Brewed by Brouwerij Palm
Style: Abbey Tripel
Londerzeel, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 380   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
Triple beer with a malt character and fragrant hint of hops with Bruges’ subtle herbal mixture (gruut). STEENBRUGGE Tripel has an alcohol content of 8.7 % Alc/Vol (bottled) or 8.5% (on tap). and is best served between 8° C and 12° C.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1915) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Clear gold in color with a small, bright white head. Lots of bubbles stream up the glass. Aroma of honey, graham cracker, and cloves with just a hint of alcohol near the tail end. Moderately sweet caramelized banana flavor, though I get just a bit of wet cardboard underneath the clean vanilla malt. Lightly yet sharply carbonated, very nice for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillKismet (3660) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Orange body with swirls of tiny carbonation bubbles feeding a lush head. Zesty, lemon-kissed yeast aroma segues intoa smooth bodied Tripel apportioned iwth a clean yeast profile that is mildly complex and makes for an incredibly drinkable brew. Mild evergreen essence, spicy hops, and estery inklings. Enjoyable Belgian malt backdrop, well-balanced.and absent any off-flavors. Thoroughly enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2009
Bottle. Pours a golden body with a white head. Fruity esters, fruit warming with a pear and honey tone. Sweet pine and a modest warming. A decent ale, not a great tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13233) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 14, 2009
Pours a light orange gold with a decent foamy white head. Aromas of pale fruits and Belgian yeast/spice. Near full body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is quite fruity, spicey and not very sweet. It tends to develop a fresh fruitiness with time. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tlind2 (1437) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2009
330 ml bottle (marked as 8,7%). Golden color, frothy off-white head. Spicy aroma. Spicy flavor with lemon peel and hops and a dry finish. Medium-full body, high carbonation. Similar to their blonde beer, but better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (10427) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2009
Bottle … Clear, light golden ale with a small, dense, white head. Great retention. The bouquet offers banana, clove, coriander and gentle tinges of mint and smoke. Medium-bodied with a raspy mouthfeel and prickly carbonation. The flavor is sweet toffee, candy sugar and spicy clove up front; moderate to medium metallic bitterness follows. The finish provides lingering honey and toffee sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2009
This wasn’t the big spice bomb that I usually associate with the tripel style, which made it unique and a touch novel. This beer is far maltier than any other tripels, and still has enough spice to keep things interesting. A little different than my previous experiences with tripels, but still good. Appearance was a golden color with a pretty minor amount of head for a tripel. Aroma was very faintly spicey - clove and all-spice. Flavor was a bit puckery and full of fruity overtones, with a sweet spice finish. Booze is evident in the flavor, but not unpleasant. Mouthfeel was dry and clean. Pretty good, and recommendable. I had this on-tap at the BXL Belgian cafe in midtown Manhattan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stefano (1924) - Thisted, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2009
Golden colour with a huge white head. Aroma is malt and heavy alcohol. Flavor is very spicy, too much for a tripel. Dry aftertaste, not the best tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (8305) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 2, 2009
This clear golden ale poured with a generous off-white head and a sweet fruity aroma. It has a typical Belgian tripel flavor, which is yeasty, carbonated and spice-laden, with some banana ester. However, there is a harsh element, perhaps from the spices, that makes this brew a bit less pleasant than the top beers of this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
malrubius (2324) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Bottle at pilsnerpeter’s. Thanks to everybody for their generosity. Hazy orange with head. Very clovey spicy yeasty grassy aroma. Spicy orangy honey sweet vanilla. Sweet. Pretty ok.

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