Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Abbey Tripel
Melle, Belgium


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RATINGS: 296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMerritt (1856) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2002
Light golden in color, moderately bubbly, with a miniscule head that dropped quickly. Aroma was rather bland: only slight hints of citrus and alcohol. Flavor is not very complex: pretty basic citrusy and yeasty flavor. However, it did hide the alcohol rather well, and finished spicy and malty. Although not a spectacular beer, it is definitely worth a taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2002
Pretty good but not great. A little on the hot side for me, as are most if not all of the Huyghe beers. Not my favorite brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
igneous1 (1507) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 8, 2002
nice sour/fruity aroma...color is golden with a thin head, some nice lacing left behind though. flavor is quite fruity, but has a woody/earthy notes to it. just didnt think this had the complexity of other examples of the style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9844) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2002
This beer rocks. Great aroma. Heavy, rich malty smell, blended with grapefruit, cinamon, chardonnay (sp?), banana and alcohol. Hazy, dark golden color. Small, creamy white head with excellent lacing. Mostly lasting. The flavor is of malt, fresh plum and clover honey minus the sickening sweetness. Medium bodied with an oily mouthfeel. Very fizzy. Long, dry finish. Excellent belgian ale. The high ABV is mostly disguised. I actually like this more than the dubbel. A must try.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5319) - 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

   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 beer’s 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 it’s anywhere near cloying because it’s not. A very nice tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11823) - 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.

   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.

   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.

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