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Brewed by De Graal
Style: Abbey Tripel
Brakel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.4
Noctilucus (107) - All over Belgium, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2012
Unclear, somewhere between amber and blonde, with a good head of yellow tinted fine foam that lasts long. The nose is quite unremarkable, slightly hoppy and at the same time sweetish. The taste is much more interesting: grains, hoppy though not excessive, the same sweetness of the nose without being cloying, mild spices. Not much alcohol, feels softer than 9%. There is some warmth but never an alcoholic taste unless you let it get closer to room temperature. The aftertaste is smooth with lingering hops and softly the same spices that occurred in the taste. Overall a smooth blonde, a mix between hoppy and sweet. However this simple description doesn’t do justice to the beer which is more complex and evolving than one would expect. Also, when the beer is a little warmer it’s much fuller in taste and much more powerful.

3.8
GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - APR 12, 2012
UPDATED: APR 13, 2012 Botella de 330ml. Copa Cáliz Charles Quint. Saboreada en oct´11. Color Amarillo pálido y apariencia turbia. Espuma blanca de burbuja pequeña. Corona cremosa y consistente con una excelente retención. Copiosos anillos y collares de encaje. En nariz frutas y caramelos. Entrada dulce envuelta en especias con notas de plátano. Paladar aterciopelado con un lígerisimo toque cítrico. Cuerpo pleno y carbonatación media. Gentil calidez alcoholica. Final astringente suave. Citricos y pomelos en el retrogusto. ABV bien escondido en una sabrosa cerveza. 330ml bottle. Charles Quint Chalice glass. Enjoyed on oct´11.Pale yellow in color, foggy appearance. White, small size bubbled froth. Crown is creamy, consistent with an excellent retention. Copious rings & collars. Fruits & candies to the nose. Sweet upfront involved in spices with banana notes. Velvet, slightly citric, palate. Full body, medium carbonation. Gentle warming sensation. Smooth astringent finish. Citrics & grapefruits on the aftertaste. ABV is well hidden in such a flavorful beer.

3.6
teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - APR 11, 2012
33cl bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a neverending head. Soapy foam that lasts forever. Aroma is light sweet with a nice spiciness. Taste is smooth with little sweetnes and some spices again. Medium body and carbonation. No traces of alcohol at 9%. Extremely smooth, refreshing and enjoyable.

3
Russo (2011) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2012
Bottled. Hazy yellow color with some light yeast parts and a small white head. Sweet hoppy, light grassy touched aroma. Flavor is like aroma, mouthfeel is quite sweet alcohol.

3.3
faroeviking (10914) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 1, 2012
Botella. Golden colour with a nice white head. Fruity and yeasty bit alco aroma. Good mouthfeel. Flavour has fruit and yeast with some malt, sweet.

3
teddybeer (3783) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 24, 2012
33cl bottle. Golden beer with a large and almost white head. High carbonation at the beginning. aroma is moderate yeasty, slightly malty and spicy. Flavour has citrus notes, yeast and spicy traces with a final moderate bittery. Carbonation is medium. Body is medium.

3.3
suprchunk (2994) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Chunky, cloudy, pale straw colored pour. Sizable white head that falls quickly and leaves a small amount of bubbles behind. Lemon meringue aroma. A little yeast as well. Sweet lemony flavor with a big dose of malt and alcohol. A slight bitterness left behind, but balanced out with some sweetness. Not as bad as I would have thought.

2.5
grunx (367) - - DEC 14, 2011
Tripel del tot normal. No és dolenta però tampoc és cap obra mestre. Molt simple.

3.1
MoritzF (9901) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - OCT 22, 2011
(bottle, 33cl) Cloudy, pale golden colour with a big and blond foamy head. Belgian yeasty spicy and malty aroma with notes of brioche and grains. Moderately sweet flavour, medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Slightly grainy malty taste with notes of white bread/brioche and a crusty note, accompanied by subtle fruity accents; mildly sweet and slightly bitter finish with grainy and spicy notes in the aftertaste. 03.X.11

3
sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2011
33cl bottle, BB12/2011. Dorée brumeuse, col blanc épais avec énormément de sédiments de levure. Arôme levure avec note de malt caramel, houblon léger et ce profile de levure fermenté et de cave/sous-bois. En bouche, léger épices, malt caramel, aspect très grains et biscuité, sucre candi et tjrs une levure très présente, voire trop rendant le palais un peu spécial trop épais. Houblon reste discret. Pas certain de cette bière, palais ne me dit rien, très épais, avec une impression de grumeaux et levure.


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