Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Abbey Tripel
Melle, Belgium


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RATINGS: 324   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Bottle conditioned.
Rich golden colour, fruity aroma and a soft, sweet maltiness. Lively mouthfeel with a finish reminiscent of brut champagne. Brewed under license of the Duinen Monastery by the family owned Huyghe-Melle Brewery.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (5053) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2003
Nice bottle! This brew poured a medium white head and there was a lack of lacing. Its aroma was fruity and it had an amber body. It had a strong aftertaste to it that seemed to linger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedm (6006) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2003
This brew poured a medium head of short lived off white small to large sized bubbles and an amber colored body. It has a mild malt aroma with a fizzy start and finish. Its flavor is very complex unique and different. I found myself lacking the words to describe its flavor. All I can say is that it was very nice and came in a pretty white bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2003
Clear golden copper color. Little bit of a head that diminishes. Nose of bubble gum, ginger, pepper, alcohol, and grapefruit. Spice white pepper taste with an alcoholic bite. Unfortunately, most of the flavors are muted and don't really play nice together.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2003
This one pours a light amber/deep golden color with a medium sized, mostly diminishing, white head. The aroma is malty and yeasty with some good fruit notes. It has a medium body with full carbonation. The flavor is malty and fruity up front with hints of yeast, apples, and pears. The finish is long and sweet with an intense fruitiness. Nice tripel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2003
Nice deep golden color, nice head at first, but it diminished quickly. Medium amount of fruits in this - apple, pear, apricot - however, they couldn't keep up with the alcohol presence - a little too sharp. Mostly dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2003
I needed a corkscrew to get the cork out. Poured a cloudy orange with a thin white head. Aroma was spicy and fruity. Apricot and apple were noticable. It was malty and fruity, with a dry and somewhat bitter finish. It was nothing to rave about. The taste was very mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (6042) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAR 11, 2003
750 ML Bottle. Cork nearly had to be extracted with a pliers. Golden orange color with lots of white flakes swimming around. A smallish off white head. Fruit and malt aromas - nearer to a double aroma. Dry sweetness and fruity apple and plum flavors. Quite acidic and powerful. As I pour there are more flakes/chunks that actually give texture to the drink. I can actually pull out pieces that look like little pieces of tan gelatin. Another odd one from Huyghe. Not my kind of triple.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bierkoning (12995) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2005 Slightly acidic aroma. Hoppy flavor with apple and a bit of citrus. Alcohol clearly present, yet hidden by some sweetness. Below-average tripel. Sold as St Idesbald tripel. Somewhat dusty aroma with peach fruit. Alcohol somewhat hidden by a fruity sweetness. No specific aftertaste. Innocent tripel that does the job, at least for the non discriminating beer drinker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAR 3, 2003
Amber body, minimal head formation. Sweet berry, jammy aroma. Smooth creamy palate, vanilla and blackcurrant. Good bitterness to the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2003
This beer poured a reddish gold color and formed a bubbly white head that left circular lace as it subsided. A good deal of carbonation is present. An aroma of apple, pear and banna with some malt present, with a slight medicinal quality. A flavor of malt and fruit, mostly elements present in the aroma. A warming aspect of the alcohol is present. A bit sudsy in finish. Not a bad triple, worth a try but there are better ones out there.

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