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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 725   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A strong, abbey-style ale, clean and complex.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevnic2008 (8799) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle. Hazy yellow color. Flavour has alcohol, floral and some pear. Alcohol is really apparent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2005
Bottled. A straw blonde coloured tripel with a thick white head and nice lacing. The aroma is spicy, peppery and yeasty. The taste is more of the same and there is a hint of lemon in the finish. A really nic quite full bodied and not overcomplicated tripel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2004
Huge rocky and lasting head over a cloudy yellow beer. Fruity, spicy, lightly sour aroma with abundant pear/apple character. Lemony citrusy smell here also. Light-bodied, with loads of apple/pear fruit and spice. Quite good, but lacking in complexity.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (8702) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2008
330ml bottle bought at Luvians in St Andrews when I could not find more Scottish beers to drink. Very lively when open – only half of the content found its way to the glass. When it finally settled the body colour could be described as hazy golden with a thin, white head. Aroma of spicy malts and late fruits. Tangerine fruits in flavour, joined by yeasty hops and liquorice sweetness. Medium bodied. Sweet, bit still decent drinkability [09.11.2008].

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MoritzF (8639) - Bochum, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2007
(33cl bottle, Petrus Gouden Tripel, courtesy of king Edo) Hazy, golden colour with a massive, slightly yellow foamy head. Moderately yeasty, sweet malty, slightly wheaty and fruity (orange, lemon) aroma with light glue-like phenols. Sweet and slightly acidic flavour, medium bodied with a lively, slightly fizzy carbonation. Yeasty and lemon-fruity taste with a light vinous feel; medium-dry, moderately sour-fruity finish with a tinge of hops

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (8479) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear golden with a white head, Aroma has notes of malt, yeast, sugar and dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (8461) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2005
Bottle. hazy gold with an off-white head. Aromas are thin lemon, pepper and alcohol. Flavours are lemon, apricot, honey and yeast. Dry and bitter on the finish. Thinner in character than I expected.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8247) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2007
My Bottom Line:
This unusual, light Tripel’s combination of whispering tart fruitiness and simple bready yeast was initially unsettling, yet the appropriate mouthfeel and high drinkability factor eased it into the realm of enjoyment after a few sips. This one does not aim for mind-expanding complexity.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-Ample foam dwindles into the lightly hazy blond.
-The fluffy carbonation and decent maltiness create a efficient, pleasurable mouthfeel.
-White pepper spiciness decorates the fruity esters.
-A dusty, chalky, sulphuric note bothers the overall flavor profile.

Bottle; no date.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8163) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2005
This beer was delicious. Hazy gold pour with 2 to 3-finger, foamy white head. Nice aroma of spicy floral citric notes, along with some tart fruit and barnyard essences. The mouthfeel was bold and complex, with tastes of floral dry citrus, hops, and acrid malts. Nice balance and complexity. This one is a great trippel.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jercraigs (8153) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2004 2nd bottle: Better than the first but still kind of bizarre. Hmmm... 1st bottle: lightly hazy yellow with a very nice billowy white head. Getting some really strange flavours out of this one. That don’t taste like the flavours that would indicate it is off but are not entirely pleasant. I have a second bottle so hopefully it will be more up to snuff.


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