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Brewed by Brouwerij Affligem / De Smedt (Heineken)
Style: Tripel
Opwijk, Belgium

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Produced for the "Delhaize" supermarket chain in Belgium.

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2.9
JefVerstraete (4753) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle from Delhaize. Golden colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Sweet aroma of banana and citrus. Alcoholic. Not very well balanced.

2.7
Rubin77 (4922) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2015
Foam: nice white quick diminishing. Colour: a little hazy golden yellow. Aroma: very light, hops, malt, some like orange peels, a hints of alcohol and honey. Taste: sweet with slight hints of hops, malt, fruity, yeast, some banana, light spicy /cloves, coriander/ fruitiness also and some metal, medium carbonation and low to medium body, not bat Belgian triple but made for Delhaize chain supermarkets and this influence the quality I think.

3.1
Camons (16792) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 9, 2015
Bottle @ Home. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, honey, light sourness, sweet fruity. Flavor is light sweet, malt, honey, sweet fruity, sweet pears, light alcohol. Medium body, lively carbonation, warming alcoholic finish. 090415

3.3
Desverger (19062) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle - golden coloured pour with white head. Aroma and taste is sweet fruity and yeasty, citrus, spices, floral and herbal notes, nice.

3.5
Borup (18658) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2015
33 cl. bottle. Clear golden colour with a huge white head. Aroma and flavour of yeast, spice, alcohol, fruit, malt, caramel and hops.

3.3
yespr (52883) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2015
33 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a huge white head. Aroma is mild fruity and light phenolic. Mild toasted and light sweet. Medium dry and slight phenolic. Medium dry and phenolic finish.

3.3
joergen (32818) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle at Borup. Clear golden colored with a huge white head. Fruity aroma of caramel and spices. Fruity flavor of caramel and spices with notes of hops and alcohol. Spicy finish.

2.8
Erzengel (11351) - Saarland, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2015
*Old rating, best before 03.07.09. Frisch-rauher, leicht alkoholischer Grundton. Mild weiche gelbe Früchte auf rauhem Körper, Leicht herb-metallisch, leicht unrund.

3.5
Alusmamuts (2851) - LATVIA - JAN 19, 2015
Light amber hazy with medium fastly disappearing head. Nice sweet honey citrusy aroma. Fruity (orange) sour biter taste surrounded by some sweetness. Mild sweet-bitter aftertaste.

2.6
Alengrin (7430) - BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2015 The tripel in this commissioned abbey beer series, since 1994 and originally the same beer as Affligem Tripel; I think it deserves investigation to find out if this is still the case today or not. Anyway, revisited today for the sake of finding this out, but I stupidly forgot to put an Affligem Tripel next to it so I still can’t be sure. Pours a clear ’old gold’ colour with low fizz under a lacing, snow white, medium thick, moussy head. Aroma does not invite me to have a sip: tons of iron probably hailing from foam stabilizing agents, caramel syrup, cooked corn, cookie dough, sweaty grains, cooked cauliflower, melting plastic, badly hidden, wodka-like alcohol and honeyish cane sugar - this is so low in ’esteriness’ that I take the liberty to doubt whether this is even top-fermented (a remark I made with Affligem Tripel already some months ago)! Sugary sweet onset, honeyish and even a bit sticky, pineapple and banana but in an artificial kind of way, medium carbo; metallic middle phase, low and thin in maltiness but something caramelly comes up, phenolic finish with lingering sugary sweetness and lingering iron, next to warming, old ’jenever’-like alcohol and a touch of earthy and grassy hop bitterishness, though insufficient to counter the initial sweetness. An artificial, iron-laden and overly sweet concoction, clearly made the cheapest way, including malt adjuncts. Not acceptable as a tripel and to add insult to injury, I remain convinced this is an alias of Affligem Tripel, which has suffered as much from its restyling as this one has. I have a lot of sympathy for this style, but it has been hollowed out by either amateur failures or industrialized, chemical clones like this. Do not buy this, no matter how much you’re into tripels. Used to be better a decade ago - when it was already an alias of Affligem Tripel - but apparently making it cheaper in production has gained Delhaize more profits. Conclusion: this is exactly the same as Affligem Tripel, with exactly the same history (which nobody else cares about, probably)...


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