Brewed by Duvel Moortgat
Style: Abbey Tripel
Breendonk-Puurs, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1869   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Bottle conditioned.
Golden beer with a characteristically fresh bouquet and sweet after-taste.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (3033) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 7, 2006
Well, its a style I really enjoy and this was one that was somewhat "hyped." But, I was kinda let down by Maredsous 10 and feel guilty for not liking it as much as others. But, the pour was boring (for the style), orange-yellow color with a thin white head that sustained itself well and provided decent lacing... but nothing overly impressive. The aroma was sweet and malty, of definite apples and bananas. Flavor was bananas, cloves, and even some candi-sugar. The finish had a nice hop touch to it along with a dryness. Mouthfeel was typical, of course also carbonated. A nice beer, but not in the same category as Chimay White or Karmeliet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2006
Bottle. Clear, sparkling golden color; big white head with ample lacing. Slightly sour, honey aroma, yeast and strong distinctive Belgian smell. Strong and sweet malt profile, alcohol warming, spiced bitterness. Somewhat dry finish. Went well with vegetarian reuben sandwich with grilled apples.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 5, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2009 On tap at Capital Ale House - Downtown on 10/27/2008. Clear golden copper body with a medium creamy off-white head with belgian lace. Sweet candi sugar aroma with lots of fruit. Big candi sugar flavor, very sweet fruit and caramel. Medium body with moderate carbonation and a syrupy finish. 8/4/7/3/15 - 3.7 06/05/2006: Clear golden color with a large frothy white head. Aroma of sweet malt with light spice. Sweet piced malt flavor with some apparent alcohol. 7/3/7/3/13 - 3.3

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
River (25) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2006
It has a cloudy dark-golden color with a white, foamy head. An aroma of honey wafts from the glass. This is a smooth beer, though the alcohol is evident. It has a slight nutty aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
timtheenchanta (70) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2006
Golden orange/amber color with large white head. LOADS of sticky webby lacing. The nose is pretty much all alcohol. Theres a little of the expected yeast but the alcohol drowns everything out for the most part. Sweet fruitiness, complemented by a very bready yeast flavor. It dries out in the end as it warms up thanks to the alcohol character in this one. Fluffy feeling that thins out a little toward the end. A great tripel. Definitely recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - JUN 4, 2006
Poured a gold color with a firm lasting white head with good lacing. Aroma is of sweet fruits; banana and apricot are most prevalent. Flavor is a little disappointing, there is a bitterness combined with an astringency that mask what might be an enjoyable beer. A noticable hop flavor is there and seems terribly out of place. There are some candied fruit flavors hiding in the background but are overpowered.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2006
Pours a nice golden amber color with a large egg shell golor head. Flavor is very fruity with a nice balance of malts. Aroma is some what yeasty and fruity as well. Has a nice warming effect as it goes down. Alcohol isnt hidden very well. Over all a nice brew indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2006
Golden body with a nice bubbly head. Banana aroma, typical of Belgian yeasts. Great body, smooth flow, taste is fruit intensive with some malts. Cool ending.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hobgoblin (163) - St-piphane, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2006
Bottle. Golden color with bubbles and big nice white head. Yeast, soap and orange aroma. Taste of yeast alcohol, citrus with dry finish, good carbonation and alcohol well hidden. very drinkable. Bire de couleur dor avec des bulles dans sa robe et un bon collet blanc. Odeur de levure, savon et orange. Got de levure, dalcool et dagrumes avec un fini sec, co2 assez lev et alcool bien dissmul. Descend trs bien.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (26389) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2006
Bottle. Clear orange coloured with a white head. Aroma of fruits and spices. Flavour of fruits and spices.

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