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


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RATINGS: 794   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
A strong, abbey-style ale, clean and complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5862) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Bottled. Purchased at Dickies Beer & Grillhouse. Amber body with a medium white head. Nose is flowery and hoppy with a light spice profile and some yeast notes. Mild fruit as well. Taste is spicy and fruity with wheat and yeast notes. A pretty much "standard" tripel. Maybe faint honey hiding in there as well. Body is fully carbonated with a spicy feel to it. Finishes yeasty and spicy with more fruit notes and light wheat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2004
10.02.04 250ml bottle. Hazy golden yellow, massive white head fades to creamy coating. Aromas of apple, melon, honey, canned pineapple. Flavor is sweet up front and across the middle. Nice tingly eff. Slight unctuousness to the hops makes for a spicey finish. Wheaty. Vanilla. For a tripel, it could have more depth, although it’s a quite tasty brew. I could surely go for a larger bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 26, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2008 Pours a cloudy yellow hue with aromas of caramel, honey and spice. mouth feel is medium bodied with flavors of caramel, roasted malts, smoke, honey, aged hops and more citrus. This is actually a very tasty brew. Probably the best I have had from this brewery. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorwart (2491) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2004
Decent white head with light carbonation. Reduces slowly and quickly reforms upon swirling. Nice fruity aroma with oranges and peaches. Bit of wheat and yeast also. Color is a cloudy gold. Flavor is fruity with a zippyness in the mouth from the carbonation. Dry and slightly bitter with a nice alcohol flavor. Not much spices present. Finish is warming from the alcohol with a nice dry mouth. A decent, fruity triple without all of the spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2765) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2004
Some dusty and pill bottle aromas. Odd but good nose. The appearance is a cloudy yellow. The flavor is sour lemons and vanilla. A pretty good funky triple.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2004
I guess, having paid what I did to acquire this at a specialty bar, I was expecting something more complex. This does have some sweet white wine (champagne?) notes and is quite dry for an abbey tripel. Some herbal, citrus, yeast notes. I recommend not including the yeast sludge at the bottom.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (3994) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2004
Honey, wheat, some citrus, estery. Belgian yeasties. Clear dull gold with huge pillowy white lacing head. Medium body with light-medium carbonation. Sweet sugar vanilla start, estery, bubblegum, wheat. Low acidity. Alcoholic burn, finishing with sweet notes and some dry bitterness. Light bitter sweet after.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2004
Bottle bought in Belgium. 250ml, served in a Petrus glass. Average pale, hoppy triple without much to offer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2004
Lotsa’ carbonation but head is gone fast.Golden amberwith alittle cloudiness.Nothing spectacular.The aroma is hard to nail down,some fruit but also a citrus thrown in,even some aromatic spice.Flavor here is a big dissapointment.I think the flavor left with the carbonation.Not a bad finish,just not much of a finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2004
Itty bitty bottle: Slightly hazed pale golden hue with small fading head and almost no lace. The aroma has notes of port wood, honeycomb, lemon butter, apricot, ripe tangerine, earthy and barnyard yeast esters, noble hops, clove, cardamom, and anise. The taste does not live up to the aroma but isn’t bad either. Very sweet initially with a fruit acidic following. Buttery midsection with a spicy and sublime bitter finish. The feel is sharp but missing that something. Okay but hoped for more. Maybe aging would have helped this beer.

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