Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Abbey Tripel
Ertvelde, Belgium


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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Contract-brewed for the Italian importer/distributor Zago s.r.l., who also imports Westmalle into Italy. http://www.zago.it

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MBison's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, - AUG 2, 2009
Bottle (750ml). Age roughly 1 year piror to tasting. Poured muddy golden brown with extremely large chunks of yeast (some of the biggest I have seen to date) and a large frothy, white head which lasted superbly. A complex and intriguing aroma with white pepper, fermenting pears, granny smith apples, lemon citrus, herbaceous hops, sweet sour dough, sawdust, barnyard hay, lavender and coriander. Strong notes of freshly cracked black pepper in the flavor with coriander, sweet bready malts, light bitterness, lemon zest, dry pears, straw and a lightly warming finish. Full bodied with medium bodied with a spicy/hot mouthfeel, a moderately thick texture and a relatively short finish. Being a fan of “big” beers, particularly ones with strong notes of alcohol this beer worked well for me.

Ippopodio (135) - ITALY - DEC 24, 2015
Una bellissima bottiglia fa immaginare una grande birra. In realtà è una buona strong Ale con lieviti belgi che danno note di frutta a pasta gialla: albicocca e ananas. Al palato è abbastanza esile con un malto caramello e miele molto pronunciati. Il finale è abbastanza secco. Buona per un brindisi con bollicine alternative.

Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - DEC 2, 2015
Tripel discreta, floreale e mielosa al naso, pungente e alcolica al palato. Corpo medio-abbondante, finale amarognolo, caramello, malto, frutta matura, luppolo. Non è malaccio.

Kavu (5125) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2015
0,75l bottle from La Rinascente, Milan. Pours hazy golden with a low head. Aroma is sweet malts with some metallic alcohol. Flavor is sweet malts, metallic alcohol and hops. Crispy carbonation. Nice.

KyotoLefty (10688) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 8, 2015
2012 bottle. Deep, dark orange-gold, thick and a thick white head. Lots of bubbles rising slowing through the viscous thick body. Malty, lots of stone fruits, melon, honey, peach, light hop, yeast. Sweet and fruity, honey, biscuits, nicely tasty though, good enough bitterness. big thick body, bit very sparkling. Decent, too sweet though.

Bov (13221) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 20, 2015
from Fork&Bottle - clear golden beer with a long lasting white foam; estery nose with fruity notes of pear and apples; light spicy; very sweet and full-bodied; subtle but fair carbonation, light earthy and long fruity, estery finish with a lingering residual sweetness

MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2014
Backlog. Got a hold of this while working at Systembolaget tried at a ’belgian’ tasting. Caramel is dominant some dried fruit and yeast.

Lollo82 (7) - Reggio Emilia, ITALY - DEC 26, 2013 does not count
Bottiglia da 75 cl abbinata a panettone e biscotti, grande olfatto iniziale di albicocche e frutta sotto spirito, ottima schiuma anche se non molto fine, in bocca è calda ed avvolgente con l’alcol che interviene senza però esagerare.

milo91hd (210) - Lecce, ITALY - SEP 22, 2013
bottiglia da 33 CL, colore ambrato chiaro molto opaco, l’odore più persistente è quello del malto, anche al sapore si sente tantissimo il malto e anche gli 11 gradi si sentono tutti.

Geiserich (4595) - Linz, AUSTRIA - SEP 18, 2013
Bottle: Hazy golden color, low white head. Sweet aroma, few alcoholic. Flavor is sweet malty with candy notes, some dark fruits, alcohol, barrel notes, few hops but good balanced.

Silvan7 (1269) - Samarate, ITALY - APR 10, 2013
UPDATED: APR 16, 2013 bottle @home. deludente. bevuta sull’onda di entusiasmo dopo la cuvee, è molto più luppolata, infinitamente meno complessa, nasconde troppo il tenore alcolico con i luppoli e una densità scarsa.

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