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Brewed by De Brabandere
Style: Abbey Tripel
Harelbeke, Belgium

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RATINGS: 867   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A strong, abbey-style ale, clean and complex.

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2.8
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2006
Bottle. Nose-honey/mead. Body-hazy dark yellow with a thick ring of bubbles. Smells like a mead, tastes like a mead. Taste-honey, lemon, watered down, vinegar. This is a decent mead and a slightly shitty triple.

3.5
mjg74 (3093) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 2, 2006
Bottled. Pours a clear, medium golden color. Aroma is somewhat yeasty with a bit of grain and spices. Full flavor of grains, yeast, and spiciness. Typical tripel. Enough flavor to go around.

3.2
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2006
Clear golden colour with a large but fast dissapearing head. Aroma is citrussy and the flavour although Tripel-y ! is a little dull.

3.7
jefcon (1833) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2006
Light golden with an airy and rocky white head that sticks around a good long while. Yeasty aromas with an emphasis on crisp apple, brown bread, and honey. Some alcohol and bitterness on the initial bite before reaching a plummy, rich, nearly cherry fruit. The long finish ends with a final dry salute to a very decent tripel. Marks off for a lack of complexity and a little thinness.

4
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2006 Poured to a hazy golden color, with huge, white pillowy head that lingered through entire beer, and left excellent lacing. Fruity aroma, mostly apples, hit me as soon as I opened the bottle. Beer had the same fruity taste, and was very spicy to boot. Finish was sryupy and sour, but good. Although this was a different tasting beer, I really enjoyed it.

3.9
marcus (10145) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 7, 2006
75cl bottle. This golden ale poured with a fluffy white head. The aroma is very pleasantly fruity and the flavor is yeasty with a spicy and slightly bitter finish. This is a well-balanced abbey ale that is quite satisfying.

3.7
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 6, 2006
Deep straw/light golden in color with a large three finger white head. Huge fruit and spice aroma and flavor. Palate is silky and very warming.

3.6
Choos (754) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2006
Called Petrus Gouden Tripel here: Aroma: peach and hop (very nice) Appearance:: yellow and hazy with a smallish white head that leaves sheet lacing. Flavour: big hop and fruitiness malt and spiritous. Palate: thin and leaves a nice bit of sharpness.

3.2
OldMrCrow (2435) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2012 From a fresh bottle. 7/4/06

Pours a hazy straw yellow with a nice (if short-lived) white head; the haze comes from the carbonation rather than any sediment, and the beer clears relatively quickly. <!-- p --> The aroma catches me by surprise with a sour cut-grass aroma that reminds me more of a skunky pilsner than than abbey tripel. There are some belgian yeasts and hints of lemon as well.

The flavor is nice enough, a bit of confectionary sugar quickly yielding to gently citric hops and gentle spicy yeast flavors, leaving me with a dry finish. The mouthfeel is about what one would expect for a gentle 7.5% tripel, relatively quaffable with a hint of alcohol late in the palate.

I’m happy enough drinking this beer, but I’m not overly impressed by it. There are plenty of better tripels out there. Still, I’m with muzzlehatch in feeling that the whole is more than the sum of the parts.

Revisit 8/2012. Pretty much as summarized above. Entirely drinkable but never special.

2.8
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2006
Beer is clear, pale yellow-gold color with a huge, frothy, white, mostly and rapidly diminishing head. The aroma is interesting: Malty with light notes of toasted grain, cookie; Hoppy with moderate-to-heavy herb, moderate lemon zest; Yeasty with moderate horseblanket and barnyard, light dough. Light note of brunchwager and a trace of sharp cheddar in the nose before the head diminished; moderate apple, alcohol and a light woodiness also appearent among the miscellaney. The flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic with an average-length, lightly bittersweet, moderately warm finish. Interesting retronasal burst of aspen bark immediately proceeding the swallow. The body is medium, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively.


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