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Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Abbey Tripel
Melle, Belgium

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RATINGS: 327   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - AUG 13, 2003
Pours a murky orangeish yellow color with lots of odd looking floaties...small white head. The aroma had some nice fruity tones with a sour background. The flavor was fuller than the aroma...plenty of perfume, yeast, fruit, sour. The feel was nice and bubbly, but a bit too thick and heavy for this style. Not bad.

4.3
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 28, 2003
What an odd pouring beer. It looks like really muddy water with some orange hues - Sort of a murky orange/brown. The best thing I can compare it to is a glass of cider that you would get around halloween. It poured with almost no head and no lacing on the glass. The aroma was extremely full of spices and lots of yeast and citrus in there too. The pour showed very little carbonation, but the flavor had a lot in it - must be hidden in the murkiness. Tastes just a little watered down, making it easier to drink and a little more smooth than it would be without. The spices are the most evident thing in the flavor - a nice blend - and there is a hint of citrus in the aftertaste. I rather enjoyed this one quite a bit. Extremely easy to drink for a triple and comes in a very nice white bottle.

4.3
ekarmst (44) - Ames, Iowa, USA - JUN 5, 2003
Painted green bottle. Malty stale(expected) aroma, no hop aroma. Slightly darker than expected. Large bubbles. Head falls quickly as expected. Big malt flavor that lingers to an alcoholic and carbonic tang. Very little belgian character with some stale notes in aftertaste. Thick beer that is slightly sweet. Satisfying. A good introduction to belgian beers for nonbelgian beer drinkers. Pricey at my liquor store $5.29 per 12 oz bottle. $7.99 for the 750ml bottle which is inline with the other tripels. A good beer that I will buy again after I win the lottery.

3
aracauna (3584) - Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2003
This one is a clear bottle painted opaque white. Body is golden but dull amber. Head is wimpy and short-lived. Streaming bubbles are larger than expected. Aroma is slightly musty and slightly cheese. Flavor is thin. Sweet but not cloying. Both of the Duinen beers were disapointing and lacked drinkability.

2.8
hotstuff (5140) - 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.

3.7
thedm (6143) - 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.

3.5
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.

4.3
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.

3.4
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.

3.1
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.


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