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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Abbey Tripel
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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.


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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
paulvanpelt (485) - Reusel, - APR 1, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2013 Bleek gouden bier, minimaal witte kraag. Neus is wat alcohol, beetje bloemig. Aroma is verder wat fruitig, hop en brood. Smaak is bitter, licht zoet. Niet bijzonder.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alex60 (102) - - MAY 30, 2016
Bouteille 33 cl - couleur blonde dorée, belle mousse blanche avec grosses bulles, odeur malt, herbeux, gout : houblonné, frais, herbeux, finale sur l’amertume séche, sur l’alcool assez agréable qui réchauffe la gorge

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (2475) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2016
33 cl bottle. Golden color, slightly hazy. Rocky white head with thin layer retention. Aroma’s: fruity like a triple, with some grain & malt. Retronasal it’s sweet-ish (candy-sugar), fruity, light herbs. Flavor is light sweet, light fruity sour, light bitter. Medium bodied. Finishes light herbal, light bitter. Pretty decent triple actually.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Icedwarf (1144) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2016
Helder donkergeel bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is krachtig, licht zoet en hoppig bitter. Erg goede tripel die een stevige afdronk heeft, niet iets om zomaar weg te drinken.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamaty (1750) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 28, 2016
Aspecto típico, pajiza, algo turbia, espuma efervescente muy duradera. Aroma frutal, levadura presente. En boca es frutal, notas de melocotón, naranja. Muy muy seca. Amargor creciente. Cuerpo. Gas bien marcado. Postgusto seco y amargo. Calor alcohólico final, que no se refleja en el trago. Notable

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
ectuohy27 (958) - ESTONIA - APR 25, 2016
Quite drinkable and pleasant with no off elements(but some fusels and other surprisingly un-Belgian alcohol notes), it’s simply too thin to be a proper abbey tripel, even if it’s enjoyable

3.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goofy34 (66) - Saint jean de vedas, FRANCE - APR 24, 2016
Avant tout le goût que j’adore : réglisse, épices et petite amertume et pour finir l’alcool qui réchauffé la gorge. La couleur est sympa, jaune orangé...à mon goût c’est une super bière

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AntonyWilson (69) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 21, 2016
330ml bottle: Pours a pale gold with a small white head. A fruity aroma with bold sweet taste. Full bodied, low carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
leduardol (109) - - APR 5, 2016
Dourada e leve turbidez: "enevoada". Creme de altíssima formação mas média duração e com muito rastro no copo. Aroma com álcool se sobressaindo, dulçor frutado e notas herbais. Corpo médio, com álcool se destacando em alguns momentos e desequilibrando o conjunto. Amargor bem presente no retrogosto e final seco. Garrafa de 330ml - Luxemburgo, Luxemburgo (5/4/2016) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rubin77 (720) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 16, 2016
F: big, white, good retention. C: hazy, golden, transparent. A: grainy, malty, orange, yeasty, pineapple, grassy, peach, pepper. T: creamy smooth mouthfeel, yeasty, fruity, peach, banana, exotic fruit, grassy hops, alcohol, candy sugar, spicy, medium to full body, good carbonation, quite good but still a little “commercial”, 0,33l bottle from Beer Mania in Brussels.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Excalibur123 (342) - Soria, SPAIN - MAR 9, 2016
Presenta color amarillo oro turbio con gran cabeza de espuma de burbuja fina y buena retención en copa, aromas a levadura belga, lúpulo y azúcar Candy; en boca entrada media con ligero amargor, siguen notas florales, cuerpo medio a ligero con carbónico medio, retrogusto amargo y seco, correcta cerveza triple de abadía sin nada destacable.


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