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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Abbey Tripel
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 362   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (2575) - SPAIN - NOV 20, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en El Corte Ingles. Color dorado. Sabor a levadura, malta, ligeramente citrico, ligeramente a alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
seynie (329) - Tienen, BELGIUM - NOV 15, 2014
Bread, burnt caramel, dark candi sugar, malt, walnut. Hazy gold with creamy top. More bitterness and alcohol towards the end and into the medium finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PauloAG (251) - BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle 330 cc. A typical tripel. Nice head. Taste is fruty a sweet but with a nice bitter finish. Medium body. Overall a very pleasant beer

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bricks (924) - Delaware, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Yellow/brown glow, smells of Dubble Bubble. Tastes of sweet, spice, and bread . Light mouthfeel. Not bad.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
florent.janssens (264) - - NOV 4, 2014
Legere odeur de geuze. Bière qui ne sort pas du lot. On ne goûte pas l’alcool. Une Bière quelconque....

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ulysse (402) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2014
Bubble gum aroma and taste. A tiny hint of lambic aroma. The average blond beer. Not much to say about it.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pringao_Toribi (347) - Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 26, 2014
In short: sweet and drinkable with a punch of liquor at the end. Aroma: bread and caramel, and a little yeasty. Taste: light and sweet, but nice (not watery or too weak) Palate: very surprising and enjoyable liquor finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
langeveld12 (418) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
Head is average, frothy, white and slowly diminishing. Body is sparkling golden yellow. Aroma is typically tripel, moderate malts like hay, molasses and bread, light hips like citrus fruits and flowers and light yeasts like leather and also banana, vanilla, some forest fruits and spices. Flavor is light acidic, then sweet and light acidic and finally sweet and bitter. Body is medium with creamy texture and soft carbonation. Quite allright, not among the best. Misses complexity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VDuquerroux (1113) - Airvault, FRANCE - OCT 20, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2015 Bottle, 33cL. Home. A clear golden yellow beer ; bubbly ; medium white "omelet" head with a good retention. Herbs, flowers, roast, caramel, biscuit, prune. First, medium sweet, then medium dry bitter waves. Full body, medium texture, good carbonation (nearly fizzy), dry bitter finish with a light warming note. Overall, very good tripel beer !

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
culchiem (3398) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle in Hermans. Clean gold with a fluffy head. Aroma is peppery yeast. Tangy on the tongue. Sweet fruity flavour, a little metal on a tart bitter finish.


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