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Brewed by Unibroue (Sapporo)
Style: Abbey Tripel
Chambly, Canada

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RATINGS: 2834   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Bottle conditioned.
"The end of the world. The excellence of triple fermentation through a blend of special yeasts gives this malt beverage an exquisitely robust flavor of exceptional refinement."


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cobra (1100) - - AUG 21, 2003
750 ml corked & caged brown bottle. Poured out a very pale straw yellow color. Had an enormous, but short lived, creamy white head on it. The head faded to a creamy white lacing on top of the beer itself. Aromas of lemon, lactic wheat, and belgian yeast. That sweet, funky yeast. No discernable hop aroma whatsoever. Tasted fresh, crisp and subdued. No alcohol taste at all here, despite it's rather high ABV rating. Lemon notes in the beginning, with a sweet maltiness in the middle. It has a crisp finish to it also. Not cloying at all. A very drinkable beer from Unibroue. It makes a great lawnmower beer, although rather high in alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2003
75 cL bottle, wine glass, 48 degrees. Short lived, fizzy, white head sits atop a hazy, medium-yellow body, which shows lively carbonation. Heavy dough and cobweb yeast; citric and flower hops; grain and light bread malt; hints of banana and apple; no indication of alcohol in the aroma. Moderately sweet throughout with a light bitterness to the finish. Pleasantly acidic throughout with only a tinge of alcohol at the end. Aroma is translated quite well to the flavor. Medium-light body has fizzy carbonation and is somewhat drying, but watery otherwise. The bottom line is: tasty, refreshing, well hidden alcohol...I dig it!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2003
This beer is very good, however, I don't think it lives up to its ratings. Perhaps it was my bottle, or perhaps it was just me, but I just felt like it left a little lacking - nothing made it stand out very much. Fairly strong bite, complex hoppy notes to the flavour, it is definitely more potent than the Hoegaarden I tried next. Medium bitterness, lightly sweet, it is pleasing to the senses, but not overwhelming.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nuffield (3711) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2003
This didn't drink to 9%. Big white head on a clear, slightly off-amber body. There is something grape underneath this, and the perfuming aroma develops as it warms. Very good palate, frothing and drinkable, and a nice yeasty, unalcoholic, fruity, spicy, sweet, complex set of flavors. A nice, classic Unibroue interpretation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mds (2230) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2003
Very nice! Sweet yeasty aroma. Dark golden opaque colour. Very yeasty flavour, some malt. But I have to tell you, I couldn't really notice the 9% alcoholic content.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 8, 2003
Pours a hazy golden orange, lively carbonation that settles quickly and hangs around for the whole glass. Aroma has yeast, pear, citrus, celery. The first sip hits hard. There's some yeast flavor, a bit of malt, soft and sugary sweet, alcohol in the finish. You can feel this beer warming you up- not a great choice for a warm summer night. But on the other hand I love tripels, so maybe the rating is a little biased. I'm impressed, especially considering that the first time I had this over a year ago (before I starting drinking real beers) I thought this beer more closely resembled smoked ham than anything else. My tastes have changed I guess.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
scoobyluv (504) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2003
this is my first rated beer and i'm not a snob so forgive me. it reminds me of southern bbq. the taste and smell. if you enjoy that kind of thing then this is the beer for you

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2623) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2003 Aroma is pears and apricots. Appearance is murky yellow. Flavor is spicy with some citrus fruit. Overall a decently flavorful belgian blond similiar to alot of Unibroue's beers. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaBeer1972 (1360) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2003 It always amazes me how these Tripels can be so much smoother and more drinkable than the Dubbels. Unibroue hit the mark with this one. Much better this time around.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jgb9348 (4806) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2003
Crazy light pale blonde colour with a brilliantly white thick head. The colour is unusually light for a tripel, but would look good for a belgie white. Aroma of wheat, yeast, corn and bananas. Once again, more of a white style than a tripel. Good thick mouthful, and pretty sharp initially...yeast, sugars and spices make up the taste. The palate is pretty drying, some of the hop characteristics come out in the aftertaste, but thats about it. Basically, a big let-down, and yet another by Unibroue. I had a 750 mL bottle purchased at Southtown Beverage in Rochester, New York.


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