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


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RATINGS: 431   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
Blond, living beer with a fine and generous head. Balanced association of green apple fruit and fine hop. Light bitterness, smooth, beer with character.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Bottle from Utobeer: Great looking and great tasting beer. Hazy yellow colour with a thick white head. Flavour like a wit with a subtle fruity/appley hint. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k (3044) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2006
750 cork and wire. Cork No. 144302. Color is more yellow than golden, small head. Looks macro-ish. Aroma is present - wheaty fishy smell with light candi sweetness. Taste is similar. As a friend pointed out this was more like a Leffe Blond than a tripel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2006
Bottle. Hazy yellow colour with a big white head. Sweet malty, fruity, spicy aroma and taste. Medium to full body with a sweet finish.
Earlier Rating: 2/22/2005 Total Score: 3.1
Bottle at Jacob Lövenlunds place. Hazy golden colour with a big white head.The aroma and taste is sweet yeasty and fruity with a hint of alcohol. Medium body and a sweet dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (24768) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2006
Bottle. Clear golden coloured with a huge off white head. Aroma of fruits, spices and yeast. Flavour of fruits, spices and yeast.
Earlier Rating: 7/10/2005 Total Score: 3.1
Draught. Yellow coloured with a white head. Sweet fruity aroma with spicy notes. Sweet fruity flavour with notes of spices, pepper cakes and grain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2006
Bottle. Slight plastic characters noticed in the first sniff and first tastes. Citrusy, yeasty, with some raw alcohol, burning alcohol in the finish, a bit raw.
Earlier Rating: 7/8/2005 Total Score: 3
Draught@The Belgian Draught Beer Festival, Croydon, London. Fairly nice start to proceedings. Nice light lemon and peachy fruit. Finishes lightly yeasty and dry, with some light peppery spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Quinten (1055) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2006
golden color, foamy thin head, some spice aroma, fruits, some sweetness, nice one but not special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2006
6th Dutch Ratebeer Gathering. Aftertaste is a bit bitter. Flavor has got some hints of koriander and/or some other spices. A bit sweet too. Enjoyable, but not too special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2006
No distinct aroma to speak of. Tastes kind of like lemon merangue, black pepper, and corriander. Flavor is kind of tangy, fruity (very slight sweet citrus flavor). Weird. Interesting, but weird. Kinda hits me wrong.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2006
Sweet aroma and flavor. very fruity. lots of carbonation. finishes clean and non-offensive. This seems to be typical of Du Bocq. Good mass-market beers that please everyone, but fall short of being special. But as long as my favorite hang out still has these cheap, I will keep drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
highlandlad (1451) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 2, 2006
A well-balanced tripel from Du Bocq. Good but not outstanding. Pale gold with a light haze and a healthy swathe of souffle-like foam. Good head retention. Classic tripel aroma includes cloves, bubblegum, rock melon, honey and dusty hops. Very fresh-smelling and a bit sticky. Medium bodied - very much at the leaner end of the tripel scale. Mouth-filling carbonation, a little bit too much IMO. Carries its 7.3% abv very easily - wouldn’t know it was that strong from the flavour. Very ’clean’ flavour mix and not especially complex. Golden syrup, lemons, apples, cloves, with a nice tangy finish. Very well integrated. (33cl bottle, IBS Perth, bb 26/10/06)
Earlier Rating: 1/16/2006 Total Score: 3.2
Has anyone told British Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott that he’s on the label of this beer bottle wearing a jester’s hat? Might be safer not to - he can get a bit punchy... Onto the contents: cloudy pale lemon with a thick, tight head showing good length. Very busy carbonation. Light peachy aroma, a bit like a yeasty Viognier. Also some sugary fruit concentrate notes. Fairly full and creamy mouthfeel, quite substantial. Sweet and fruity - canned pear juice, vanilla, some lemony tartness and a shake of pepper in the finish. Quite warming in the stomach. Nothing complex about this but it’s very approachable. Not a top tier tripel but above average. (25cl bottle, IBS Perth, bb 10/11/06)

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