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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Abbey Tripel
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 392   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Tongerlo Prior is a full-bodied beer with fruity notes that develop into a spicy and slightly flowery bitterness of hops. An authentic abbey ale, the age-old tradition of the White Canons of Tongerlo lives on in this officially recognised Belgian abbey ale. Re-fermentation in the bottle gives this beer a more intense taste and aroma as well as a longer shelf life. Tongerlo Prior was chosen as the best European blond abbey/trappist ale in the 2011 World Beer Awards.

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3.6
lello4ever (967) - ITALY - APR 10, 2015
UPDATED: APR 14, 2016 Birra belga d?abbazia bionda con schiuma bianca grossolana. L?aroma è fruttato e speziato, lievito, bevendola dopo un inizio dolce si rivela secca e frizzantina, non troppo lontana da una Orval, con un corpo deciso. Piuttosto alcolica, i 9% non sono affatto nascosti. Molto piacevole.

3.7
Ysok02 (1518) - Mons, BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2015
Une belle triple au nez fruité, assez élégant et à la bouche équilibrée, assez suave, avec une belle finale fraîche.

4
Alusmamuts (1903) - LATVIA - MAR 18, 2015
Amber hazy with small white creamy head (before mixing clear amber in big glass and pale yellow yeasty part in small one). Nice bitter taste full of flowerly notes.

3.9
erling1000 (705) - - MAR 15, 2015
An amber unfiltered belgian ale with white head. Aroma is malty, fruity, prune, spicy, complex yeasty. Taste is bitter. Pearly.

3.3
ChewyBeer (371) - SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 28, 2015
UPDATED: APR 22, 2016 Pours golden clear with medium flavour head. Slightly fruity aroma. Light mouthfeel, medium full carbonation. Sharp alcohol on tongue with banana coming through. Low hops. Spicy warm alcohol flavours

2.1
AtronSeige (1518) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 25, 2015
Aroma: Medium spicy alcohol, apricot Appearance: Clear, golden body. Large, white head. Large bubbles. Fair retention. Flavour: Medium bready. Low bitterness. Medium-high, sharp alcohol warming. Light banana. Medium bitterness. Dry finish, warming. Mouthfeel: Medium-high warming. Medium-light body. Medium-high carbonation. Light soapiness. Overall: Lacking in complexity. High alcohol. 330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Tanja 18C. Belgian Tripel

3.4
DraftDodger (1452) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2015
Nyby 19/9 2014. 75 cl bottle from Fakta Quick. Pours hazy yellow with white head which settles. Distinct herbal, citrus and bitter aroma which lets you on to the high alcohol content. Prickly mouthfeel. Fruity taste with notes of pear and sweetness. Rather bitter aftertaste with influence of alcohol.

3.6
AlfredoGarcia (287) - Santiago, CHILE - FEB 17, 2015
Citrus and cereal smell. Light gold color with medium foam. Creamy taste a little bitter. In the mouth it has a long ending, with some kind of almond taste at the end. It was cheaper than most Belgiums that i found in the supermarket, but this one is slightly better.

2.9
kerenmk (4722) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Hazy gold with white head. Very sweet aroma and also alcoholic. Sweet, a little alcoholic and a little fruity taste. Full body, very carbonated, a little alcoholic finish.

2.5
DSG (14685) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Clear golden. Aroma of fruity esters (apple, banana), a spicy hint and a bit of alcohol. Sweet estery flavor with some bitterish alcohol. Medium-bodied, over-carbonated.


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