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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CitrusP (60) - Newcastle, - JUN 8, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2012 From 330ml bottle to Glass Aroma - roasty, hay, woody, a pleasant smell that is not overbearing Appearance - amber, orange colour, slightly hazy. head frothy to begin with, settles quite quickly Taste- Medium sweetness with a small amount of sourness and bitterness, rather smooth yet not overly sophisticated Palate - Medium palate with a slick texture, lively carbonation, close to being over the top yet still enjoyable, finishes dry and bitter. poured to instruction - 4/5 to glass, 1/5 to small shot glass, - shot glass was dry and cleaner than full glass flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwik-lime (1555) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2015
Sweet and malt, herby hints, a little spice, some caramel and alcohol. Enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wozap (446) - Węgorzewo, POLAND - NOV 14, 2015
Buteklowane 15.05.2014 pite pod koniec daty terminu 15.11.2015. Złote, klarowne, piana wysoka drobna i średnia, lekko zdobi szkło. Aromat białe owoce, winne, szampanskie. Krótka owocowośc w przedzie ust przechodząca w ustach w wytrawność, podbita wysokim nasyceniem i mocna zaznaczoną goryczką (single hop Sazz i jest konkret) wręcz łodygową.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DerGantzel (135) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2015
Strong with sweet malt aroma, fruity (banana), slight caramel and herbal aroma as well. Frothy head, hazy liquid. Medium-high sweetness, light bitterness. Soft carbonation, full body.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
GSAP (611) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2015
Chemisch, bijna overdreven snoepjes zoet. Enorm bruisend in de mond. Tja...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nybol (363) - DENMARK - OCT 16, 2015
Fin lys maltet smag og lidt belgisk gærsmag. Alkoholen smager igennem på en fin måde..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5966) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2015
Bottle from Mitra Bunnik, BB 21/11/16, large sample. Almost clear yellow to golden color, huge rocky head. Aroma is quite spicy, cardamom, earthy and floral hop, apple. Soft bitterness, quite alcoholic, bit sharp even, apple sweetness. Quite high on carbonation, fairly dry. Quite decent tripel, but a little on the alcoholic side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wixie (175) - BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2015
Clear golden liquid, average head. Strong aroma of hops. Light body, little carbonation. Taste is sweet and bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lunkie (1640) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2015
Banana herbal aroma. Murky Amber colour fair head and lacing. Herbal fruit hop flavour. Fizzy palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1538) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2015
(28-Sep-2015)Light floral herbal aroma.Cloudy amber,low head&sheet lace.Sweet candy herb flavour.Bitter candy spice finish&apricot herb aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (1366) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Clear medium golden, good two finger somewhat fluffy off-whitewhite head, mostly diminishing, good lacing; aroma malty, banana, orange, yeast, dough; taste medium sweet and bitter, spicy, light fruity, bit woody; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, dry bitter in the aftertaste, but also light fruity, spiciness remains, alcohol and herbal notes in the finish; a well-made typical Tripel.

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