Brewed by Brouwerij Palm
Style: Abbey Tripel
Londerzeel, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 406   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
Triple beer with a malt character and fragrant hint of hops with Bruges subtle herbal mixture (gruut). STEENBRUGGE Tripel has an alcohol content of 8.7 % Alc/Vol (bottled) or 8.5% (on tap). and is best served between 8 C and 12 C.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2010
A clear blend of hay, straw, and golden yellow, her white head fades rapidly into a thick collar. Not as much lace as the Dubbel, but still a decent showing. After all, I am taking all this in from a 3oz glass taster, albeit smartly shaped like a mini hefeweizen glass. Her nose, ah her nose Yeasty, doughy, and fresh, she is smartly assertive, grabbing my attention fast with sliced lemons, freshly baked sourdough, cracked pepper, and pervasive sour yeasty funk without the barnyard. Yowza! A thick full mouthfeel coats my mouth while lemony sourdough settles in for a permanent finish. Sour citrus, cracked white pepper, and whole lemons refresh, delight, and tease my tastebuds with each drying quaff. Full, rich, and stimulating, her simple yet forward palate goes down fast and easy as evidenced by my now empty taster.

Not the most complex Triple I have come across, but intriguingly different. Out of all the Steenbrugge beers I tasted, I would have to say the Tripel was my favorite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nordcore (1365) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2010
Bottle at Beer Palace Oslo.Golden, hazy with a ok white head. Aroma; fruity, caramel and some yeast. Flavor; fruity with a ok bitter ending.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (1992) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2010
33cl bottle. Poured with a huge & fluffy, rockily decreasing white head leaving some lacing atop a lively, clear orange/dark yellow body. Banana, esters, yeast & orange peel aromas. These notes are coming primarily from a second bottle of the stuff. I think there were bubblegum notes in the first. Either way, the nose is substantially lighter than the flavour. The alcohol content is fairly noticeable immediately on the palate accompanied by light citrus, dry herbal notes, yeast and some tang. Finishes dry with a spirit-esque bitterness. Warming, medium bodied palate with medium carbonation and a lingering dry hoppy, yeastiness as well as the alcohol bite at the back of the tongue which I seem to remember was less prominent the first time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2010
Draft: Poured a golden color with a small head. The aroma was subtle fruit and spice. The flavor was sweet, peppery, apple, cotton candy, and other spices. This was an easy drinker, just not in the same category as the best Tripels in the world.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (6946) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Not the most handsome of beers despite the gorgeous bottle. Clear golden with a small white head and fairly active carbonation. Aroma offers some fruit, spice, and malt. Feel is quite active and medium. Flavor has plenty of peppery spice, candi sugar, tangerine, tart apples, yeast, and a steady hop bitterness. The sweetness makes this beer very easy to drink and it throws out some nice flavors.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wheatyweiss (29) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Poured from a bottle into a Leffe chalice. Pours a murky medium straw with a decent head that recedes and laces minimally. Aroma is light grain, candy sugar and light citrus and tropical fruits. Yeast is fruity and slightly dusty or funky, but not prominent. Flavor is pale malt sweetness with a bit of a pineapple rider. Candy sugar takes the front and is interrupted by phenolic alcohol. Finishes boozey and sweet. Mouthfeel is medium with harsh bubbled carbonation. Finishes sticky on the lips. Carbonation is quite harsh and active. Overall a decent tripel, but not something I would go out of my way for. Reviewed on: 05-28-2010

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (5684) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Pours deep gold into a tulip Bright white head with good retention recedes leaving slower sheets. Tropical fruit, candi and yeast aromas. Sweetly spiced tropical fruits upfront turning dry and cloyingly sweet in the hot, lasting candi finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (6286) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2010
Tap: Small white lacing. Smell is a mix of fruit (apple), malts, spices and some hints of hops. Clear golden yellow color. Taste is fruity (orange, apple), malty, sweet spices and hops. Bit bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheap (5545) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2010
Had this at the Pittsburgh Great European Beer Festival at the Sharp Edge Beer Emporium 6/2010. Hazy pale lager eye. Typical strong clean belgy aromas. Rather strong initial flavors yet well behaved and refined. Hides alky content well I guess for an 8%. Decent anmount of CO2. Rubbery at times, same on finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pilgrimoutlaw (888) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2010
On tap at Bieaard in Amsterdam. Pours golden blond with foamy white head. Typical belgian tripel yeast flavor with aromas of cloves and coriander. A bit spicy with moderate bitterness and sweetness. Moderately carbonated. Not bad.

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