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Triomfbier Vooruit

Brewed by Brasserie Dupont
Style: Smoked
Tourpes-Leuze, Belgium


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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Brewed for Kunstencentrum Vooruit, celebrating their 100th anniversary.
Ingredients: water, barley malt, wheat syrup, hops, yeast. From the website (Google translate from French): "On the occasion of its 100th anniversary, the Kunstencentrum De Vooruit Ghent wished to remind the brewing activity he had had in the early 1900. In this context, the Brasserie Dupont was asked to create a beer based on their wishes. Given the success of this new beer at the event, it was decided to open production for all customers. * Organic beer, amber color, dry and bitter with a smoky note (specifically peat) in aroma and taste. This phenolic characteristic is obtained by using a small percentage of malt specially dried with Scottish peat (malt whiskey)."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davros (2710) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2016
Pours amber with a large head. Nose shows earthy saison yeast and a little bready malt. Flavours include saison/farmhouse notes, soft smokey peat, bready malt. Very dry. Carbonation is insanely high.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarcoDL (3874) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2016
Bottle at Oedipus fest. Aroma of malt and yeast mostly. Taste has soft yeast, mild smoke and some grain. Not really a triumph.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kermis (9980) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2016
Draft at Oedipus International Beer Festival. Light hazy orange with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, elastoplast and rubber. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. light medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (6282) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle sample at OIBF’16. Amber colour, off-white head. Aroma of smoke, rubber, peat, some sweet malts, light caramel. Flavour is light to medium sweet, malty, dry, smoke, hint of rubber, peat, phenols, bitter grassy finish. Light to medium bodied. Good smoked amber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (1800) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2016
Sampled from tap at the Oedipus International Beer Festival 2016. Almost clear, golden amber with an off-white head. Sweetish, moderately smoky aroma of caramel, nuts and smoked ham. Sweetish-malty, moderately smoky taste of smoked ham, caramel and nuts, followed by a medium long, slightly bitter, quite smoky finish. Medium body, slightly creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (5371) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle 75cl, a cloudy copper amber beer with medium head. Nose is on belgian yeast, orange, smokes notes, touch of gose beer ! Aroma is on wheat, belgian yeast, smoked notes, lemon, quince, agrume, dry, yeas near to gose / lichtenheiner style beers just salt is missing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (2791) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2016
Bottle from De Hopduvel. Nose of smoked malts, citrus, some spices. Dry and bitter, typical Dupont yeast. Light sweet, peaty, bitter. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alex60 (158) - - JUN 18, 2016
Bouteille partagé 75 cl - couleur orange ambrée, odeur florale et fruité, goût sur le fumé, amertume mince, épicé, se laisse bien boire

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (3414) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2016 Bottle, 13C. Deep gold with a large head that turns white. Aroma of honeyed hay, nectarines, oranges, slightly medicinal spices and smoke. Light to medium bodied. Seems a bit too fizzy. The peat is subtle in the aroma but more intrusive and a bit burnt plasticy upon a first swig. But the nectarines, hay, oranges and spices come through well enough and soon the beer is refreshing. After a while it’s almost as though the overcoming of the smoked flavours by them is the point of the beer. I suppose that would fit the story. [edit: got this and drank again within the week, which must bump the overall score]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aleigator (724) - GERMANY - JUN 6, 2016
Pours a clean amber color, with a huge, froth head. Smells of herbal wild honey, toffee and grass. Offers a flowery wooden note on top, which derives a smoky quality from the malts. Has a soft mouthfeel, with a bubbly, effervescent finish, revealing a sweet, malt defined ending among a refreshing body. Tastes of sweet honey, toffee malts, old wood and smoky, earthen malts, washed away by a mineralic quality. A honey coated dryness comes up from the back end of the palate, together with more malts, grass and stony minerals. Finishes spicy with a prominent inclusion of cloves, pepper and coriander. Sweeter than expected, with a slight, late dryness, revealing a very interesting smoky twist, amped up by a refreshing, soft carbonation level.

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