Brewed by Brasserie de la Senne
Style: Abbey Tripel
Brussels, Belgium


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RATINGS: 529   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   IBU: 49   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Given as the most bitter tripel in Belgium, with 49 EBU. No Dutchmen were harmed in the making of this beer. 18.3°

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phaleslu (10652) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2015
11.2 oz. bottle shared by wihorock- thanks again, Ray! Pours a hazy pale gold with a centimeter or so of lasting cream-colored head, bubbly in texture. Plenty of esters, with bready and crackery malts, barnyard funk, cobwebs, and sugars. Light-medium bodied, with moderate to medium carbonation and a dry mouthfeel. No aggressive sweetness or booze, just a dry, easy sipping example of the style. Nice.

Metalchopz (3529) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2015
Pours a hazy light golden-yellow colour with loads of tiny particles all over. The head is frothy, warm-white, has good retention and thick foamy-creamy lace. Aromas of citrus, Belgian Ale yeast, light spices (pepper) and some nice mild hops. Citrus flavours as well with some light grain, but this is where the hops come alive. Dry bitterness of grass with hints of plastic. Gets sharper as you drink. A hoppier then normal Tripel. Not bad.

ferryman72 (61) - NORWAY - NOV 7, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2016 Cooled well down since I suspected what was about to happen. Pours golden, merky with plenty of sediments. Quite thick and white head. Good retention. Floral aromas with a hint of alcohol. Tastes both sweet and bitter, simultaneously and I suspect if it was a bit warmer, it would be more bitter. I like some sweetness in my beers so cooling it down was a good idea. Very complex but difficult to really enjoy.

alexsdad06 (10803) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2015
11.2 oz bottle shared by wihorock. Pours a hazy golden color with a small offwhite head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts with some bready character, hone, light spice, yeast, tthere is some bitterness to this, but overall still too sweet and triples are not my favorite.

ClarkVV (6862) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 27, 2015
Draught at Deep Ellum, 10/23/15.
Good clarity throughout the dull, brassy-gold liquid, with ample carbonation creating a dense, small head with moderate to strong retention.
They cite the hops in this (most bitter tripel in Belgium) and they’re certainly there. But thankfully it’s tons of pepper, nectarine, starfruit and only a touch of peach (no pine). Strong vanilla/honey malts easily still breakthrough and all sorts of peppery phenols play about on the finish with just a touch of alcohol warmth, more yellow fruits and honey. It’s big, it’s bold and yes, there’s some peach and clove, but it’s not obnoxious and the honey, pepper and spicy hop notes are all absolutely charming.
Interestingly enough, I had this side-by-side my friend’s Allagash Trippel. While that beer still defies all of my expectations (bravo to allagash for still putting out the same worldbeating trippel they always have), this beer was no slouch and while different (tons more sweetness and rich malt (big honey, vanilla combining with esters to produce a sweet peach flavor)) it’s still enjoyable in its own right. Ample hop bitterness helps balance as do the peppery phenols. Dries out a good deal on the end with an almost champagne-like yeastiness delivering a good deal of acidity and dry, autolytic-like yeast notes. Great carbonation levels/tightness and a supple, well-malted texture.

hallinghansen (3418) - Odense SV, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2015
Tap @ Moeder Lambic, Brussels. Hazy golden body with a medium white head. Perfume, hops, light alcohol, yeast, full bodied. Propably the best tripel I’ve had (it’s not a type i like)

rekvium (426) - Odense C, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2015
From tap at Moeder Lambic! Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of light spices, very light citrus fruits, Taste is crisp, light hoppy, yeast profile of the other De La Senna beers I've had today...

MrOrla (3529) - Odense C, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2015
Draft at moeder. Pours light hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma of yeast, light hop, light fruit. Taste is a bit Alco, yeast, light hop. Fruit, grain.

riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2015
Super sweet nose smells like malt liquor with belgian yeast. Tastes like malt liquor with Belgian yeast. Well made. Gold hazy nice head.

VDuquerroux (1861) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - OCT 11, 2015
On tap, 25cL. @Pouançay, bar L’Estaminet. A pale hazy yellow beer with a big white foamy head ; good retention and lacing. Fruits (lemon, lime), resin (+/-), herbs (+), alcohol. Medium dry bitter refreshing, light sweet. Full body, thin texture, average good carbonation, herbal dry bitter lasting finish, warming background interspersed by fresh windy episodes. Overall, a good triple ; medium bitterness fairly dry.

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