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Brewed by Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Abbey Tripel
Grimstad, Norway

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RATINGS: 543   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
21°P, 35 IBU.
Ingredients: Malted barley, wheat, malted wheat, sugar, hops, yeast and local Grimstad water. It is very difficult to brew a complex and balanced Belgian-style tripel ale, but we have made an attempt at brewing one anyway! Our respect and admiration for those who master the skill and art of brewing excellent ale of this style is limitless. Tripels often pair with cheese, seafood and fresh vegetables.

En tripel er et fruktig og sterkt ol med en lett og elegant kropp. Vi i Nøgne Ø liker å gjøre ting på vår egen måte. <<Hvordan lage en sinatursmak i en tripel?>>, spurte vi oss selv på ett tidspunkt. Vi konkluderte med at torvrøkt malt av skotsk opprinnelse var svaret.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DerWeg (1750) - Toronto, Ontario, - DEC 20, 2012
Gorgeous foggy pear gold. Ring of dense creamy wt head. Aroma is sweet-dry and very fresh with fruit citrus and grass, some alcohol. Palate is poised and full, showing layers of pear fruit and lemon, golden sultanas, some alco warmth, subtle spice, long balanced dry-sweet finish with herbal-minty hop. Fantastic.


3.9
guzgorog (973) - FRANCE - JAN 19, 2018
Robe jaune très trouble, mousse blanche moyenne de bonne tenue. Nez levure fruitée (abricot, banane), tourbe, malt. En attaque, la tourbe et le fumé sont bien présents, la levure belge prend ensuite le dessus pour finir sur des notes maltées/sucrées. Corps rond, alcool bien présent, carbo myenne. Une belle triple dont l'apport de malts tourbés apporte une belle originalité, toute en restant subtile !

4.2
NORSAND (123) - Lillestrøm, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2018
(Brewed 20.05.2015, batch #1428/1436A) Deep gold, with a small, white, lasting head. Nose: Nice yeasty notes, lots of dried yellow hay and modest but noticeable notes of peat (pure peat, no smoke), plus (what appears like bretty notes of) sweet recently beeswaxed leather. Taste: The arrival is slightly sweet and fruity. Here there is more of the peat, which is almost sweat and mixes with those beeswaxed leather notes. The mid palate is soft, fruity, with a hint of sweetness balanced by rounded hops bitterness. “Deep” taste. The exit is slightly drier, with a little hops bitterness rounding off the aforementioned elements. The aftertaste is quite long. Lovely, almost 3 year old, lightly peated trippel! Has benefited from bottle ageing (and my rating reflects this).

3.8
luclamainfroide (3) - - JAN 12, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2018 déroutant ! Je m'attendais à une banale triple, mais avec son côté malt fumé j'ai été agréablement surpris ! Je conseille pour le dépaysement

3.3
Calisky (3154) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JAN 1, 2018
Jaune trouble, légère mousse. Nez vieux fruits, levure, un peu mandarine. Gout vieux fruits jaunes confits (un peu coing et miel) note paille et fumée!. Bon corps. Fin amere sur le fruité levures.

3.2
JDsz5 (55) - - DEC 27, 2017
Aroma 5. Appearance 4. Taste 6. Palate 6. Overall 13. Smoked and yeast aroma, peaty taste with long and sweet aftertaste.

3.8
fugitive (2061) - Athens, GREECE - DEC 24, 2017
Bottle. Color hazy orange with small white head. Aroma spicy, caramel, fruity. Taste yeast, fruits, spicy, caramel, alcohol.

3.3
jaghana (6366) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - DEC 24, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2017 Bottle 50cl, a clear golden beer with good head and retention, Nose is floral and Belgian yeast. Taste is bitter, medium sweet to high, aroma is on quince, belgian yeast, saison touch, yellow fruits, bit heavy.

3.4
rumore (880) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 3, 2017
50cl bottle from AbeerVinum, Rimini, Italy. Pours hazy gold with limited white foam, very fine. Aroma is spiced, orange peel and fruity. Body is slightly dense with moderate carbonation. Taste is fairly high in sweetness, but balanced with its spiced feeling. Finish is relatively long and sweet.

3.5
sinte (604) - Udine, ITALY - NOV 12, 2017
Bottle 0.5L. Slightly hazy, deep golden to amber body with a small, frothy, white head, mostly lasting with some lacing. Moderate malty (caramel) and light yeasty aroma with note of fruits (peach, maybe) and spices. Moderate sweet and light-to-moderate bitter flavour with light sourness; long sweet and slightly acidic finish. Medium body with oily texture; soft carbonation.

3.6
Blastomorpha (154) - - OCT 31, 2017
Pours like a typical belgian tripel, amber with a white head. Subtle smoky and hoppy notes are mixed in a light malty aroma. The smokiness becomes more and more evident as the beer warms. Taste is quite sweet but rounded by a nice tart and bitter finish. Spicy too. Medium bodied and not very fizzy, very pleasant to sip. Alcohol very well hidden. Nice experiment, a complex beer definitely, but very well balanced.


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