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


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RATINGS: 745   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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A strong, abbey-style ale, clean and complex.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 21, 2003
Light orange color, minimal head (not like this picture that's for sure). Honey, apple flavors, medium body, not very complex, lacking some spice and yeast. Too much carbonation for me. Not amongst my favorite Belgians.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
McWhite (108) - Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2003
Poured a nice gold color with a large white head. Smelled a bit like wine and spice. Taste was slightly spicy but dry. Drank smoothly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2003
slightly sweet smell, with hints of peach; the taste is also sweet, with a finish much like sherry

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2003
Aroma of spices and alcohol. Pours straw yellow, very large (and annoying) head, slightly cloudy. Sweetness in the flavour and a dry finish. Slight hops and alcohol. Mouthfeel is a bit thin. Overall lacking complexity but not a bad beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
presario (4784) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2003
I have finally found a beer with too much head. Took me more than 5 minutes to empty a 25cl bottle into a Duvel glass. Plenty of carbonization which settles down before head. Dark straw colour. Strong aroma when you open the bottle but rather light in the glass. Hard to pick out specific flavours. Alcohol flavours are strong from start to finish. Almost malt liquor like. Dry and light candy finish with some bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2003
A mild and light tripel. Unfortunately it is very yeasty. Otherwise it would probably have been a fine brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2003
Appearance exactly like the picture (including the mile-high foamy head). Aroma gave away nothing but the taste was a complete fruit basket (peach, apricot, cranberry, etc) topped off with LOTS of alcohol. Personally I thought there was too much alcohol and it spoiled what was an otherwise very enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (3969) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2003 Typical belgian tripel color. Some very sparkly effervescence though. Aroma is tart yet sweet, like a apple-cranberry sweet and sour sauce. Definitely a little bit of the pear/tart apple cider aroma. Very tart to begin with, but has a rich honey flavor on the back of the palette. Finishes with a chewy yellow raisin texture/flavor that is very tasty!! While I am extremely impressed with the aftertaste/finish, I do not care for the initial overly tart/dry flavor, that is too big up front and lurking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 16, 2003
Gold color. Large head. Aroma is malty and fairly spicy. A medium bodied ‘triple’. Not very malty, mostly spicy and fruity. Peaches and apricots, with a strong spicy character. Somewhat lemony and grassy. Very dry character. High and lively carbonation. Light and refreshing. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4372) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2003
Good blonde ale appearance with a deeply malted aroma and a very strong alcohol finish. The flavour is principally alcohol which is disappointing. Overall though very good.

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