Brewed by Haacht
Style: Abbey Tripel
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 344   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Tongerlo Prior is a full-bodied beer with fruity notes that develop into a spicy and slightly flowery bitterness of hops. An authentic abbey ale, the age-old tradition of the White Canons of Tongerlo lives on in this officially recognised Belgian abbey ale. Re-fermentation in the bottle gives this beer a more intense taste and aroma as well as a longer shelf life. Tongerlo Prior was chosen as the best European blond abbey/trappist ale in the 2011 World Beer Awards.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (5648) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2014
Sample from a 33cl bottle at Triple A’dam. Almost clear deep golden colour, white head. Aroma of citrus, light spicy, sweet fruits, malts. Flavour is medium-sweet, malty, fruity, alcohol, quite some citrus, bitter hoppy and alcohol finish. Medium to full-bodied, a tad over-carbonated. Tasty tripel, the best of the four we tasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (4954) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - FEB 4, 2014
Bottle 33cl, a clear yellow beer, nose is on belgian yeast with banana and light lemon notes. Aroma is near a weizenbock beer, good malty basis, sweet, banana, wheat, phenolic, some spices such as paradise seeds, bubble gum, cardamom. Again banana notes at the finish with good bitterness and a peppery hops notes. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maarten1993 (632) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2014 Not a great beer. A lesser version of Karmeliet. Lacks the freshness or bitterness of a good blond. Edit: rated higher after drinking it again 30-10-2014 at Brams birthday. Liked the body of the beer, the alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PriorL (2819) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2014
33cl bottle at home. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, nice stable white head. NOSE: fruity, hoppy, grains. TASTE: grains, herbs, heavy bitter aftertaste, less good...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
henkjanwiegers (120) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2014
Pours a light yellow color with a clear white head. Aroma is really fresh, fruity and a little yeast. Taste is sweet, bread, grass and then some alcohol. Quite some carbonation, but not too much. Nice brew, would drink it again, but wouldn’t go through great lengths to optain it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joko16 (11) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2014
Nicely balanced triple. Spicy taste, but not long lasting. Seems sweetened

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (5306) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottled 060913, best before 06\03\15. Nose sweet and spicy, nice peppery yeast, cream, yellow sunshine with some very nice candyish touches. Pours very, very pale clear yellow with heavy and steady carbonation, a large and fluffy soapy bright white head. Taste is surprisingly (!) dry with just a touch of sweetness here and there, very well-hidden alcohol with pleasant warming in the center of the chest, mineral touches and nice golden malt. Wonderful bready resolution! Clean with only mild yeast character, faint peppery spice, light spicy hops. Jammy orange peel, lemon, clove. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rok1024 (1270) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - DEC 29, 2013
Almost clear deep orange appearance with strong and lasting head. Fruity and yeasty aroma, medium sweetness, medium body, rounded bitterness finish. Overall decent Tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
freretoc (1289) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 28, 2013
Bu en bouteille de 33cl, une robe blonde et une mousse persistante, en bouche elle est très marqué par les agrumes types pamplemousses en début de bouche et en fin de bouche l’orange vraiment bonne !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1366) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle. A little past noon. Poured a gigantic foamy head. One of the largest I've poured. Foam lingers. Aroma of some sweet candy, sugar, orange, lemon. Spicy yeast notes in taste. Slight warming alcohol. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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