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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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2005
A deep yellow color with a nice moderate white head. Banana nut bread at first in the aroma that is then taken over with windex, peppercorn and butter. I get vanilla wafer cookies, lemon bars and sugar cookie batter in the body.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2005
Thick, frothy, white head on a pale yellow beer with a slight haze. MIcrowaved Chinese food? Snow peas? Weird. That’s not what most of the aroma is, just what I smelled first. Pears, white grapes, pepper, paprika, banana, straw, doughy yeast. Very light aroma. Moderately sweet, lightly acidic flavor. Moderately sweet, lightly acidic finish. Some spicyness in the flavor, but, meh. Medium body, slick texture, moderate carbonation.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2005
Clear golden coloured body with a white head. Aroma of spices, orange, yeast, almost like a witbier. Those spices are clearly present in the flavour. Average but not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3064) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2005
Slightly hazy, dull, light golden/straw coloured body with a large frothy white head. Aroma of yeast, spice and green apples. Smooth drinking, pepper, butter, light in body and not too much else.
Earlier Rating: 4/19/2004 Total Score: 3.2
Large white pillowy head sitting atop of a clear golden straw body. Slight citrus aroma. Lemon buttery taste, a little spice, alcohol hidden, a little thin but drinks well.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (9237) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2005
A yeasty and hoppy brew with significant carbonation. Bit of sour yeast smell wih other herbs. Herbal. Straw pale yellow with a white foamy head. Drinkable, maybe some melon and pineapple, last night’s fruit salad. but average all together.
Earlier Rating: 6/3/2005 Total Score: 2.8
A yeasty and hoppy brew with significant carbonation. Bit of sour yeast smell wih other herbs. Herbal. Straw pale yellow with a white foamy head. Drinkable, maybe some melon and pineapple, last night’s fruit salad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2005
(Bottled) Hazy greenish yellow color with a medium, big-bubbled head. Acidic and papery aroma with a lemon twist and some toffeeish sugar. Acidic, lemony, somewhat yeasty and lightly spicy flavor with a bitterish finish. Medium-bodied, moderately carbonated, acidic and papery palate. A very basic, quite characterless tripel. I read this is actually Triple Moine, but I’ve found it slightly better than this.
Earlier Rating: 11/13/2004 Total Score: 3.4
(Bottled) Hazy, light yellow color with a quite large head. Slightly lemony, dryish and hoppy aroma with orange. Slightly yeasty, a bit sour and semi-dry, quite fruity flavor. Somewhat sugary-sweet finish. Smooth, foamy carbonated, medium-bodied palate. A well-balanced and enjoyable, quite straightforward and carbonated triple.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vanvenlo (1386) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2005
1-Apr-05 Heaps of fruit aroma some earthiness, light malt. Good head and reasonable lacing, golden hazy colour. Light in all departments, fruit, hop and malt. Light hoppy tanginess.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2005
White wine grapes in the aroma. Gold with a white head. Citric flavours dominate, with some mild malty notes. Medium bodied, ok.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7475) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2005
Pours a golden colour with a big rocky head, although that didn’t last too long. Didn’t get much aroma. At first I thought it was because it was too cold but not much emerged even as it warmed. Mildly fruity with maybe a touch of honey, but not much else. Flavour is mainly citrus fruit and apples. The finish is quite bitter with maybe a bit too much acidity. Has a bit of an afterburn. The mouthfeel is rather odd - thin but at the same time slightly oily and syrupy. Pleasant enough but nothing special. 250ml bottled from beersofeurope.co.uk. I notice that others have referred to a vintage date and have aged it for quite a few years. Mine had no indication of vintage and carried a BBE date of 5/12/04. So maybe mine was a very old bottle or they’ve changed the beer in some way.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 23, 2005
Sample from 330 ml bottle at the Mondial. Massive bubbling in the lightly hazy gold body, long lasting head...spicy-sweet, yeasty nose, bit of apple...initially light mouthfeel, fairly malty, but in the middle heavy yeast comes in and it turns quite thick and full, honey and ripe fruit (apricot, pineapple), lightly bitter, smoky-herbal dry finish. I likes it fine.


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