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Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Abbey Tripel
Ertvelde, Belgium

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RATINGS: 924   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
Golden shining and soft feeling in the mouth - perfectly balanced taste - full body and heart warming, a splendid aroma, tickling in the nose - hoppy dry long finish.

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4.8
Zarrach76 (273) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JUN 1, 2017
Van Steenberge, cest lassurance davoir (du moins je lespère) une bière de qualité. Versée dorée légèrement trouble, avec une belle mousse ivoire. Du classique. Le nez nous promet une belle dégustation : croissant au beurre, sablé Breton, pain dépice, sirop dérable, cassonade, frangipane, caramel, melon, pêche de vigne, banane, vanille, réglisse, gelée de coin, pamplemousse, rose, litchi, jasmin, sucre candi, miel, ananas, raisin, prune, alcool, pomme verte, citron vert... les arômes évoluent avec loxygénation de la bière, cest une merveille. Un très beau nez de triple dabbaye, indubitablement ! La bouche nest pas en reste. La carbonatation est assez élevé, les levures sont douces et nobles, pas trop de sucres résiduels donc pas d’écœurement en vue, amertume légère mais longue, alcool au top niveau et saveurs très agréables au palet avec une texture douce, ronde, riche et avec beaucoup de corps. En rétro-olfaction on retrouve beaucoup de fleurs (géranium, rose, jasmin, jacinthe, bergamote), un peu dépices avec de belles notes poivrées, du bois avec le cèdre et le sapin ainsi que du fruit, en particulier la pomme verte aux arômes très prononcés. La longueur est très intéressante, sur lamertume, les notes épicées et les fleurs ainsi que cette pomme vraiment persistante. Le final laisse une petite astringence sur le palet, les sucres et les céréales viennent littéralement se coller à la langue et laissent notre bouche dans une sorte de béatitude extatique sur un fond de Manzana. Il me manque peut être une petite accroche, quelque chose qui vienne me gratter la gueule et mexploser les papilles. Une magnifique Tripel tout simplement, et on en redemande ! Bouteille 33cl, Boissons du Monde, Saint-Egrève.

4.7
Drew Blood (151) - Mt.Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2001
I have had this beer both cellered(18 mos.) and straight off the shelf and I love it. Excellent balance of hop malt and spice. Dry finish that lasts just long enough. I can’t drink just one

4.6
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Presentation: Poured from a 330ml/11.2oz bottle in to a tulip glass. It has a hazy light golden yellow color with an excellent, huge white head. Its head is thick and frothy with stiff rocky peaks that last forever. The aroma is fruity and sweet with a nutty malt character and strong funky yeast. There is even a hint of coconut as well. The flavor starts off dry, with earthy yeast that turns malty, sweet and fruity. There is a slight hazelnut flavor along with tropical fruit notes and even a light coconut flavor as well. Hops add a light bitterness and herbal flavor to the finish. Its alcohol adds a pleasant warmth and sophistication to this smooth textured, medium bodied ale. This is a very good triple that has a standout flavor that I really enjoyed.

4.6
dlihcsnatas (755) - Temple, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Hazy gold with head that holds on the bitter end. Has a touch of fruit going on behind the malts and then there is a little bitterness from the hops and then a slight burn of the alcohol. Balanced out so well that this one can easily be chugged but of course with the ABV and the price would not recommend. Once again this brewery has put out another perfect beer and once again I have to dock points on the overall because it cost too much to make it my everyday brew.

4.5
Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 27, 2002
I really enjoyed this brew, it had a bitterness to it at first that slowly settled away. And it had a very thick long lasting head, however I have not tried anything else from Brouwerij Van Steenberge to compare it to. But I liked this one!

4.5
jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2002
A good beer with a malty taste to it. It’s the type of beer to sit back and enjoy. A good experience.

4.5
dwyerpg (6217) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Nice lifting citrus aroma; about as nice in appearance as a pee-yellow beer can be. The belgian spices are at first light but become moer noticeable. This is a Belgian that can be drank rapidly. Quite nice, and much better than the double.

4.5
generallee08 (773) - New York, USA - JUN 12, 2014
It has a hazy light golden yellow color with an excellent, huge white head. Its head is thick and frothy with stiff rocky peaks that last forever. The aroma is fruity and sweet with a nutty malt character and strong funky yeast. There is even a hint of coconut as well. The flavor starts off dry, with earthy yeast that turns malty, sweet and fruity. There is a slight hazelnut flavor along with tropical fruit notes and even a light coconut flavor as well. Hops add a light bitterness and herbal flavor to the finish. Its alcohol adds a pleasant warmth and sophistication to this smooth textured, medium bodied ale.

4.4
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 24, 2002
I enjoyed this beer very much, which suprised me. I had recently tried the Petrus Triple which is very pale in comparison to this brew. Initially a great head, intense carbonation. Not too grassy or hay-like. Tastes very much like many triples I had while in Belgium. Good malt balance and the correct balance of spice for the style. I would recommend highly. Good beer with sweets or to relax with.

4.4
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 31, 2004
In the bottle. Pours an amazing white color. Gargantuan white foamy head. Is this champagne? Delightful fruity aroma. Rich thick body- this is packing some alcohol alright. The fruit is a pronounced lemon grapefruity taste. Tart and yet very balanced in its flavor. This is one mighty delicious beer. Quite a bit of spent yeast in the bottom which I captured in hopes of cloning my own batch.


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