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Brewed by Van Den Bossche
Style: Abbey Tripel
St. Lievens-Esse/Herzele, Belgium

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 365   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.

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2.6
muzzlehatch (4963) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2006
750 ml (?) bottle consumed in the generous company of tiggmtl, MartinT and Rastacouere. Oily clear amber with lots of visible suspended yeast and a small white head....corky, yeasty nose full of dry fruits, light caramel....sweet, simple flavor, too-low carbonation, dry and husky and rather bitter....watery and overall quite bland; don’t remember the date on this one but it may have been too old, in any case it’s a lower-echelon tripel.

2.9
TBone (17699) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 4, 2006
Bottled
A bit hazy orangy color, quickly vanishing head. Fruity aroma (peach), maltyness, slightly rubbery, sticky mix of sugar and alcohol. Watery palate, then bitter and fruity flavor: orange and grapefruit. Sweetish finish. Bittersweet aftertaste.

2
MartinT (9932) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2006
Any first impressions?
-A blurry cosmos of floaties is topped by a big-bubbled head.
-Yeast and cork provide most of the aroma, as melon and peachy fruitiness attempt to revive interest.
-None of the hallmarks of the style are present, and the cork’s dryness is overwhelming most flavors.
-The low carbonation makes the beer’s roughness obvious.

What if you dig deeper?
-The very yeasty flavors end in a dry spell.
-Depressing water holes abound.
-None of the hops needed can be found.
-A bottom-rung tripel which clearly hasn’t stood the test of time; a shame for the style.

Bottle; best before August ’05.

3.6
Bart (2937) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2006
Gold yellow to light amber colour with an average white head. Very fruity, malty aroma with some yeasty hints. Full body, some sharper hints. Finish is sweet-bitter with some alcoholic touches, nice tripel.

3
sayravai (4710) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2006
(Bottled, BBE 07/2007) Slightly hazy amber-golden color with a smallish, tight and lasting head. Dull, papery and somewhat alcoholic aroma. Neutral, slightly cardboardy flavor with a sweetish-malty finish. Medium-bodied palate with foamy carbonation. Either this sample was not at its best, or it really is such a soulless, empty brew. I’m afraid the latter is closer to the truth.

3.6
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2006
Pours a light golden hazy with a nice lasting head. Aroma is spicy with phenolics, yeasty and estery with hints of lemon and safron. Sweet, malty spicy and sticky, and a hoppy herbal finish. Finishes pretty dry and relatively clean. Tart and lemons in the finish as well.

3.3
beastiefan2k (4007) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2006
Drank in a La Fin Du Monde glass. Pours with a medium head. Dark golden-light orange color, can see through the beer. Medium carbonation. Smells of light fruityness and light hoppyness. Tastes like a lighter tripel, botle light for a triple. Would not guess it is 8%.

3.3
gnoff (10711) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2017 Tried it on bottle February 1, 2006.
Clear golden color. Big white head. Faint scents of fruitiness. Nothing of the alcohol in the taste, but a warming after taste where the alcohol shows itself.
7/4/7/3/12=3.3

3.3
joergen (28410) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2006
Bottle. Clear yellow coloured with a huge white head. Sweet aroma of fruits, spices and yeast. Sweet flavour of fruits adn spices. Fizzy palate.

3.3
stouby (4669) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2006
Bottle, at home. Light amber with a large white head, mostly lasting, good lacings. Aroma moderate malty (light bread), light hoppy and yeasty (coriander, peach, orange). Flavor heavy sweet, modereat bittersweet, long duration. Medium body, oily, soft carbonated. The alcohol is felt.


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