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

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RATINGS: 534   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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3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
rob6239 (677) - Ontario, - JAN 9, 2013
Pours cloudy orange with almost no head. The aroma is a bit medicinal like the 9% alcohol is creeping through too much. The taste is sharply sweet but there is a tiny tang of tartness and I thought there was a bit of smoke in there.


3.6
artemb (1132) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - OCT 18, 2017
Cloudy golden, opaque, white head with average retention. Aroma: bananas, black pepper, some smoky notes. Taste: sweet with spicy bitterness. Flavour: ripe apricotes, some sweet alcohol notes, spicy phenols. Boozy and spicy warming finish. This is definitely not a classical tripel, but a decent Belgian-style strong ale. Very good.

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vinivini (2828) - Gomel, BELARUS - SEP 28, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2017 bottle. hazy apricot juice colour. moderate white head. aroma: fruit. citrus, tropics, minor spiciness. medium body. the taste is very fruity as well. unusual. good

3.4
Wixie (656) - BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2017
Hazy golden/yellow liquid, small head. Aroma of clay, citrus. Medium body, average carbonation. Taste is sweet, bitter, a bit sour. Hints of pineapple.

3.8
caribou43 (1152) - Lausanne/Sevilla/Lima, SWITZERLAND - SEP 17, 2017
I picked up this bottle from Amstein the last year. I decided to drink this one the last friday with my wife at home. In my point of view, it is an average tripel, more on the German style than the Belgian school. Best before was at november 2016, the color is a beautiful orange/yellow and troubled body, white foam, normal carbonation. The taste is not so far away of a weizen bock, sweet, malty, a bit bready, strong notes of apricot, I could say fruity, some hop but it is not so bitter, better during the last sips taking more aromas and you have some yeast.

3.2
GuideDogSaint (1718) - Xiamen, CHINA - SEP 10, 2017
500ml bottle. Pours clear golden with a thin white head. Aroma of malt with Belgian style yeast. Very sweet taste and finish.

3.6
GeorgePratt (83) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2017 Pours a cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma of cheese (?), orange peel and hops. Taste of bitter cheese (?) and zest. Another great beer from Nøgne ø.

3.5
AleRider78 (1411) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2017
Pours a huge frothy off-white head that sticks around for awhile. Has a hazy golden appearance. Nice dirty lacing. Aromas of wheats and grains, light malts, slightly toasty. Flavours are quite strong. Has a sort of smokey like taste, burnt roasted malts. Some citrus hops, hints of pineapple and extremely light banana notes. Very bitter in the finish with mouthfeel and aftertaste. A little off putting with aftertaste. A bit of alcohol comes through, just enough and not offensive. Really good.

3.7
skortila (5966) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2017
Bottled. 25cl sample. The aroma has some peat, juniper, citrus, cloves. Bit hazy, golden coloured beer with a medium, white head. The taste is light-moderate bitter, spicy, bit smoked, citric. Nice refreshing and fairly dry.

3.6
DwarfeD (3540) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2017
50cl bottle at home. Clear golden with a medium white soapy head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Nice bitter and sweet tones. Smoke, tangerine, spices, caramel, citrus and some spices. Nice.

3.8
Panzuriel (2333) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Appearance: Bright golden. hazy. Firm head of fluffy white bubbles. Nose: Sweet roasted malts. Caramel. Touches of wheat, spice and bananas. Taste: Sweeter and strongly boozy at first sip with elements of darker stone fruits, spice and banana esters Body: thinner and lively Parting thoughts: A fantastic Tripel. I’ve been on quite a tripel tear, recently. either they or I have had a renaissance


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