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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LasseVPedersen (330) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle, 75cl. Pours clear, golden color with a massive carbonation release and airy, stable big white-off head. Aroma is fruity and refreshing. Citrus and apples with sweet malt and yeast. Flavor is medium sweet, perhaps towards the border of very sweet, fruity with pears and apples. Spices in the middle along with yeast. Finish moderate bitter, drying with high-alcohol concentration. Warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (2039) - ESTONIA - DEC 12, 2013
Golden yellow, medium white head with filmy retention. Apple, yeast, malt, warm alcohol, spice. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter. Dry, warm boozy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
5lickv1c (113) - DENMARK - DEC 7, 2013
75cl bottle. Nice, regular tripel. Pretty cheap and really good value for the money.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (6101) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Yellow pour with a white head. The aroma is fairly sweet with some biscuit malt. The flavor is full of biscuit malt, sugar and toffee. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StoreMy (29) - Nesttun, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2013
Golden yellow, with a sting of orange og light amber if you prefer. White head could have been more compact. Fruity and yeast aroma, with flowers and herbs. Light and fruity taste for a trippel, with fresh twigs, fruits, citrus and earthy flavor. Ends up with a mix of apples and citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (3346) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle from National Brewery Centre, Burton on Trent. Golden amber beer with small head. Aroma of yeast, orange citrus and cloves. Taste follows the aroma along with the alcohol warmth and other spices. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EpicWardrobe (78) - - NOV 19, 2013
Yellow/orange with a nice creamy white head. Aroma is sweet, alcoholic, fruity yeast. Taste is very sweet, fruity, high alcohol finish, highly carbonated. Full bodied, smooth (almost syrupy). Ok tripel, but a bit sweet imo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westkyoto77 (573) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle. Poured a deep amber with a solid white head. Boozy nose of cherries, liquor and a touch of citrus. Body nice and sticky, reasonably high carbonation. Tastes of dark fruit and caramel, with golden syrup in there too. A touch too sweet for mine, but solid stuff overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChristianHR (241) - DENMARK - NOV 16, 2013
Smells strong of alcohol and fruits with hints of vanilla. Pours golden with a white light head. Tastes if caramel, burnt sugar and alcohol.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Exuma (10) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2013
Aroma: zwak, fris, appel. Uiterlijk: blond, zwakke schuimkraag, mistig. Smaak: licht zoet, zuur, nasmaak: licht bitter, alcoholisch.

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