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

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RATINGS: 389   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2005
The Lure:
Straightforward lemon zest and undistinct hoppiness cannot detract from the fact that the alcohol is strikingly perceptible at this low abv.

The Festivities:
Mild citrus and dough converse with a wheat blade. Herbal and green hoppiness accompany the obvious alcohol.

Transcendence:
Not delicate enough to be quaffable, not flavorful and warming enough to be a sipper and simply not interesting enough to fill the voids.
Earlier Rating: 7/6/2002 Total Score: 3.4
Smooth unchallenging tripel…Some flowers and honey…Some pineapples and oranges…

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6122) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2005
Bottle-conditioned, light golden appearance, cloudy. Globally very attractive nicely laced white cover. A gentle pinch of alcohol tries to dissipate its presence through a generous yeasty profile that procures bready and wheat like undertones. Not very complex, but appetizingly dry and clovey. Despite an initial sugary entrance, it feels like an all-around balanced beer thanks to this perfumey lemon juice character that wants to bring all along friends named orange and melon. It dries out a bit, but somehow reaches equilibrium mostly due to a pleasant biscuity maltiness, cracker like and somewhat tart. Light-medium body proposes a fitting moderate carbonation. Good, but most of all drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GonZoBeeR (2906) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2005
Aroma:perfume,spicy and lemon Appearance:Gold,ornage full of chunk of yeast,good white head Flavor:Lemon,spicy and sugary sweetness.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29168) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2004
[Vintage 1992 - sampled 2004] A hazy orange beer with no head. The aroma is sweet with notes of alcohol, dust, peach, and oranges. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, malt and fruit - especially peach. The alcohol runs burning over the tongue and in the throat - and still the body is surprisingly thin for an 8% ABV beer.
Earlier Rating: 7/4/2003 Total Score: 3.3
The aroma is slightly fruity. The color is a dark orange and it has a beutiful head. The flavor is fruity and prickling from a good malt blend with some notes of alcohol. But all in all it is a very simple flavor with a good palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jerohen (1977) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2004
Orange coloured, white head. Some malts and citrus in aroma, sweet flavour with some dryness in the end. Ok beer, nothing beer.
Earlier Rating: 12/24/2002 Total Score: 1.5
I think i had a bad bottle (at least i hope i so), because this one was so bad i had to give it away. Weak spicy flavor, unpleasant dryness and obvious alcohol shining through. I'll try it again to be sure.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorisPPattyn (7815) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2004
Pale orange; fluffy white head, leaving shards of lace. Dryish nose: both white candi-sugar and some garden herb. Rest is citrus. Some dry tripel taste at first, bits of citrus. Then sugary sweetness seeps in, leaving very little dryness left. Sugar-preserved oranges? Faint bitterish taste, not hoppy. The dryness left, just a sugar-filled medium bodied beer with a bit of alcohol. No real stamina, just a less-than-average tripel. Swee-eet.
Earlier Rating: 5/13/2004 Total Score: 3.4
Very pale yellow; thick white head, not stable. Bit lactic, white candi sugar, dry, spicey nose. Taste is dry, with a rather fruity character. Definitely sugar added, then well attenuated. Very true-to-style, but unremarkable. Dry-bitterish, spicey aftertaste. Very standard, but fruity. Original concept for Flanders, Antwerpen province especially. Triple Moine, St. Benoit - where’s the difference now? That is why I changed this to Abbey Tripel. Oh, and it says so on the bottle...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorqui (2094) - Brescia, ITALY - NOV 23, 2004
Elegant color. Full taste with a yielded and full aroma. Optimal, adherent and persistent foam. Fizzy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2004
Nice golden pour, very lively bottle. Dated 11/03 on back. Mixed fruit in honey on the nose. On the sweet side, loads of honey comes through. Very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2005 Original Rating 7-4-9-4-17=4.1 10/6/2004: Yeasty aroma with strong notes of citrus-fruit and a mild peppery spiciness. Opaque dark yellow-blond with plenty of suspended yeast and generous white head that recedes to fair cover, slowly and with some lace. Fairly bitter up front, sweet malt, candi sugar and citrus-fruity yeast esters emerge throughout the long, clean flavour. Very fine, but strong carbonation stimulates the front of the tongue. Medium body yet somehow still nice and refreshing. Bottle.

Re-rate 7-4-7-3-14=3.5 9-Jan-05: Strong alcohol hovers over sweet malts with tart lemon, bread dough-like yeast and a mild ginger and honey character. Hazy yellow-tan with plenty of suspended yeast and nice, small-bubbled, white head that recedes to lasting cover with patchy lacing. Mild wheat flavour, lemony tartness, some ginger notes with a lingering sweet cookie-dough finish. Pleasant light effervescence and creamy medium body. Bottle (Best Before 10/05) enjoyed with MartinT and Rastacouere.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2004
Cloudy golden coloured. Loads of yeast, fruits and some spices in the aroma. Very sweet flavour.
Earlier Rating: 3/28/2004 Total Score: 3
Golden coloured. Fruity aroma. The flavour is mild, sweet and fruity. There is some bitterness in the finish.


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