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Brewed by Brasserie Du Bocq
Style: Abbey Tripel
Purnode-Yvoir, Belgium

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RATINGS: 410   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Blond, living beer with a fine and generous head. Balanced association of green apple fruit and fine hop. Light bitterness, smooth, beer with character.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2006
[LCRBM] aroma is peachy, herbal. body is a little thin, decent beer, but not a great example of the style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2006
This is what I feel like I sadi to myself as I played lucky dip in my IB shop beer box. So I let it sit in the fridge for a couple of hours and fluted it into my little Chouffe tulip glass. So far so good. Fine colour and good beading in the glass with an equally clean head. The nose has hints of clove and peach with a lively body awaiting the important voyage down my gullet. As a beer it is quite good but in assessing the quality of an abbey tripel it fails to meet the high expectation of such a beer. Definitely a good beer but not one of those that makes to sit there and smile until the last drop makes you yearn for more.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (13536) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2005
Bottled (BB 10/2006)
Pale hazy yellow, small white head. Fruits (water melon), wood and some sweetness in the nose. Carbonated, yeasty fruity (orange), some alcohol and hops, quite dry, dry white wine -like aftertaste. Simple but drinkable triple.
Earlier Rating: 2/2/2005 Total Score: 3.2
Bottled (BB 12/2005)
Hazy orange, small white head. Strong deep aroma of malts, berries and leather. Smooth carbonated mouthfeel. Crisp citron palate with metallic and dry aftertaste. Warming. OK triple.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (7501) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 21, 2005
Dirty hazy yellow, pillowy head. Citrus oil, sweet spice, chalk, hay. Slightly sweet and very drinkable, alcohol well hidden. A very approachable tripel.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MoritzF (8676) - Bochum, GERMANY - NOV 14, 2005
(bottle) Pale golden colour with yeast floaties and a frothy white medium head. Dense fruity and yeasty aroma with sugar and a touch of honey. Medium sweet flavour, medium body, lively carbonation. Sweet malty and citrus fruity taste with yeasts and a spicy touch. Dry and light bitter fruity aftertaste. Decent Triple.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2005
25 cl bottle. Yeast in bottom. Yellow colour with a nice white head. Nice aroma of fruit, yeast and spice. Nice flavour pear, kandi and some spice. Very delicate but have a someway a unpleasant metalic finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ALLOVATE (2538) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2005
Decent quaffer of a beer, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to call it a Tripel if not for strength. Tasted from the bottle and poured, cool, into a stumpy tulip glass. Head rose out to greet me and stabilised at a good 2 inches, dense and fluffy, atop a bright yellowish gold body. Each slow sip produced an abundance of laced patterns down the glass. Soft, slightly oxidised, bubblegum, pear and apple nose; fruity, but void of phenolics or sweet notes. Quite different in the mouth from the aroma; candi sugar and light vanilla notes blended with strong pear-like fruit flavours and a little warming alcohol down the back. Body is quite full, treacly as it warms, and there is a balancing fruity tang to it that lasted long into the swallow, holding its alcohol well. Simple, reasonably balanced Belgian ale that did go down a treat, but just failed to truly excite. Decent!!! (75cL corked, 10/11/06, Int’l Beer Shop, W. Leederville)
Earlier Rating: 10/20/2005 Total Score: 3.8
Another Du Bocq beer that had me savour every sip. Bit worried as my notes for the Deugniet are almost identical to this one, but it may have been the surroundings that made this tasting a pleasure. Tasted from the bottle and poured into a chalice late into a warm spring evening. Hazy yellowish gold body with a dense two layered, foamy and thick, crown that lasted for the length and left webs of lace down the glass. Softly perfumy, spicy and peppery, lemon, apple and pear nose with brushes of candi and herbal hops, and the slightest hint of medicinal alcohol. Creamy and smooth in the mouth, yet oddly charged in carbonation which moved things along quickly. Flavours of vanilla and cinnamon mingled with apples, lemons, pears and a touch of honey to make for a not too sweet mix on the tongue. Alcohol remained well hidden, and the finish had some fresh herbs that added a tangy bitter mix in the swallow. Easy drinking, and not at all ’in your face’ like I like my Tripels, but a smooth quaffer and the perfect choice to end my evening. Nice!!! (75cL, BBE 11/06)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2005
Keg @ Stockholm Beer Festival 2005
Another blonde Beligan triple. One in the crowd really. Fruity, herbal and plenty of CO2. Not bad.
Earlier Rating: 8/10/2004 Total Score: 3.8
Bottle @ Akkurat, Stockholm
Vintage 1992. Smells and taste like a sweet biere de garde! Strange, but it is wonderfull. Bottle was stored standing and chilled most of the time. Refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2005
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Hazy Golden Orange with rocky white head. Aroma of orangey hop, spice, yeast, honey. Good mouthfeel. Hoppy and spicy in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HermanW (1044) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2005
A tripel with only 7.3% alcohol. It tasts like belgiums beers and I like that.


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