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Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Abbey Tripel
Melle, Belgium

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RATINGS: 292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
Rich golden colour, fruity aroma and a soft, sweet maltiness. Lively mouthfeel with a finish reminiscent of brut champagne. Brewed under license of the Duinen Monastery by the family owned Huyghe-Melle Brewery.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2002
the aroma is spicy, yeasty and malty with a hint of oranges. the flavor on this golden orange brew is orangey and spicy with a woody dry hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 25, 2002
Medium gold color, large head, fruity nose. Very malty and sweet, some hop bite. Full flavor, complex taste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp. Aftertaste is malty and crisp

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2002
Golden orange with lots of yeast flocculation going on! I should have perhaps decanted this one. Aroma is a very mixed bag while it is pleasant overall, there is just a hint of some spoiled (lets say overripe) fruity notes that slightly diminish this beerís nose. Yeast is huge in both aroma and taste along with some nice tartness. It tastes better than it smells. The 9% is almost totally hidden in the sweetness - which is not to say itís anywhere near cloying because itís not. A very nice tripel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11637) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2002
Beautiful clear golden color, topped by a quickly diminishing white head. Fruity spicy Belgian yeasty aroma. Flavor is sweet, almost bubblegum, but not cloying. Spicy too, with only a hint of alcohol. Licorice in the aftertaste. Quite a nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2002
Hazy medium gold under yellowish beige, medium size, short lasting head. Startlingly big bubblegum, fruity and and honey aromatic hit fading quickly to a bready dough yeast and faint wood alcohol. Honey, fruit and sweet caramel malt balanced by plenty of bitter to make things interesting. End and finish are slightly soft and sweetish. Alcohol well masked but not all that memorable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2002
Nice hint of citrus in the aroma. Citrus comes through in the body and balances the alcohol well. Finishes a little dry. Each sip leaves you feeling like the show is over, but nothing got concluded.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
boto (1891) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUL 24, 2002
Must have gotten a bad bottle. Powerful alcohol after taste, more sediment that I would normally expect. Iíll have to try this again, after reading some of the other ratings.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 20, 2002
Definately liked the dubbel better. Nice citrusy,spice aroma and taste.Good carbonation makes it dance on the tongue.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2002
Nice fruity aroma and cloudy in color. Kind of lite tasting. Very good Tripel.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2002
Yuck! Light citrus and yeasty aroma. Pale orange, white frothy head, fair lace. Very soapy and alcohol bitterness. Long bitter finish.


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