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


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RATINGS: 333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Josh’s translation of the French description: La Fringante is a deluxe, triple-fermented beer born of a unique strain of yeast which gives it an unexpected finesse. A champagne-like effervescence, its vigourous presence in the mouth underlines its markedly strong personality of balanced flavours of spices, malt and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2013
2005 bottle, thank you Steve. Pours somewhat hazy golden with a white head. Aroma and flavor have faded. Tastes like light apple juice with some tame Belgian yeast, aroma is the same.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
rane (1010) - Nibe, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle. I think it had become too old. I´d the bottle for 1,5 years and I don´t know the age, but maybe from 2011. Orangebrown with huge pale brown head. Aroma oxidised and sweet cloying. Taste very sweet and alcoholic some oxidised notes as well. Tastes a bit like a whitewine well over the top. Some of the others I shared it with liked it though but the finesse had gone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (7613) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Well balanced trippel, if a little on the light side. Coriander, a decent level of Belgian yeast. Pours golden with good head and lacing. Finishes with perfumy sweetness. Soft carbonation. Light booze in finish. Nice if not super original. Bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (5590) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2013
Several bottles, this one however is about 6 mo old. Bright though very hazy gold/peach colored pour with thin white head. Aroma is fruity, peaches, nice belgian yeast character typical unibroue yet not as in your face as some of their other beers, quite tropical really, very nice. Taste is fruity, sweet, tropical fruits, peppery belgian yeast, awesome. If anything, the palate is a bit sweet, but that’s really just being picky about it being called a Tripel. Very, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle from 2002, bit of cardboard in the aroma. Aroma of light fruit, vinous traits and honey. Taste is similar with some spice and some yeastiness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (2250) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2013
341ml bottle from the Unibroue sampler pack (only way to get La Fringante in Alberta in 2013). Don’t mind having fin du monde, maudite, and trois pistoles in the old beer fridge for a while to sample this...Cool duvel like golden pour with a bubbly white head. Super carbonation, medium-high alcohol warmth. Typical unibroue yeastiness on the nose, citrus, orange zest, coriander, all spice. Unreal smoothness and zestiness on the palate. Delicieux.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (5682) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
341ml bottle pours a light slightly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is mild with some grain and yeast and hints of spice. Taste is a big spicy hop bitterness with a grainy malt and fruity sweetness with a yeasty finish. Big carbonation and medium body leave an intense sensation on the palate. This brew really packs a punch and is quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aumax1 (303) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2013
341ml Bière très goûteuse, petit goût fruité. Très rafraîchissante. Pas trop agressive malgré le 10 % d’alcool. Un peu d’amertume, un petit goût sucré et fleurale. Bien agréable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (1125) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours a cloudy pale orange with a small white head. Aroma is citrus and yeast, with notes of honey and flowers. Flavour is sweet, with more citrus and honey, and some light spicy notes. Alcohol is very present in both the aroma and taste. Dry finish. Overall a tasty and nicely balanced Tripel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sudomorph (1088) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours a translucent golden colour with a half finger, bubbly head that fades to nearly nothing very quickly. Smells of yeast, spices. Hints of vanilla, citrus, and ripe fruits. Taste is slightly sweet with notes of spice, yeast, and alcohol. Medium carbonation. Medium body. Very good triple. Exactly what I would expect! Well worth a try!

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