Brewed by Haacht
Style: Abbey Tripel
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 372   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2010
Bottle 330ml.
Clear light to medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, moderate yeasty, fruity, apple notes, light alcohol, phenoel. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20091021]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2009
33 cL bottle, courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours hazy orange with a medium sized almost white head. Aroma is light spiced, yeasty and caramelish. Sweet flavoured, light yeasty spiced and mellow fruity touch. Vague metallic note and slight caramelish. Ends smooth medium dry spiced and yeasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34634) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2009 Bottled. A hazy light golden beer with a thin white head. The aroma has notes of malt, alcohol, and fruit. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, alcohol, and peaches, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (26145) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2009
Bottle at home. Cloudy golden coloured with a huge white head. Fruity aroma of spices and citrus peel. with notes of caramel. Sweet and fruity flavour of spices, caramel, citrus peel and alcohol with notes of hops. Spicy and warming alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25449) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2009
Bottled (from belgianshop.be). Golden colour, huge white foamy head, which leaves nice lace. Aroma is grass, some spices, sweet malts and mild notes of alcohol. Flavour is spices, some yeast, quite grassy and also sweetish malty notes. Hides the alcohol quite well, even though it shows a bit as a stinging sweetness. A rather "dry grassy" tripel. Was way better than I expected. As it warms up it gets some mild alcoholic and metallic notes in the flavour though, so better drunk when colder.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2009 Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Pours golden with floating impurities and a lacing, off-white head. Sweet fruity and yeasty aroma - quite some alcohol too. Solid body, sweet, spicy and fruity with a distinct yeastiness. A litle phenollic in the finish. 211009

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (22309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2012
30th July 2010
Hazy gold beer, big white head. Sweet aromatic malt nose. Light dry palate. Sweet malts, typically tripel. Subtle notes of orange, brandy and bubblegum. A little boozy even considering the 9.0%. Finishes dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21633) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Bottle. Cloudy yellow color, small white head, solid lacing. Aroma of white pepper and subtle grapefruit. Taste is slightly sour white pepper, straw, hay. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (17786) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle from Kvickly. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, overripe banana and yeasty. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter with warming alcohol. Fairly high carbonation. 080213

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