Brewed by Brouwerij Varenbroek
Style: Abbey Tripel
Reet, Belgium


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
Brewed following a recipe by the first graduates from the Syntra-course of zythology, under ir. Robert Putman.

Previously brewed at De Proefbrouwerij.

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Alengrin (5535) - BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2017
Tripel made by graduated zythologists (not necessarily impressed yet) previously made at Proef but now at Varenbroek. From a 75 cl luxury bottle, stylish and carefully designed. Very thick and frothy, beaten egg-like, cobweb-lacing, dense, egg-white head over a hazy bright yellow blonde beer with warmer peachy tinge. Aroma of mushed banana, raw pineapple, margarine, white bread dough, celery, wild flowers, cheese spread, green melon, mashed potato, nectarine, ripe gooseberries, honey. Relatively (for a Belgian tripel, that is) ’clean’ fruitiness in the mouth, notable banana but not the over-the-top bubblegum effect found in many other sweeter tripels, ripe nectarine sweetness, orangey touch, some faint sourishness but the sweetness prevails; softish, elegant carbonation, fluffy, soft, lean and still ’filling’ mouthfeel. Pleasantly creamy, slightly soapy middle, malt sweet with a honeyish sweetness on top of it, very creamy and even a tad buttery, gently and gradually drying finish with hints of grassy and floral hops, lingering gooseberry-like sourishness, some bready yeastiness as the bottle is emptied and a glow of warming, yet subtle wodka-like alcohol; the sweetness and creaminess remain. My expectations were not too high for this one but I have to admit that this is a much better tripel than expected, sweet without descending into a bubblegum caricature, clean and neat, carefully made at a technically high level and bearing some personality thanks to its creaminess and butteriness, which you’ll either like or not. Pleasantly surprised.

gyhallmanti (589) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2016
15cl glass at Bierfestival Groningen. slight hazy golden colour with a decent off-white head which depleted slowly. aroma of malts, citrus, grass, caramel. taste is light bitter, little touch of sour and medium bitter with a soft bitter finish. notes of erath, citrus, grass, light yeasty. texture is oily with lively carbonation.

SimonBlok (672) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2016
15 cl at Bierfestival Groningen 2016.Appearance: Slightly hazy with medium off-white head. Aroma: light malts, citrus, caramel. Taste: medium sweetness with medium bitterness. Little sourness too. Notes of citrus. Palate: medium body, slightly oily texture and lively carbonation.

Garrold (5433) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2016
Bottle. Delicés & Caprices, Brussels. Cloudy gold. Good, lasting, white head. Spicy, fruity hop. Soft, sweet grain. Taste is light bitter. Sweetness on the lips. Soft, smooth mouthfeel. Spicy hop throughout. Short, sweet finish. Light bitter close.

shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 11, 2016
2015 version. Bottle at Delice et Caprices. Little bit of tripel fruitiness and sweetness. But delicate, grainy, yoghurt saison elements. Light bitterness.

NosirIwont (2560) - Husum, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle. 8.0%. Best before 25.09.14 – 6 months past. 10 cl. sample. Pours yellow with a white head. Good lacing. Grassy, fruity aroma with a grainy hint. Sweet flavour, grassy, fruity and a bit grainy. Dryish, bitter finish, sweet, almost sugary. A bit grainy and with an alcohol burn. Lingering grassy/apple note. Meh. 01.05.15.

Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015
VBC 2015 Clear cooper of color with a white head. An aroma of appels, fruity, weak spice and candy. A flavor fruit, candy, sweets and spice.

MOLA_DK (379) - DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle share at VBC. Slightly hazy pale yellow with a good white head. Breaddy aroma with a hint of fruit. Full body, a little yeasty caracter. Quite boring.

wekker84 (2390) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy earthly notes fruits yeast citrus and some hops flavor malts spicy citrus fruits earthly notes pepper and hops

tupungato (61) - POLAND - DEC 17, 2014
0.75l bottle serial number 0095 from year 2012. Opened December 2014. Quite large, lingering head. Golden color with hazy liquid. Interesting taste, nothing sour, a little bitter, a little sweet. Very malty. Good taste, but I’m not sure if it’s worth the high price ;)

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