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


on tap


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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Fresh, hoppy-fruity aroma. Confident harmony of fruity aromas and flavors: apricot, peach, tangerine. Restrained, delicate, beautifully composed. Firm, crisp, notably long, elegant. Gently spicy, gingery, dryness in finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2010

Bottle 750ml.

Unclear medium amber orange color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, fruity - overriped, moderate yeasty, oxidide - honey - apple. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101122]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (40452) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2010
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is oxidised and phenolic, caramelish. Sweet, fruity and distinct oxidised. Sweet and mild spiced finish. Over the top, bbd was in 2008.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34350) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2010
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a huge yellowish head. The aroma has notes of dusty hops and lemon. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, straw, lemon, yeast, and over ripe fruits, leading to a dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2010
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy golden coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel and spices with notes of citrus. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and spices. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2010
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of bu11zeye. Pours golden with a slight haze and a dense off-white head. Sweet aroma of overripe fruit. Medium body, sweet overripe fruit, somewhat oxidized, no real yeast imprints. No hops either. 221110

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2011
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a slightly hazy pale orange color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish spicy yeasty herbal aroma. Sweetish fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor with some hints of citrus. Has a sweetish malty spicy yeasty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (15651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2008
Cloudy, hazy blonde. Fruity, sugary, appley, yeasty aroma. Fruity, yeasty, with hints of bright fruits. Lively carbonation. Tasty, balanced, unique brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2010
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Cloudy amber - white head. Sweetness, wheaty, citric, phenols, orange, zesty, herbal, light ginger, light hoppy, dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (14090) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 18, 2006
Light citrus notes in the aroma with the typical Belgian yeast. Beautiful lightly hazy coppery gold color. The head is ferocious, but quickly disipates. Lacing is emphemeral. This is the softest, most enviting Tripel I can recall. The fruit notes are complex. I can imagine about anything but citrus (sorry about the aroma impression). It lacks the excessive candy of most Tripels, and the hop is definitely restrained. I am guessing this is an attempt to define what a carefully crafted Tripel should be. I love the aftertaste - some bitterness, but also astringency. A fresh dash into the mouth gives a burst that resembles ginger. This would be so good with Sushi. An example of why well brewed ales should be considered as strong competetors to wines. T’would be nice should this turn into a standard ale, readily available.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2009
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of candi sugar, white pepper, yeast, and peach. Flavor of biscuit, candi sugar, yeast, light apricot, and grass.

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