with a pleasantly fruity flavor, along with some yeast, pepper and light hops. The finish is citrusy and lightly spiced. The beer is well done, and despite not being very complex it is a pretty tasty brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2005
Pours a cloudy yellow color with lots of white head. Citrusy, spicy aroma. Very dry flavor, lots of carbonation. Reminded me of a dry champagne. Not my favorite Tripel, but decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 19, 2005
Assertively spicy aroma features plenty of coriander and bitter orange and a very pleasant sugary sweetness. Hazy golden blonde body with plenty of fine bubbles is topped by an immense, fluffy, white head that recedes very slowly with excellent lacing (just like in the picture)! Tropical fruit and pear flavour with some woody tones and a lasting sweetness. Soft and effervescent carbonation was pleasant on the tongue while texture was fairly smooth though perhaps just a touch oily. Bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2825) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2005
Hazy gold with a cream sponge that lasts for the entire drink. Terrific aroma: strong spiciness mingling with orange, higher alcohols, some sour grape, and a bit of corriander. Flavour has some bitterness up front that lasts, higher alcohols are prominent before a woody, buttery taste. I find the flavour a disappointment after such a great aroma. Feels a bit warm and has a blast of carbonation. Unfortunately, this beer had an obvious astringency that lingered annoyingly. I probably won’t have this one again unless it’s on tap somewhere (I had this one from the bottle).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2004
Wow, what an explosive head. Pours a huge and active frothy white head that doesn’t want to seem to go away. The head also has that nice chunking effect...... Aroma is pears, sweet and hoppy. Notes of fruit, caramel, and hops are present in the taste. Alcohol is present in the finish, but just slightly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2004
97 version. Pours hazy, dirty yellow. Minimal tan head. Nose has fruity yet estery aroma. Citrus notes and corriander. Flavor is of malt, candi sugar and apricots. Alcohol presence lingers in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
Pours a cloudy golden color with a huge, frothy, diminishing white head. Very spicy (coriander) and yeasty aroma. Flavor of earthy yeast and citrus, bitter finish. Full body, oily and watery texture. A very standard tripel, does nothing special for me.

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